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Alfonso's of la Jolla

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1251 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
619-454-2232
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always yummy

Whenever Im in La Jolla, my best friend and I make our way to this mexican restaurant. The chips, salsa , enchiladas, tacos, and friendly service make it a wonderful experience. Looking forward to next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
LilJoJo2011
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Murrieta, California
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Yonkers, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great Mexican restaurant for the right price - beer is cold, margaritas are salty and sweet, the nachos are the best I've had, and the food delicious. Order off the menu to mix and match exactly what you want - I ordered two cheese enchiladas with a beef taco - either way, this is the place for comfort food in... More 

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rearsby
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Best Mexican food we have had, full of flavour and huge portions. Wines were great and staff could not have been more friendly. Have already booked to go back on friday.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Whenever Im in La Jolla, my best friend and I make our way to this mexican restaurant. The chips, salsa , enchiladas, tacos, and friendly service make it a wonderful experience. Looking forward to next time.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Had to rest from an afternoon of shopping in La Jolla. Girlfriends wanted a little something to tide us over before dinner many hours later. Alfonso's was the perfect stop. We ordered their 12oz blended margaritas with salt and some chunky guacamole (there was a choice of smooth or chunky) and chips. Guacamole was a good blend of ingredients and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A bit pricey. But for the location, food quality, and atmosphere its worth it. The owner is friendly as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Perfect Mexican family restaurant for a quick taco meal. Fast service, reasonable priced, delicious food. Chicken taco fajitas were amazing.

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Phoenix
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So disappointed with our lunch at Alfanso's. I remember when this was a really hopp'en place, back in the day. I had not been in 8 or 9 years and was feeling nostalgic so decided to give it a try, but was a little worried after seeing only two other couples in the entire place. We ordered the ultimate margarita... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went for lunch. Best carnitas I've ever had. My son had the tamal and loved it. Everything, from the thick chips with spicy salsa to the people watching on Prospect St was terrific. Margaritas were perfect. Have gone here over the years and its still one of the best Mexican restaurants in the San Diego area.

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St. Johns, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Best Mexican restaurant in La Jolla. All the dishes are authentic and the pitchers of margaritas will make your dining experience complete. Parking sucks but that is true for all of La Jolla.

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baxter, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

clean friendly environment. There were several choices of restaurants but some very overprices for families. the food was excellent and the staff were so very friendly. we even considered going a second time, but ran out of time. Highly recommend if you like Mexican. the rating system is not working, I would rate prices, service and value as excellent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1251 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 619-454-2232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?