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About Tidal

Craft and catch converge at Tidal, perched where land meets sea on the shores of Mission Bay. Tidal curates a thoughtful selection of local seafood and craft beverages that, like the ever changing tides, shift seasonally at Mother Nature’s whim. Keeping in even keel with the kitchen, the bar offers an impressive collection of boutique wine, San Diego craft beers and mixed drinks by cocktail craftsmen.

Set in what was a private beach house in the 60s, Tidal’s mid-century modern design draws from the era it was built by Hollywood producer Jack Skirball. A fire pit-dotted deck, communal tables, and cozy lounge beckon casual group gatherings and lively conversation — though the 180° views of Mission Bay might just leave you at a loss for words.

1404 West Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian

Hours of Operation:
4:00 - 6:00 PM Happy Hour Mon-Sun
4:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner (10:00 PM Fri & Sat)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday Brunch

Cross Street:
Ingraham Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 490-6363

Website:
http://www.destinationhotels.com/paradise-point/dining/tidal-sd?utm_source=OpenTable

Parking Details:
Complimentary private lot

Executive Chef:
DJ Tangalin

Private Party Facilities:
Come together where land meets sea, and craft and catch converge. To host your holiday party, birthday, anniversary, corporate event, or other large or private party at Tidal, please contact us here: http://www.paradisepoint.com/san-diego-private-events.php.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tidal Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (16)
Waterfront (15)
Romantic (10)
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Good for a Date (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Organic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Disappointing, expensive dinner. The flavors of the food didn’t taste good. Do not get the $40 bland tuna with mushrooms. You will never want to eat a mushroom again. We regretfully should have just gone to a taco shop, which we know is always good.

Service was so slow, we didn’t get our drinks until the food showed up.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our breakfast was ok, but the restaurant was super cute! We sat outside and you can’t beat the view!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We stayed the night at Paradise Point to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. I took him to Tidal for dinner. I had the salmon and he had the Sea Bass. The food was excellent and our server was very nice/knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Tidal for any meal and occasion!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Made reservations for 6, thinking 1 hour 30 minutes would be enough time before heading to an 8pm concert. We were mistaken, it took 40 minutes to get cheese we ordered as an appetizer, and didn’t receive our meal until an hour after ordering. We had to cancel and leave hungry to the concert since the food didn’t come until 7:30!!!! Staff was unapologetic. Will never return!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Really enjoyed our dining experience at Tidal. The food was very good, but as other diners have commented, it is expensive and the portions are very small. Logan was our server and his service was excellent.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service provided by Melissa. Exceptional food. Great night with my husband! love the place!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I have been here in the past and had a great overall experience. Something has changed. Food was different. Ribeye overcooked. Didnt like the scallops. Server seemed inexperienced. Drinks were great and dessert was awesome.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had the chef's tasting menu and it was fantastic! Wonderful experience and we will order it again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing service and food selections! We were celebrating an anniversary and they made our evening one to remember forever. I highly recommend this place for a date night or special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Environment is great. No complain on the service. Food is on the salty side. Price goes with the marvelous view.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing service, view and food! We came for restaurant week. The coconut soup, salmon, and chocolate cake were all perfect. Also loved the wine pairing by our awesome server.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is San Diego restaurant week so we decided to give Tidal a try. The food was excellent. The service was wonderful. I had the vegetarian options which were fantastic given that they were not on the regular menu. The vegetables were crisp and the quinoa was great. My husband had the lobster coconut soup which he loved. The chocolate coconut cream cake was the perfect end to the meal. Rich, decadent and moist. Sitting out on the patio overlooking the bay was fantastic. Would definitely go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Wow, what a treat. We haven't been to Tidal since they revamped the menu.
The food was AMAZING. What a wonderful and unique flavor profile. It reminded us of the offerings we had in Maui. A high end menu with an island twist. Super tasty.
Great for date night, special occasions, etc. You can't miss.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and service, although not much choice if you are staying on vacation island without a car. Wine is a little pricey. Deck seating and view was awesome.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We went for brunch, the crab fried rice is phenomenal -- better than Eddy V's! The carnitas benedict and biscuits and gravy were also so very tasty. The new chef knows what he's doing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were staying at the hotel, and heard great things about the food. It was great food, nothing too fancy in my opinion. Great views of Mission Bay from the seats.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Let me start by saying it was an expensive flop.
The ambiance by the water, overlooking the bay is pretty, but to be honest not memorable.
It is seriously over priced for what is offered. No idea what some raved about ....
They charge you for the bread that's usually offered free in other restaurants of this price point. Must say though the pineapple butter accompanying the bread was delicious.
My halibut entrée was soooo dry (it even tasted a bit burned) that I had to send it back. The waitress graciously took it away & and made sure the replacement scallops I ordered were brought to me quickly. The scallops were good, well seasoned & cooked perfectly, but it was nothing exceptional.
My husband's scallops were plated so badly it looked like someone dropped the sauce but couldn't be bothered to replate !!
The children's meals were $17+ & when we asked if the mashed potato side (for the the chicken) could be replaced with a little pasta, the answer was no, but we could order the buttered pasta for an additional $17. Really ??
We didn't bother staying for dessert as nothing on the menu inspired us.
Overall, if you are a foodie skip this experience. You won't be missing anything.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful location with a stunning view on the patio. Tasty food, but with extremely small portions for the price. Some of the food seemed increasingly complex.. just for the sake of sounding fancy. That said, we had a nice dining experience - excellent dessert, drinks, and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was great. We sat outside overlooking the bay. It was a bit overcast so our server offered us blankets. Food was very good. I recommend the crab mac and cheese and steamed muscles.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was a once in a lifetime experience, never to be repeated. Overpriced, limited menu, but our server was excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was cooked to perfection! Chef came out to our table. Very humble and talented man expressing his art through food.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Absolutely loved our 4 course dinner and wine tasting. Andrew Reyes, the chef and our waiter, Daniel were just fantastic, professional, knowledgeable, attentive, and made our dinner so fun and enchanting. We got the most beautiful view of the bay, if not the best seat in the house. The food and wine pairing was awesome and perfect. Our hosts just knew just what to do and say! From the entrance at the door to the end of our meal, our experience was the best I have had in a long time anywhere. Excellent service, great ambiance, and wonderful people you have working at Tidal. So grateful we got to experience such a lovely and delicious meal!
EmelynJ

