Eating out can pack a punch to the wallet, but with these cheap eats, you can indulge (almost) guilt free.
Cafe 21 is pouring 21 cent Sangria on the 21st of the month. Two San Diego locations: Gaslamp Quarter, 802 Fifth Ave. and 2736 Adams Ave. cafe-21.com
The Blind Burro in East Village offers deals on Baja Tuesday like its $17 bottomless margaritas from 4 to 11 p.m. 639 J St, San Diego. (619) 795-7880 or theblindburro.com
Herb & Eatery in Little Italy will satisfy your sweet tooth with executive pastry chef Adrian Mendoza’s house-made cookies, priced at $2 each. Sea salt chocolate chip and spiced ginger molasses are among the favorites. 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. (619) 794-2790 or herbandeatery.com
Moto Deli, the motorcycle-themed open air cafe, offers happy hour deals, including $2 off all beer and sandwiches from 3 to 6 p.m. and all day Wednesdays. 810 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. (760) 943-6686 or motodeli.com
The Grass Skirt has launched its happy hour with new specials offered weekdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Items include okonomiyaki fries (similar to French fries for $5) and the house-made kimchi fried rice ($8), as well as Mai Tais and daiquiris ($5 each) and discounted punch bowls. For those who’d rather indulge in a late-night happy hour, $5 cocktails and draft beers are served on Fridays and Saturdays from midnight to close. 910 Grand Ave., San Diego. (858) 412-5237 or thegrassskirt.com