The Pachamama Mission

With roots extending all the way to South America, Pachamama’s name is synonymous with “Mother Earth”. Our practices maintain the utmost reverence for nature, and our business is deeply committed to working in a way that is environmentally sustainable, while serving customers delicious food that nourishes from the inside out.

A passion for life, earth, and quality

Owner Vick Vannucci brings her passion for healthy, organic food into a community yearning for quality. Inspired by a wide variety of countries, Chef Ernesto Moreno has created new dishes that give nod to the traditions and countries that inspired them. We hope to awaken the palates of our customers with exciting, exotic flavors that honors the Earth it comes from.

A healthy product, made with love

Pachamama’s mission is to provide a healthy product made with love and respect for each ingredient and the journey it takes, from farm to table. Starting with the soil it is harvested in, to the people that enjoy a meal in our restaurant, we aim to enjoy the best quality nourishment from the world, and offer the best quality nourishment back to the world.

Each of our dishes are created with intention from 100% organic, whole food ingredients, and only a small amount of select animal protein from providers using the highest standards in humane treatment of their animals. We will also give a portion of everything we earn to animal welfare services, in hopes that we may continue to support the cycle of life on this planet.

Our goal is to always strive for the utmost transparency in everything we do. We use renewable materials in our San Diego location, and even went to great lengths to donate or recycle everything we could not use from the previous restaurant space, before redesigning it. Still, we strive to balance our rigorous commitment to eco-conscious practices with the freshness, fun, and joy we feel when spending time in nature – the heartbeat of our passion here at Pachamama.

Love, Earth

Through our communion with the earth, Pachamama is a place that stands for family, love, and service to the people we feed, each day. May the footprint that we leave on our planet be one that uplifts our community and even the world at large. We look forward to serving you in our new San Diego space very soon.