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Don Juan's Grill

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Brazilian, Argentinean, Cuban, Chilean
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20700 South St, Tehachapi, CA
661-822-6612
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cuban Club Sandwich was crazy good!

We were on a long road trip and stopped to have a meal here...the Cuban Club sandwich is an extremely fresh ciabatta bun and tender pork with BBQ sauce on the side with crunch Sweet Potato Fries...truly delicious. Also the portion is large enough for two people. The Watermelon Chimichurri Salad is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Makkie333
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San Luis Obispo
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Luis Obispo
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were on a long road trip and stopped to have a meal here...the Cuban Club sandwich is an extremely fresh ciabatta bun and tender pork with BBQ sauce on the side with crunch Sweet Potato Fries...truly delicious. Also the portion is large enough for two people. The Watermelon Chimichurri Salad is also delicious. We would not recommend the Squash... More 

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This grill was a delightful surprise. We expected little and found much. TripAdvisor travelers said it was a great restaurant and it was. It is hard to find. It can be noisy (although the tables are not close together, there is just a lot of people noise and hard walls). It is even confusing finding the front door. But the... More 

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California City, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A place we having been going to for a while and again, the food and service was great. The food is Cuban/South American fare. One of the go to dishes is the Pork Panama Dinner. If you have room for Desert, the Chimichuri (SP) is awesome. Just go........

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Tehachapi, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Don Juan's is one of my favorite restaurants to eat at in Tehachapi. I have eaten here numerous time and every meal was great.

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Looking for something more interesting than steak or barbecue, I stopped here for an early dinner while spending one night in Tehachapi. The restaurant is 8 minutes from the center of town in a suburban strip mall, but it's easy to find. The menu is decidedly fusion: a mix of Central and South American-inspired dishes. My Pork Panama was very... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

i know sometimes good food can replace bad service but when you get no food and cold items which are suppose to be hot, then you begin to wonder. Try the beef stroganoff cuban style that was a sokid entree. . beef was tough but the sauce was outstanding. Given , this was in the middle of no where ,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Don Juan's is one of our favorite restaurants in the Tehachapi area. The food is alway interesting and delicious. They have a great selection of wines and an inviting dining room. We've had nothing but great experiences.

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Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited this establishment after sampling their fare at Bakersfield 's Bacon and Beer Festival on November 8. Luckily, we had GPS to find the restaurant located next to a feed store off the beaten path. We were apparently the only customers at 230pm. The interior is somewhat dark, and minimally decorated. Nice music played at conversation level. The owner... More 

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Bovey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place was referred to us by the staff at our timeshare in Stallion Springs. It is in a small plaza and is very unassuming from the outside. Don't be fooled. The food and service here are exceptional. A fusion of Cuban, Mexican, American and all things good. One of the best meals I've ever had in my life. Worth... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The lighting was very poor. In fact it was hard to read the menu at all. The food was reasonably priced and tasted fine. The wine was not ordered as it seemed quite expensive.

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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, Argentinean, Cuban, Chilean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?