Galaxy Taco - La Jolla

4.5
365 reviews
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$30 and under
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Trey Foshee’s Galaxy Taco is a celebration of the culture and cuisine of Mexico, where you’ll find simple foods done well. A casual Mexican restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, we grind our own masa from non-GMO heirloom corn to make our tortillas, because we take the quality of our ingredients seriously. Our lunch menu is an interpretation of Mexican street food, with an emphasis on seafood and tacos, and our dinner menu has additional family style offerings. We offer a full bar specializing in agave spirits and regional beers from San Diego and south of the border, including our Galaxy Corn Lager made locally just for us by Benchmark Brewing. If you’re in the neighborhood, we invite you to come join the fun.
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1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Painfully slow service. Crappy surcharge of 3.5% on all checks because they never paid staff fairly and is complaining they are forced to do it now, so passing the charges to us. Food actually good, but would never return.

EM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Baja-med food at Galaxy Taco. Everything on the menu is superb. I personally LOVE the roasted cauliflower and the Shrimp Quesadilla, but you can't really go wrong. Drinks and atmosphere are fun, interesting and lively. Service is great. One of my go to spots in SD.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Brunch was pretty good, would definitely try lunch and dinner. Excellent micheladas.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!!

P
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great taste on all the dishes

Fun place close to the beach

Service outstanding

Reasonable corkage for La Jolla ($15)


Will return

GF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The short ribs were terrific as were the cocktails. The tacos were very good. Service was great.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Will definitely be back. A little chilly the night we were there and they sat us next to the open doors...a heat lamp would have returned a 5 star review.

FB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

As other reviewers noted, surprisingly limited menu, expensive, with slow and inattentive service. I was so excited to try this place but the overall experience was only "meh" for me. The 3.5% surcharge was too much in the end. Won't be going back.

ML
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

every time I eat there I get sick...whats the problem with the quality of the food???

CB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with creative flavors. Great cocktails. Lovely service. Nothing at all to complain about. We would go back.

JD
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to go here since it opened & I read the great reviews but somehow it got off my radar. So we ditched Flemings & I dragged my husband to a 'Taco Shop', though not your average 'taco' shop.
Started with BS (brussel sprouts). They were roasted with a perfect char, tossed in a light lime & wonderful chipotle mayo that is mouthwatering. Like no other brussels you have had in San Diego. I wanted to lick the plate.

My husband had to have tacos. I love tacos but generally am not a big corn tortilla girl, but these 'masa' corn tortillas are to die for. Start with they DO NOT fall apart so you can eat a taco in a civilized manner. They tasted amazing with just the right amount of each ingredient so each bite is a taste explosion. The taco platter comes with 2 mix & match tacos and with beans & rice, which are just OK, but the tacos make up for it. Both tacos were equally tasty so I won't tell you what we got so you can experiment yourself. On the table is a red tomato based sauce (fair) & a green sauce I wanted to put on everything! My trout entree was cooked to perfection & was literally the BEST trout I have ever eaten including when in Idaho and caught in the river & cooked by a 5 star chef right there. At Galaxy the trout had crispy/crunchy skin, light/delicate white fish, perfectly cooked inside & not one single bone.

Cocktails were divine. The Paradise; citrus vodka, hibiscus, and passion fruit...Yum-my. My husband is still talking about the Pepino Picante; cucumber, cilantro, lime, jalepeno & tequila.....fresh & spicy all in one glass. For dessert Flan, which was creamy & delicious.

Our server Sarah was spectacular. Attentive but not annoying, friendly but not intrusive, she did not miss a beat.
Only negative is the 3.5% mandatory s/c. I think in a venue like this it is not appropriate. Perhaps a Georges or Flemings, but not this casual.
Can't wait to return.

G
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A local handout with great food, a incredibly friendly staff and great ambience

DL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the Mescal Tasting, was more than I hoped or expected. Zachariah explained all as we tried 4 different varieties. Our server Dana , made the evening very special with suggested dishes and a friendly smile. We had the Mushroom Taco... a party for your mouth and then cauliflower... where was this when I was a kid? I would be a vegetarian now. The atmosphere is casual, light, airy with a Mexican Art Deco Flair.. I will be back.

