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1112 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-3846
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Ranked #511 of 4,119 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Madrid, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Not a place to eat in but to take away. It is not a restaurant but a place with nice and normal mexican food (huge portions) and some tables where you can eat in. But honestly the better is take it away and eat at home. Prices are reasonable. By the way, they don't serve beer what is a must... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

JV's was recommended to us by another local establishment. We had seen reviews on another website. We had menudo and chiliquilles. Both were delicious. Very good portion size. I love chiliquilles. I really loved that JV's does not mix the egg in. The flavor of the chili was perfect. Not spicy, well seasoned and just delicious. Menudo as well as... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Just like with Lucha Libre a mile or so away, I hit this place having seen it on the fivethirtyeight.com burrito challenge. Very nondescript storefront, and I actually missed it the first time driving by. Glad I found it. I went with a taco al pastor burrito with the guac on the side. One word - massive. Packed full of... More 

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Riverside, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Have been here twice now. Bright decor, surprising to find more seating than it looks like it will have from the outside. Small parking lot. It's a busy place, which means people like it. The burritos are huge, and the selection on the menu is wide. There's a good sauces/salsas bar. However, I didn't think it tasted that great, either... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I discovered this place while a student at University of San Diego. When I had no time to eat before class, after a long day at work, I'd stop at JVs and it felt like my Mexican mama had made me the best meal ever. I love this place. The heart is definitely closely aligned to the stomach.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Asked someone at the mall about a good place to eat. This was exactly what I wanted. Great, unpretentious food, without an hour wait. We had the burrito (size of a small baby), enchilada platter, Shrimp Quesadilla, and chips and guac. The chips were the lightest and most delicious chips ever. The food was excellent. Large portions. We could not... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I took my wife here for dinner. We were just hanging out before we went to La Jolla. The food was really good. I over ordered thinking the portions were small. That was a big mistake. They gave us so much food, we had dinner for the next two days. Wish they had told us how large the portions were.

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Hood River, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I had the menudo. It was good for the price. Seems like local stop and very casual. The staff are very friendly. The food comes out quickly.

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San Diego
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We used to go to this restaurant when it first opened and enjoyed it. There are so many small takeout/dine-in small mexican places in San Diego and of course the food varies from place to place, style to style. JV's use to be pretty good. We were in the area today and my wife and I decided to stop in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The meat was overcooked, even by Mexican standards. No atmosphere. Plusses were very low price and fast service. Consider it a step above Mexican fast food.

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Additional Information about JV's Mexican Food

Address: 1112 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-3846
Phone Number: 619-276-0758
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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