South Beach Bar & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 5059 Newport Ave

    San Diego, CA 92107

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  • 619-226-4577

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This place has the most delicious fish tacos I have ever had. And it has so many different kinds of fish tacos, its like fish taco heaven. May be tough to get a seat, but well worth it. Right by the ocean, so if you are lucky you might get

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★★★★★

This place has the most delicious fish tacos I have ever had. And it has so many different kinds of fish tacos, its like fish taco heaven. May be tough to get a seat, but well worth it. Right by the ocean, so if you are lucky you might get

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Ok, this was listed as one of the best by Gourmet Magazine. Pretty close to the truth. The fish tacos are very good, best in the US, close but no cigar. That said, the Oyster taco is to die for, as well as the Oysters on the half shell, the fried mushrooms, baby octopus, fired peppers, and anything else on the appetizer menu. Go between 5-6 pm Mon-Fri and all appetizers are half price. A really great deal. Be warned, noise level is really bad, service bites, and they don??t take plastic. Leave home without it.

2
★★★★☆

Ok, this was listed as one of the best by Gourmet Magazine. Pretty close to the truth. The fish tacos are very good, best in the US, close but no cigar. That said, the Oyster taco is to die for, as well as the Oysters on the half shell, the fried mushrooms, baby octopus, fired peppers, and anything else on the appetizer menu. Go between 5-6 pm Mon-Fri and all appetizers are half price. A really great deal. Be warned, noise level is really bad, service bites, and they don??t take plastic. Leave home without it.

Pros: Really good food.

Cons: Worst service in San Diego, a subway station is quieter

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Great spot for awesome tacos in Ocean Beach. If you like a great view, good food and a fun atmosphere, come here! The place is pretty spacious, but seating can be difficult as they are always crowded on the weekends!

4
★★★★☆

Great spot for awesome tacos in Ocean Beach. If you like a great view, good food and a fun atmosphere, come here! The place is pretty spacious, but seating can be difficult as they are always crowded on the weekends!

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They have great happy hour deals! The food is really tasty if you like seafood. Also try the jalapeno poppers for the appetizer they are Amazing, but make sure you cut them open first before you take a bite otherwise you will burn your mouth.You have to order your drinks separately from your food which makes it a hassle if you just went there to eat and the drinking crowd is in. The waitresses can be a bit slow sometimes and when it is really busy you may have to wait 20 mins for a table. It is a fun place to hang out with friends but is definitely not a date place

4
★★★★☆

They have great happy hour deals! The food is really tasty if you like seafood. Also try the jalapeno poppers for the appetizer they are Amazing, but make sure you cut them open first before you take a bite otherwise you will burn your mouth.You have to order your drinks separately from your food which makes it a hassle if you just went there to eat and the drinking crowd is in. The waitresses can be a bit slow sometimes and when it is really busy you may have to wait 20 mins for a table. It is a fun place to hang out with friends but is definitely not a date place

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Some of the best tacos you will ever have at a bargain of a price. Plenty of beer on tap with good service. Great location in Ocean Beach just along the beach.

3
★★★☆☆

Some of the best tacos you will ever have at a bargain of a price. Plenty of beer on tap with good service. Great location in Ocean Beach just along the beach.

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I went here for the 1st time last night and heard people raving about the tacos. Well there was good reason people were raving bc the fish tacos were amazing! i had the lobster, grilled shrimp, calamari, and oyster tacos. The best (so hard to choose) was the calamari and lobster coming in a close second. I've had quite a few lobster, calamari, shrimp tacos in my day and these are hands down the best.
Seating is tough but we lucked out with a bar table with an ocean view and was able to see the sunset. Your typical beach bar scene/decor/crowd. Not sure what the place any other time but the bar was busy but was able to get a seat in about 15 minutes or so. Def go for the tacos!

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★★★★☆

I went here for the 1st time last night and heard people raving about the tacos. Well there was good reason people were raving bc the fish tacos were amazing! i had the lobster, grilled shrimp, calamari, and oyster tacos. The best (so hard to choose) was the calamari and lobster coming in a close second. I've had quite a few lobster, calamari, shrimp tacos in my day and these are hands down the best.
Seating is tough but we lucked out with a bar table with an ocean view and was able to see the sunset. Your typical beach bar scene/decor/crowd. Not sure what the place any other time but the bar was busy but was able to get a seat in about 15 minutes or so. Def go for the tacos!

