Galaxy Taco - La Jolla

4.2
325 reviews
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Mexican
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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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun family restaurant with a touch of cool.

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G
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third time here- always exceptional, great atmosphere, smiling staff, tasty food. We both had the Happy Hour michelada, and i ordered the dorito and bean dip appetizer- which fortunately was not doritos but a sizeable pile of puffed wheat pretzely shaped wheat crackers that were great with the beans. i ordered the carne asada entree with nopalitos and came with house made tortillas. My friend had the chicken enchilada with chile verde- mine was cooked perfectly mediun rare, and both of us pretty much cleared our plates. I love the nopales with the meat! We were there around 5pm - 630 on a Thursday evening and enjoyed a great conversation about an upcimingtrip to India that we are both taking in March. If you get there a moment before 5 there is streetparking on the adjacent side street on the SW and on the alley street just behind on the south.

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G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nothing special for what many call a local gem. Decent food but not for the price. Everything is a la carte ... including additional salsa (to our surprise).

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ES
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the colors and the ambience, great people, great food. Will return.

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place off of Google for 38 most desirable restaurants in San Diego. It was definitely a find! We will be eating there frequently from here on out :)

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JY
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy and great environment. I would definitely recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.

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ZB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tacos are very small. Flavor is good, but not enough in the taco for the price.
Octopus tostada was a better choice with regard to what you get for your money.
Ambiance is nice...super relaxed energy/vibe.
Liked their t-shirts & even bought several.
We had good service.
In the end though, we decided we wouldn’t likely return due to the tacos being so skimpy for the price.
If I were to read or hear that there was any change, I’d probably try then again, based on the good flavors & the octopus tostada.

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GS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the Wood Roasted Salsa - really delicious. Strong margarita made even better with Happy Hour pricing. Ana Maria was a nice server - happy and helpful.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

First time trying this restaurant, I was warned by friends that the place wasn’t great.
I chose to ignore advice and was very excited to go try a new place.
Food was mediocre and expensive.
Waitress was nice but manager was extremely rude.
Won’t go back.
Puesto in downtown La Jolla is bounds better than this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night it was a quiet night but the food was incredible and our server was friendly and helpful, couldn’t have been better

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G
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We came here with a group of six for dinner and were not impressed. We ordered pitchers of margaritas, which tasted like they had very little alcohol in them. We got the guacamole, which was totally devoid of flavor, and all of our chips were smaller than a postage stamp, like they had been shaken out of the bottom of the bag. Four people had the tacos, and nobody liked any of them. I will say that the two people that ordered the enchiladas had pretty tasty meals. The refried beans it came as a side were just plain pinto beans in a bowl, soaking in water like they had just been dumped out of the cann and not even strained. This was true for all six of our place settings, so weird. Service was friendly, although we ordered salsa that never arrived. Overall, not an impressive experience

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v
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yum yum! Dinner was spectacular! Margarita assortment awesome and great service.

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B
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great taco selection. Flavors wonderful. Mushroom taco spicy so be prepared for a kick. Steak was mild and good. Chicken very good too.

Only issue were that flies were swarming all around our food and it was hard to eat.

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A
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Galaxy Taco has exceptional food and cocktails--particularly the tequila tasting flights. I the menu is creative and always has something new and different. Their tacos are excellent--most notably the avocado taco and the fish tacos.

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S
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails. Excellent food, very tasty, interesting flavors. Can't wait to go back again!

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was enjoyable. Balanced flavors, nice looking dishes, clean ambience.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love galaxy! The chicken soup is awesome. So are enchiladas with green sauce and the ceviche tostada!

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CD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great food with selections that are traditional, but with a different twist to the routine. Love the grilled octopus appetizer. I keep going back to Galaxy Taco

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M
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love the tacos and margaritas at Galaxy Taco. Add in the fun atmostphere and excellent service and you just can't go wrong here.

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J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a late lunch on a Sunday and the food and service were excellent. Carne asada arrived at the doneness ordered. Chips with the sea urchin guacamole was delicious. Very fresh ingredients all around. Our server Alyssa was attentive and polite without being intrusive, so that professionalism was appreciated, as this is often missing in San Diego.

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W
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food ok, but not worth the price. We will not return.

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PA
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good mexikan food and drinks in an intersting setting.

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TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great ceviche! Chilaqiles had decent flavors but muy picante; short rib tacos were good.

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N
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and fusion take on Mexican food. Creative use of spices without being overly hot. fresh vegetables, complex and subtle and balanced. , good textures but notheavy.
Great cocktails and beers, less exciting for wines which actually pair less well with the menu. Family friendly environment, indoor-outdoor. FUN and different.

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V
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Finally made it there. Been planning on it foe a long time. Food very good and great beer selection. And the special request hotter hot sauce great!

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I
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple but good! Recommend trying the chicken enchiladas

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B
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love meeting friends here for a fun dinner and great place to visit. 2-3 of us always order the trout. Fun menu and good food selections.

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P
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food, Drinks yo die for, and awesome casual ambiance!

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JL
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the chilled corn soup, which has to be one of the best foods I've ever had. Asked for a half portion and it was provided without hesitation. And I love their guacamole. Lively but not overly loud since all dining spaces are open to the sea breeze on at least one side.

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RH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Over priced tacos. Small portions. Guacamole taco good. Fish taco hardly there with small off tasting grilled fish.
Good guacamole and churros.
Very noisy, like eating in a garage.
Happy hour only descent deal.

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CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cocktails were excellent and ambiance decor is fun and lively, but the menu options for the mains were uncreative (the starters were a bit better) and the food was workmanlike in quality. Overall what you get doesn't justify the price you pay. It's been awhile since my last visit but I recall the menu being a bit more creative in the past. I'm guessing they've decided to go the more traditional tacos and cheese enchiladas route to maximize appeal to the tourist crowds... which if true is disappointing.

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F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice location with most courteous staffing. The drinks are great. While the restaurant has “taco” in the name...the standout dishes are the starters. There were a great variety of flavors and textures. The corn soup with crab and huitlacoche was fantastic. We will definitely be back.

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Way way wat way way wat way way way way overpriced

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was super fresh and hand made, including the cocktail juices, tortillas and salsas. Had the fish tacos, sweet potato quesadilla and chips n salsa (all to share). Watermelon marg and classic marg. Ended with amazing churros al a mode with warm Mexican chocolate sauce. Unreal. We’ll be back. 😋

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l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Brussels sprouts were AWFUL and my cocktail tasted like cleaning product. The chips guacamole and salsa were terrific. The menu was very dirty. You better up your game or you will soon become!

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d
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Rather expensive and somewhat bland Mexican food. Plus some bulls**t fee because they have to pay their employees. Guess what buddy, we all do.

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AG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our server didn't crack a smile and seemed WAY fidgety and off (possibly on drugs?). There was no music. Food wasn't as good as it used to be.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was just ok. Service was friendly but I didn’t think it was anything special.

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T
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Clean and well decorated upscale taco place. I would say for the portions and overall flavor a bit pricey.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service- always amazing food-

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