• (619) 334-4400
  • 975 Greenfield Dr., El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Mon - Sun: 11am - 9pm

We will be closed Christmas Day So That Our Employees Have the Opportunity to Enjoy the Holiday with Their Families

About US

Our Story

Buckboard was created about 30 years ago as a mom-and-pop catering company to create deep-forging memories filled with joy, laughter, and great food. After successfully catering thousands of events — owner, Fadi Shihadeh, decided to open the Buckboard’s Barbecue and Brew restaurant so San Diegans and visitors alike could have the same experiences as those of our larger parties. He’s passionate about bringing the Buckboard experience to the local community. After all, the fondest memories are made when gathered around the table. 

Misael Balderas

Chef Misael learned the traits of culinary excellence at the age of 9 while growing up cooking full meals for his family after school every day. With over 10 years of professional experience, Misa brings his approach of “every plate should always be better than the last” to Buckboard’s. From being a line cook to becoming one of the top chefs at Saddle Peak Lodge, a Michelin-caliber kitchen in Calabasas, CA, Misa is one of the most diverse chefs we have.

Coming from a Hispanic background and well-versed in working with the depth of ethnic flavors and spices, Misa is the perfect fit for Buckboard’s deep aromas and tastes. Make sure to ask his recommendation for the best brew to pair with your plate at Buckboard’s!

Buckboard Chef Photo - Misa

CONTACT US

  • (619) 334-4400
  • 975 Greenfield Dr., El Cajon, CA. 92021
  • Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm