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Don Carlos Taco Shop

737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-0056
+1 858-456-0462
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-0056
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come here OFTEN for the one pound veggie burrito with sour cream. This burrito is always perfect, very fresh and can’t be beat. The salsa verde (green sauce made with fresh cilantro, tomatillo, and jalapeño, is among the best in California. This is more...More

Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids took me to breakfast at Don Carlos yesterday morning because it’s one of their favorite places to go for lunch during school. What a huge menu!! So many burritos, even more taco combinations. Plenty for vegetarians and carnivores alike! Breakfast burritos with eggs...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love tacos, and I thought theirs were excellent. My were carne asada. Lots of chunks of flavorful beef topped with guacamole and some pico de gallo in a double tortilla. The place is a mom and pop operation. It looked like one person was...More

Thank Travelin41126
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

So the taco shop we love was closed for the day and so we went to this one since it was rated so high. First the service was sooo slow- waited 20-30 minutes for our food. When I asked about it she rolled her eyes....More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Don Pablo's on the hunt for the best Taco. I got a chorizo and a shrimp taco. Here the tacos are double wrapped in tortillas and maybe because the sauces are wet. I tried to eat the shrimp with a single tortilla and...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Walking around in La Jolla and stumbled into this little taco shop. This is a great place for affordable, delicious food. I had the rolled tacos (taquitos) with guac and cheese while my friend had a burrito bowl. The food was plentiful and very reasonably...More

Thank JillH24
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Simple place, no fancy stuff but GREAT food. Friendly staff and great tacos! Make sure to visit and don't mind the decor.

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It is hard to find a great deal on dining in La Jolla. Don Carlos Taco Shop is nothing special to look at, in fact some in La Jolla consider it an eye sore. But try the tamales and other Mexican specialties. They have more...More

Thank lovewarmwater
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Found this place on Trip Advisor and glad we went! Authentic and delicious! Decent prices. Lots of items to choose from!

Thank Dtcars
Reviewed 14 October 2016

excellent tacos. they were simply amazing. Mr and my husband ate here for under 15 dollars. the best value in all of La Jolla.

Thank TravelingBarbie96
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 AM
9:30 AM - 8:00 AM
9:30 AM - 8:45 PM
9:30 AM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-0056
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-0462
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