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Juanitas Taco Shop

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290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
+1 760-943-9612
07:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 03:00
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Hollywood, Florida
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

easy place to grab some tacos after enjoying a day of running around on the beach yummy. Visiting from Florida with my family and we needed something quick this place fit us perfectly. How about the picture of this guy and his cool car sitting out in front

Thank RichAube
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Huge chimichangas! If you get the combination, you'll get cooked beans and rice, as well a little tomato, onions and avocado salad. The tacos are small, but filling. Everything was yummy! Loved the Jamaican hibiscus icetea.

Thank Licu321
Encinitas, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Whether you live here or are visiting the North County Coast, a stop to Juanitas is a MUST! I live here & frequent this taco shop for the best fish tacos & an orange bang! (Like an orange Julius or creamsicle) all their food is Delish! Don't be surprised if there's a wait out the door, do yourself a favor,... More 

Thank Napajuje
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Good quality authentic Mexican selections in this truly no frills setting reminiscent of Mexico's roadside stand cuisine.

Thank dewesters
Vail, Colorado
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 15 years when in town visiting. It is quick, cheap and fills our tummies! We like to sit outside on the picnic tables.

Thank sunnyskier
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Had heard that Juanitas was terrific. When I tried to eat here a couple times before, there was was a line out the door. It's a spotlessly clean, no frills restaurant with seating inside and out. Guessing they have a huge take out business with two major beaches nearby. Ordered two chicken tacos which come with beans and rice. Everything... More 

Thank dolphin112016
Sacramento, California
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

It's a dive, but has good food! If you want to eat a a truly "locals' Mexican taco shop, I suggest you stop at Juanita's. I order the fish plate and make tacos out of the beans, rice & fish. It's enough for two people to share. Truly authentic. Outdoor picnic bench seating.

Thank claudia b
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Love Juanitas! have gone their often for late night burritos. If you go get the cali burrito, you won't be sorry. French fries, cheese, carne asada all inside the burrito!

Thank MaggieR525
San Francisco
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

For so long, locals have always taken me to Juanitas during trips to San Diego (and various locals how lived in N County at various times.) It is so good I have made stops on the way to the airport. The tacquitos are the house specialty (IMO).

Thank T M
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Taco shop with authentic Mexican food...Counter service, limited outside area with tables and inside tables... A variety of Mexican entrees made to order and served hot...

Thank WinstonA03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?