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South Beach Bar & Grille

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5059 Newport Ave, Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92107-3019
+1 619-226-4577
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish tacos” (180 reviews)
“baby octopus” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5059 Newport Ave, Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92107-3019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for happy hour on a Tuesday, which is "Taco Tuesday", where tacos are $2.99. The tacos are fantastic. The mahi is marinated in teriyaki and pineapple, and is VERY tasty. Combined with a white-sauce and chopped cabbages, these tacos are big and...More

Thank Bert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish tacos in San Diego are one of the best places in the world to try them. For the best fish tacos in OB you have two real contenders and both face the beach! South Beach's fish tacos are huge, blackened filets of fish with...More

Thank Macy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced individual tacos allow you to choose from several types of tacos on corn or wheat tortillas including Ahi, Wahoo, Shrimp and Shark. We three agreed the shrimp were best. Fast, friendly service, this place is built to handle crowds. Perfect setting to watch...More

Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times over the years. In fact to come to OB and not go to South Beach almost seems sacrilegious! The location that looks out to the OB Pier and ocean is great - right at the end of Newport Avenue. Several...More

Thank SDSpartan
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Thursday fish tacos for $3! Great food and drink selection, nice rooftop outdoors bar too. Slightly dodgy area by the beach so don’t leave valuables in view in your car but the bar is worth it!

Thank Chimpy28
Reviewed January 7, 2018

This place is an institution in OB (Ocean Beach). The fish tacos are good (try the Mahi Mahi or the Shark). But what stands out is the view. Definitely make your way upstairs and sit on the balcony. Most likely it will be shaded so...More

Thank zcalcio
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a clutch spot especially if you can get a spot on the upper deck. Talk about all the hippie people watching! On Thursday they have cheap taco deals on every taco except the lobster. They also have happy hour that starts at 3pm...More

Thank Errin404
Reviewed January 5, 2018

My wife and I had lunch here. I was excited to see octopus on the menu and ordered the cocktail. It was very good. I also had the langostino lobster taco and it was great. Service was a bit odd. You order at the bar...More

Thank John C
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Standard bar food that fils to impress. The service is poor and staff was unfriendly. No sense for any further negative commentary. Disappointed. Will not return.

Thank baja-alan
Reviewed December 4, 2017

WORLD FAMOUS MAHI MAHI! That's what it said nice and bold on the menu, so what does a foodie like me do????? Get the mahi mahi! But first we had to read the fine print on the menu that says, "place orders at the bar"....More

Thank NicholasSG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5059 Newport Ave, Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92107-3019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-226-4577
A lively American bar and grille offering ocean views and San Diego’s best fish tacos and seafood. South Beach Bar & Grille is the home of the world famous Mahi-Mahi fish tacos and a huge selection of craft beers. South Beach also features daily food and drink specials, a happy-hour menu from 3-6 pm on Monday through Friday, and ten televisions on which to watch your favorite college and pro sports teams.
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