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Don Juan's Grill

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Brazilian, Caribbean, Spanish, Argentinean, Cuban, Chilean, South American
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20700 South St, Tehachapi, CA
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Experience

A unique menu and and even more flavor filled food create a wonderful dinning experience. My favorite is the Cuban Pork Shank. Service can be slow as there are usually understaffed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tehachapi, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
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English first
Tehachapi, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A unique menu and and even more flavor filled food create a wonderful dinning experience. My favorite is the Cuban Pork Shank. Service can be slow as there are usually understaffed.

Thank JLPeterson58
Lancaster, California, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is way off the beaten path, but worth the visit. The menu items include Puerto Rican and Brazilian fare. Our entrees were perfectly cooked, and delivered to our table in a timely manner. We sampled slow cooked pork with cabbage, and a seafood dish with scallops, shrimp and fish. It is worth a trip "out of the way"... More 

Thank Peggy D
Anacortes, Washington, United States
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Traveling through Tehatchapi, long day and this was a find! Menu is quite unique and extensive, something for everyone. We had the bacon wrapped shrimp..like none other I have ever had!. It was fabulous!! You choose your sides, we had plantains and rice...Delish!! They offer a great happy hour tapas menu too. We just missed that.. It didn't matter, prices... More 

Thank Marla H
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We went Don Juan's for my birthday . We walked in the door and we stood there for ten minutes we left . No one ever came out see what was going on. The food is good but the service is gotten really bad. The restaurant only had one couple seated. No excuse for bad service

Thank JayneScardello
Birmingham, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Tehachapi. The food is consistently good. The only place in town that has good Ahi Tuna. They use locally grown when possible and it is the only place I have found that features several "wild caught (when available) selections. The "Chocolate Chimi" is yummy!!

Thank DrC411
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Good eclectic blend from several Latin countries. Excellent options for vegetarians and there desserts are pretty great. I eat here every time I'm in town.

Thank dangerboy45
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere. My love and I always make this one of our stops when we are in Tehachapi. This place was one of our first date dinners so the memories are always wonderful to revisit. The food and warm welcomed serve are always at it best. The food is very flavorful.

Thank Bythelightofthemoon
Tehachapi, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our first time at Don Juan's and what a great experience,tired and hungry from traveling and looking forward to a nice atmosphere for dinner we entered Don Juan's and were greeted by a wonderful staff and immediately seated in a comfortable booth and as soon as we were seated the evenings fun began. The first course consisted of two of... More 

Thank Sue M
Tehachapi, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I tell everyone I meet that by far the beat restaurant in Tehachapi is Don Juan's Latin Fusion, but I am quick to tell them not to expect Mexican food because it's not that...it's so much more! Instead of chips and salsa you will nom on delicious white bread and chimichurri sauce while waiting for your food to be prepared... More 

Thank Jamie C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A surprising and hidden place away from Tehachapi's main downtown. The "black bean pudding" appetizer was delicious as was the other food. I tried their pisco sour, and it was good, but don't expect authentic Chilean style.

Thank KcgCO

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20700 South St, Tehachapi, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tehachapi
  • Phone Number: 661-822-6612

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Caribbean, Spanish, Argentinean, Cuban, Chilean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?