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“love the atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill
2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
619-670-7468
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Ranked #28 of 288 restaurants in El Cajon
Cuisines: British
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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“love the atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hooleys Irish pub in Rcho SD is a place that I cannot miss when i visit San Diego. All of the decorations inside the bar were flown from Ireland, giving it an intimate, cozy feel. The traditional Irish Fayre is also very good. My favorite is the shepards pie. If you want to go out and have dinner and a couple pints, this is your place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Server was awesome, food was great and the beer where good too. Service was fast and very attempt. Definitely coming back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California, United States
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Used To Be Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This place is very famous in March. They have a big Irish celebration. The food used to be pretty good. They have something called boxties which is a Irish style burrito or Taco. They wrap the food in a potato tortilla. Our last couple of times the food was really not even average.

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good beer, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a neighborhood bar that also serves great food. The crowd is friendly, and you can listen to live music on the weekend. And hands down they serve the best fish and chips in San Diego. The plate is heaping with cod that's prepared perfectly. The corned beef sandwich is also quite tasty. If you're more adventurous, try the corned beef tacos - yum!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Family, friends or work, it's just down right awesome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Crowd is easy, the pub is dark and the ribs are gonna blow your mind. The beer is priced reasonably and if you like the Irish ways this could be the only place for you. They give you Irish with a slight change or twist. Best example of that is the corn beef tacos! I know it sounds wrong but being a Mexican that lives part time in Ireland I can tell you that you owe it to yourself to try this.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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