After 6 years on Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores, Galaxy Taco closed for good in October. Now, a new restaurant concept led by the ownership team behind George’s at the Cove will open in its place.
The modern Mexican menu features elevated eats made with heirloom corn tortillas. Drinks include epic margaritas topped with top-shelf liquor and charred fruit.
The team behind George’s at the Cove puts its own modern spin on tacos at Galaxy Taco, just down the road from La Jolla Shores. Chef Trey Foshee and his partner George Hauer (the George in George’s at the Cove) cradle organic, heirloom corn tortillas in creative ways, with meats, seafood and vegetables served alongside inventive sauces and salsas.
The restaurant’s fish tacos—stuffed with marinated and grilled white-meat fish, cabbage, mango and traditional salsas, plus a side of made-to-order guacamole and jalapeno lime mayo—are worth the price. The elote is another highlight, topped with chili powder, lime mayo and cotija cheese.
The upscale Mexican eatery shuttered October 27, after six years in the neighborhood, but its owners are working on a new concept that will open next spring. Eater learned that head chef Christine Rivera will move to George’s at the Cove while she helps develop the new eatery.
After a six year run, Galaxy Taco — a casual Mexican eatery in La Jolla Shores — shuttered last October. The restaurant was rebranded as Sandpiper SD by the team behind George’s at the Cove, led by chef Trey Foshee alongside Eater Young Guns winner Christine Rivera and advanced sommelier Evan Vallee (Huntress, Vino Carta).
Sandpiper has opened in a former Galaxy space, bringing an oyster bar and grill to the corner of 2259 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. The airy, relaxed hangout features a full menu of tacos and other Mexican fare as well as a big tequila selection.
It’s worth visiting for the heirloom Masienda corn tortillas, made-to-order guacamole and epic margaritas with top-shelf liquor and charred fruit. The tlayudas, squash blossom quesadillas and steak tacos are also excellent. You can’t go wrong with their #TacoTuesday takeover special, where a guest chef creates three new tacos for the night’s menu.
Galaxy Taco is a casual, colorful, and convenient spot to eat in La Jolla. Their famous handmade blue corn tortillas make this a local favorite for the classic Mexican fare such as tacos, burritos and churros. They also have an impressive drink selection, including a well-crafted cocktail list and a good selection of tequilas and mezcals.
Located in the trendy, but not overcrowded, beach community of La Jolla Shores, Galaxy Taco is the place to go for elevated tacos and the most impressive drinks in San Diego. This is a restaurant that has a lot to offer, from an excellent selection of cocktails and tequilas, to a delicious cocktail menu with a twist on the classics. They even have a few fun kids’ menu items. If you’re in town for the day, you can grab a seat on their outdoor patio. This restaurant is also pet friendly, so you can bring your best friend along to enjoy the food and drinks on site!
If you’re looking for a hopping new taco spot to enjoy a margarita with a beach view, Galaxy Taco is one of the best options. The spin-off from George’s at the Cove in La Jolla Shores is renowned for its elevated gourmet take on Mexican street food.
The menu is filled with out-of-this-world taco toppings like Baja fried fish, grilled avocado and chicken with almond mole. But Chef de Cuisine Christine Rivera is most proud of the tortillas, which are made from non-GMO heirloom corn, and served fresh every day.
Started by George’s at the Cove partner Trey Foshee, Galaxy Taco has become a cult favorite since it opened in 2015 and is a must-visit for any taco lover. Its #TacoTuesday Takeover, where a guest chef creates three new tacos for the menu, is another reason to check it out. There are also twenty outdoor tables where Fido can join you for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink.