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Juanitas Taco Shop

290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
+1 760-943-9612
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“carnitas” (15 reviews)
“guac” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Juanita's taco shop is so good that it is the first place we stop when we come into town to visit family. You must try: The carne asada burrito The rolled tacos The chicken tacos My husbands brother stops by Juanita's before he flies up...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Juanita's was recommended to us by friends, and it was a great recommendation! The food was authentic, large portions, very affordable prices, and delicious. It is definitely a small local restaurant that I will be going back to next time I'm in Carlsbad.

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This is a good lunch place. It has everything you'll ever want for an authentic Mexican lunch. The service is pretty exceptional. The only drawbacks are that it's a beat up hole in the wall, and the prices. California taxes businesses so badly that you...More

Thank Evan W
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love Juanitas and so does my other half. I go there at least once for breakfast and dinner when I'm in town. The food is authentic and inexpensive. Their breakfast burrito will hold you over until dinner. My favorite local spot when I'm in...More

Thank hollijs01
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A local friend took us to Juanita's for lunch and we had some of the best burritos that we have ever had. He had the carnitas, my hubby had carne asada, and I had chicken asada. They were huge and delicious. Had lots of other...More

1  Thank pammillerb4
Reviewed 18 February 2017

If you are in the Encinitas area, ever, you need to make a stop to Juanitas Taco Shop. This restaurant is totally unassuming from the outside, and for most would probably be considered a "dive" (don't mind the bars on the window), but aren't those...More

1  Thank Mat A
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were looking for Tacos and came upon this shop. Its a small mom and pop Mexican food joint. They have amazing Taco's and Burritos. Taste was very authentic Mexican.

Thank Shreyas S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Juanitas taco shop is about as authentic as you can get. Small, crowded, but good Mexican food. The fish plate is good and you can make your own tacos with the food provided. Authentic sodas and juices. They speak English, too.

Thank claudia b
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped for a couple tacos, one carnitas and one carne asada. The carne asada taco was decent, the carnitas was excellent, much better in my opinion. The girl who took my order was friendly and polite, and another gentleman behind the counter was also...More

Thank SamPav
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our annual trip to San Diego wouldn't be complete without a stop at Juanitas. Some local friends showed us this treasure a few years ago and now whenever we are in town this has become a must stop. Not a pretty place by any stretch...More

Thank NCblue2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-9612
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