Does Dad like tequila? Make him the happiest Father in town with these ideas for a tequila-soaked Father’s Day. (It would be best if Mom drives.)
Breakfast and a free margarita shaker
Get to Old Town San Diego for a hearty Mexican breakfast (menudo, huevos rancheros, etc.) and over 120 tequilas at Café Coyote. If it takes time to get the kids ready – don’t worry, they serve breakfast until 1:00pm.
It’s ok to drink with breakfast, err, brunch on Sunday, so enjoy a San Diego Sunrise or Coyote Breakfast Margarita, only $6.95 each, and on Father’s Day you get a free shaker when you buy a Herradura Margarita (while supplies last).
…or a special brunch downtown
Chef Norma Martinez has developed a special Father’s Day brunch menu for El Vitral Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Lounge. From 11am to 3pm you can enjoy Chef Norma’s fabulous creations along with $1 Mimosas, $4 El Vitral Margaritas, over 250 tequilas, and other drink specials. (Call for reservations, 619-236-9420.)
North County residents: Consider the traditional Father’s Day Brunch at El Callejon in Vista.
Tequila, tradition, and exploiting (your own) children
The San Diego County Fair is a terrific outing where the whole family can enjoy Father’s Day. Don’t fill up by eating too many fried butter balls; Dad will want to stop by the Tequila Bar (in the Flower & Garden Show) to taste Familia Camarena Silver and Reposado Tequila at 1:00PM for only $5.00. Lime, mango and pomegranate Margaritas are also available.
If you’re a new dad, sip the Familia Camerena quickly and rush over to the San Diego Showcase Stage (it isn’t far from the Tequila Bar) and participate in a great Fair tradition: crawling babies (walkers are disqualified) race one another in the Baby Derby at 1:30pm. If you have older (or even adult) kids, enter the Father/Child Look-Alike Contest held at 2:30pm at the Albertson’s Infield Stage. (If Dad has been drinking since breakfast/brunch, I recommend you bring an empty flask as a prop for Junior.)
Ditch the kids for Happy Hour and a dessert flight
Drop the kids off at the neighbor’s and head downtown to La Puerta for one of the best Sunday Happy Hours in San Diego. Enjoy 1/2 off all drinks and about 100 tequilas from 3pm until 7pm. Save some cash for dessert by making dinner out of the great selection of appetizers (also 50% off), including fresh Guacamole, Quesadillas (carne asada, cochinita, pollo asado, wet cochinita), Flautitas, Carne Asada Fries, and Tostaditas.
If Dad is behaving, walks without staggering, and is in the mood for dessert, head to El Zarape Mexican Restaurant in Normal Heights and treat him to Ali’s Flight of aged tequilas and a smoky 5-year mezcal.
Happy Father’s Day!
On Monday: Call in sick or arrive late to work after having a great San Diego Breakfast.
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