Afternoon Eats at Pillbox Tavern

Pillbox Tavern Solana Beach

One sunny Saturday quite a few weekends ago, I took Kendall along to try out Pillbox Tavern, a new casual beach bar and restaurant in Solana Beach named after the surf break just down the street. With a friendly atmosphere full of sunlight, multiple sports screens, and enticing, reasonably-priced menu options, it’s an easy and relaxed neighborhood hang-out. 

Pillbox Tavern cocktails
After a round of well-crafted cocktails like the Burro essentially a tequila mule– we dug into the Shrimp & Mahi Citrus Ceviche, packed with juicy fresh fish served Baja style with cilantro, onions and tomatoes. The crispy, still warm tortilla chips were the perfect accompaniment for digging in.

Pillbox Tavern Shrimp and Mahi Ceviche

Torn between the Pillbox Burger and Mahi Sandwich, we decided to share both. Going all in we added on bacon and avocado to the thick, juicy burger, taking breaks from bites only to dunk crispy tater tots into house Tavern sauce. Absolutely decadent and extremely filling, though we couldn’t seem to put it down.

Pillbox Burger and Mahi Sandwich

The Mahi Sandwich features a honey-chili rubbed Mahi filet seared and served with mango slaw on a multi-grain bun. Already nearing our stomach’s capacity, we ditched the bun and went straight for the fish + slaw, and of course a few irresistible thinly cut fries.

Pillbox Tavern cocktails

After another round of cocktails, it was time to roll ourselves down to the beach to take care of our food coma on the sand…and talk about our next visit. Wing & Trivia Night Wednesdays, anyone?

Pillbox Tavern
117 W Plaza Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Thanks to Pillbox Tavern for hosting us!

2 Responses to Afternoon Eats at Pillbox Tavern

  1. Yum! Next time I’m in Solana Beach I’ll have to give this place a try. I’m a sucker for tater tots and ceviche :)

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