Seaside Gyros to Replace Rolando's Taco Shop on Seacoast

Seaside Gyros will replace the new taco shop across the street from the new Pier South hotel.

A new eat-in and take-out Greek restaurant called Seaside Gyros will open at 805 Seacoast Dr. and replace Rolando's Taco Shop, said owner Rose Talia.

Rolando's had been in Imperial Beach for decades, Talia said.

Seaside Gyros, across the street from the new Pier South hotel and next door to her other eatery Seacoast Pizza, will serve gyros, kababs and other Mediteranean food.

Talia expects Seaside Gyros to open in the next couple of weeks, after renovations and inspections are complete.

Marie Donahoe February 19, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Hmm. Competition for "The Grill". Wonder how that's going to work out.
Dennis Lepak February 19, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Hope they have falafel. I can pronounce that.
Curtis Milioti February 19, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Please have Doner Kabab's, they are the best.
Star Fish February 19, 2013 at 05:34 PM
yay! Greek food!
Star Fish February 19, 2013 at 05:35 PM
now, if the Coronado Brewing Company and a good Chinese place would come to town, we'd be set!
Emmy Grimes February 19, 2013 at 05:50 PM
When I read this article I was THRILLED! I'm a huge Doner Kabab fan and really hope they offer the Doner. I could eat one everyday. I've had the Greek food (Gyro) at The Beach Club Grill and the gyros from Pizza King are better.
Star Fish February 19, 2013 at 06:00 PM
The food at the Grill is good enough, but the best feature was the upstairs dining area which now seems to be closed off - presence of TV during dining kills the ambiance, too
B Jason Brent February 19, 2013 at 06:25 PM
don't forget the spanikopita(sp?) the grill stopped serving it when the new owner came in.
Erika Lowery February 19, 2013 at 07:42 PM
That's what I thought. I am so very excited to have good Greek so close! I told my husband, now he wants to make a "Greek food run."
Ed Sorrels February 19, 2013 at 09:17 PM
All my exotic food expierence is from places west of here, What is this Doner Kabab, Is it related to some food choice by the Donner Party, I wasn't aware of any Greeks with them. ??
Curtis Milioti February 19, 2013 at 09:21 PM
http://www.thekebabshop.com/doner_kebabs.html This is the place that gets all our Doner business right now. I'm hoping Seaside Gyro has the tortilla type "lavash" Doner, which you get a lot in Europe.
Kendal Sharp February 19, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Could not agree with you more!
Mike G February 20, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Oh cool! A Greek burrito! What a novel idea.
L Delat February 20, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Hopefully it's cleaner than Seacoast Pizza. All three food joints located there look dirty. Maybe now that the hotel will be there they'll do something about.
G Beit-Ishoo February 20, 2013 at 08:46 AM
MMMmmm will they deliver Greek?
Ed Sorrels February 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Still trying to find out just what a "Doner Kabob " is, I enjoy ethnic food and this is new to me, Will someone describe just what one is ?
ibbarbara February 22, 2013 at 07:08 AM
I'm with Ed Sorrels, can't someone just describe/explain what this is?
Mike G February 23, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Ed and Ibbarbara Doner kebab (Turkish: döner, döner kebap or döner kebabı), is a dish made of meat cooked on a vertical spit, normally veal or beef but also a mixture of these with lamb; a cheaper version of chicken is also found. The dish is also widely known by its Arabic name, shawarma, or in Greek as gyro. The sliced meat of a Doner kebab may be served wrapped in a flatbread such as lavash or pita or as a sandwich instead of being served on a plate. It is a common fast food item in the Balkans, Middle East, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Seasoned meat in the shape of an inverted cone is turned slowly against a vertical rotisserie, then sliced vertically into thin, crisp shavings. Toppings include tomato, onion, lettuce, pickled cucumber and chili. Basically it's a gyro.
Ed Sorrels February 26, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Thank's Mike, Sound's good, I will definitely try one.
Michael March 26, 2013 at 08:25 AM
.......servers are too lazy to keep going up and down those stairs........they spent months building the upstairs part..........call in Restaurant Impossible
John Wayne March 31, 2013 at 04:43 AM
My favorite Greek restaurant their food taste so good I'm so happy they opened
Erika Lowery March 31, 2013 at 04:48 AM
It is hard to use the word "favorite" for me, but THEY DELIVER!!!! I had it the other day and couldn't be happier they are in the hood! They were so nice when I had my hands full with my little one! And the salad I had was big enough for 2 meals for me.
John Wayne March 31, 2013 at 04:50 AM
Yes your right but it taste really good and I'm just happy they opened one in IB


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