Holy Mackerel


Have you ever cooked with Mackerel? I did and it was fun, but it required a meticulous approach that I am sure that when practiced enough I could do it with my eyes open. No, you shouldn't do this with your eyes shut because the process of deboning this small fish variety requires a good sharp knife. The first time I ate Mackerel was at one of Toronado's beer pairing brunches. It was a recipe chef Nick Brune from Eco Caters prepared. It was delicious! The second time I had mackerel was at Soichi Sushi and it was also delicioso! It was after eating Mackerel one night sitting at Soichi's bar table that I decided I wanted to introduce it at Cueva Bar so I drove to the Tuna HarborDockside Market and got me 10 little fellas. We sold out of Mackerel that night three weeks ago. Now, if you're wondering about the picture above. I made it with the help of Adobe's Photoshop Mix app.

Cueva Bar is Chef Oz’s approach to the concept of Tapas with an essence of Mexican cuisine, known for continuous reinvention and embracing evolution, where food is prepared in a cozy, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere without the white table cloth element, just a pure human relationship fostered by those who dine in the all are welcomed University Heights neighborhood gem.

Letting inspiration flow and keeping balance in mind, Chef Oz marries Mexico’s ingredients and flavors with elements from around U.S and the world using local-organic produce and vendors to produce both delicious and healthy dishes that have little to zero impact in our environment.

Cueva Bar in San Diego California offers a fusion tapas inspired menu with plenty of omnivore, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Our happy hour is from Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. Happy hour offerings are $2 off all food on menu and $3 off all drinks by the glass.

The team:

Jo: Co-founder/Corporate.

Oz: Co-founder/Executive Chef.

Mel: Sous Chef.

FOH: , Ghaidan

BOH: Patty, Nick

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 fusion tapas bar and restaurant in San Diego California. I am passionate about offering a space where people gather for a good time, and to enjoy mindfully prepared tapas, made with love and passion by our culinary team. I'm all about inclusive peace, love, mutual respect, unity, kindness and compassion under the sun with liberty and justice for all.

Let tapas bring us together!

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