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Jose's Courtroom

1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
+1 858-454-7655
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (20 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“margarita's” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar
$$ - $$$
1037 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to do Mexican food wrong in my opinion. Or at least Tex/Mex. A rather large group of ~8 of us stopped in and were seated quickly. Service was quick and attentive. The server helped make some suggestions which led me to the...More

Thank Pete4vol
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, people friendly but not enough help. Only one waitress. Food was ok and drinks were fair. Very casual. Watch out seagulls will eat your food right off you table.

Thank Judith484
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the food. Tacos, both beef and chicken we're good and they're very generous with all of what the taco includes. The burrito is huge! The chips and salsa we're delicious. Fajitas were a hit too. We all had margaritas and there were no complaints...More

Thank 408kellye
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stopped in for a late lunch. We tried the nachos and the portion was huge. The food was excellent and the service was great also.

Thank lovetotravel969
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Carne asada and enchiladas were ok, nothing special. One of our sets of silverware wasn't clean. Hostess cheerfully greeted us but our server (Adam) wasn't as attentive in filling our drinks and taking our order. Looked like a dive, gave it a chance, but I'd...More

Thank SuperKTMs
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This bar/restaurant has some of the yummiest food! The place looks like a local dive bar, but the food was soooo good. Make sure you try the California burrito. The rice and beans were amazing as well!

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Tasty, crunchy shredded chicken-packed tacos! Sitting outside enjoying the view and the food. Excellent service. Fast and friendly

Thank jostmarce
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Good for very casual in-the-village eats, not a date place, friends meet-up is more appropriate. Not fine dining but good, large portions and tasty.

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

poor food, tasted bad, looks bad, service of staff was ... ehm..bad! we were really sorry for ourselves we ‘ate’ here, yug!

Thank henkjantz
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We usually go there for Taco Tuesday. Simple place, great tacos, even better margaritas... Sit outside and watch the ocean from a place where you can actually afford it. Happy hour is nice as well.

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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, Reservations, 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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