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Johnny Manana's

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312 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054-2553
+1 760-721-9999
08:00 - 08:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small place conveniently located near the beach in Oceanside. The grilled fish tacos are excellent as well as the shredded beef. The chips are freshly made and usually served warm with homemade salsa. The patio has happy hour all day with fabulous frozen margaritas. The shrimp burrito was very filling and full of shrimp.

Thank jfox55
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Oceanside Pier, great atmosphere and varied good live music. For the bloody Mary lovers, it's exceptional here.

Thank wavslide J
The Woodlands, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited mid day, not crowded so we were greeted and service was quick, n which I like to sit back, relax and enjoy my cocktails! Food was good, too much cilantro for my taste so next time I will have them leave that herb off. Try it out and hopefully you won't be disappointed!

Thank DrTastebud
Lake Arrowhead, California
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here before and remember the food to be very good. However, on my last visit my Johnny's Machaca Chicken Burrito was just ok. Although enormous, the potatoes and beams overpowered the Machaca. Most bites you could not even taste the Machaca even though it had a fair amount in the burrito. It was like eating a bean and... More 

Thank ZProf
Oceanside, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Excellent food, it has a large menu selection, be ready for a very tasteful and delicious meal, no matter if you are having breakfast or lunch. A lot of the local people call it their favorite beach restaurant. Great location very close to the Oceanside pier. Casual and charming ambiance.

Thank Magdalena P
Neptune Beach, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have been coming here for over two decades, was greeted by the owner in the parking lot when we pulled up. He was working on recycling some old wood into furniture. I was excited to bring my wife here after all the storied she has heard of me surfing at the pier and eating here I was glad it... More 

Thank Paul W
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't eat just sat at the outside bar and visited with the friendly bartender and some patrons! Enjoyed an ice cold modelo and a shot of their only tequila available (outside that is) and watched football. I can't vouch for the food but the service and friendly folks made this a good stop!

Thank jwks
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Been here a few times to watch my friends perform and I always have a ball! The staff is amazing and very sweet. The owner is friendly and approachable. Fun place!

Thank Latnldy1
Surprise, Arizona
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

After an enjoyable morning wandering on Oceanside's pier and beach we chose to eat lunch at Johnny Manana's. What a mistake!!! The weather was lovely ;the cafe very busy and there was a long wait to order and then another 15 minutes before our order was served. It was a disappointing meal and not worth the wait. I would not... More 

Thank car153
Oceanside, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went there for a quick inexpensive dinner. Lots of usual things on menu . Not your usual mexican restaurant. Nothing fancy. You order at inside window and then you decide where to sit inside or outside and then they bring you your food. The food was good and was plentiful. Value was good. My california burrito was huge. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054-2553
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-721-9999

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