CAVU Brewery & Restaurant | La Jolla, CA
CAVU Brewery
& Restaurant
The Art of Brewing and Cooking
We Craft The Finest Beers and Create The Tastiest Dishes In La Jolla
HOURS: Mon Closed | Tues-Wed 3-9pm | Thurs 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 11am-9pm
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CAVU's Three "Food-Ds"...
DELICIOUS.
DELECTABLE.
DELIGHTFUL.

After we pour you an ice-cold pint of beer created by our master brewer, let CAVU take you on a culinary journey.

​From our delicious appetizers like our Panko Calamari, Sweet ChilI Wings, and Garlicky Fries to our delectable entrees like our Drunken Mussels, Black's Beach Burger, and Steak Frittes, you'll discover that everything our chef creates is a pure delight for your taste buds.
Taco Tuesday
Come join us all day Tuesdays for $1 Street Tacos and $2 Mexican Lagers (10.5 oz)
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THE CAVU MENU
Our mission: Use only the highest quality, natural, non-GMO, and fresh ingredients. We proudly feature the finest beef, chicken and seafood in San Diego County. And our fresh breads are baked daily by one of San Diego's finest bakery... Sadie Rose Bakery.
STARTERS

CHEF'S CHOICE
PANKO CALAMARI
 ~ 13

Strips of calamari steak, lightly breaded in panko bread crumbs then flash fried golden brown. Served with cilantro ginger aioli & sweet chili dipping sauces.


OUR FAMOUS WINGS ~ 14

Sweet Chili, Garlic Parmesan, Buffalo or Naked Fresh jumbo drumettes and flats, charbroiled then marinated in your choice of sauce. Served with carrot and celery sticks and ranch dressing. A unique wing experience.


BRUSCHETTA CLASSICO ~ 12

Garlic crostini topped with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, truffle oil and finished with balsamic glaze.

HUMMUS ~ 11

Made with tahini, fresh lemon juice, garlic and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Served with herb naan bread and cucumber chips.

Make it Spicy Red Pepper Hummus add 2


SEASONAL VEGGIE PLATE ~ 14

Grilled seasonal vegetables. Ask your server for details.

Vegan option available.


BRUSSEL SPROUTS

BRUSSEL SPROUTS ~ 9

Seared with garlic and bacon, baked and topped with balsamic glaze.


GARLICKY FRIES ~ 8

Hot and crispy golden natural fries tossed in garlic herb butter and topped with grated parmesan cheese.


LOADED FRIES

LOADED FRIES ~ 10

Our classic golden natural fries tossed with fresh garlic, herbs and spices, topped with melted cheese, bacon and sour cream.


Top it with our house chili add 2


FRIES

FRIES ~ 5

Hot and crispy golden natural fries tossed in our signature smokey sweet spices.


Top it with our house chili add 2


JALAPENO TATER TOTS

JALAPENO TATER TOTS ~ 7

Our San Diego version of the classic. Jalapeno and cheeddar tater tots deep fried for a crisp, spicy treat. Served with ranch.


PICKLE FRIES

PICKLE FRIES ~ 9

Sliced pickles battered and deep fried for a crispy, savory flavor. Served with ranch.


BEEF SLIDERS

BEEF SLIDERS ~ 9

Sliced pickles battered and deep fried for a crispy, savory flavor. Served with ranch.


CHICKEN STRIPS

CHICKEN STRIPS ~ 9

Breaded and fried to a golden brown and served with ranch and BBQ sauce.


Sautéed in Sweet Chili Sauce or Buffalo Sauce add 2

SAMPLER PLATTER

SAMPLER PLATTER ~ 18

A combination of our favorite appetizers: Garlicky Fries, Chicken Strips, Jalapeno Tater Tots and Pickle Fries.

FRESH GARDEN SALADS
Add protein to your salad: Chicken $6 - Steak $11 - Salmon $9; Vegan option available.
CAESAR HEARTS OF ROMAINE

CAESAR HEARTS OF ROMAINE ~ 10

Artesian Romaine Heart, cherry heirloom tomatoes, shaved Pecorino Romano, burnt lemon. Drizzled with Caesar dressing.


BABY SPINACH AND KALE

HOUSE SALAD ~ 8

Baby greens, carrots, cucumbers, apples, cherry heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms, almonds tossed in our honey/lemon vinaigrette.


BURGERS & MAINS
All burgers are served a la carte on our brioche bun with, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes and a pickle. Add fries to any burger for 2.75.
STREET TACOS

POLLO OR CARNE ASADA STREET TACOS ~ 10

Three tacos served with fresh avocado cream sauce, three cheese blend and topped with micro cilantro.


BLACKS BEACH BURGER

BLACKS BEACH BURGER ~ 12

Fresh American Wagyu burger. Flame grilled & served on a brioche bun.


