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“Just perfect”
Review of Jose's Courtroom

Jose's Courtroom
Ranked #44 of 1,250 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: 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.
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, reasonable prices and great tasting food.... The food happiness trifecta!! Kids got shrimp tacos and shrimp burritos and left nothing on their plates. Husband and I shared the shredded chicken burrito. Staff cut and presented on two plates without being asked or giving any eye roll at all! Courtesy is everything, and they definitley have it!0

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Right across the street from our hotel, we stopped into Jose's early one evening for dinner. This classic restaurant has a great outdoor bar, smooth margaritas and good Mexican food. Love the quesadillas and the guacamole is perfection.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Jose’s is a long-time restaurant in La Jolla that is billed as a sports bar & eatery. It also offers some really good southern California Mexican food. Ingredients are fresh, combo plates are very generous. My flautas were among the best I’ve had…meaty & crisp, and deep-fried with a light touch. Several burrito dishes I tasted also were generously filled with beef or chicken, not filler. Table salsa is spicy with a touch of heat. The menu is wisely limited to a few of each: appetizers, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, and specialties. Our group of eight sampled a number of dishes and all were declared to be very good to excellent. Service for the group was efficient and friendly. Our hotel, with its own restaurant, recommended Jose’s for Mexican. That’s a compliment!

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1  Thank DS1Arlington
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

After spending the day exploring the La Jolla coast we found ourselves in need of a pick me up. Found Jose's by accident and sat outside at the bar with a great view of the ocean. Margaritas were delicious and we had free chips and salsa, we added an order of cheese dip and had a enjoyable time eating, drinking and people watching. The waiter was very attentive and would recommend to anyone.

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1  Thank neenee1
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

We often stop into Jose's Courtroom when we are in La Jolla. We like their nacho's and quesadilla along with their margaritas.

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