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“Used to be fantastic”
Review of The Spot

The Spot
Ranked #24 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Used to be fantastic”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

First visited the spot in 2007 and 2008 it was phenomenal value for money and served great food.
On my return in September I was disappointed with a steak I had and it seemed a lot quieter than before. Staff were good but has it lost its edge ?

  • Visited September 2013
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Balboa Island, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“food has gone downhill”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Their duck tacos are now made with ground duck which is flavorless. They used to make it with shredded duck which was much better than ground. Dining here has become disappointing on a regular basis. Better choices abound nearby.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank WorldTraveler422
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
453 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“For the Hubs”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

It was late when we arrived and the hubs was hungry--nothing else open at that hour. He LOVED it (read: plenty of TV's with sports on) We only had a snack and a drink but the taco trio was good. Great casual place catering to those no one else stays open to

Visited October 2013
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Thank MrsH0dges
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Catch The Game & Have A Beer”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Spot is a great little find in La Jolla. It has a local tavern feel that also happens to serve some very good food. The staff are very professional and personal. It was a great way to watch a Bears game too as its a bit of a Chicago bar.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Nick141
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Beaverton, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good service and solid food”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Has the fish and chips. Great fries. Good fish. The service was pretty good. The food was better than average. I would eat there again.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Matt K
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