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Old Town Mexican Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
+1 619-297-4330
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (340 reviews)
“carnitas” (187 reviews)
“taco” (76 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and large portions! Must get the fresh tortillas! Yummm I recommend this place to anyone wanting some quality food in old town!

Thank apa028
Reviewed 5 days ago

You know a place will be delicious if the SDPD eat there! At least 5 came in for lunch while we were there. Had Shrimp Taco and Chicken Tostada. Both were yummy. Free chips and salsa included.

Thank 310Beachlover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we visit San Diego, my husband and I have at least one meal at Old Town Mexican Cafe. The food and atmosphere there is excellent. I try to order something different each time I go and I have never had something I didn't...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here for at least 30 years and I always get the carnitas! I like the fried chrispy style but the wife thinks it's too greasy. Not me. Just a mouth full of fantastic flavor. Freshly made hot tortillas? Nothing better. Can't say...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looked decidedly busy, however it was just the happy hour crowd taking up all the standing room around the door. They sat us quickly and we had our cold drinks in no time. We ordered a green chili burrito and a Mini Molcajete....More

Thank Cody G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The authenticity this restaurant represents is exhibited by the making and cooking of tortillas in the front window of the shop. The food selection is very good and the service was very good. It must be good...we keep going back!

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were tempted by so many Mexican restaurants in Old Town - which to choose? Something about this place rang authentic, so on a whim we walked in - and we had the best food we experienced in our whole week in the San Diego...More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to SD we stop at Old Town Mexican Cafe. Although we were seated in the overflow area not as much fun as the original. The tortillas were delicious as was the molcajete and carnitas.

Thank amgnip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not great service or food, but adequate. Tortillas almost too hard too eat, cleanliness mediocre, drink prices up there for what you get. Atmosphere is nice, but getting worn out. Still better than many other choices in Old Town on main drag. Whole commercial area...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch last week as a business meeting event, and were delighted at our good decision. The chicken mole enchiladas were marvelous. I chose the dark mole sauce which satisfied my taste buds in the best way possible. Marvelous food, great service, and...More

Thank rporter8555
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Arlene S
16 July 2016|
Response from Shoji K |
They said 3-7 pm, 10 pm till close, Monday to Friday.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-4330
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