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Bahia Don Bravo

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5504 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-7611
+1 858-454-8940
09:00 - 22:00
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British Columbia, Canada
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75 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

two visits good quality food with fresh ingredients friendly service easy parking clean and bright recommended

Thank surferdude083
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233 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped by here because we had read a magazine article about the Top 10 Fish Taco restaurants in the San Diego area and this was near the top of the list. We could see why! This is a very casual, order at the counter, restaurant. We stopped in for a very early dinner so there was no line. We... More 

Thank Codeedo
Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had fish and beef tacos, with margaritas and all was surprisingly good. The fish tacos were slightly lower than The Z Taco Stand but very close. Basically a bit of a dive with superior Mexican food. The big plus was plenty of seating and their salsa was excellent. Solid 4 star .

Thank Bob A
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great, fresh Mexican food! Little place but very clean and staff are very welcoming. We had fish tacos, nachos and burritos. Both my husband and son said that the burritos were probably the best they'd ever had! We had to wait a little bit for our order but it was definitely worth the wait! Probably going back before we leave... More 

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East Lyme, CT
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181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My son that lives in San Diego took us here while we were visiting from Connecticut. I've eaten at some very good Mexican restaurants over the years and this place tops them all. We had the Don Bravo special and it rocked. I'm sure there are some fine Mexican restaurants in San Diego, but I could never visit them all.... More 

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Portland OR
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is the kind of place we look for, when we go to Southern California or another destination in the Southwest. Happy polite staff, and wonderful, flavorful, Mexican food with generous servings. But wait, there's more! This little hole in the wall has ample free parking in the rear, and the outside seats offer an ocean view! Cash only, be... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We came across this place by accident and were delightfully surprised by the quality of the food. We are from Arizona so are pretty picky about Mexican food. This was just as good as I have ever had.

Thank Jasmine61
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Living in the area, I have TRIED to give them my business. They have terrible customer service, frozen food, but they do have Horchata on tap :) Skip it. Go to the TACO SHOP or TACO SURF which are both close in either direction.

Thank David G
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Love the place - very friendly - off the crowded area of laJolla and at much better price. I love their Carnitas burritos but everything tastes great.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The decor is plain, but the food is excellent! We live in OKC, but visit this restaurant every year when we vacation in La Jolla. I love all the food that I've tried. My favorite are the grilled Mahi fish enchiladas. My family loves chicken enchiladas and steak fajita tacos. It's very popular with local Mexicans. You know it's good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5504 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-7611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-8940

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