Lime in the Coconut brings two new bars to Chula Vista

X marks the spot of the secret speakeasy

The bar at Lime in the Coconut in Chula Vista

Guests in the bar in the Lime in the Coconut.

Photo via Lime in the Coconut

Two bars, one location. This isn’t SPAM — but you will find it on the menu.

Lime in the Coconut and the X speakeasy in Chula Vista

Lime in the Coconut and the bar neXt door.

Photos via Lime in the Coconut

Downtown Chula Vista welcomed Lime in the Coconut, a tropical-themed tiki bar + restaurant. Inside the vibrant lounge you’ll find a menu curated by executive chef Jeremy Galapon (formerly of Bali Hai) that draws inspiration from island cuisines from Hawaii, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, and the Caribbean.

Of course, when you put lime in the coconut, you’re probably making cocktails. The restaurant’s drink menu is catered by local consultants Snake Oil Cocktail Co. — and yes, there are mocktails too.

But, there’s something X-tra at this location. A sign marks the spot where you’ll enter X, an attached speakeasy. This cool hideaway is only for people in the know, so if you want the password, you’ll need to make a reservation before you enter.

🥥 248 3rd Ave., Chula Vista

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