La Jolla Lifestyle Restaurant Reviews

La Jolla Blvd hugs the coastline connecting the two communities of La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Million dollar mansions set off in the hillside of this affluent community with an array of restaurants to choose from. Its easy to drive right by this quaint, modern rustic beach tavern but there are a few reasons why it should be on your bucket list for food destinations.

Bird Scooter Date
This Saturday we had a day date with Bird scooter rides, tasty eats and a scenic car ride through the majestic community of La Jolla. The location of this restaurant allows you to walk off your meal. After lunch head down to Windansea Beach a popular sandy shore featuring the distinguished landmark with the palm-covered shack.

Nautilus Tavern is located at the cross streets of Bonair & La Jolla Blvd, find convenient parking underground. Look for the most adorable patio around adorning nautical features of distressed wood, jute rope and succulent planters (all extremely Instagram worthy). Seating options are abundant: indoor, outdoor, bar, lounge and more importantly pet friendly.

Attention Foodies, Locals and Tourists!! 

Four Reasons to Visit Nautilus Tavern in La Jolla, California

Bloody Mary at Nautilus Tavern in La Jolla

1. Drink Selection on Point - Specialty cocktails donning names like 'It's Noon Somewhere' and 'Escape From Alcatraz', up to 30 beers on tap and wine (bubbles, reds and whites). Bae had a bloody mary and I opted for ice water no lemon. But I did take a look see at the wine list and there were a few glasses on my list for next time.

Tip: Leave your budget friendly friends at home, the average beer cost is $8 and a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon will set you back $19. Or opt for the Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3p-6p and enjoy $2 off beer, wine and cocktails accompanied by $6 bites.

industrial beach vibe ambiance

2. Ambiance - Upscale bar and grill hosting a casual, chill atmosphere featuring flat screen TV's throughout. Sports enthusiasts will no doubt have a good time, football season in full swing, beer on tap and delectable dishes. An expansive awe inspiring layout, large dining tables allow groups to get together with ease while the bar offering that close for comfort and ready to mingle setting. The combination of natural and artificial light exudes warmth and this will no doubt be a memorable experience.

Best Smoked Cubano in San Diego

3. The Smoked Cubano - My words can't even express how amazing our lunch tasted, I mean c'mon its a sandwich. Fresh ingredients, juicy ham, melt in your mouth shredded pork, Swiss cheese and dill pickle on toasted telera bread. Served with a side of crunchy tater tots dipped in creamy homemade ranch. Hungry yet? The menu has options for even the pickiest of eaters offering appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings and several dinner plates. If Brunch is your thing keep in mind the only serve it on the weekends.

The food was so impressionable that we can't wait to go back. If you're like me and you live to eat then put this place on your bucket list it doesn't disappoint. Check out the full menu here.

Succulent Planters at Nautilus Tavern in La Jolla

4. Interior Design - Modern coastal design with touches of rustic industrial magic. Open layout concept, warm tones inviting relaxation and that's exactly what we did!

Curb appeal sets the tone with a patio enclosed by wood succulent planters and a creative jute rope design adding nautical charm. Outdoor string lights suspend over glass topped wicker tables no doubt a romantic stage for evening dining. Don't worry they have outdoor heaters for a comfortable temp. and indoor seating is abundant.

The bar adds style with its minimal use of shelving and custom black iron U shaped beer tap system. Stools hug the gray concrete bar top with a wood plank base allowing out-of-town visitors and locals the opportunity to chat. Not in the mood to talk?!? No problem there are plenty of flat screen TVs and they even ask your preference on channel.

Brick walls and steel surfaces combined with wood exposed ceilings provide the perfect background for selfies...I'm just say'in. An eclectic environment that soothes my soul like a day at the beach united with great company and delicious food makes for the perfect day date. Nautilus Tavern is top on my list and makes the Team SchuCo Restaurant Pick of the week. Follow us on Instagram for more reviews of local restaurants. IG accounts: LoveitorListitWithT and TheLuxeGen

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