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Juanitas Taco Shop

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290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
+1 760-943-9612
7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Corvallis, Montana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just made it back to Juanitas for the fist time in years. I use to live in Encinitas and ate at Juanitas at least a couple of times a week. Bar none, it is the best carne asada burrito of any taco shop that I have ever been to. When I left Encinitas 25 years ago, I knew there would... More 

Thank Bradley M
Sacramento, California
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Local, local, local. If you want good, local, authentic Mexican food, try Juanitas! Good service, good food. I like the plates as there are beans, rice and lettuce, and I make my own "tacos" from the variety on my plate. The atmosphere is questionable, and there is "indoor" and a picnic table outside to sit and eat. Located in Leucadia... More 

Thank claudia b
La Coruna, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We had really nice burritos in this mexican restaurant. It is really authentic and is is worth a visit!! The location is nice, in a very quiet and green neighbourhood in Encinitas

Thank Jacobo A
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Great burritos, taco and taquitos. You must go there the best! There are a lot to choose from when it comes to Mexican in Encinitas try Juanita's first after that try the rest!

Thank jbmaverick
Portland OR
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We brought some visitors from the midwest here so they could see what real San Diego style Mexican food is like. They were completely confused by the menu which was a good sign. In the end, they loved it (as we do), and are as hooked on Juanita's as we are.

Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Service: Is okay, just remember it's a hole in the wall. Don't go there and expect high end service. Food: The fish tacos were excellent. The tortilla's were crisp, the mix of ingredients was ideal, and the fish was fresh. Seating: There is both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating accommodates dogs.

Thank SorianoSharp
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you like Carnitas, then Jaunita's Carnitas is the place for you! Very casual beachy atmosphere with inside picnic tables for seating.

Thank sandyaqh
Encinitas, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great prices and awesome food. My favorite is their veggie burrito and my kids adore the rolled chicken tacos. So good. Very low key.

Thank KrisPalouda
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Juanita was there working, very cordial and the food was great, portions were good, free distilled water and the prices were great too!

Thank K.T. R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Best carnitas I've ever had! A 10 for sure and at a price that is unbelievable. You have to go here if you nearby.

Thank Jeff P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-9612

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?