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Jose's Courtroom

) #39 of 1,052 Restaurants in La Jolla $$ - $$$ Mexican,
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
+1 858-454-7655
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Bar
$$ - $$$
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No wait and staff was friendly: everyone enjoyed their dishes and service was great. No complaints here

Thank Chrisr0ss
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A friend who use to live in the area suggested we go to Jose's and it was great. Friendly staff and good food. We went with 6, two of which were kids and everyone was happy with our choice of restaurant.

Thank karen s
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Very good food!! Had the shrimp tacos and chicken burrito. Very quaint and unique to the area. Enjoyed the scenery from the deck even though it's sits a street back from the ocean you can still enjoy the views from their small outside deck.

Thank Bmood
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic location about a block up from the shoreline. Went with our two kids, they absolutely loved it. Staff was brilliant, food was outstanding. Kids asked every day of the vacation if they could go back for dinner!!!

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We went in to get out of the rain and have a beer, no food. It was a typical bar with typical bar service. Didn't try any food so as far as bars go, it was good for people watching as they passed in front...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The food was surprisingly really great and the margarita was wonderful, I had the Skinny and it was fabulous. Nice view too!

Thank oscarandrafikismom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Our uber driver recommended this spot and so glad she did! Beautiful margaritas loads of gorgeous chips and salsa and everything else we tried from the menu was amazing! Great staff too

Thank DRWLongford
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Salsa and chips are good, beer is not expensive. Ordered the shredded beef tacos the cook probably forgot to season the meat as it was tasteless.. Dissaponted!

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Jose's was a funny and cozy place with a small bar -the best view ever- we ordered dips with nachos and cold beers ¡Highly Recommend!

Thank Cori A
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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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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