Add ons: Cheese 2, Bacon 3, Caramelized Onions 2, Fried Egg 2.5

ABSOLUTION BURGER

CHEF'S CHOICE
CAVU BURGER ~ 15

Fresh American Wagyu burger topped with thick applewood smoked bacon, sautéed mushroom, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo. The ultimate burger experience!


NATURAL TURKEY BURGER

NATURAL TURKEY BURGER ~ 15

Made with a harmony of white & dark turkey. Grilled to perfection, topped with smoked bell peppers, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and baby arugula. Served with chipotle mayo.


FLAT TOP BURGER

FLAT TOP BURGER ~ 10

Cooked on a flat top to medium-well, served with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun.

THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER ~ 13

The Impossible Burger’s recipe is a perfect replication of meat serving as a healthy option for a meaty protein substitution. Our burger is served with smoked bell peppers, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and baby arugula. Topped with our chipotle aioli.

FLATBREADS
SWEET CHILI CHICKEN FLAT BREAD

SWEET CHILI CHICKEN FLAT BREAD ~ 14

Sweet chili chicken, five cheese blend, topped with fresh carrots, cherry heirloom tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers and cilantro.


HAND CRAFTED PEPPERONI FLAT BREAD

HAND CRAFTED PEPPERONI FLAT BREAD ~ 12

Roasted garlic tandoori naan flat bread, pomodoro sauce, five cheese blend, pepperoni, parmesan and herbs.


veggie pesto flat FLATBREAD

VEGGIE PESTO FLAT BREAD ~ 14

Mushrooms, baby spinach, bell peppers, onions, olives, cherry heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and pesto sauce.


SPICY CHICKEN FLATBREAD

MARGHERITA FLAT BREAD ~ 12

Roasted garlic tandoori naan flat bread, pomodoro sauce, mozzarella and tomato, garnished with basil.


SPICY CHICKEN FLATBREAD

CHEESE, MARINARA OR PESTO FLAT BREAD ~ 10

Roasted garlic tandoori naan flat bread, with your choice of sauce.


SANDWICHES
ALL SANDWICHES ARE SERVED A LA CARTE. ADD FRIES FOR 2.75
BLTA

BLTA ~ 10

Thick applewood smoked bacon, butter lettuce, tomatoes and avocado spread. Served on toasted sourdough bread.


LA JOLLA CHICKEN SANDWICH

LA JOLLA CHICKEN SANDWICH ~ 13

Charbroiled chicken breast, brioche bun, avocado spread, pepper jack cheese and chipotle aioli.


BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH ~ 13

Buttermilk marinated fillet tossed in cajun batter then grilled or fried, topped with pepper jack cheese and served on a brioche bun with cajun remoulade. Served with lettuce and tomato on the side.


STEAK SANDWICH

STEAK SANDWICH ~ 14

Philly style on toasted baguette with sautéed onions, red peppers and pepper jack cheese. Served with peppercorn aioli.


COMFORT FOOD
MARINE STREET CHOWDER

MARINE STREET CHOWDER ~ CUP 7 BOWL 12

Classic New England style clam chowder made with Applewood bacon, sea clams, red potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and fresh herbs.


HOMESTYLE SMOKEY CHILI

HOMESTYLE SMOKEY CHILI ~ CUP 7 BOWL 12

House crafted using ground beef, chorizo, pinto, black and red kidney beans with Anaheim peppers, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes.


GOURMET MAC-N-CHEESE

GOURMET MAC-N-CHEESE ~ 10

Shell pasta smothered with homemade cheese sauce and baked with a butter-cracker crust.


Make it Chili Mac-N-Cheese add 5 Add Chicken 6
CAVU FISH AND CHIPS

CAVU FISH AND CHIPS ~ 16

Ocean cod filets in our beer batter made with CAVU's house beer. Served with french fries, tartar sauce, lemons and slaw.


FORK & KNIFE
AVAILABLE AFTER 4PM

DRUNKEN MUSSELS ~ 18

A half-pound of mussels simmered in our CAVU lager, garlic, shallots, and lime juice accompanied with Spanish chorizo, cherry heirloom tomatoes and an arugula garnish.


salmon

SALMON ~ 19

Salmon served with garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and a pan lemon butter sauce.


cajun chicken dinner

CAJUN CHICKEN DINNER ~ 16

Crunchy fried or grilled chicken served with brussel sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes and honey mustard glaze.


STEAK FRITTES

STEAK FRITTES ~ 18

Flat Iron Steak sliced served with french fries and chimichurri sauce on the side.

Add Mushrooms 3 Add Bleu Cheese 3


JUNIOR AVIATORS
CHICKEN STRIPS & FRIES

CHICKEN STRIPS & FRIES ~ 9

Crispy chicken strips with our house fries.


