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Verdes El Ranchero

€€ - €€€Mexican,
7404 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
+1 858-459-5877
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
7404 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here a few times during out month long stay in La Jolla. Excellent food, great service and the best margaritas. The food is generous portions and they also provide a warm bowl of tortilla chips and salsa dip to get you started. Highly...More

Thank beanwandering
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by our Airbnb hosts as a restaurant where the locals eat and our first experience of Mexican food in California. It was really good. Our waitress (Zoey) was superb. Able to walk us through the menu and when I opted for enchiladas she suggested...More

Thank AndyG6
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We are not really familiar with Mexican food, but we wanted to go somewhere within walking distance of where we were staying in La Jolla, and just came across Verdes ER. We sat down and were immediately given a bowl of warm tortilla crisps and...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This is the real thing- a small(er) restaurant that serves generous portions of delicious Mexican food. As a local La Jollan, I can assure travelers this is THE place to go for Mexican food. ( I've tried them all and none can come close). The...More

Thank martamccarty
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Excellent service, excellent food, in this small but cozy restaurant just a short drive from the bustle of Prospect Street.

Thank ericgE255MG
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

If you are searching reviews for a good place to grab some great Mexican food- GO HERE. I am a huge Mexican food fan and this is hands down the best I have ever had. The guacamole was fresh and so so delicious, the queso...More

Thank Emerrick
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Had a co-worker lunch here Friday afternoon. The drinks were great and the service was a little slow. Delicious.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

One cannot beat this place. Menu is huge, food outstanding. The burritos are fabulous and so large, you’ll need to take some home. Don’t miss this place!!!

Thank southerncal10
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We had the Tortilla Soup and the Albondigas (meat ball soup). Amazing. Would come back in a heart beat. 😊

Thank Guy-from-Cowtown
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Even though we waited for a table for 7, everything went super fine. Service was outstanding and very efficient and friendly. Food was very well presented and very large portions. Everyone ordered different dishes and we shared like a banquet. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7404 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-5877
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