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Juanitas Taco Shop

290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
+1 760-943-9612
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“carnitas” (17 reviews)
“rolled tacos” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going here off and on for years. Significantly sized burritos. The carne asada is full of beef and little else; it is the same price as the California burrito, which contains a good deal of potato, so, for beef for your buck, the former...More

Thank clarksdale
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a tiny place with great Mexican food. We got take out and ate it at the closeby state park beach. Most in our party got carnita burritos. They were good but the carne assado was also very good. Those burritos are huge and...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We stopped here after the annual Christmas parade in Encinitas. It was busy, but the line moved quickly. Being new and not wanting to hold things up on a busy evening, we were not quite sure what to order. We each ordered a combination plate....More

Thank LoriAnn1010
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Juanitas for a long time! My husband looks forward to breakfast burritos or fish tacos or chicken burritos every time we visit! First trip was for fish tacos and then we discovered all the other inexpensive options! So YUMMY! Quick...More

Thank sunnyskier
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My friend & I were on our way home from LA when we found this little gem. We both had rolled tacos & were so impressed with the quality of food we received. The Pico de gallo was tasty & very fresh. They also use...More

Thank Reneetravels2
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Have been eating here for years. Carnitas is the best. I have to say the lady behind the counter has been pretty unpleasant my last two visits. She even mess up our order and the person's in front of us and argued about it. Yikes!...More

Thank RememberRosie
Reviewed 9 July 2017

After a few hours on the beach, we were hungry and needed a quick bite before heading home for showers. The man working the front desk was a bit frustrated with people not ordering correctly. "Carne Asada? Type?" Most people didn't seem to know that...More

Thank Erin P
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Juanita's taco shop is so good that it is the first place we stop when we come into town to visit family. You must try: The carne asada burrito The rolled tacos The chicken tacos My husbands brother stops by Juanita's before he flies up...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Juanita's was recommended to us by friends, and it was a great recommendation! The food was authentic, large portions, very affordable prices, and delicious. It is definitely a small local restaurant that I will be going back to next time I'm in Carlsbad.

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This is a good lunch place. It has everything you'll ever want for an authentic Mexican lunch. The service is pretty exceptional. The only drawbacks are that it's a beat up hole in the wall, and the prices. California taxes businesses so badly that you...More

Thank Evan W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-9612
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