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Galaxy Taco

2259 Avenida De La Playa (La Jolla Shores Dr.) Send to Phone
The team from George's at the Cove takes on tacos in La Jolla.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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Galaxy Taco, La Jolla, CA

Galaxy Taco Restaurant Review

: After double-digit years of successfully helming George’s at the Cove in La Jolla, Trey Foshee has launched another eatery with partner George Hauer (the George in George’s at the Cove). Here, Foshee and his chef de cuisine Christine Rivera put their creative touch on Mexican street fare, taking the taco to new heights. Organic, heirloom corn tortillas, ground and made in-house daily, cradle a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables, with inventive sauces and salsas. Lamb is styled with tomato-mint salsa, onion and yogurt. In the "Tacolandia," braised and seared pork shoulder mingles with jalapeño slaw and chicharron. Spicy smoked bone marrow salsa dresses up carne asada, while pineapple-jalapeño salsa elevates grilled fish. Hamachi sashimi has a welcome habanero kick. Not in the mood for tacos? There’s wood-grilled trout, chili-braised beef short rib and tender adobo grilled chicken. Freshly made churros with Mexican chocolate dipping sauce are a sweet finish. The bar serves specialty agave spirits, nicely curated wines and local craft beers, and the dog-friendly patio calls for post-surf margaritas. Sangrita Mimosas or Smoky Marias with mezcal and chipotle Bloody Mary-style mix are great companions to chilaquiles and huevos rancheros at Sunday brunch. Colorful murals and hand-painted tables lend artistic flair.


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