SHAKE & MUDDLE

4.5
120 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to the next generation Fusion Cocktail Mixology Bar located in the heart of Chula Vista, California off Third Avenue and H Street - Established 2019. Our Sister Restaurant is Agave Coffee and Café Established 2013. Offering savory fusions, sweet, zesty, tart, boozy, and fruity cocktails along with fresh seafood and appetizers, plates to share, homestyle eatery comfort foods. Open Monday through Sunday for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner. Covered patio seating with heaters, booth seating, table bar seating, and fire pit seating. Live music, weekly specials, and Happy Hour see our website - ShakeandMuddle.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 120 people are saying
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The food was good and the drinks were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My daughter ordered chicken and waffles. The chicken was raw, twice! Third time it came out, yeah she still wanted it... the batter was a bit dark, but she liked it a lot. They did give her a free drink...

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great! We had the Chilaquiles, steak and eggs, crab avocado toast and Farm omelette. The michelada, sangria and coffee was good too. We made reservations not knowing if it was going to be busy but it looked like it would not have been a long wait if we didn’t make a reservation

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find in downtown Chula Vista! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and we decided to take a chance and patronize a local restaurant. Good thing because we were just blown away. Tucked behind the San Diego County Credit Union is a very upscale walkway that has restaurants and shopping, and there you will find Shake and Muddle. There is an outside dining area, and the one inside is really fantastic with fireplaces amongst the tables and live music. The bar is towards the back and it is first class. Our bartender, Jim, is the mixologist and his concoctions are every bit imaginative as they are delicious. You really have to try one of his old fashions. I couldn't stop with just one. The food was every bit as good as the libations. Simple, yet elegant and expertly prepared. And the service was spectacular. Our server, Katia, was prompt yet unobtrusive and anticipated our needs. It was like eating at a 5 star restaurant. (Well, look at my rating!). The food, drink, service, and ambiance were terrific, and I can say that this was one of my best dining experiences. Ever.

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vipPlace4Food
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a little gem! The great food and signature cocktails are only made better by the fantastic and welcoming service! TJ Street Corn is over the top!

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DIANAQ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole family loved this place, the food was delicious, the staff amazing and the restaurant very modern. We were here for breakfast, but we will be back for dinner.

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kipr
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great for live Music. Brunch is excellent, try the waffles

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vipCJKG
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dinning at Shake & Muddle and we will be back! The Craft cocktails were great! They have a fun and delicious variety of Old Fashions ! Try them all !
We started with the Boom Boom Shrimp, it’s a must!!
We also tried a pasta dish, the Octopus and the chicken. All were excellent! Then we wrapped up with the Churro donuts. So delicious !
To add a bow on this great dinning experience there was live Music by FRESH PLAY. They were amazing! They had the patio packed with people singing and dancing along to their set list.
We will be back and have told all of our friends too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a fun night with friends. Drinks are definitely the best part of the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Like everything about this cute spot—but was kinda shook by how lax social distancing and masking were. When we’re all really safe, I can see this being a fun, laid-back spot when everything’s really safe

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge shout to out to Katya and the exceptional service! The food was delicious accompanied by great cocktails and live entertainment. We will be back very soon!

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BerenizI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was extremely slow. Kept being overlooked for our drinks, water refills, and cleaning up of empty dishes. Server would blame slow service on bartender being slow/behind on all orders. Pricing is expensive & food is not all that great. Bland. Dry. We spent around $250+, 2 ppl, 4 appetizers & 3 cocktails each. Only reason we tried out the place was because it’s close to home. Best part of the night was the music & ambiance. Will not recommend & will not be going back.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!
Music was amazing. Drinks are really good

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MelindaM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister-in-law and I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and especially the drinks! Very fun and friendly staff! Will recommend to all my friends and definitely will be returning!

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EvaT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Kinda pricey but great place to relax and hear good music without the crowds...

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I ordered the ribeye. For the price I thought it would have been off the charts but no. I asked for medium rare and it was more rare if anything, too chewy for my liking. Everything else was good! Drinks were awesome as well! Just for that price point I thought my steak could have been better. Will come back for sure!!

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vanny94
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Charming place, comfortable seating. Plenty of parking spots. Good service. Good drinks. The oyster in a half shell were from Baja and tasted sweet and delicious! Had pasta for the main dish, disappointed the crab was imitation 👎🏼 they had live music as well. Prices were reasonable. Probably come back for drinks and appetizers, I would say hard pass on the entrees here.

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vipsdn8tv
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place. The drinks are friggin amazing!! Enjoyed the food quite a bit and server was very kind. Would definitely go back. Free parking in the structure too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was unsatisfying. The taste was simple and some dishes were made wrong. The service was unorganized and extremely slow.

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Ginas
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful, super cute place, delicious food, servers were very nice. We just felt like they were short staffed and servers were very busy when we needed something. The servers were very sweet though, not their fault at all. Other than that, LOVED this place.

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KarrenM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great, the vibe was great, the drinks were delicious! I had the "Philippine Breeze." All of that with the live entertainment was so awesome! Definitely coming back again!

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LeticiaR
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious 😋

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diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The drinks were good. However, the place was packed to capacity inside with a large party on the patio. Not sure if this was in line with Covid protocols. Also, the food was not very good and way overpriced. I had the aguachile and did not care for it. Almost seemed creamy. My husband ordered the Cochinita Pibil and it was disappointing. Very sweet. All in all I would not come back to this place. A bummer because the ambiance and decor is so cute.

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vipEllenE
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we eat here. Food and mixed drinks are always spot on!

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vipKasper
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipSimoneZ
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Music was loud but they turned it down when asked. Unique menu. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent. A little overwhelmed due to just getting back to normal with new dining allowances

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening, excellent cocktails, tasty food and live acoustic guitar.

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JuanC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my second time at S&M. First time, drinks were very good and food was as well. This time, the drinks were not as good and the food, mainly the house salad was not as good. The salad was old and not fresh at all. Couldn't finish the plate. Waitress did bring us some cheesecake to apologize for the salad dibacle, so that was nice. The aguachile was bomb though! Overall, I would have to rate S&M at 3 this time around. A bit disappointed in their drinks and salad.

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NicoleS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner and excellent live music!

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Mainline
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience, will definitely return

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angelicac
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overpriced food for what it was. The drinks were decent.

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MarcoL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Even with a reservation, they had Us wait 15 minutes before getting a table, only one waiter and the waitress-hostess, was not very pleasant, I order 3 things from the menu and they didn’t have all 3, so We decided to leave, what a shame for a new place to have this kind of service, We went To Henry in Coronado, can’t go wrong there.

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Vale
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden spot. Food was amazing, staff is super friendly and accommodating. Love it

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HectorG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obviously the best part was the food,I ordered the schrimp tacos,oysters,calamari and aguachile.
All these are appetizers which caught more my attention than the entree’s
Great atmosphere,great service
I was impressed 👏🏽👏🏽

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Jilliemarie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Great live entertainment (Friday). Very glad we visited. The butter aged T-bone steak and sides were heavenly!

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slikrik
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was great listened to Cantua excellent musician. Had some great wine and a few appetizers that delicious. Our server Ekaterine and the hostess were terrific and are looking forward to going back.

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FridaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and super yummie drinks, always craving this place!!

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Morena
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent, delicious food and amazing atmosphere.

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CorynC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a very modern place with infused drinks and a beautiful wine list.

FAQs

SHAKE & MUDDLE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 816-5429.

SHAKE & MUDDLE is rated 4.5 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.