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Don Carlos Taco Shop

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737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5044
+1 858-456-0462
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09:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 09:30 - 08:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 20:45
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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank WombatBen
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 different flavors of tamales than any other restaurant I have been to! The burritos and... More 

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Thank lovewarmwater
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Dtcars
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank TravelingBarbie96
San Diego, California
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324 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You know you are in for a treat when they list the food by _weight_. Friend and I both had $8 shrimp burritos, they were amazing - huge and delicious. Mine had more shrimp than the last 3 burritos combined that I had at other restaurants. And oh so delicious - wow. My only gripe - I wish it was... More 

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Thank Jack B
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I had stopped here "by accident" while looking for another place called the Taco Stand. I must admit that I had a delicious lunch that did not disappoint. I had the shrimp burrito and also the beef burrito. They were excellent and HUGE! I haven't tried the Taco Stand place yet, but Don Carlos Tacos Shack is definitely a place... More 

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Thank Junior G
Saint Charles, Illinois
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visiting the area, here for a conference. Skip the beans and rice...fill your hunger with different tacos and burritos. we started with tacos...a fish and potato and the 2nd was a shrimp. Both were tasty but the shrimp was off the charts!! The shrimp was a more simple presentation which let you enjoy the delicate flavor...super fresh and light. The... More 

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Thank PaulaG63
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A step above places like Robertos. Reasonably priced, especially for LA Jolla. Spent less than 40 on 6 people including drinks. Carne asada tacos, shrimp tacos and shredded chicken tacos are great.

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Thank Jacob M
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place, it's basic in a good way - proper Mexican cafe/take away/restaurant. Fresh made food - I had chimichanga which was lovely. Good selection of chilli sauces. Great chips and guacamole. Seating inside or outside - outside is great to watch the La Jolla world go by.

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Thank Richard H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I'm not normally a burrito person because I'm not a huge fan of beans and rice. This burrito replaces those with french fries... Yum! I had the carnitas california burrito... It was delicious!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 08:00
Thursday
09:30 - 08:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:45
Saturday
09:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-0462

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