Barrio Star chosen by San Diego Magazine as one of San Diego’s hot happy hour spots!
2706 Fifth Avenue, Bankers Hill
The Scene: We spotted lots of couples, a table full of guys, and another full of girls out for happy hour in this colorful boîte. But no matter, people were here to eat rather than meet on Taco Tuesday. Drink: The generous Mexican mojito spiked with cilantro, jalapeño, basil, and white tequila (rather than rum) is refreshing and herbal. Daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. brings $4 beers while regular margaritas, sangria, and select wines are $5.Nibble: Cucumbers in a tangy cumin-cilantro vinaigrette are addictive and healthy; more indulgent is the pequeño bowl with frijoles, carnitas, cheese, and salsa for $5, while tacos are $3 to $4 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; check for daily specials.