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The Taco Stand

621 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5014
+1 858-551-6666
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“churros” (92 reviews)
“burrito” (132 reviews)
“tacos” (345 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
621 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5014
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Reviewed yesterday

No frills Mexican but delicious. The Carne Asada fries are really special. I also love the Al Pastor tacos. You know it's good when the line goes out the door and down the block. I guess try to get there at an off hour if...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must do if in La Jolla. Great fresh food at reasonable cost. The line out the door suggests that most people agree. 2-3 tacos should fill u up. The condiments bar with fresh salsa is the icing on the cake. The Astor and Baja...More

Thank Madan H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wanted a quick lunch and this proved to be an excellent choice. We were fortunate with parking and don't be put off by the queue out of the door as it moves quickly and is a sign of the quality of food. The carne asada...More

Thank Alwyn F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few colleagues and I were driving back to our hotel at the then of a work week. Everyone was in a sour mood and tired. I suggested we grab some food, and everyone begrudgingly agreed. Half of the car didn't want to stop here,...More

Thank Jasonwhirlybird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good but not great to me. There’s a lot to like about this place. Despite line (which drew us in to begin with) food came out really quickly- fast and efficient ordering and pick up. Very reasonably priced. Was surprised to find room to...More

Thank RoaminInItaly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I visit SD, I try to stop at least once or twice at The Taco Stand. There is always a line out the door to order and sometimes challenging to find a table, yet the food is so good that it does not...More

Thank B-radLV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is a line, get in it, it will be worth it!! (Line does move fast.) Baja taco was great, as were the carne asada fries. Be prepared, there isn't much seating or parking if you are there when it is busy.

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw a line out the door at the encinitas location very often so decided to check it out. There’s a line for a reason. The tacos (and burritos) are pretty simple but delicious. The the salsa bar is great...chipotle cream dip is seriously addictive!

Thank Door211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing local spot. No frills taco shop with delicious tacos and burritos. California burrito and shrimp tacos can't be beat. Load up on the salsas. The line gets long at peak hours, but it goes quickly. Order online & pick up if you want to...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Mexican food. I cook it myself, so I make sure that the Mexican Restaurant I go to is very good. I happened to find this place on my own after reading many reviews. We decided to give it a try. We did try...More

Thank bluesky2015
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Caroline E
4 October 2017|
Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Sign on the door? Family went 2day and all was good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-6666
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