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Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa

$$ - $$$
Bar, Spanish, Pub
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873 Turquoise St, North Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
+1 858-488-4200
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Cafe Bar Europa Turquoise is ample space fpr dancing and for a big parties with friends and family. recently visited and I learned that on Friday August 26 at 8:30 PM is presenting several great Flamenco performers and the price$20.00 will benefict the upcoming Flamenco fiesta fin de verano 2016. Congratulations! Telephone 858 488-4200

Thank Ronnie M
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place to relax and have a few quality drinks and Tapas and listen to some great live music. It is not specifically a dinner place but a place to get great absinthe (prepared the legitimate European way), cask wine, cocktails, and great tapas (including Ratatouille, caprese, tortilla espanola, cheese plate, etc). The ambiance cannot be beat- it is very... More 

Thank Nessy18
Seattle, Washington
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155 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Spent an hour here and had a smoothie - Strawberry Field. Very good smoothie and nice environment with several students studying while having coffee or lunch. This is very popular with the university set. Good service from the waitresses there.

Thank BrandingExpert
La Jolla
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Returned after a number of months to one of our favorites with a friend. They have remodeled well and food and drink continue to be good. However, now you must order and pay at counter, rather like In-and-Out. Their web site says Happy Hour every day which was not our experience on Saturday. I suggest the owner talk to his... More 

Thank RoverLaJolla
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

We went here just for appetizers. But, if the entrees are as good at the appetizers, it is a place to visit. One of us had an absolutely delicious gazpacho. Two of us had delicious beet salads and one had some beef (ribs) dish. All were yummy. We sat outside which was great - in front of a fire pit... More 

Thank BarbaraofNantucket
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived for happy hour on a Friday. Live music. Inexpensive tapas snd half price sangria. Hardly anyone there. The food and service was good! We ended up staying 4 hours, leisurely enjoying the music. We never felt pressure to leave. Perfect date night.

Thank Ginasunshine
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Been to this place once before and it was great. This time my girlfriend and I choose to get some food. The service was horrible it took over an hour to get our food and the severs seemed confused as to whom ha our table. Once our food arrived the salad was delicious but the paella was not very good.... More 

Thank Greatlostbear
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a cool place, I had hoped to return, but I won't. Sat down in patio, nice space, good music. No server, none. Waited about 5 minutes, went to bar, no bartender. There are no employees at all. Decided to walk back to table, finally got a server. Ordered 2 glasses of zinfandel, OK but not great. We had... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

A great find near Pacific Beach. Restaurant specializes in Tapas (small plates), with some larger shareable plates. The vibe is very chill, probably helped along by the music of Group Global on Tuesday night. A trick is to get there before 7 and order from the happy hour menu. Plates were imaginative, small as their name indicates. You will need... More 

Thank F T
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174 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place is based upon a seaside mediterranean bar. The tapas menu is very good and our food was fresh and tasty with interesting combinations of flavours. We watched Grupo Global perform (Tuesday night) and they provided excellent entertainment. The choice of artwork on the walls is a little odd (painted nudes) but don't let that put you off. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 873 Turquoise St, North Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-4200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?