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Galaxy Taco - La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Galaxy Taco - La Jolla

4.4
4.4
365 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Open Daily 11am - 10pm Sunday Brunch 10am - 3pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 228-5655

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Trey Foshee/Christine Rivera

  • Catering

    Please contact Amy at Amy@galaxytaco.com to discuss your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our room configurations offer a ton of flexibility—from an intimate private area that seats up to 12, to our patio for up to 40 guests, or our indoor dining area that seats up to 80 people. Or book it all!

  • Private party contact

    Amy Grave: (858) 228-5655

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Shores Dr.

  • Parking details

    Shared parking lot adjacent to the restaurant with street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop on Torrey Pines rd

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. t

    travelerwanderer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    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.
  2. EM

    ElizabethM

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. M

    Monnnster

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Brunch was pretty good, would definitely try lunch and dinner. Excellent micheladas.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!!
  5. P

    Pete

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great taste on all the dishes Fun place close to the beach Service outstanding Reasonable corkage for La Jolla ($15) Will return
  6. GF

    GlennF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The short ribs were terrific as were the cocktails. The tacos were very good. Service was great.
  7. K

    Kimw

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  8. FB

    FoodieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    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.
  9. ML

    MichaelL

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    every time I eat there I get sick...whats the problem with the quality of the food???
  10. CB

    CatherineB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with creative flavors. Great cocktails. Lovely service. Nothing at all to complain about. We would go back.
  11. JD

    JDiner

    San Diego

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  12. G

    leeG

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A local handout with great food, a incredibly friendly staff and great ambience
  13. DL

    DenisL

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  14. L

    Lukecan

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  15. LH

    LindaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent foot in a lovely location. We have been many times, and have consistently had a very high quality experience.
  16. g

    goldbros

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Been there about 5 times. Always leave feeling food is good but a little overpriced.
  17. RB

    RobertB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  18. A

    Aude

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was not good. The fish and the bread taste the meat cooked on the grill
  19. TS

    TriciaS

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Overpriced for just okay food. Find elsewhere to go for Mexican food.
  21. v

    vistorfromcali

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, we really enjoyed our Easter brunch.
  22. EW

    EdwardW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great creative food
  23. AD

    AndrewD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous tacos with a cool Pacific breeze. What could be better?
  24. KJ

    KJF1

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great server and our secluded table was awesome for our huge group and kids!
  26. r

    refined2dine

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Did not enjoy the food.
  27. B

    Burghfoodies

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food a bit bland. Blue corn tortillas great for tacos but didn’t do much for enchilada. Chicken was blah.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    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.
  29. LJ

    LaJollans

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  30. m

    moderngirl

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  31. AF

    AlisonF

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly fantastic service and delicious food! I highly recommend Galaxy Taco for a relaxing evening with fresh ingredients and a great drinks.
  32. H

    Hkfngr

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress and wonderful food. It was so good.
  34. KS

    KristinaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    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.
  35. M

    Mbringas1

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love galaxy taco! Margaritas taste fresh and tacos taste great!!!
  36. RR

    RiticaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  37. SH

    SallieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  38. CO

    COOKIE

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The guacomole and huevos rancheros were delicious!!
  39. SW

    ShawndaW

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    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.
  40. KC

    KatherineC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun family restaurant with a touch of cool.

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Galaxy Taco - La Jolla is rated 4.4 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Shores Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Open Daily 11am - 10pm Sunday Brunch 10am - 3pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Shared parking lot adjacent to the restaurant with street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop on Torrey Pines rd

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Trey Foshee/Christine Rivera

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 228-5655

  • Catering

    Please contact Amy at Amy@galaxytaco.com to discuss your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our room configurations offer a ton of flexibility—from an intimate private area that seats up to 12, to our patio for up to 40 guests, or our indoor dining area that seats up to 80 people. Or book it all!

  • Private party contact

    Amy Grave: (858) 228-5655

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