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Juanitas Taco Shop

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290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
+1 760-943-9612
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07:00 - 00:00
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Indiana
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Juanitas and so does my other half. I go there at least once for breakfast and dinner when I'm in town. The food is authentic and inexpensive. Their breakfast burrito will hold you over until dinner. My favorite local spot when I'm in town.

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Thank hollijs01
Socorro, New Mexico
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local friend took us to Juanita's for lunch and we had some of the best burritos that we have ever had. He had the carnitas, my hubby had carne asada, and I had chicken asada. They were huge and delicious. Had lots of other things on menu that looked good. This will definitely be on my eat list for... More 

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St. George, Utah
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you are in the Encinitas area, ever, you need to make a stop to Juanitas Taco Shop. This restaurant is totally unassuming from the outside, and for most would probably be considered a "dive" (don't mind the bars on the window), but aren't those always the best places to eat? We went here multiple times during our week long... More 

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Thank Mat A
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were looking for Tacos and came upon this shop. Its a small mom and pop Mexican food joint. They have amazing Taco's and Burritos. Taste was very authentic Mexican.

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Thank Shreyas S
Sacramento, California
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Juanitas taco shop is about as authentic as you can get. Small, crowded, but good Mexican food. The fish plate is good and you can make your own tacos with the food provided. Authentic sodas and juices. They speak English, too.

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Thank claudia b
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102 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped for a couple tacos, one carnitas and one carne asada. The carne asada taco was decent, the carnitas was excellent, much better in my opinion. The girl who took my order was friendly and polite, and another gentleman behind the counter was also friendly and engaging with another customer. Not a fancy place, but the food was good... More 

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Thank SamPav
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our annual trip to San Diego wouldn't be complete without a stop at Juanitas. Some local friends showed us this treasure a few years ago and now whenever we are in town this has become a must stop. Not a pretty place by any stretch of the imagination but as authentic as it gets when it comes to Southern California... More 

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Thank NCblue2
Corvallis, Montana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Just made it back to Juanitas for the fist time in years. I use to live in Encinitas and ate at Juanitas at least a couple of times a week. Bar none, it is the best carne asada burrito of any taco shop that I have ever been to. When I left Encinitas 25 years ago, I knew there would... More 

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Thank Bradley M
Sacramento, California
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Local, local, local. If you want good, local, authentic Mexican food, try Juanitas! Good service, good food. I like the plates as there are beans, rice and lettuce, and I make my own "tacos" from the variety on my plate. The atmosphere is questionable, and there is "indoor" and a picnic table outside to sit and eat. Located in Leucadia... More 

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Thank claudia b
La Coruna, Spain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had really nice burritos in this mexican restaurant. It is really authentic and is is worth a visit!! The location is nice, in a very quiet and green neighbourhood in Encinitas

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Thank Jacobo A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 03:00
Saturday
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-9612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?