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Jose's Courtroom

€€ - €€€Mexican,
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
+1 858-454-7655
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“vegan burrito” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Bar
€€ - €€€
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I️ was by myself today and sat at the outside table/bar that faces the ocean. I ordered the Baja Bowl with chicken which was tasty. It was just the right size for lunch. I️ have eaten here on Taco Tuesday before, and took my son...More

Thank lamontravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a disappointment. If you enjoy being ignored as the bartender plays favorite with friends, this is the place for you. If you like paying $12 for a margarita that has maybe one shot of tequila, 1/4 shot of Cointreau and 2 shots of...More

Thank ginch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and i were sitting next to this place deciding through yelb were to go for a dinner(mexican),The smell of sizzling food attracted me to check out the place,It was almost packed but we managed to find a table ,Service and staff are good...More

Thank Ali O
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been seated more than a minute when chips and salsa were brought to our table! Both were excellent! Fish tacos were just okay, nothing special

Thank PharmIDGirl
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Saturday afternoon, had a good crowd. The margaritas were great and I also got a shot of Don Julio Blanco. Pricey, but it is on Prospect. My chicken burrito was very good.

Thank knox78
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

You'll find a friendly warm staff at this restaurant. I found the food to be slightly better than average. The nachos are a significant item. They'd feed 3-4 easily. I found it be searching Mexican food with a view. While not a spectacular view it...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy happy hour while the sun is setting. Prices were good, chicken tacos were outstanding, we ate way too many chips and salsa. Next time, I'll skip the house margarita, it was premade and very sweet.

Thank Hhogelund
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A very casual place reminiscent of typical older restaurants south of the border. The food is very good, nearly excellent. We had fish tacos and a bowl of ceviche. From what we saw served at orher tables, we could have ordered anything and everything equally...More

Thank Ivan B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The chips and salsa were very good. I had a cup of tortilla soup and a salad. The margaritas were fantastic. The guacamole was great.

Thank Z8819QDbrians
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went for dinner and the food was good. The chips and salsa were ok but that's all individual tastes. The location is good.

Thank Toni I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Mexican, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-7655
Serving up Mexican food since 1972, Jose's Courtroom offers ocean views, family friendly dining, and late night drinks and entertainment. During the day we serve some of the towns best Mexican food and plenty of margaritas to wash it down. Jose's Happy hour is from 4-7pm Monday-Friday with food and drink specials. With it's diverse crowds, Jose's is a place where you can find yourself at the bar sharing stories with a suit on your left and a surfer just out of the water on your right. We are laid back and a little louder than the rest of the block, so don't expect the stuffy La Jolla feel at Jose's. From the kitchen, you'll find all the traditional dishes you'd expect from an authentic Mexican kitchen but with a personal touch from our Chef Jose Rodriguez, who has been creating delicious dishes for nearly three decades. In the front of the house, you'll share good times with our fun, friendly servers and bartenders who are always here to help lift spirits and provide the catalyst to a good time.
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