Petty Cash, a semi-authentic taqueria, is the collaboration between celebrated Chef Walter Manzke and a myriad of talent drawn from East LA, Baja and beyond.
A San Diego native, Walter Manzke grew up taking trips to Tijuana and has vivid memories eating cheap tacos, having drinks, and enjoying really good music in a cool club scene. His inspiration for Petty Cash was a blend of wanting to create a vibe that was connected to his fond memories of Tijuana, combined with his love for music. Petty Cash’s menu features Walter’s interpretation of street food classics utilizing the best available local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, rooted in multi-generational tradition and technique.The name Petty Cash is a play on both musical artists Johnny Cash and Tom Petty (and the eponymous cover band). The equally spirited cocktail program features unique craft cocktails on draft, as well as a range of eclectic Mexican spirits and a beer cellar.