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Jorge's Mexicantessen

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267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
+1 760-942-6809
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

When your down and feeling blue their chicken soup is certainly good for the soul! when the cold weather comes the line is out the door for their soup. It is a meal in itself. Huge chunks of chicken, rice, cilantro, onions and avocado complete this deliciousness along with tortillas for dunking. They also have THE BEST crunchy chicken tacos... More 

Thank Donna G
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Chicken soup is great. We also had soft tacos - bed an chicken. Great simple selections at a deli style shop - not atmosphere - buts that's okay great food and you can take it to go. The person at the register was very warm. Great neighborhood joint.

Thank Andrew T
San Diego, California
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204 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a family owned, very small place that is an institution with anyone who lives in the North County beach areas. They make everything fresh every day. Their spicy soup is out of this world. They make many kinds of pork, chicken and beef dishes and you cannot get a bad meal here. Not expensive, not fancy, but really... More 

Thank Mal H
Carlsbad, California
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is a real taco shop. The food here is always great and cooked fresh as you order it. I have tried many things on the menu and everything was delicious. They only have 8 or 10 tables for seating so a lot of people opt for takeout. My only complaints are no restrooms and they do not sell beer.

Thank LaCostaKeith
Haverhill, MA
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We waited 40 minutes for our order but it was worth it. The locals know the wait time and all said it was worth it, FOOD IS GREAT AND A LOT IS SERVED. Quality is excellent and the variety is really good for typical Mexican. Chicken soup is the best I have ever had (except for my wife's). I had... More 

Thank Haverhill_MAKenMac
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Jorge's can be a bit off putting when you first see it. Decor is tired Salvation Army so don't ever plan to "dine" here. Grab a quick bite on the run, yes. Dine: no. But the people are really nice, the food is very fresh and very tasty and the prices are beyond reasonable. It's a pain to cook chile... More 

Thank Gary S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

They have the best chicken and rice soup in town. There is a line to get it. You have a choice of spicy or not. I prefer the spicy and add sour cream and cheese to mine. comes with tortillas. Delish!

Thank valleylily
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Jorge's is a taco shop, but the food is way above taco shop quality. The chicken soup is made fresh daily from scratch, fresh chickens, vegetables and rice. It is "built" to order, so you may order with out rice, onions, etc as you desire. It is topped with fresh cut avocado slices, delicious. All other items are prepared to... More 

Thank John H
Encinitas, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

We had been getting take out from Jorge's since moving to this area in 1987, only to admit to each other one day that it always gave us serious heart-burn, no matter what we ordered. They're nice people, but we had to move on. We recommend Le Especial Norte on 101.

Thank janoclock
Encinitas, California
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172 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

After hearing about Jorge's chicken soup for years we finally gave it a try using take out. Sorry we waited so long. It's very good as others have reported. The crispy chicken tacos we also ordered were packed with tasty stuff. Ole!

Thank TominCA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-942-6809

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