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Juanitas Taco Shop

290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
+1 760-943-9612
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“guac” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I had for different kinds and the were all good. Pastor and chicken were my favorites. Guac was also worth adding on.

Thank Bc904
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

easy place to grab some tacos after enjoying a day of running around on the beach yummy. Visiting from Florida with my family and we needed something quick this place fit us perfectly. How about the picture of this guy and his cool car sitting...More

Thank RichAube
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Huge chimichangas! If you get the combination, you'll get cooked beans and rice, as well a little tomato, onions and avocado salad. The tacos are small, but filling. Everything was yummy! Loved the Jamaican hibiscus icetea.

Thank Licu321
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Whether you live here or are visiting the North County Coast, a stop to Juanitas is a MUST! I live here & frequent this taco shop for the best fish tacos & an orange bang! (Like an orange Julius or creamsicle) all their food is...More

Thank Napajuje
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Good quality authentic Mexican selections in this truly no frills setting reminiscent of Mexico's roadside stand cuisine.

Thank dewesters
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 15 years when in town visiting. It is quick, cheap and fills our tummies! We like to sit outside on the picnic tables.

Thank sunnyskier
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Had heard that Juanitas was terrific. When I tried to eat here a couple times before, there was was a line out the door. It's a spotlessly clean, no frills restaurant with seating inside and out. Guessing they have a huge take out business with...More

Thank dolphin112016
Reviewed 7 March 2016

It's a dive, but has good food! If you want to eat a a truly "locals' Mexican taco shop, I suggest you stop at Juanita's. I order the fish plate and make tacos out of the beans, rice & fish. It's enough for two people...More

Thank claudia b
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Love Juanitas! have gone their often for late night burritos. If you go get the cali burrito, you won't be sorry. French fries, cheese, carne asada all inside the burrito!

Thank MaggieR525
Reviewed 26 February 2016

For so long, locals have always taken me to Juanitas during trips to San Diego (and various locals how lived in N County at various times.) It is so good I have made stops on the way to the airport. The tacquitos are the house...More

Thank T M
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
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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