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Tony's Jacal

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621 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
+1 858-755-2274
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Tue 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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210 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming to Tony's Jacal for years with my uncle, who has been coming here pretty much since they opened. The place is sprawling, it's been added on to numerous times. The service is quick and efficient, and the food is good and not expensive. If you've got a hankering for Mexican food served in a funky atmosphere, this... More 

Thank jd068
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Free parking, 15 min. Wait time without reservation and bar waiting area. My husband ordered a mid prince sour and it was quite tasty! Our dinner was delicious!

Thank Patty S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I travel a lot for work and when looking for places for dinner I like to find a busy establishment with a bar area and TV's or communal seating, or something so I'm not just sitting at a table by myself with nothing to do but eat and leave. Sometimes it can be difficult to meet this criteria and also... More 

Thank Lyssia M
Solana Beach, California
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went to Tony's Jacal for the first time a few nights ago, and arrived 4:40, which was perfect as the doors don't open until 5 PM. Within 45 minutes there was a long line out the door with an average wait of about 1 hour. The service was actually quite fast and polite. We enjoyed our meals and while... More 

Thank steven e
San Diego, Ca
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just the Best Local Food, Where you find Original Mexican Food, not to cheezy or greasy. The sauces make the food, chicken, Beef.

Thank McCausland
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Tony's is always a "must" visit when in the San Diego area. It has been there for ever and there is good reason for that. Great food and margaritas and prompt and efficient service. Highly recommend and a visit to San Diego is not complete without eating here.

Thank Pat C
San Diego, California
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117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

There are a gizzilion Mexican restaurants in this area. Tony's is one of the better ones, But Fidel's nextdoor is better.

Thank happycamper690
Prince Edward Island
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great family restaurant, decorated with lots of colour, just like you are in Mexico! Very friendly Mexican staff and a large menu with lots of choices, combo plates and a la carte choices. Love this place and would highly recommend.

Thank PDislander
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Food was excellent and plentiful. Chips and salsa was appreciated by our party. Kid menu was also available and this restaurant works well for families.

Thank Lou S
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

70 years and still going strong. This is a great Mexican eatery that has a massive menu you can mix and match to your hearts content. The corn as an appetiser was so good!! Worth a visit even if a tad pricey for this type of cuisine.

Thank Paul F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-2274

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