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El Callejon - CLOSED

345 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-634-2793
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
345 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

The food is good but the real reason to come to this place is the fresh squeezed limes for the Margarita. No mix at this place the do it all by hand. Happy hour is busy and festive.

Thank greenville_guitar
Reviewed 1 March 2016

As a native Texan, I like to think I know a little something about this style Mexican food and so far, this is as good as I have tried in San Diego. Its my wife's favorite and I can see why. The fajitas are what...More

Thank Dlmjr
Reviewed 8 February 2016

A family favorite, we associate all good things with this restaurant. Some of the wait staff are the same as when it opened, so professional and so fun. When we want to celebrate, it is the go-to spot. The little carnitas street tacos and a...More

Thank Thorgills
rojour, Owner at El Callejon, responded to this review

Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our server, Miguel, was awesome. I casually mentioned when we got there we were celebrating my wife's birthday, and he brought out a free dessert and sang to her after dinner. They have a missing wall so you get the fresh air even when eating...More

Thank texaskdog
Reviewed 30 December 2015

El Callejon is a great Mexican restaurant in Encinitas. The food is authentic, the atmosphere is fun, the margaritas are incredible, and they have a giant selection of tequila. I really like the fresh seafood they serve as you can get it with a number...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent, authentic, flavorful food. Great atmosphere. Extremely large variety of tequilas. Great for date or family night.

Thank drconniej
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Went for dinner with my daughter and even the childs plate was disappointing. Overpriced and under desirable. She ordered a burger and that's what she got, a piece of meat on a bun and nothing else. With a drink her meal was ten dollars, you've...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This place was fun. Really attentive, friendly service. Home-style Mexican food in a colorful relaxed setting. Generous serving sizes and very tasty. We had the guacamole Callejon and the combo #1 both of which were really good.

Thank surfergirl73
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We visited El Callejon, because a local told us they had the best margaritas in Encinitas. And this person was right! They were flavorful and had just the right amount of tequila, without being overbearing. We ordered the Queso Fundido for an appetizer. Do not...More

Thank 3kittyk
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Amazing Strawberry frozen margarita...sad I couldn't stay for more. Service was a bit slow, but we were there on a Friday evening, so to be expected. Food wasn't bad, but there was nothing amazing. I had one of the land and sea plates with shrimp...More

Thank Amanda M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 35
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (Encinitas Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Coaster.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2793
  • E-mail