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Alfonso's of la Jolla

1251 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
619-454-2232
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Ranked #136 of 1,261 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $20 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Coronado, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

OK, so in La Jolla prices are just higher. Don't let that stop you from enjoying a good Mexican dinner. If you are in the area, Alfonso's can dish it up. It is very unusual to find a chicken burrito with good mole sauce - Alfonso's has it. Most of the menu is fairly traditional and you can expect a... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This restaurant is always a must do on our trip to San Diego. They have great consistent food and their carne asada is definitely one of the best! They have excellent customer service and are always friendly.

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Madrid, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A favorite family spot for several years. Great margaritas, good food, friendly staff, good value. Nothing to dislike.

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La Jolla, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place has been a La Jolla classic Mexican Restaurant as long as I can remember, and I have lived in La Jolla for going on 40 years! A must go to.

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Doha, Qatar
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I ate lunch there 30 Oct,, I got free chips and Salsa (really nice) , and the portion (Chieken steak) was big, the food quality is very good, chieken marinated was really good and big ,,, customer service was friendly and fast by the young lady.... but it was a bit expensive,, my bill was 29 USD, main portion and... More 

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La Jolla, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We met friends at Alfonso's and had another great dinner. Alfonso was there to greet us as usual too. This restaurant is one of La Jolla's jewels (no pun intended) we so much appreciate a great Mexican place so close and friendly

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Auckland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had lunch here this past week and were thoroughly impressed. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere was coupled with great authentic Mexican food. I had the Mexican salad with prawns and my darling had the quesdadillas. He had a Coronita which proved an entertaining and unique way to have a miniature Corona with lime juice. Highly recommended.

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La Jolla, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I like the basics...cheese enchilada / rice/ beans! When Im in the mood for Mexican, its right around the corner from my office so its convenient. Not to mention good margaritas as well.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Skip this place! Cold chips fatty food over priced not clean a total waste! Horrible horrible horrible!!! Really bad!!!

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Encinitas, CA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Alfonso's has been in La Jolla for 30 something years. I've gone numerous times over that span and it has been consistently great. The chips and salsa are delicious ("don't fill up on chips") and the atmosphere always feels like a special occasion or a vacation.

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Additional Information about Alfonso's of la Jolla

Address: 1251 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 619-454-2232
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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