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1037 Prospect St., La Jolla

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Jose's Courtroom in La Jolla

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  • Authentic Mexican dishes
  • Vegetarian options
  • Views of the Pacific Ocean
  • Outdoor patio

Customer Reviews

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1 ratings1 reviews
February 15, 2018
The location is hard to beat and the calamari is great!
4 ratings1 reviews
February 14, 2018
Good food and good location
5 ratings2 reviews
February 14, 2018
Bring back Michelle
1 ratings1 reviews
February 14, 2018
Had a good time. Had not been to Jose's in more than 20 years, definitely won't wait so long to go back.
7 ratings5 reviews
February 16, 2018
Service was great, so were the Margaritas. The food was average - tasty, but nothing special. I wouldn't pay that much except for the fact that I was in La Jolla. Everything's more expensive in "the Village." On a scale of 1-10, I would rate it a 6.
24 ratings9 reviews
February 17, 2018
Good, but expensive Mexican food
4 ratings3 reviews
February 16, 2018
Good food ... Fun atmosphere
6 ratings4 reviews
February 16, 2018
Absolutely perfect atmosphere and delicious food! A great place!
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What You'll Get

Avocados earned the nickname "Nature's butter" because of their creamy texture, their usefulness in baking, and their strange way of growing in stick-shaped bunches of four in the wild. Treat palates to a pat of guacamole with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine at Jose's Courtroom in La Jolla.

Since 1972, Jose's has whipped up a menu stocked with authentic Mexican dishes ideal for silencing patrons' grumbling bellies. Tortilla chips can submerge their acutely angled elbows into guacamole ($4.49) or layered bean dip ($5.99), only to fall victim to a whole-body shattering from pearly gum-lined incisors. Masticate on entree-sized morsels such as Jose's surf 'n' turf, four sautéed jumbo shrimps accompanied by marinated steak ($19.99), or chili relleno, battered Anaheim chilies pumped with jack cheese ($8.99). The popular carne asada ($13.49) and pollo asado ($14.99) burrito plates—steak or chicken wrapped in a tortilla with salsa fresca, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream—fit perfectly in empty bellies or burrito-launching bazookas. Vegetarians can avoid meaty endeavors by ordering items such as the mixed tostada bowl with vegetables ($7.99) or the super quesadilla with melted jack cheese and veggies ($7.49).

Patrons can sip from Jose's collection of tequilas or margaritas while admiring the dining room's artistic centerpiece, a large mural of restaurant regulars depicted in the style of The Last Supper. On breezy afternoons, diners pile up on the patio and ogle scenic views of the Pacific Ocean or invisible panoramas of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Not valid until 5/6/11. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour or 'Taco Tuesday' special. Not valid for Cinco de Mayo. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Jose's Courtroom

Instead of bailiffs and judges, Jose’s Courtroom brims with surfers and sunbathers from nearby beaches, their hair still damp with saltwater and their flip-flops dusted in a thin layer of sand. The decades-old La Jolla institution draws beach bums, businesspeople, and tourists alike with its colorful cocktails and menu of Mexican favorites. Chef Jose Rodriguez puts almost 20 years of experience to work as he folds meats and seafood into tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. He stuffs burritos with tender chicken, juicy steak, and plump shrimp along with generous scoops of fresh salsa and guacamole.

At ceramic-tile tabletops out in the boisterous dining room, diners nibble on chips and salsa and clink glasses of margaritas and bottles of Mexican beer. On the covered front patio, meanwhile, others enjoy the warm summer air, watching the sun set over the Cove. On the weekends, this festive eatery hosts dance parties, when DJs play popular music videos on the flat-screen televisions. The same flat-screen televisions also broadcast live sports, from action-packed football games to football games where they just kind of stand there and watch the clock wind down.

Jose's Courtroom

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