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Has anyone tried Tikul in La Jolla?

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I was knocked out by their sister restaurant in Puerto Vallarta this past summer. I haven't tried the La Jolla location, but the menu is similar--though not as lengthy--as the menu in PV. It looks a bit pricey ($12 for a tamarind margarita, but, wow! that was the best untraditional margarita I've ever imbibed!), so I am waiting to read what others might have to say before I get out the ol' credit card.

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  1. Tikul just closed after two months of business.

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    1. re: honkman

      Thanks for the sad news, Honkman. (Have to go back to Vallarta!)

      1. re: honkman

        Yep, and a new one is already moving in...set to open November 8th. Fast turnaround.

        1. re: foodiechick

          whats the new place going to be?

          1. re: SDGourmand

            I've heard Southern comfort tapas. Huh? It seems the operators are from Atlanta.

            1. re: foodiechick

              Well at least it's something different. Still a tough spot, slow part of prospect and tucked away.

              1. re: foodiechick

                cheese grits served in trendy small little spoons? fried chicken and waffles miniaturized to a Wheat Thin size?

                1. re: foodiechick

                  Sounds cool.

                  But I was kind of hoping for a gourmet burger type joint with "artisanal" cocktails. You know, the kind of place where "maybe the cocktails aren't for you".

                  1. re: stevewag23

                    Another burger place??? How many does LJ need?

                    1. re: cstr

                      I hope steve is kidding, but LJ is Tourist Town so wouldn't be surprised. I'd kill for some New Mexican flavors.

                  2. re: foodiechick

                    The idea of Southern tapas actually sounds like it might work. However in that location I am not so sure. That sounds like it may be a bit trendy for that part of La Jolla. That area survives on the tourist dollar, and not so sure that is a touristy kind of restaurant. Charlestown S.C. sure, but not LJ. That kind of resturant would probably work better in Bankers Hill, Ken., or North Park.

                    1. re: littlestevie

                      You hit the nail on the head!

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