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Racine & Laramie Tobacco Shop

Neighborhood: Old Town
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Address: 2737 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619 291 7833
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: San Diego's oldest cigar store.

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Smoker's Delight

Bought here a few ounces of Turkish Shag which I brought back to Italy. Excellent quality ... do not know what to do once it will finish : )) Excellent service and charming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
InJazzlove
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Bought here a few ounces of Turkish Shag which I brought back to Italy. Excellent quality ... do not know what to do once it will finish : )) Excellent service and charming smokin' joint!

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Loreto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Located in the heart of Old Town and furnished with an outstanding collection of 1800 antiques, this cigar shop is a MUST VISIT if you are in the San Diego area. The owner David has a vast knowledge of cigars and is very helpful to both novice cigar aficionados (myself included) and regular customers. Also both David and his staff... More 

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Springfield, MO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Great place for cigars and pipes. David, the owners son, is very passionate and knowledgeable.

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san diego
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

I love this place. They have a great selection of cigars and the staff is extremely helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2006

Old town is a beautiful place to enjoy a good pipe. The mexican food was great! Racine and Laramie was a nice part to our vacation.

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San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2004

love, love, love, the treasures this store has. A range of well hidden gems lurk behind the authentic victorian cabinets. Not just tobacco, they have beautiful boxes, marbles, old fashioned games and toys, knives. The people who work there looked awesome. They were all costumed to fit the time period of the store, and they were very nice and knowledgeable.... More 

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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2003

Most tobacco shops look and feel like a warehouse these days. That is what is refreshing about Racine and Laramie. It is a very welcoming atmoshere where cigars are displayed like the treasure they truly are. I was attended to by a relaxed gentleman who, considering the crowd, was willing to discuss the cigars and make suggestions. The prices were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2003

Unbelieveable selection of cigars from all over the world. Also carries unique tabacco-related products. Nice selection of humidors and zippo lighters. Very nice, accomadation sales people! Try the HAVANA STUMPEN cigar .... most excellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2003

I have been at R & L Tobacco Shop quite a few years ago while visiting a friend in San Diego. I received excellent attention at the shop where I bought a nice pipe tobacco ( English Burley). I wander if thy still stock it. All the best, Hector Mazzolenis

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