MICHELIN Guide 2019

The Taco Stand

  • 621 Pearl St., La Jolla
  • 13 - 24.99 USD
  • Mexican
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

One of four locations, this family-run taqueria is inspired by the taco stands located just an hour away in Tijuana, but the name might as well refer to what you’ll be doing here. That’s right, you’ll be doing a lot of standing around, as the lines are long. Pack your patience and a watchful eye to ensure someone doesn’t snag your meal from the counter. The aggression is warranted, as the tacos, burritos and elote with mayo, parmesan and chili powder are all deliciously messy. The marinated pork in the al pastor taco is pure bliss; grilled mahi mahi is appetizing; and flame-grilled nopales are just right for vegetarians. The California burrito, bursting with fire-grilled Angus beef steak with cheese and French fries, is a thing of beauty.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




13 - 24.99 USD

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • r Outdoor dining
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

The Taco Stand

+1 858-551-6666
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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