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Jorge's Mexicatessen

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417 Santa Fe Dr, Ste B, Encinitas, CA 92024-5144
+1 760-942-6810
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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530 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken soup cannot be beat. Wonderful and very clean tasting clear chickeny broth with huge chunks of poached pulled chicken, cooked white rice, avocado, diced white onion, tomato, fresh cilantro all served steaming and delumptious with a side of smokin' HOT (you were warned) salsa and fresh flour tortillas.

Thank Challenger007
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471 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I returned from a trip back East with a cold and ordered the large chicken soup. As always, it is as awesome as the NY style soup that I grew up with, but with spicy salsa & avocado which is even better! It's the real-deal, loaded with chicken, rice & avocado for the perfect blend of fats & comfort when... More 

Thank Bchgrl9
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

There are a bunch of great mexican restaurants around. This one is my fave. Fast, friendly, clean, and very tasty. Check out the Chicken soup, it is incredible.

Thank cliffkeller
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Chicken soup is delicious and you can order it spicy or regular, sure cure if you are feeling under the weather, you'll feel so much better after a bowl of this famous soup.. Always order from Jorge's great Mexican food and reasonably priced. Been eating from here for years, I'm an excellent cook so I know good Mexican food.

Thank mariagonz7
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Jorge's has a walk-up counter for ordering, and a few tables inside for dining in. Mostly a take-out cafe, the food is plentiful and delicious. There is a 'special of the day' every day that offers a meal-deal! Their soup is outstanding!

Thank sandyaqh
Encinitas, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

There is usually a line (for a reason). Whenever we go, we know at least a few other locals in line aiting to order their family dinner. Chicken soup is one of the most well-loved menu items. The chile rellenos are the bomb. The salsa is EXCELLENT but very spicy, so be forewarned!

Thank Shannon G
Carmel, California
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Jorge's is our go to place for take out Mexican. Everything is fresh and tasty. The chicken soup merits all the praise it receives.

Thank TominCA
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Have the sniffles? Feel a cold coming on. Jorge's has the best chicken soup full of big chunks of chicken and just the right spices. You won't be disappointed with any of your choices here!

Thank ctinadewars16
San Diego
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2016

The pork chili verde burrito is the best burrito I've eaten in San Diego county. They are known for their soup, but that burrito kicks butt.

Thank CindyinEncinitas
Toledo, Ohio
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016

We visit family in Encinitas and ALWAYS get lunch or dinner here (santa fe drive) at least 2-3x wk. The chicken soup is excellent. Chicken Fajitas are good too. Place is small so we do take out except for lunch once in a while. Friendly staff, Clean place, always quality, fresh food.

Thank Jayne S

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Santa Fe Dr, Ste B, Encinitas, CA 92024-5144
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-942-6810

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?