L
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were great. One of the best Brussels sprout dishes we had. The Mexican chicken rice soup is plenty big and very tasty. Tacos are relatively big with good quality ingredients. Will come back again and again.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent foot in a lovely location. We have been many times, and have consistently had a very high quality experience.

g
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Been there about 5 times. Always leave feeling food is good but a little overpriced.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is not your typical Mexican food stop. Galaxy Taco has taken a deep dive in being inventive while staying true to Mexican cuisine. If all you want is a greasy cheese enchilada, then maybe go find something that serves food on wheels. This is not that place. One of the top 5 tacos I've eaten all time was Galaxy's mushroom taco. They start with cheese on a grill, with masa following. That gets flipped and filled with grilled mushrooms, peppers and onions. It's crispy, spicy and soft and chewy at the same time. Texture and flavors just going all over the place. I wish I'd order two. The mixed drinks we enjoyed were just as inventive. It's going to be a consistent stop for my San Diego trips!

AB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was not good. The fish and the bread taste the meat cooked on the grill

TS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious! Galaxy Tacos never disappoints! Out favorite is to order the Trout for the table as an appetizer- everyone enjoys it so much. A chef we brought on our recent visit declared it “the best fish tacos she’s ever had”. The margarita was fresh and delicious, everything so good!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for just okay food. Find elsewhere to go for Mexican food.

v
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, we really enjoyed our Easter brunch.

EW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great creative food

AD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous tacos with a cool Pacific breeze. What could be better?

KJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would give more than 5 stars for service if I could. This place is a gem and I’d be here more than once a week if I lived closer!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great server and our secluded table was awesome for our huge group and kids!

r
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Did not enjoy the food.

B
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food a bit bland. Blue corn tortillas great for tacos but didn’t do much for enchilada. Chicken was blah.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food. Good service. Don’t like how they add 3.5% fee bc of increased expenses, feel that is responsibility of owner not of guests when your paying $20 for tacos.

LJ
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday 🎂 celebration! Alyssa was our server, she is wonderful! We shared every taco, all were absolutely delicious. Pitcher of Cadillac margaritas, salsa, guacamole, chips...all to perfection. The Brussels are THE BEST EVER!!! Cozy, charming, friendly space where you can enjoy friends and not worry if you are being TOO loud. Dessert - churros, chocolate & ice cream...complimentary for our Birthday Boy 🎉. The perfect end to the night.

m
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and cocktails were interesting and tasty. Staff was attentive. And big kudos to staff and management—we missed the server running out after us when I forgot my purse but we quickly returned and they had it safely waiting for me and there was a voicemail on my phone trying to find me. Good reason to reserve on open table!

AF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly fantastic service and delicious food! I highly recommend Galaxy Taco for a relaxing evening with fresh ingredients and a great drinks.

H
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been to Galaxy Tacos many times and always enjoyed it until this visit. Our food did not come for almost an hour and fifteen minutes after it was ordered. It was cold and clearly had been prepared long before. Our waitress (Dana, I believe) was no where to be found during our wait for the food. Very bad experience, but given previous good experiences...we will give it one more chance. Seemed like the whole staff were not “on their game” on this last visit. Very disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress and wonderful food. It was so good.

KS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

There were 5 servers and two tables (we were one of the two) and the service was HORRIBLE. We had to ask to order, ask for refills and on top of it all, our toddlers meal came out about 5-minutes after all of ours. The waitress didn’t even ask if we wanted dessert and then they stand table side while they swipe your credit card and give you a machine to input your tip right there. Food was mediocre but who cares about food when the service is that bad.

M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love galaxy taco! Margaritas taste fresh and tacos taste great!!!

RR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Restaurant week and the food was very good. I am not a big fan of tacos but I loved their grilled avocado taco. The flan is amazing too

SH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Guacamole and salsa excellent. Margaritas excellent. Tamales only ok. Mole sauce was strange.salad excellent. Churros slightly undercooked. All food was artfully presented.

CO
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The guacomole and huevos rancheros were delicious!!

SW
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Nice things first, the service is outstanding! Dessert is also outstanding. Try the tres leches cake or churros, yum! The but is... the tacos are mostly tortilla; they make them on site. Good tortilla, bad filling. Sauces are flavorful though.

We had fish tacos but couldn't taste the fish through the batter, overly tangy sauce and the tortilla. Steak taco that was mostly sauce and olives. Avocado taco that was a sliver of avocado and mounds of sauce and tortilla. Everything was tasty but poorly portortioned. Pretty underwhelming overall.

Might try again another time because the staff was great and the restaurant is gorgeous. Hope it was just an off night.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun family restaurant with a touch of cool.

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