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The Taco Stand

642 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3539
+1 760-230-2061
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (6 reviews)
“carne asada” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
642 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3539
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Taco Stand was recommended to me by a friend. I went in because I had heard good things and wanted to taste for myself. I ordered the Baja Taco and the Al Pastor Taco. Both were delicious but the Baja Taco was my favourite....More

Thank BeachEatTravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

i went to the taco stand in lajolla on pearl st. food authentic and excellent .the manager was very hospitable,i highly recommend,the line is worth the wait....

Thank traumitized
Reviewed 1 week ago

We once ate here for lunch and then went back again for dinner in the same day! The tacos are really amazing. Laid back atmosphere and amazing tacos. You can't go wrong! Everything we visit South Cali we make sure to stop here and enjoy.

Thank JohnShepherd7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live five miles away. Why did it take thirteen (13) years to find the BEST tacos around? Fresh ingredients, great taste, gluten free (GF) options and great value! The seating area is a bit picnicky but who cares? It rains maybe five (5) days...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to The Taco Stand because of the rating and I was surprised that it was rated so high. I ordered the shrimp tacos and cactus (nopal) tacos. The taste of both was not great and what i didnt like the most was the...More

Thank Patricia Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had shrimp tacos, a shrimp burrito, and steak burrito w a Corona & Blue Moon. It was all superb! You order at the counter & the bring it out. Don’t forget your chips! Will definitely go back.

Thank KimSparks
Reviewed 2 October 2018

When a place serves exclusively dark meat chicken thighs I am OUT! Long lines long wait and for what? Really over rated. The fish taco was more breading than fish and greasy. Not cheap and kinda grungy for having been open recently. Greasy slippery floors...More

Thank Mitjones1954
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you're into beach vacations, the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar isn't a bad option. It's about a 25 Lyft ride from the airport just north of San Diego several blocks from the ocean. It's a large property with a bar, restaurant, breakfast area, gym, etc....More

Thank austing536
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We came off the beach and walked here for lunch. We had a group of 8 (a mix of adults and kids) so we found tables outside and pushed them together. We tried several different tacos. The shrimp ones were very good. We didn’t like...More

Thank Kris91
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Go ahead and find a better shrimp taco in San Diego and please let me know where it is. Eaten ar hundreds of taco shops over the last 30 years or more.. many are very good..none are better than this joint. Prepare for the wait....More

Thank Don R
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 642 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-230-2061
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