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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“burrito” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Bar
€€ - €€€
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Jose’s courtroom it by far the best Mexican in that area the food is always amazing and the staff is very friendly I highly recommend this restaurant

Thank noah5919
Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolled around La Jolla, wanted a bite and a brew and stumbled upon this non-descript pub. What a find! Great Mexican-inspired food, fantastic quesadillas and salsa, attentive service. Great value as well, not expensive at all, considering being in La Jolla! All you can ever...More

Thank geissbockfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

jose's if good for what it is, which is a dive bar mexican joint playing lots of reggae, to grab some tacos. i must say, the veggie burrito my daughter got was the size of a duffle bag and apparently great.

Thank dominicandandy35805
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Totally worth stopping in! We enjoyed the margarita and cool beers! I had the Camarones Diablo shrimp - sooo good and spicy! He enjoyed the enchiladas! The view was cool and our waiter knew his stuff! Was not terribly busy on a Monday- we enjoyed...More

Thank tlyn1960
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff and good food & drinks. Lots on the drink & food menus to choose from, and the staff happily makes recommendations.

Thank garcias4az
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Looking for a good Mexican food place in LaJolla?? Try Jose’s. Casual, friendly and helpful severs. Guacamole app is tasty but a bit small (yes the large order) The veggie quesadilla very good! Great option! The carne aside was very tasty!!!! Good for beef lovers!!...More

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Good Mexican food and the margaritas was really good. We had a good time in this restaurant. You should try.

Thank jjensen2017
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Dive Bar setting. Clean basic menu ; well executed. Chips and salsa to start were very good. Margaritas also very good. Appetizers and entree’s were large and delicious. Nice alternative to the name in town options.

Thank mw595
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Can't go to San Diego and surrounding area without finding some good Mexican food. Friends and I were traveling from FL to San Diego and came across this little place while walking around. The margs were great and the tacos were good.

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The beer and margaritas flow easily at Jose’s. No stuffiness here. A nice switch from the uber expensive places near by. A little disconcerting that the cute bar tenders all were having multiple shots with customers. That made it feel sketchy. Are they working for...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
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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, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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