Tequila Jack’s


Though the food may not be the most authentic Mexican in Southern California, the restaurant gets praise for its location on the pier, a jovial atmosphere, good service and reasonable prices. Consider stopping in on a Tuesday between 3 p.m. and closing for $1.20 tacos. But if you can’t go for Taco Tuesday, don’t worry — happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and appetizers like sliders, nachos and buffalo wings are available at a discount.

Open 11 a.m. to midnight daily. Tip: Be prepared to wait for a table during prime hours, and ask to eat outside to enjoy the view.