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“Hidden gem!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos

Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos
2333 Airline Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111-5810
318-752-3244
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Ranked #25 of 199 Restaurants in Bossier City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos is an upscale, fast casual Cali-Mex restaurant & bar. We feature large, high quality portions that are free from MSG & LARD. We prepare our menu daily with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. All orders are handcrafted- one at a time. Tortillas are made fresh with every order & our meats are lean, marinated, top quality grades. We serve grilled Yellow Fin Tuna in our fish tacos & burritos! Our Margaritas start with 100% fresh fruit puree, hand squeezed lime juice & fine tequila. In fact, we're the only place this side of Austin that offers an authentic Prickly Pear Margarita and a Grilled Tuna Taco! Don Juanz is livin la vida fresca!
Bossier City, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Wish I would've tried this place when I first got to Bossier! Service was awesome, and food was very good. The fish tacos and the prickly pear margarita are a must! This is in my top five restaurants for Bossier.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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donz06, Owner at Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Thank you Marsha & Nick! We're so used to getting "out-of-town business" that we often wonder how we're doing with local customers. Your review provided a local perspective that we're doing things right! Since you mentioned you like our Prickly Pear Margaritas, please remember that our frozen margaritas are doubled (two-4-one) during happy hour 7 days a week & also from 8-10pm on FRI & SAT nights.
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Ogden, Utah
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great Fish Taco's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Loved the fish tacos at Don Juanz. The price is a bit high but the food is worth it for an occasional splurge or eating on expense account while traveling. Try the combo plate to get full exposure to beef, chicken, and fish.

Visited November 2012
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donz06, Owner at Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for the kind review. We're happy to hear we have "Great Fish Tacos". I understand your concern regarding the higher cost for the Tuna tacos, but because we only use Prime, (sushi grade) Yellow Fin Tuna, it tends to cost more than our competitors who use farm raised
fish, such as Tilapia. I designed Don Juanz menu to be something that I would eat everyday...which is what I do. With that mentioned, years ago, a well known chef I was working for in Dallas, TX told me: "Always eat in restaurants where you see the owner & his family dining there, because if it's good enough for them, it has to be great!". BTW, the combo platter that you mentioned is called the Triple Catch. Good to know you recommend it!
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good, but, expensive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Being a Southern California native, I know what great baja style fish taco's are and Don Juanz is very close to being great, but, not quite, for several reasons. First of all the corn tortilla they use is not very good at all and not homemade. I'm not saying that a great fish taco needs to have a homemade corn tortilla, but, it needs a great tasting corn tortilla, even if store bought. The amount of fish they put on the taco is very limited, they are not generous for the amount of money you pay. I have to say the fish is high quality, but, unfortunately, too little is put on the taco. The green salsa is excellent! I haven't had such great green salsa in a while!

Overall, the fish tacos are very good and would be great if they put more fish on the taco, used a better corn tortilla, and weren't soo expensive. If ever in Los Angeles and want to try true authentic baja style fish tacos, you have to go to El Taco Nazo in Baldwin Park, that place has set the bar and the prices are great!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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donz06, Owner at Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for the review & I appreciate the comment "pretty close to great", especially from someone from Southern Cal! I can't promise you'll find cheap prices here, but I can guarantee you that we use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients found anywhere. Sushi Grade Tuna is not only expensive, but is getting scarce. We often go through additional work just to secure prime tuna inventory. Because we try to use all natural ingredients, the 100% white corn tortillas are very light on flavor. We could punch up the flavor more, but we'd have to add more salt or other artificial ingredients to do so. Presently, we use only white corn maze, water, salt & lime. Not much else goes into it, other than pressing them out fresh on our tortilla machine in our kitchen. I'm also a Southern Cal native & have dined at El Taco Nazo in Baldwin Park. It's good, but they prepare their food differently than Don Juanz. Their tortillas are definitely enhanced with lard & much more salt. They do not use Sushi Grade Yellow Fin Tuna like we do. On my last visit, they weren't sure what type of fish was being served, other than- white fish. We try hard to please everyone & offer a less expensive fish taco- the Baja Snapper. We strive for lard & msg free food made fresh daily. We hope to see you soon!
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Amazing Tacos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This place is AWESOME. shrimp quesadillas are amazing so are their fish tacos. Awesome margaritas too! We go here all the time. great service, friendly staff. Highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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donz06, Owner at Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for the glowing review you wrote! because we get so much praise on the Yellow Fin Tuna Tacos, I'm happy to hear the recognition for our Shrimp Quesadilla. Our quesadilla's start with a fresh tortilla, Wild-caught shrimp (Gulf Coast when we can get it), 100% dairy cheese & FLAT GRIDDLED for a crunchy finish on the tortilla. Our margaritas are all natural, no artificial ingredients. We start with hand-squeezed limes & finish them with pure, agave platinum tequila (not a varietal-cheaper). Come treat yourself to Double Margaritas 7 days a week from 4:30-6:30 & Margaritas-B4-Midnite (Fri & Sat 8-10pm) two- for -1.
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“The best food and atmosphere around.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Wonderful food, friendly staff, and a great atmosphere. If you haven't been you must try it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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, Owner at Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos, responded to this review, June 24, 2012
Thank you so much for the gracious review! Your review is heralded by your time spent in Mexico & your knowledge of how things should be, in a Mexican restaurant. From your comparison of our salsa to your grandma's salsa made from scratch is a very high compliment! We're glad to hear our fish tacos & margaritas made the cut, as well. We're currently reviewing property sites in Shreveport & have plans to expand. Keep the faith!
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