9 TheFlavors ComeAlive Fiesta de Reyes located at the north entrance to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, celebrates the festive spirit of early San Diego and is immersed with the color and flavor of Mexico. Originally con- structed in 1939 as the Casa de Pico Motor Hotel, Fiesta de Reyes, which means “cel- ebration of kings,” also pays tribute to an early San Diego family. Maria de los Reyes Ybañez de Dominguez was the matriarch of one of the most important families in San Diego history. Her eldest daughter married Jose Estudillo, one of the first mayors of the pueblo of San Diego. Today, Fiesta de Reyes is comprised of three restaurants, Barra Barra Saloon, Casa de Reyes and The Cosmopolitan Restau- rant, along with 19 one-of-a-kind gift shops and a boutique hotel. The quaint, locally owned stores feature everything from sweet delectables and specialty foods to hand- made gifts, artwork, imported home décor, children’s toys and even ghost tours with 'Old Town’s Most Haunted'. The shops and restaurants, live musicians and boutique hotel make Fiesta de Reyes a lively experi- ence that visitors and locals can enjoy year round. When you enter the Fiesta de Reyes court- yard you step into a lush courtyard known for its amazing gardens and vibrant colors. The courtyard with its flowering plants, succulents and tropicals are a work of art that has become a haven for amateur and professional photographers. Hand-painted art is tucked away in and around the gar- dens, creating an Old World charm that is the very essence of Fiesta de Reyes. There is always something happening at Fiesta de Reyes. From lively folklorico dancers to daily visits from Los Rios, Old Town’s favorite mariachi band, you are entertained and delighted while enjoy- ing authentic period cuisine. Before or after your meal you can stroll through the courtyard shops where you are sure to find a keepsake unique to Old Town. Your visit to Fiesta de Reyes will engage your senses and keep you entertained as you experience the history of San Diego.