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Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill

2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
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Ranked #15 of 288 Restaurants in El Cajon
Cuisines: British
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been there several times for Taco Tuesday. They have a good variety and reasonable prices. I have tried them all and was pleased. If I have to pick one it is the fried fish taco. The chili cheese fries are decadent. Hard to stop eating them.

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Del Mar
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I went here with a group of friends to watch the USC-Stanford football game last fall. I had emailed management to make sure they would be showing the game. Management emailed me back and assured me they would. To make a long-story short, management lied. They took the game off the big screen at half time. My complaints went unheeded.... More

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San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Hooley's is as an authentic Irish pub as you can get for not being in Ireland, so do expect it to be as such! The owners have gone out of their way to have authentic decor and have tried their best to accommodate and satisfy hungry Irish tasebuds with their menu. The restaurant is very popular at both locations, especially... More

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Alhambra, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

On a recent weekend getaway, this restaurant was highly recommended by someone from the area. The corned beef tacos were truly something to write home about. And the fish and chips were delicious. Our waitress, Amanda, was delightful and provided wonderful service (along with several recommendations). Next time we're in the area, we'll definitely make a return visit.

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San Diego, California, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the tacos... Corned beef and lobster are my favorites, but burgers and fish and chips are amazing! Great service!

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El Cajon, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went here because we were given a gift card. I had the fish and chips, Long John Silvers does a better job,. Yes an Irish Pub and when there is a Charger game on the TV a lot of obnoxious loud drunks sitting outside and inside, Beware, you for sure do not want to go here if a game... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hooleys Irish pub in Rcho SD is a place that I cannot miss when i visit San Diego. All of the decorations inside the bar were flown from Ireland, giving it an intimate, cozy feel. The traditional Irish Fayre is also very good. My favorite is the shepards pie. If you want to go out and have dinner and a... More

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San Diego, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Server was awesome, food was great and the beer where good too. Service was fast and very attempt. Definitely coming back.

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San Diego, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This place is very famous in March. They have a big Irish celebration. The food used to be pretty good. They have something called boxties which is a Irish style burrito or Taco. They wrap the food in a potato tortilla. Our last couple of times the food was really not even average.

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San Diego, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a neighborhood bar that also serves great food. The crowd is friendly, and you can listen to live music on the weekend. And hands down they serve the best fish and chips in San Diego. The plate is heaping with cod that's prepared perfectly. The corned beef sandwich is also quite tasty. If you're more adventurous, try the... More

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