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Don Carlos Taco Shop

737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-0056
+1 858-456-0462
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-0056
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So the taco shop we love was closed for the day and so we went to this one since it was rated so high. First the service was sooo slow- waited 20-30 minutes for our food. When I asked about it she rolled her eyes....More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Don Pablo's on the hunt for the best Taco. I got a chorizo and a shrimp taco. Here the tacos are double wrapped in tortillas and maybe because the sauces are wet. I tried to eat the shrimp with a single tortilla and...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Walking around in La Jolla and stumbled into this little taco shop. This is a great place for affordable, delicious food. I had the rolled tacos (taquitos) with guac and cheese while my friend had a burrito bowl. The food was plentiful and very reasonably...More

Thank JillH24
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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.

Thank WombatBen
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...More

Thank lovewarmwater
Reviewed 29 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!

Thank Dtcars
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.

Thank TravelingBarbie96
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...More

Thank Jack B
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...More

Thank Junior G
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...More

Thank PaulaG63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 AM
9:30 AM - 8:00 AM
9:30 AM - 8:45 PM
9:30 AM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Pearl St, Ste 113, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-0056
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-0462
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