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Alfonso's of la Jolla

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1251 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92075
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was excellent. Ambiance was great but apparently we were seated at the forgotten table. Everyone seated after us had their food long before we even ordered. We had to stop someone every time we needed something to get water...to order...to get refills...to get the bill. Luckily we weren't in a hurry and had a couple hours for lunch but... More 

Thank Heather K
Aguanga, California
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An icon of La Jolla dining for many, many years--so sad to see Alfonso's say "Adios"--you will be missed!

Thank BillyBob66
La Jolla, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is no longer in La Jolla, I believe they moved to Del Mar. Food was fair not great, might try the new location but not sure

Thank rebecarpisces
Solana Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TrIed the new location in Solana Beach and was not impressed. Skimpy sides and over cooked chicken. Generous glass of wine. Don't think I'll be going back anytime soon. Never went to La Jolla location so can't compare.

Thank Marylyn R
Barcelona, Spain
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant. Alfonso's used to be located in La Jolla but relocated to Solana Beach. The salsa served with chips is tasty. We had fish tacos (combination #2) and rolled tacos (combination #4). The beans and rice are awesome. We also had dessert. We had churros, bonuelitos, flan as well as arroz con leche. All were good.... More 

Thank M2white
Surprise, Arizona
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

After 45 years in downtown La Jolla, Alfonso's of La Jolla has relocated to Solano Beach on the Coast Highway. New location, now look, same gracious owner (who walks the floor and chats with his guests) and wonderful Mexican cuisine. We sat outside on a balmy evening - all the while enjoying reminiscent music from a very good guitarist/singer. Although... More 

Thank Terry M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I was a regular at Alfonso's in La Jolla and was expecting them to open in Solana Beach. We visited last week, and the place is just amazing, the decoration and layout is trendy and beautiful...the food delicious as ever.We'll be visiting for special ocassion and celebrations!!!!

Thank Katia M
Ventura, CA
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61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Opened only 14 days ago in Solana Beach. Nice atmosphere & comfortable dining. We enjoyed a late lunch & service was attentive & friendly. Location is near the beach & easy walking distance from beach condos & hotels. My Baja burrito was full of tasty grilled fish as I ordered. My sweetheart chose the relleno & cheese enchilada. Food was... More 

Thank KahunaVentura_CA
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Alfonso's of La Jolla moved to Solana Beach and the new more contemporary decor, seating and general atmosphere was a needed change for the better. After all these years the old place was beginning to show its age, and short of a complete tear down and rebuild it would have been lipstick on the proverbial pig. The new location 437... More 

Thank RufusTelestrat
San Diego, California
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Alfonsos was a La Jolla landmark for 45 years! It was located right in the village on Prospect Street and in the decades it was there, it had faithful customers. The lease expired and the restaurant relocated to Solana Beach. It has been open about 6 weeks. I want to support this restaurant because it is a staple of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $20
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1251 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92075
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 619-454-2232

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