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It's a beautiful restaurant where you can eat on a deck overlooking the water. The food is good. My favorite part is the view. The kitchen sent us a dessert since it was our anniversary, that was very nice of them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was beautiful. It was pricey, but good for special events. The service was a bit slow, but overall a great place to celebrate a special event.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

It was very delicious!! Small portions, but worth a Michelin star!! We were on the terrace with amazing water and sunset views.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

This has been one of our favorites spots to relax and celebrate special occasions for 40 years! My only disappointment as we arrived at Tidal was that as we approached the bar at Tidal.......we found the bartender licking his fingers after refilling condiments, took our order, did not even consider washing his hands and then proceeded to make our drinks!
Well, needless to say, we drank them anyway!! I will say, he was pleasant as well as the rest of the staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Overpriced. Eclectic menu that didn't work. Bland food.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Ambiance and decor are nice the bartender and waiter were nice too, but other than that I feel it was a miss. I'm not saying it's bad, but there are many other places I'd go before I'd go there again. The portions are way too small and kind've bland. The drinks where good, but happy hour only applies to the bar! We would've ordered many more drinks had the happy hour applied to the whole restaurant and not only limited to the bar.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The menu changes are disappointing. I understand that a new chef will be coming in so I may try in a couple months but I would not go back any time soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (México)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lindo lugar, sin mucha gente, la comida normal

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Very pleased with this restaurant! Great food, great service, wonderful setting!

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Sitting outside next to the water was very nice. The food was ok. My fish was cooked nicely unfortunately my dish was too salty and the portions were really small. The waiter was very energetic but interrupting me and my friends get together quite often and didn't stop talking. I am sorry but for the price I payed I expected much better food and a more professional service. Not going there again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Unfortunately the new menu and food is much worse than previously. This used my go to restaurant in San Diego to recommend, but sadly its been reduced to mediocre at best. Even my favorite cocktail I used to get here, Pimm's Cup, was disappointment and tasted watered down.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Small portions - mediocre service - overall not a good value for the money

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great spot! Food was excellent! I suggest the halibet and fried chicken- filet and mashed potatoes!
Service was awesome! The entire staff came out to sing happy birthday to my sweet 16 year old!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We enjoyed the chef's choice with a wine pairing- fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

View is magnificent. Food delightful. Service a little slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great Views for al Fresca dining. Dined for Sunday Brunch. Nice variety of menu items. Enjoyed the lobster omelette and the carnitas Benedict. Both were excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I would say our experience was average. We went on a Sunday for brunch to celebrate my birthday. The food was average. My food came out ice cold and by the time I got my breakfast sandwich two of my friends were done with their food. The second sandwich wasn't much better. They were nice and took it off the bill. Our server was great! At the end he got a little annoyed that we wanted it split a few different ways but I have worked in the industry and depending on the system the restaurant uses, that can be time consuming. The great things about this place? The atmosphere is amazing. It is right on the water with a walkout to the beach. There is ample parking in paradise point. The drinks were great! I would maybe go there again just for a drink or two before heading out to the beach. But I wouldn't do a brunch again. Maybe their lunch/dinner menu is better.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food was great, so was the service and the view. The price was extremely high. we had one cocktail each and shared a glass of wine. Shared a Crab-cake appetizer, enjoyed scallops and halibut entrees. Total $167 before the tip. There was even a 3% surcharge to offset the CA minimum wage. WOW!
Did not stock absolute vodke or Johnnie Walker scotch ??? seemed odd.

Don't think we will go back until they reduce their prices

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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