CHEESE PIZZA

CHEESE PIZZA ~ 9

Thick applewood smoked bacon, butter lettuce, tomatoes and avocado spread. Served on toasted sourdough bread.


MAC N CHEESE

MAC-N-CHEESE ~ 9

Cheesy and delicious.


CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS

CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS ~ 9

Two sliders and a side of our house fries.


DESSERTS
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE ~ 9

CHEESECAKE

CHEESECAKE ~ 9


DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE ~ 9

Scoop of ice cream add 2
ICE CREAM SUNDAE WITH NUTS

ICE CREAM SUNDAY ~ 9

Nuts add 2
HAPPY HOURS
WEEKDAYS 3-6 / WEEKENDS 2-5
ADD A 10.5 OZ BEER WITH ANY HAPPY HOUR FOOD ITEM PURCHASE FOR $3
FLAT TOP BURGER

FLAT TOP BURGER ~ 8

BEEF SLIDERS

BEEF SLIDERS ~ 7

BLTA

1/2 BLTA ~ 5

FRIES

FRIES ~ 4

FRIES

LOADED FRIES ~ 8

STREET TACOS

THREE STREET TACOS ~ 8

BEER PINTS

HOUSE PINTS ~ 5

BEER PINTS

SELECT GUEST PINTS ~ 5

RED WINE

HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINE ~ 5

HOUSE COCKTAILS

HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINE ~ 5

MOSCOW MULE

ANY MULE ~ 7

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CAVU's Three Food-Ds"
AMAZING DISHES
We take great pride in creating and serving delicious, delectable, and delightful dishes... Our "Food-Ds".

Whether you want something light before a day down at the beach or something hearty to eat while watching the big game, CAVU has you covered.

We bring you the best of San Diego produce, meats and breads so that you have a wonderful gastronomic experience.
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US
Don't just take our word for it that we have tasty beers, delicious dishes, and welcoming staff. Discover what others have said about us.
Five-Star Testimonial By Ed B
ED B.
If you need a place for a group event, CAVU is a great place. I'm the president of the USC Alumni Club of San Diego County and we host a lot of events here including our game viewing parties. Dan and his staff do an amazing job. And the beer and food is top notch.
Five-Star Testimonial By Kerrie C
KERRIE C.
CAVU is not only an amazing place for dinner but also a friendly social gathering. We have had some great times here! The food is extraordinary, service is great, wine is good, and the atmosphere is inviting.
Five-Star Testimonial By Marvin M
MARVIN M.
Came here during work lunch and had the CAVU Burger. It was one of the juiciest burgers I've had in a while. The Wagyu beef patty with the bacon jam was spot on. Very good and very filling. I couldn't finish the side of fries. Also, had the guava beer which paired nicely with the burger.
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FRIENDY STAFF
Our entire staff both in the front of the house and in the kitchen are dedicated to assuring that you have a best possible experience. From helping you choose the right beer for your tastes to selecting one of our fabulous dishes, we're happy help.
CAVU Owner and Manager Dan Gomes
DAN GOMES
OWNER
Dan truly wants everyone that comes through CAVU's doors to enjoy themselves thoroughly. And as a former Marine Corp helo pilot, Dan has a special love for service members.
CAVU Brewer Andrew Tao
ANDREW TSO
HEAD BREWER
Andrew is passionate about brewing craft beer and strives to perfect his craft. He has brewed award winning beer on the east coast and has brought his skills to La Jolla.
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cavu hosts special events
LET CAVU HELP YOU HOST YOUR SPECIAL EVENT
Whether hosting a small draft party or a huge reunion, no matter the size, CAVU will make your event memorable.

With our expertise, we can create special food and beer menu for your event. Plus we can help spice it up.

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WE ARE CAVU. ARE YOU?

CAVU is an acronym used in aviation circles meaning "Ceiling and Visibility Unrestricted". Commonly used by pilots as slang to describe, the Perfect Day. San Diego is full of Perfect Days and is truly CAVU.

CAVU is also a state of mind and spirit; it's your perfect day whether that is a destination or an activity. When you are CAVU in mind and spirit, you are enjoying the best life has to offer.

We embrace an attitude and lifestyle unique to San Diego – “Coastal Casual”. We work hard and play hard yet we still know how to relax and enjoy life. We enjoy everything our community has to offer, especially our craft beer.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Everyone at CAVU loves and respects our military and first responders. You put your lives at risk to benefit everyone and we truly appreciate that sacrifice.

And we'd like to help you out a little by giving you and your family 10% off. This offer is open to all branches of the military, police, firefighters, and EMTs.

Thank you once again!
First Responders Get 10% at CAVU Brewery & Restaurant

MAKE A RESERVATION

You're completely welcome to just drop by anytime... Reservations are not required. However, if you'd like to be certain a table will be available for you or you have a large party, feel free to book a reservation by clicking the button below or by calling (619) 202-4152.

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