San Diego's Favorite Fish Taco and Happy Hour Spot

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Just a few miles west of downtown San Diego lies Ocean Beach, one of the few remaining classic California beach towns. In the heart of OB, at the end of palm-lined Newport Avenue just a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean, sits the South Beach Bar & Grille. Home of the world-famous mahi fish taco, South Beach has drawn a lively mix of locals and visitors since opening in 1992. Grab a seat at the long wooden bar and watch the sun set behind the crashing surf as you order from a full bar featuring 22 tequilas and more than 40 beers, including several from award-winning San Diego breweries.

In addition to the mahi tacos, diners choose from a variety of fresh seafood, including lobster, wahoo, shark, calamari and shrimp, as well as burgers, chicken and vegetarian options. 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. So come on down to OB and stop by and see us for the best food and drinks on the beach. You'll be glad you did!

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Happy Customers

Andrew K.

"TACO TUESDAY! You all have to come here for some dank taco Tuesday combined with some amazing beach views. I had a sampling of fresh fish tacos, and they were amazing! The Wahini taco in particular was great!!"

Toni P.

"Finding this place was the best surprise. Casual beach atmosphere, friendly staff and even better food at a great price. Thursday's are a sweet treat because of the taco special!"

Jenny P.

"Over the last 6 years, I've sampled hundreds of fish tacos and South Beach Bar & Grille still stands the test of time as the best fish tacos in the world! Since my last visit, South Beach discontinued the fried calamari and now has a fried cod, which is JUST AS AMAZING. I honestly do not know what's in the magic white sauce, but the creaminess of that with a generous coating of sriracha and the perfectly balanced slaw against the fried cod is perfection. I was so sad after I finished my tacos because I wouldn't have it for another whoever-knows-how-long? But luckily, le bf was so impressed and agreed that it is one of the best eatery of San Diego that we actually returned again during our short 5-day trip to San Diego. "

Neda S.

"I used to go to this place a few years ago and decided to give it a try during a recent visit to San Diego with friends. Best decision I made! It's still amazing. It was the perfect spot for a group after hanging out at the beach. The vibe is super chill and casual. Lots of seating, a second floor, and an outdoor space on the second floor with an unbeatable view of the beach! What more could anyone want? Well, good food. And they have that too! I got the seared ahi salad and a mahi mahi taco and loved both. They have a ton of amazing seafood options, and a good selection of typical bar food favorites if you want to stick to those. On certain days (maybe weekdays?) you have to order your food at the bar, and the staff was great about reminding us of that. Food came out quick too! Glad some things haven't changed since I left! South Beach is still an awesome spot."

Today's Specials

Wahoo Wednesday

$2.95 Wahoo Tacos All Day
50¢ Wings All Day
Half Off All Pitchers 7pm to Close

Today's Specials

Wahoo Wednesday

$2.95 Wahoo Tacos All Day
50¢ Wings All Day
Half Off All Pitchers 7pm to Close