George's At The Cove Team Pulls Plug On Galaxy Taco In San Diego's La Jolla Shores

October 28, 2021

After a 6 year run in San Diego's La Jolla Shores neighborhood, Galaxy Taco has shuttered and will be rebranded by the ownership team behind George's at the Cove restaurant. 

Galaxy Taco (subsequently renamed Galaxy Cantina & Grill) was opened in July 2015 by George's at the Cove executive chef and partner Trey Foshee, longtime chef de cuisine Christine Rivera and co-owner George Hauer. The 4,200 square foot, casual eatery took up about half of the former La Jolla Shores Market space in the F.W. Kellogg Building at 2259 Avenida de la Playa. The restaurant was designed by Mark Steele with the assistance of Trey Foshee and several artists. The casual eatery served a menu of modern Mexican fare, heralded for its non-GMO, heirloom corn blue tortillas made daily using a $10,000-plus masa grinder, custom made for the restaurant (although the tortillas were known to easily fall apart).

The George's at the Cove team intends to reband the Galaxy Taco space to become a new restaurant with plans to open the yet-to-be named concept by next spring. Details of the project are still very much still in development. Chef Trey Foshee blames the closure of Galaxy Taco on rising food costs and the oft-used excuse of customers' unwillingness to pay high prices for Mexican food (see Bracero).

With Galaxy's sudden closure, former head chef Christine Rivera will relocate to La Jolla Village to work under new Executive Chef Saman Javid at George's at the Cove. There is no word yet on if Rivera will be part of the new concept opening in La Jolla Shores.