Pros: great tacos and beer selection

Cons: lack of seating (self seating)

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This place is right on the corner, where Newport Ave meets the ocean. There are only a few ?view? seats in the restaurant, so don?t get your hopes up. Both times we went there this place was packed!!! I am guessing it?s less busy on weekdays. The service was?strange. We sat at a bar, in front of windows looking out over the ocean (it wasn?t attached to the bar where the bartenders make drinks). When the waitress finally greeted us after 10 minutes, she explained that we?d have to go the bar to order drinks but she would help us with food. Huh??? Why would we have to get up and go to a full bar where there is no room to order and have a separate tab for drinks? Strange! We ordered tacos to share; Baja, Mahi, and steak. They fish tacos where to die for ? the best I have ever had. The steak had a lot of room for improvement, they were dry and had very little flavor. The waitress didn?t really check on us to see how we were doing, so we ended up calculating the approximate bill in our head and leaving cash after waiting for more than 20 minutes for her to check back. I would go back with low expectations on service and seating, but high expectations on having another really yummy fish taco!

2
★★★★☆

This place is right on the corner, where Newport Ave meets the ocean. There are only a few ?view? seats in the restaurant, so don?t get your hopes up. Both times we went there this place was packed!!! I am guessing it?s less busy on weekdays. The service was?strange. We sat at a bar, in front of windows looking out over the ocean (it wasn?t attached to the bar where the bartenders make drinks). When the waitress finally greeted us after 10 minutes, she explained that we?d have to go the bar to order drinks but she would help us with food. Huh??? Why would we have to get up and go to a full bar where there is no room to order and have a separate tab for drinks? Strange! We ordered tacos to share; Baja, Mahi, and steak. They fish tacos where to die for ? the best I have ever had. The steak had a lot of room for improvement, they were dry and had very little flavor. The waitress didn?t really check on us to see how we were doing, so we ended up calculating the approximate bill in our head and leaving cash after waiting for more than 20 minutes for her to check back. I would go back with low expectations on service and seating, but high expectations on having another really yummy fish taco!

Pros: fish tacos

Cons: service

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If you ever go to the South Beach Bar and Grille, DO NOT order the side of rice and beans with your tacos. Sure, they're the best Mexican beans and rice you'll probably ever have either in the US or in a Mexico resort town, but it'll only make you too full to order a third taco, which is what you should do instead. Best. Tacos. Ever. No, seriously. Frankly, the mahi mahi taco was one of the two or three best things I've ever eaten in my life. Wife was almost as enthusiastic about the lobster taco, which only easily cracked her top ten. Oh, and the fish tacos are less than $3 a piece and the lobster less than $4 a piece. She hates cooked fish, so she didn't try the mahi mahi, but I did try the lobster. The lobster was very, very good. The mahi mahi is divine.

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★★★★★

If you ever go to the South Beach Bar and Grille, DO NOT order the side of rice and beans with your tacos. Sure, they're the best Mexican beans and rice you'll probably ever have either in the US or in a Mexico resort town, but it'll only make you too full to order a third taco, which is what you should do instead. Best. Tacos. Ever. No, seriously. Frankly, the mahi mahi taco was one of the two or three best things I've ever eaten in my life. Wife was almost as enthusiastic about the lobster taco, which only easily cracked her top ten. Oh, and the fish tacos are less than $3 a piece and the lobster less than $4 a piece. She hates cooked fish, so she didn't try the mahi mahi, but I did try the lobster. The lobster was very, very good. The mahi mahi is divine.

Pros: stunning seafood tacos, great dive ambiance, friendly service

Cons: can be loud, terrible parking

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There are two ways to enjoy this grill. If you like the loud bar scene, and don't mind waiting a while for a table at popular times, you'll find a limited menu but it doesn't matter. It's the grilled mahi mahi tacos you want to order. They're the best fish tacos anywhere. In the world. If you can manage to get there when it's not crowded, you can sit at a sidebar and look out over the ocean and bustlling Ocean Beach - a really fun scene.
Otherwise, and this is what we usually do, order about 2 per person to go, and take them to the beach or back to the office, or anywhere!

5
★★★★★

There are two ways to enjoy this grill. If you like the loud bar scene, and don't mind waiting a while for a table at popular times, you'll find a limited menu but it doesn't matter. It's the grilled mahi mahi tacos you want to order. They're the best fish tacos anywhere. In the world. If you can manage to get there when it's not crowded, you can sit at a sidebar and look out over the ocean and bustlling Ocean Beach - a really fun scene.
Otherwise, and this is what we usually do, order about 2 per person to go, and take them to the beach or back to the office, or anywhere!

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