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“Best Carne Asada in North County”
Review of Juanitas Taco Shop

Juanitas Taco Shop
Ranked #17 of 300 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Carne Asada in North County”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

And their hot sauce is fantastic too! I love that it is never too crowded, since it is a little bit a way from the strand of shops in Encinitas. I have loved everything I have ordered here. I have never had a mediocre experience.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“BEST BURRITOS FOR AWESOME PEOPLE”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

My mother lives near this place. It is a dumpy hole-in-the-wall with bars on the window.
DO NOT BE ALL NORTH COUNTY SNOBBY-SNOB ABOUT JUANITA'S. If you want AMAZING BURRITOS and AWESOME FLYING SAUCERS, go in, eat, be happy, pay your $5 for a ton of food, and don't forget to help yourself to a plastic bag of spicy pickled carrots.
If you're a worthless snob who is looking for a place to swing your brand-new Kate Spade bag, go elsewhere. I'm tired of hearing people bad-mouth this place because they don't have a gilded fountain and valet parking.

Juanita's has everything you need and nothing you don't:

BEST STRETCHY FLOUR TORTILLAS!
BEST CREAMY GUAC!
BEST HOT SALSA!
BEST DEEP-FRIED FLYING SAUCER BASE!
BEST CARNITAS!
AGUAS FRESCAS SERVED OVER ICE IN A STYROFOAM CUP!

Off-the-charts flavor, unpretentious, high dollar-to-flavor ratio. Near the beach. Bring the family.

You're a jerk if you don't like this place.

  • Visited December 2012
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San Diego
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Mexican!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Best hole in the wall Mexican restaurant in the north county area! Its open late too and is always delicious after the bars close. The California burrito here is amazing!

  • Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“cheap eats”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Cheap eats! fried tacos were mmm, mmm good. Hot salsa was home made and authentic. The lady behind the counter was not as friendly but that really didnt bother me at all. Will come again!

Visited September 2012
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Bonsall, California
Level 6 Contributor
67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food in North SD... without beer”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have been a fan of this place going on 20 years. My favorite is their "Flying Saucer" Tostada. Terri always gets their Chicken Tacos... place is always crowded... and for good reason.

  • Visited September 2012
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