"This is definitely a hidden gem of University Heights. We drove in from Huntington Beach and were looking specifically for a tapas restaurant in San Diego California. How lucky we were to find this gem. Everything about this place is perfect. The atmosphere, the service, the food, and the owner are what makes this place special. We tried 5 items on the menu. Chicken Empanadas, Yellowtail over a sope, Stuffed cheese pepper, Dates stuffed with goat cheese and pecans, and Brisket and mole. They were all delicious! If we had to pick our top two favorites mine would be 1. The Stuffed Pepper (just wish it was bigger) and a tie between the Yellowtail and Stuffed Dates. My husbands would be 1. Yellowtail and 2. Chicken Empanada. We also ordered a bottle of Spanish wine that the owner suggested, again, absolutely perfect. We highly recommend The Cueva Bar. It is a must try. I guarantee you will fall in love with this place as much as we did." ~ Rena C.
When our guest review Cueva Bar for our tapas, empanadas, and our wine selections with a five star we feel so happy! But then it's back to grinding. We can't stop and take it for granted not one day. Achieving five stars doesn't come easy. It takes a full team of dedicated humans who love what they do as their job. It takes a full team working in unison cooking and preparing the vast array of world inspired tapas we offer at Cueva Bar.
Now, did you know we offer tacos at Cueva Bar? In my mind, tacos are the ultimate Mexican tapa. Recently we started preparing our own nixtamal and grinding it to make our tortillas. We started with a manual grinder but keeping up with production is becoming a challenge so now I have to convince my boss (Jo) to invest on an electrical grinder.
Today is Taco Tuesday. What does that mean? We offer our happy hour tacos of 2 for $5 all night long. So if you can't make it for happy hour and are craving delicious tacos with tortillas made from scratch seek no longer, come join us today, bring a friend or friends and have a taco party!
Cueva Bar offers a world inspired with a Mexican heart tapas inspired menu.
Our happy hour is from Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm to 6pm.
Happy hour offerings are $5 tapas, $5 wines, $5 sangria, and $4 craft beer on tap.
We're located in the eclectic University Heights neighborhood.
About the author:
I chef Oz write these blogs. I am a home cook gone pro when my wife Jo and I decided to open Cueva Bar, a world inspired with a Mexican heart tapas bar and restaurant in San Diego. I am passionate about offering a space where people gather for a good time, and to enjoy our mindfully prepared tapas, made with love and passion by our culinary team.
Let tapas bring us together!