Just to the east of well-known Chula Vista you’ll find Bonita, an unincorporated and beautiful community home to thousands of people and quite a few great businesses. If you find yourself experiencing the urge to explore, this little area has plenty of fun to be had. We’ve taken the time to locate a week’s worth of Happy Hour specials in Bonita for you to enjoy.
Monday: Caribbean Pleasures
Location: 4014 Bonita Road (map)
Hours: Seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Do you find yourself craving a bit of Caribbean flavor? If so, Caribbean Pleasures has a menu that will be exactly what you want! The menu features all kinds of Haitian flavors and dishes. There’s also plenty of live music events that bring exciting Caribbean culture to Bonita.
From fried pork or goat to plantains, hot and cold sandwiches and stewed meats, there are plenty of options on the menu here. Happy Hour specials usually involve discounts on beers and select menu items, but they do vary daily. There’s outdoor seating and fun live events featuring music or even spoken word open mic nights.
Tuesday: Murrieta’s Mexican Restaurant
Location: 5170 Bonita Road (map)
Hours: Seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What better way to enjoy your Taco Tuesday than with some authentic Mexican food and a great margarita at the locally beloved Murrieta’s Mexican Restaurant. The menu here ranges from TexMex to authentic, with everything from queso fundido and several kinds of ceviche to Mexican meatball soup, fresh tamales and carne and pollo asada. Be sure to try a taco. You’ll have your choice of asada, fish, chicken, beef or picadillo.
The Happy Hour specials at Murrieta’s have made them an after-work destination for many local people. They offer well drinks for just $3.25 each, while medium margaritas are discounted to just $5.25. Their food discounts include select appetizers for $2.
Wednesday: NY Pizzeria
Location: 3047 Bonita Road, Suite 107 (map)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Nothing gets you through that mid-week slump quite like a hot slice of pizza and a beer. Thankfully, you can enjoy that and more at the Bonita location of NY Pizzeria. They serve excellent wings, customized calzones and, of course, fresh pizza made with all of the standard toppings (and some unique options, like fresh habenero peppers).
The Happy Hour specials at NY Pizzeria will certainly have you smiling. You can take $1 off of any beer or wine you order when enjoying an entree or a pie with friends. If you want a quick meal, however, you can enjoy two slices and a beer for only $10.
Thursday: TJ Oyster Bar
Location: 4246 Bonita Road (map)
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Happy Hour: Tuesday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Bonita location of TJ Oyster Bar is a popular local destination. This affordable seafood eatery combines fresh fish with incredible Mexican flavor. They serve ceviche, fish tacos, burritos stuffed with seafood or octopus, and tostadas with all kinds of seafood. As the name implies, they serve oysters on the half shell, both freshly shucked and fried as an appetizer.
Happy Hour specials tend to change with daily fish offerings. They often discount oysters by 50 percent during Happy Hour. You can enjoy discounted drinks, including draft beers, with different prices. If you want quality fish or seafood at Happy Hour prices, this is your place!
Friday: All Stars Sports Bar & Grill
Location: 4076 Bonita Road (map)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., longer during sports games
If you’re dying to catch the big game on a big screen or if you want an affordable way to kick off your weekend, head over to All Stars Sports Bar & Grill. They air games for all major sports, and they extend Happy Hour discounts during games.
Considering how affordable their menu of standard American fare, like burgers, wraps and sandwiches, already is, their Happy Hour specials are quite impressive! They include $1 off of draft or bottles beers, house wine or well drinks. They also discount their appetizers by $2. Depending on what you order, you could enjoy an app and a beer for less than $10 here!
Saturday: Ono’s Cafe
Location: 4154 Bonita Road (map)
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday: Noon to 10 p.m., Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Tuesday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7p.m.
There’s really no better way to prepare yourself for a long night out than with the combined power of protein and carbs, all wrapped up in neat sushi rolls. That’s exactly what you can find on the menu at Ono’s Café, along with incredible tropical dishes and beers or wine. In addition to sushi, the menu includes Kalua pig, plenty of seafood options, Teriyaki chicken or beef, ahi poke and tempura.
The Happy Hour special at Ono’s is half off of any basic sushi rolls you order. On weekdays they have other specials as well that vary day to day.
Sunday: Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro
Location: 4346 Bonita Road (map)
Hours: Monday: Noon to 9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday: Noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday: Noon to 10:30 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Happy Hour: Sunday and Monday: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
There’s a little bit of everything at Romesco, a restaurant that features an ambitious combination of Mexican and Mediterranean flavors. Sunday is the best day to stop in here, but they do have great specials every day of the weekend. Sundays, however, feature brunch in the morning with bottomless mimosas, as well as all-day Happy Hour prices.
The Happy Hour specials include $5 draft beers, $6 margaritas, mezcal or tequila shots and $7 house wines and martinis. You can even order up a liter of draft beer for just $12. Food specials include $3 tacos and $4 tostadas. These Happy Hour prices are available at the Main Bar and Tapas Bar.