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Tony's Jacal

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621 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
+1 858-755-2274
15:00 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Tue 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

70 years and still going strong. This is a great Mexican eatery that has a massive menu you can mix and match to your hearts content. The corn as an appetiser was so good!! Worth a visit even if a tad pricey for this type of cuisine.

Thank Paul F
San Diego, California
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy 70th Anniversary to all at Tony's Jacal!! Founded by Catalina and Tony and still run by their children (Teresa welcomes you as you arrive and sign in), this is the perfect place to take your family for a great evening of home-cooked Mexican food. For the kids, they have crayons and coloring books of course but also a back... More 

Thank 2beans2000
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this local Mexican restaurant based on good reviews. The restaurant was buzzing when we arrived for dinner. We were given the choice of sitting at the bar until a table was freed up. After ordering up a couple of Mojitos, we were seated at our table quickly and turkey quesadillas. The food was fresh, hot and tasty. The... More 

Thank ben s
Leucadia, California
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

When I was growing up in Solana Beach,our family frequented a place called the Blue Bird Cafe - but now Tony's is our choice. The food is consistently tasty, the service is excellent, and the decor is colorful and energetic. There is plenty of outdoor seating but indoors is pleasant as well. With my low spice tolerance, I appreciate that... More 

Thank Joan Q
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here & would never have stumbled on it otherwise. Sat outside on the patio, very convivial. Lovely service, extremely friendly & smiley! A little song from the mariachi man. Two great margaritas, hubby had a bloody Maria which he said was great! Shared the stuffed jalapeños, fajitas for me to follow - the softest tortillas... More 

Thank JaynePiper
Bellevue, Washington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

What a great place ! A 70 year history of family tradition and great food. We had a large party in town of 20+ people and they were so patient and accommodating. The food was tremendous, service was great. I can’t wait to go back.

Thank jbcapital
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This family-owned and operated restaurant with seating inside and out on a patio has great décor and more importantly fabulous Mexican food. Full bar, and their pitchers of Margaritas are tasty. Several unique combinations are great, as is their mole'. Turkey is an option in burritos, tacos, enchiladas as well as sea food. The "salad" garnish, generously served is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastically delish and very authentic. The seafood items were well prepared including the ceviche and carnitas also had wonderful flavor. Service was fast and we were amazed at the abundant waitstaff who attended to us. Drinks were nicely priced and done right. Best frijoles in all of California. We will be back before we end our vacay in... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Visited my friend in La Jolla, and this is one of her favorite places, so we had lunch there. The staff was friendly, the food was great.

Thank kathy B
San Diego, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Plenty of parking and good Mexican food. Locals either pick Tony Jacal's or Fidel's. Solana Beach has the best Mexican food in San Diego. You won't be disappointed.

Thank SDquilter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-2274

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?