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Bravo's Mexican Bistro & Cantena

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Ocean Beach
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5001 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3009
+1 619-222-6633
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grab a bar stool along looking out at the show. There is LIVE music performed every Wednesday outside from 4pm - 8pm. Order up any drink the suits you and be sure to try their fantastic food.

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Thank joshuautley
Henderson, Nevada
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744 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun bar/restaurant near the pier at Ocean Beach. Try the Tuesday taco and drink specials. Otherwise, this place can generate a lively bar at busy times. Menu has apps, salads, chimis, burritos, and interesting combinations. Serves lobster concoctions. If extra hungry, try a bucket! Walk it off on the beach or along the pier.

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Thank Zoom_Gotti
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for a night out. Had such a great time. The tacos were amazing. The lobster and potato tacos were so delicious!!!!! The staff were super nice as well. Will definitely go back

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Thank Melissa C
London, GB
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225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Dropped in for a quick snack. My husband loved his lobster chimijanga – huge and so tasty. They make an excellent pomegranate margarita too. I wish we’d discovered this place earlier in our holiday!

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Thank Janie M
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by to enjoy great Mexican food and was not disappointed. The tap beer is very cold and the Bravo Platter was more the we could eat. Will be coming back

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Thank Michael C
Bakersfield, California
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

So my girlfriend and I checked this place out and the food was fantastic. The salsa bar had some sort of pickled carrots that were great with their salsas. We got a burrito and a chimichanga and they were both fantastic as well. Unfortunately the service was pretty bad. No one greeted us for the first 10 minutes or so.... More 

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Thank arunroo
Gypsum, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

My sister and I spotted Bravo's last time we were in San Diego and decided to check it out. We wanted to sit at the bar and have appetizers but we were told we couldn't sit at the bar unless we were going to order dinner entrees, it seemed like a silly policy that drives customers away instead of attracting... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We met some people for dinner at bravo's in OB. I wasn't familiar with the place, but it was highly recommended to me. As it turned out, it was a casual, comfortable place to spend some time, the food and drinks were great and the service excellent. These days I try to be stingy with my "excellent" ratings, but Bravo's... More 

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Thank MGG56
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Went in for taco tuesday and ended up getting into a burrito and wasn't it worth it. Probably the best burrito I've ever had

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Thank Cameron M
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Reasonably priced brews and fish tacos in a chilled-out, open-air environment. Good service, great people watching

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Thank wheresthesalt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5001 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-222-6633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?