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Juanitas Taco Shop

290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
+1 760-943-9612
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“carnitas” (18 reviews)
“rolled tacos” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Mexican, Fast Food
290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

What an underwhelming dinner. I have driven by this place for many years and was excited to try it. I ordered Jaunitas Quesadilla, Al Pastor taco and carnitas taco. I ordered all without tomatoes and onions. The quesadilla was absolutely horrible. The meat was dry...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I like Juanita's. Great taco shop. I think they have cleaned it up and maybe painted it since my last visit. It's down and dirty (authentic)...just how I like it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Visit at least once a year and sometimes more. Food is very good, priced reasonably - good portions. It is easy to find. Parking close is sometimes an issue since parking is at a premium in this area. Never had to walk too far.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We went here as we were driving down to San Diego. It looks a bit shoddy and run down but don't let that fool you. The tacos are delicious and more than reasonably priced, the chips are warm and amazing, and the pico was fantastic....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank felipes518
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is quite popular with the locals which is why the place is crowded always!! Great food, generous portions, priced right - a winning combination! Our family likes to order here and take to Moonlight Beach for a picnic style dinner watching the sunset....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Honeybee92024
Reviewed June 15, 2018

If you want a genuine taco shop experience - this is it! I've been a customer for 20 years and this place rocks. Nothing is more satisfying than surfing for 2-3 hours and then grabbing a quick bite at Juanitas Taco Shop. Used to be...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank beachbound201012
Reviewed May 1, 2018

My love of Mexican food brings me to Juanita's Taco Shop at at least once or so a week when I get that feeling of I want a Burrito Now!. It's one of those classic socal Taco Shops that has been around forever. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ash L
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Been going here off and on for years. Significantly sized burritos. The carne asada is full of beef and little else; it is the same price as the California burrito, which contains a good deal of potato, so, for beef for your buck, the former...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank clarksdale
Reviewed January 16, 2018

This is a tiny place with great Mexican food. We got take out and ate it at the closeby state park beach. Most in our party got carnita burritos. They were good but the carne assado was also very good. Those burritos are huge and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank F6027EOtoms
Reviewed December 16, 2017

We stopped here after the annual Christmas parade in Encinitas. It was busy, but the line moved quickly. Being new and not wanting to hold things up on a busy evening, we were not quite sure what to order. We each ordered a combination plate....More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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