A restaurant meal is incomplete without its after-dinner mint, which cleanses the palate before patrons gnaw a subterranean tunnel home. Chew the scenery with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of grilled eats and drinks at Guava Beach Bar & Grill. Parking at Guava Beach Bar & Grill is free at the bayside Santa Clara lot.
Guava's kitchen sizzles with a menu of American, Mexican, and seaside favorites, and bartenders whip up legendary margaritas and signature cocktails. Cajun spices cling to a grill-blackened slab of mahi-mahi smothered in a sweet-chili sauce and a mango salsa made in-house ($14). The baja burrito granda ($13) clusters succulent chunks of house marinated and grilled carne asada mixed with melted cheese and pico de gallo in a tomato-basil tortilla, and the loco coconut flavors a tender chicken breast fillet with eponymous coconut ($9). Groups wash down snacks with the Bionic Beaver, a pitcher overflowing with a mix of five alcoholic varietals sweetened with cranberry juice, grenadine ($13), and a compliment from a passing stranger.
Guava's fun and cozy atmosphere is accentuated by candles, a warm fireplace, plush leather couch, saltillo tiled floors and wood accents.Twelve high-definition plasma televisions mainline a world's worth of sports information into patrons' eyes, and a 10-foot projection screen with surround sound places customers in the middle of event action.