Matthew Lickona noon, April 23
In a city where burritos and Tecate are our bread and wine, taco Tuesdays are the Holy Sabbath, and there’s no better place to elude entirely the prospect of toil than Bravo’s Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina in Ocean Beach.
Kitty-corner (Catty-corner? Caddy-corner?) to Winston’s Beach Club along the sage scented sidewalks of Newport Avenue, Bravo’s observes the day of rest with two dollar fried tilapia tacos, schwag tequila shots, and pints of Pacifico, Dos Equis, and Bud Light.
Enjoy prime people watching on the corner of San Diego’s Haight-Ashbury among the smoke shops, record stores, endless bars, and smoothie stands.
The salsa bar includes fresh pico de gallo, a mild tomatillo verde (plain, but good), smoky (almost burnt) chipotle, a couple chunky reds, onions, cilantro, lemons, jalapeno peppers, and crisp spicy carrots.
But, as the Lord thy God is, indeed, a jealous God, Bravo’s keeps it hallowed throughout the week with Margarita Mondays (second margs are 99 cents), Thirsty Thursdays ($2 shots and drafts), and the ever epicurean Feel Good Fridays, which tout $14.99 margarita pitchers to wash away thine transgressions along with a full menu of Mexican fare.
And God saw everything that Bravo’s had made, and behold, it was very good.
Bravo’s Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina in Ocean Beach
5001 Newport Ave - Ocean Beach