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Fred's Mexican Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Mexican,
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
+1 619-858-8226
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“taco” (32 reviews)
“fajitas” (22 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
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American, Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the queso dip with our chips, it was delicious (also good to add to fajitas or tacos!). Prices were slightly high, but large portions, two adults with small appetites could split a plate. The staff was very friendly and fast. The atmosphere was...More

Thank Ashlee_Bippus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are in San Diego we like to go to Fred's to have some very good Mexican cuisine. we were there in February so we were able to enjoy the atmosphere and great service. Enjoy!!

Thank JRC576
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wait was too long for the service we got. There was empty tables but I guess not enough staff. Our waitress wasn't the friendliest person and the service was just ok. Food was nothing fancy. No one there seemed to have a clue how to...More

Thank TinaLouise_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large group of us went here (9 in total), and they really went above and beyond. Food was great, the burritos are over one pound and could easily be shared. Queso, tacos, enchiladas are all great. Service was fantastic, but would highly recommend arriving before...More

Thank Colin S
Allison P, Public Relations Manager at Fred's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Love it, thank you for coming in and enjoying yourself! So glad your had a great time!!

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

They do have a large outdoor area that allows dogs. The menu was not as traditional as I am use to eating. The portions were large, neither my daughter or I finished. The chips and salsa was good. Our server was good. The food was...More

Thank Tasha S
Allison P, Public Relations Manager at Fred's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First off thank you for coming in and dining with us. Yes, we are not a typical traditional Mexican food restaurant. We are an Americanized Mexican restaurant in Old Town, San Diego, we proudly stand out in the strip of Mexican restaurants by this factor....More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

This restaurant offers indoor /outdoor seating..The staff is friendly & accomodating..The portions are huge, including the children's.. The food is served hot & authentic with the right amount of spices..

Thank WinstonA03
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I wish we had found this place before. We went to another Mexican restaurant first and it was okay. Then someone told us about Fred's and it was awesome! The bartender was great & made the best Pina Colda. The food was delicious and the...More

Thank steph_2g
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Truly, now, one of my favorites. You get the feel of the Spanish culture at this location. The scenery is pleasant. The food was moderately priced and it was delicious. The drinks were huge. Restrooms available and clean!

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I don't like Fred's and I don't dine here by choice. I'm in San Diego once a year for Comic Con in July, and I usually stay in Old Town. The reason I eat at Fred's is that it's one of the few places open...More

Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Skip it- there are far better places to eat in Old Town. Over priced, poor service, low quality food. Fajitas came out cold and not sizzling. Forgot cheese and tortillas. Had to request these twice. Chicken tacos had a bad taste- like canned chicken was...More

Thank Cbethlynn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-8226
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