Located just steps away from the Oceanside Pier, Hello Betty is perfect for locals or for those visiting the area. Hello Betty is one of my favorite restaurants, since it opened we have had my birthday there, my mother’s birthday and my best friend also had her birthday celebration there! It is one of those places you take anyone who is visiting from out-of-town, and how could you not with the view?
With daily drink specials from 4-6 it is the perfect place to stop on your way home from work, you will not find a better view on the coast. During the summer the best place cool off with a drink is the roof top deck, which hosts drinks and light appetizers. For my birthday I invited around a dozen friends to join me on the roof top deck for drinks and tacos. Because Hello Betty had just opened a few months prior no one had visited before and everyone was blown away! My friends couldn’t believe the incredible view and the exquisite tacos put it right over the top for a great birthday. The hardest decision will be which taco to choose, with Mahi Mahi, Shrimp, Carne Asada, Veggie or a huge list of different types of fish tacos you will want to try them all.
Hello Betty’s menu is not limited to just fish, the Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich (garlic mayo, chopped lettuce, tomato, avocado, pickled jalapeño, jack cheese all on a brioche bun) is the best in all of North San Diego County! Last week I tried the Herb marinated Chicken Breast which is mesquite grilled and is accompanied by roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The dish was so heavenly from beginning to end, I may have found a new favorite on the menu. My mother in law was visiting from Florida and she LOVED the Steamed Mussels with chorizo, tomato, chilis, garlic and dos equis amber she said they were the best mussels she had ever had.
The decor in Hello Betty is spot on, with the surf theme touches throughout the restaurant. The picture below is the hallway leading to the restrooms made out of surfboards. You may even watch surfing movies while at the restaurant as it is usually playing on the many TV’s located in the bar area. If there is a big game on they will of course put a game on for you if you would prefer. A huge BONUS for dining with children is the little mini arcade located on the first level of the restaurant. It is perfect as you can see your children playing video games (think old school ones) from your table. The kids are close enough to see but not so close you have to listen to the sound of video games. All of the games are only a quarter or two, not like some sports bars that charge upwards of $1 for one turn on a video game, this is a highlight if you are dining with children.
When you visit Hello Betty be sure to sign up for their loyalty card, I just saw this last time I was there and couldn’t believe I didn’t know about it sooner. Reservations are not required it is walk in’s only, even if there is a small wait you will not be bothered by it as you sit outside on the patio with a drink while waiting for a table. Did I mention the view? For more information or for the full menu click here. Let us know after you visit and tell us what you think, but really what is better than a fish taco and a margarita…nothing, visit Hello Betty today and thank me tomorrow!
This is not a paid post, products and services were exchanged for a review.