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1030 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4425
+1 858-459-1708
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09:00 - 20:00
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La Jolla, California
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421 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is surprisingly good Mexican food. My favorite dish, fish tacos. This is also the place I go to buy tortillas. The Chicharones are fresh, but something of a surprise if you are used to commercial 'cracklin's, as gringos call them.

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Thank Papafish92037
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
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238 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. Good food and fairly low prices. We had a spinach salad, fish tacos, and nachos. Good food all around

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Thank medalguy
Gabriel C, General Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear medalguy, Thank you for taking the time to send your comments, we appreciate your kind words and are glad you had a nice experience. It will be a pleasure to have you again soon. Thank you for your feedback! Best, Gabriel Camacho. Porkyland. More 

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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I picked up take out for my family. There were so many choices I eventually chose the specialty burro. I got each with sauce and guacamole. It was delicious. The various types of tacos have inspired me to go back. It was costly but good. Also, I got two meals out if my burro.

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Thank Npwalter
Gabriel C, General Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Npwalter, Thank you so much for taking the time to send your comments, we appreciate it. I am glad you had a good experience. We recently changed the menu and added few new items and salads. When you are in the area again, please come back and see us, it will be our pleasure to have you. Thank you... More 

San Diego, California
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291 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

First time at this restaurant today. Bought a bean and cheese burrito for a few cents under 6 dollars. It was okay. The flour tortilla was very good. The texture of the beans not so much. Also-I did not like their salsas (both red sauces spicy and mild). Not sure if I will return. If I do return, it's only... More 

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Thank Angelica S
Gabriel C, General Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Angelica, thank you so much for giving us a try on this your first time. I am sorry we could not delivery complete satisfaction. Our beans are home made and we smash them, it shouldn't. but different cooks might smash them more or less. I hope you give us another opportunity, I highly recommend our carnitas, grilled chicken and... More 

san diego
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239 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I got a terrible stomach ache after eating here the first time. When I called to tell the manager, he could have cared less. Too bad, I can't take the chance on going back...

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Thank airbrush
San Diego
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168 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

The food is great, but the center it's located in is difficult to park in. I have eaten their food for lunch and used their food for catered parties. Prices are reasonable and the food is prepared fresh. Great Mexican menu, but parking in the little center is tight and usually difficult to get in and out of. Aside from... More 

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2 Thank travelNReviewer
Gabriel C, Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you travelNReviewer, we appreciate the time you took to write a review, also we thank you for your visit, hope to see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

The team showed up on time. The food was fresh and flavorful and all our guests loved the selection. Will definitely use Porkyland again soon!

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1 Thank Todd P
Gabriel C, Public Relations Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Todd, thank you for your comments, I appreciate it. I look forward to serving you again in the future. Best to you! Gabriel Camacho. More 

San Diego, California, Usa
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

I had planned to cook dinner on Saturday, however, as I headed into La Jolla for a photo shoot, I quickly realized that PORKYLAND was just ahead. Forget cooking, once you've got the idea in your head, there's no turning back. I caught them just before closing and felt sorry for those who came in after, as being denied this... More 

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1 Thank BigKev395
Gabriel C, General Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BigKev, This is one of the best reviews and glad to read we've had. One of those you want to put in a frame. Thank you for your kind and motivating words. I am glad you enjoy what we do and look forward to keeping you as a valued customer and part of our family. Our very best to... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

Porkyland catered an event for me last night for 120 people. The food was awesome - everyone went back for seconds and there were no leftovers. The staff was prompt (actually early), set up smoothly, took down when appropriate and were warm and friendly to our guests. Always enjoy the cactus quesadillas and the Chicken Chipotle tacos. I've used them... More 

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1 Thank danielengel
Gabriel C, Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dan, we appreciate your words and your support in past events. We look forward to keep building on our business relationship. Thank you! Best, Gabriel Camacho Catering Director. Porkyland. More 

La Jolla, California
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

This place has great authentic style Mexican tacos in a very casual setting. Their carnitas and carne asado tacos are always my choice and I love their refried beans at this place. They sell their salsa, chips and beans by the pint and I always buy them for my parties. This is one of the better inexpensive Mexican places in... More 

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2 Thank tubetop
Gabriel C, Manager at Porkyland Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tubetop, we appreciate having you for lunch and thank you for taking the time to send your comments. All comments are shared with the owner and appreciate all feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Remember our Taco Tuesday, tacos 2x1 and beers $2, from 4 to 8pm. Best to you, Gabriel Camacho Catering Director. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-1708
Description
San Diego Mexican Grill Restaurant & Catering since 1982. Making home-made fresh carnitas, chile rellenos, carne asada, pastor & much more for over 30 years. We cater all type of events, from 5 to 1,000 people. Check out our Facebook & Twitter

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