Juanita’s Taco Shop

Review by: Roadfood Team

Since Ralph Rubio introduced fish tacos to San Diego from the Baja peninsula back in the early 1980s, they have been embraced by eateries of every stripe, from the trendiest of gourmet seafood restaurants to the most casual of roadside shacks. Juanita’s Taco Shop represents the latter.

What should I eat at Juanita’s Taco Shop?

This unassuming restaurant, is located a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. It is along scenic Route 101 in the northern San Diego suburbs, offers standard California Mexican fare; however, their Baja-style fish taco is certainly a standout. And who isn’t looking for the perfect fish taco? Freshly fried white fish comes in a corn tortilla with zesty white sauce, chunky salsa, and lime wedges served on the side. The taco is basic and served without fanfare.

You can sit inside or at one of the few outdoor tables in front of the restaurant. Squeeze some juice from the lime wedges onto your fish taco if you wish and enjoy your meal against the backdrop of ocean breezes.

Like many concepts introduced to California, the standard fish taco has morphed over the last couple of decades. The fish taco now has various diversions and offshoots. Enjoy one at Juanita’s Taco Shop and it will be evident that, sometimes, basic is better. *Original Post Dale Fine*

What To Eat

Fish Taco


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What do you think of Juanita’s Taco Shop?

2 Responses to “Juanita’s Taco Shop”


March 10th, 2023

After several decades of driving several hours to enjoy your burritos and tacos, I have moved away. Any friend that’s going to be in your area, gets a recommendation to stop and visit Juanita’s from me!



    March 28th, 2023

    Love this. Thanks for letting us know how much you love it.


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