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Volcano Rabbit

8 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hailing from Mexico, Volcano Rabbit is one part mystery and two parts tequila. It doesn’t follow the rules. It doesn’t always play nice. Volcano Rabbit wants a thrill. It craves a good time. Volcano Rabbit is moving in, and it’s thirsty.

Happy Hour: half off ALL tequila & appetizers & $5 drink specials
Taco Tuesday: half off all a-la-carte tacos & $5 drink specials
Weekend Brunch: Volcano Rabbit is throwing an excessive brunch fiesta so your squad can get yolk. 🎉🍳
Beats will be served alongside bottomless bloody mary's and an over the top free-flowing DIY mimosa bar, custom chilaquiles, a raw bar, and more.
Food Only Package: $25
Bottomless Bloody Marys & Mimosas: $20
#SoEggstra All Inclusive Package: $45

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday - 10am - 3pm
*During these hours we will only be serving our brunch menu & tacos.

Lunch: Monday - Friday - 11am - 4pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday - 3pm - 6pm
Dinner: Daily - 4:00pm - Close
Taco Tuesday: Tuesdays from 4pm - Close
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Phone number
(619) 232-8226
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andre Alto
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Cross street
Market St.
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Parking details
*** Please note new updates to weekend parking on 5th Avenue ***
Parking is prohibited at all meters on 5th Avenue from L Street to Broadway from 8pm - 3am on Friday & Saturday nights.

Closest parking garage is "Park It On Market" located on 6th Avenue and Market Street. Horton Plaza also offers garage parking for the Gaslamp.
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Public transit
Near all major bus stops
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DJ entertainment on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights!
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Special events & promotions
We frequently host special events, please inquire within! 619-232-8226
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Host a delicious dinner party at the home of Downtown San Diego’s largest tequila selection. Enjoy craft tacos, tasty tequilas, and magnificent mezcals at this stylish Mexican eatery.

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What 8 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was a girls night out and this was the perfect spot. We shared a bunch of appetizers and a huge margarita. The queso was amazing and so was the octopus taco. We will definitely go back.

5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I really enjoyed my experience. I had the mole and it was delicious.

5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great drinks, enjoyed the music and ambiance. Really good service.

4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Our second trip to Volcano Rabbit and it was just as fabulous as the first! Too often, you try a new restaurant and love it the first time, only to be sorely disappointed when you return a second. Not the case here! We were greeted by the super friendly hostess, Brandi, and shown to our table immediately upon our arrival. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about not only the food but also the drinks offered. We opted for a ginger margarita and a smokey sniffer of tequila - both delicious. The shrimp spring roll appetizer hit the spot. We shared a couple of different types of tacos - excellent! This is a great place and a huge improvement from the Don Chido's that was formerly in the building. The food is authentic Mexican, the drinks are fabulous and the staff is top notch!

4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was great and the drinks were amazing.... Food was really well done and the quality was perfect. I would go there again anytime!


5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

What an amazing experience! We’ll definitely be back.

4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We started off ordering cocktails; I am a big fan of mezcal, so I had the The Smoking Jacket and my boyfriend had the Mint Ginger Margarita. Both cocktails were fantastic!

We then moved on to ordering food. We had stalked the menu before going in, so we had a plan in our heads as to what we wanted to order. We started off by saying that we wanted the Queso Fondido to start and our waitress was perplexed that we wanted to order that! She gave us a very strange look as if it was weird we said that and proceeded to say, "have you had queso fondido before? to be honest, I think that's the worst app on the menu." My boyfriend and I were pretty shocked by this and kind of taken aback. I get the waiting staff giving their opinions, we most of the time value them! However, the way this was said made us think.. is any of the food good?!

She gave us a few minutes to decide and my boyfriend and I then said we would order the Shrimp Taquitos (we took her advice and did NOT order the queso), the plate of Sticky Beef Short Rib, I ordered the Ahi Tuna and Fried Pork taco, and my boyfriend ordered the Traditional Lengua and Chili Rubbed Octopus.

A few minutes come by and what comes out.. an order of the queso. We were SO confused and finally flagged her down saying we did not order this based off of her reaction to it which is why we ordered the Shrimp Taquitos. She apologized and said that the queso was on the house. We couldn't complain and bonus.. THE QUESO WAS GOOD! To be honest, ALL of the food was good. The taquitos had a great pineapple and chipotle lime crema, the sticky beef short rib tacos were probably Top 5 of my favorite tacos EVER, the ahi tuna was fresh and delicious, the fried pork was crispy, the tongue was new and different and the octopus was definitely the best octopus I ever had as well. Hands down, great tacos.

We get the check and of course the queso was included on the bill, luckily the waitress realized it before swiping my card.

5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Dining on the patio, I enjoyed char grilled octopus tacos and a side Caesar salad.
They were superb!
Excellent choice before or after nearby theater at the Balboa or Lyceum Theater.
Wonderful wait staff and good people watching.
Next door to Rustic Root, another popular restaurant.