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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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East Lyme, CT
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174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank VinMar_10
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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67 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
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 13 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.

1 Thank Der Fliegende F
Oklahoma City, OK
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

Thank JackieT
San Diego, CA
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A friend visiting San Diego was in the mood for a fish taco. After looking on line for options I came across a good location with a very good review, Bahia Don Bravo in La Jolla. I almost missed it as it is a small restaurant. Both of our meals where very good and we got there just in time... More 

Thank anglophile82
San Diego, California
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552 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Don Bravo is a fast Mexican good restaurant. They don't take credit cards but they do have an ATM on premise. I like their fried fish taco. They have a good selection of salsa but none of which is really that spicy

Thank gzau
San Diego, California
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274 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I bought 4 rolled beef tacos with extra cheese. When I ordered I asked for Cotija cheese, but they do not have any (kind of odd since this is a Mexican restaurant). The tacos were okay, but I do not think worth seven dollars. Salsa bar is fine. I liked their spicy jalapenos.Not sure if I will be back because... More 

Thank Angelica S
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is my partner's favourite Mexican taco joint when he lived in La Jolla for over 5 years. This was my first time here and I loved it! Very authentic Mexican tacos that don't burn a hole in your wallet! We had the fish, lobster and shrimp tacos - steering away from the traditional meats - and it was delicious.... 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?