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6 Best Mexican Food Restaurants in La Jolla, CA

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Tijon Employee
Looking for quality, good tasting Mexican food in an unfamiliar area can be difficult. This is why we have compiled a listing of the 6 best Mexican restaurants in La Jolla, Ca. If you want to enjoy the experience of Mexican but looking for some healthier options, switch from flour to corn tortillas, nachos to grilled shrimp, and ask your serve to pass on bringing the fried tortilla chips to the table. Many foods contain high level of saturated fat, but you can substitute with low sodium and low fat options. If you order a taco salad, don't eat the fried shell. Try one of these restaurants to fulfill your current cravings.

1. Don Carlos Taco Shop
The Don Carlos Taco Shop offers a full menu priced reasonably under $10. Open every day, many locals rave about the tasty burritos and salsa served her. With generous portion sizes for the value, take out is available for on the go eaters and is a perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner.
 
Location:
737 Pearl Street
Ste 113
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-456-0462

2. Puesto
Another great option for Mexican Food, Puesto is known as the must go place to visit for tacos. Offering the style and taste of a street taco, this restaurant is super clean with plenty of seating. Tuesday’s offer $1 off tacos. Puesto is located only 5 to 10 minutes from the shore making it a perfect spot to walk after your meal.
 
Location:
1026 Wall Street
La  Jolla, California 92037
858-454-1260



3. Jose’s
With a decorative Mexican appeal, many visitors enjoy the happy hour and house margaritas. Jose’s is known for their friendly staff and chips and salsa. Open late throughout the week varying between 11:00pm to Midnight, this spot is the must go to place to visit on Friday’s and Saturdays with them open until 2:00am. With a great variety and combination of spices, many specials are offered here to meet everyone’s Mexican taste buds.

Location:
1037 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-454-7655

4. Verdes El Ranchero
Considered to be a great local spot in La Jolla, the staff is known as being friendly and pleasant with a great offering of margaritas and large portion offerings. This place is known to fill up quickly in the early evenings and offers large portions for a great deal. With a great bar with many drinks offered, this family owned environment is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner.
 
Location: 
7404 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-459-5877



5. The Taco Stand
Specializing in traditional tacos and burritos, all corn tortillas are made from scratch and prepared fresh each day. Food is cooked when ordered for increased freshness. Established in 2013, the original taco stand was recreated with a simple menu that focuses on quality. All guacamole is made fresh several times a day. A great place to visit for a quick meal and casual dining experience.

Location:
621 Pearl Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-551-6666

6. Rigoberto’s
Open 24 hours a day with available drive thru and large salsa bar, visitors would enjoy this casual lunch and dinner or late night snack. With a smaller dine in seating area; the outdoor eating area is more known as being a comfortable place to sit with a view of the ocean.
 
Location:
6990 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-551-1817
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