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Jose's Courtroom

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
+1 858-454-7655
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“vegan burrito” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar
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1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been seated more than a minute when chips and salsa were brought to our table! Both were excellent! Fish tacos were just okay, nothing special

Thank PharmIDGirl
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Saturday afternoon, had a good crowd. The margaritas were great and I also got a shot of Don Julio Blanco. Pricey, but it is on Prospect. My chicken burrito was very good.

Thank knox78
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

You'll find a friendly warm staff at this restaurant. I found the food to be slightly better than average. The nachos are a significant item. They'd feed 3-4 easily. I found it be searching Mexican food with a view. While not a spectacular view it...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy happy hour while the sun is setting. Prices were good, chicken tacos were outstanding, we ate way too many chips and salsa. Next time, I'll skip the house margarita, it was premade and very sweet.

Thank Hhogelund
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A very casual place reminiscent of typical older restaurants south of the border. The food is very good, nearly excellent. We had fish tacos and a bowl of ceviche. From what we saw served at orher tables, we could have ordered anything and everything equally...More

Thank Ivan B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The chips and salsa were very good. I had a cup of tortilla soup and a salad. The margaritas were fantastic. The guacamole was great.

Thank Z8819QDbrians
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went for dinner and the food was good. The chips and salsa were ok but that's all individual tastes. The location is good.

Thank Toni I
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Ate dinner here in late July during our 4 day trip to beautiful La Jolla. Really enjoyed our meal here. Was greeted by a friendly person and decided to go with an outside table. Server was over right away to get our drink order. From...More

Thank TheVerro
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We went there on Tusday for dinner and they had Tusday tacos, great deal, the food and drinks were good and the service was great, great place to eat!

Thank jongotlimer
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the San Diego area and ate at Joses in La Jolla. I think this was our favorite meal from the entire trip. The food was fresh, delicious, reasonably priced, and the service was quick and friendly. We recommend Joses!

Thank bbl6390
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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