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Jose's Courtroom

1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
+1 858-454-7655
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“meatball soup” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar
$$ - $$$
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jose’s Courtroom is the closest thing to a dive bar in La Jolla Cove, though it is not even close to a dive. It is very clean, great service, and excellent food. It feels comfortable and inviting; a very fun vibe. The staff is super...More

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, reasonable prices and great tasting food.... The food happiness trifecta!! Kids got shrimp tacos and shrimp burritos and left nothing on their plates. Husband and I shared the shredded chicken burrito. Staff cut and presented on two plates without being asked or giving...More

1  Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right across the street from our hotel, we stopped into Jose's early one evening for dinner. This classic restaurant has a great outdoor bar, smooth margaritas and good Mexican food. Love the quesadillas and the guacamole is perfection.

1  Thank Barbie892
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jose’s is a long-time restaurant in La Jolla that is billed as a sports bar & eatery. It also offers some really good southern California Mexican food. Ingredients are fresh, combo plates are very generous. My flautas were among the best I’ve had…meaty & crisp,...More

1  Thank DS1Arlington
Reviewed 7 January 2018

After spending the day exploring the La Jolla coast we found ourselves in need of a pick me up. Found Jose's by accident and sat outside at the bar with a great view of the ocean. Margaritas were delicious and we had free chips and...More

1  Thank neenee1
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We often stop into Jose's Courtroom when we are in La Jolla. We like their nacho's and quesadilla along with their margaritas.

1  Thank kathysellers
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Sat in the bar area on Taco Tuesday, had a great time. The bartender was also our waiter was great Margaritas! We had the tortilla and meatball soup along with the tacos They were packed.

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

First visit to La Jolla and ate dinner at Joe's Courtroom! Very casual atmosphere with great service - ask for Cassy! The food was really delicious - large portions that no one in my party could finish. Would definitely eat here again!!

1  Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here with my family. Waitstaff was super attentive and quick with drink refills. Taco Tuesday is a great deal in La Jolla, where just about every restaurant is fairly overpriced.

1  Thank Emory02
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I️ was by myself today and sat at the outside table/bar that faces the ocean. I ordered the Baja Bowl with chicken which was tasty. It was just the right size for lunch. I️ have eaten here on Taco Tuesday before, and took my son...More

Thank lamontravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Mexican, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-7655
Serving up Mexican food since 1972, Jose's Courtroom offers ocean views, family friendly dining, and late night drinks and entertainment. During the day we serve some of the towns best Mexican food and plenty of margaritas to wash it down. Jose's Happy hour is from 4-7pm Monday-Friday with food and drink specials. With it's diverse crowds, Jose's is a place where you can find yourself at the bar sharing stories with a suit on your left and a surfer just out of the water on your right. We are laid back and a little louder than the rest of the block, so don't expect the stuffy La Jolla feel at Jose's. From the kitchen, you'll find all the traditional dishes you'd expect from an authentic Mexican kitchen but with a personal touch from our Chef Jose Rodriguez, who has been creating delicious dishes for nearly three decades. In the front of the house, you'll share good times with our fun, friendly servers and bartenders who are always here to help lift spirits and provide the catalyst to a good time.
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