Yes, Virginia, there are affordable deals in La Jolla
Psst. Wanna eat cheap in La Jolla?
Point one, hit happy hour, point two, make sure you’re at Jose’s Courtroom (1037 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858-454-7655). Specially on a Tuesday.
Taco Tuesday's taco deals extend beyond the 7:00 p.m. happy hour limit till the kitchen closes.
That means deals like $1.50 carne asada or chicken “street tacos,” meaning half size tortillas. Then fish, and “TJ-style” tacos (carne asada and chorizo), are $2, and lobster and shrimp tacos go for $2.50.
Best taco? For me, carne asada-chorizo, because that sharp salty chorizo flavor upgrades everything.
The place has been going forty years, and looks it. But that’s okay. It still has that Baja beer bucket party spirit, and where else in The Jewel can you get these food deals and like $2 Bud Lights?
And why’s it called the “Courtroom”? More in next week’s Tin Fork.