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Fred's Mexican Cafe

2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
+1 619-858-8226
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun place to spend all day on Cinco de Mayo! The bar was packed with 100s of party goers, the bartenders were working their tails off, especially Adrian, and the food we had was satisfying. Can't really say much about table service or...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it. They have very good choices of Mexican food and our 10 years old doesn't do Mexican food but they had burgers in kids menu. Place is full and we were there in middle of the week and they have two very large...More

Thank Raymond H
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

On visiting Old Town we popped into Fred's for a margarita. Absolutely delicious. It was so nice we went back a further two times. Lovely authentic Mexican cafe. Definitely worth s visit.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I took my girls here to eat last week and it has improved since the last time we came. It was going through some hit and miss issues in the past and we had stopped coming because of it. It looks as if they have...More

Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My husband and I like Fred's a lot for Mexican food. He always gets the cheeseburger tacos (they put fries in the taco!) and I like the fried chicken tacos. We keep coming back in spite of the chaos that is parking in Old Town!

Thank MBcitySanDiego
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a spur of the moment stop - the wait at a couple other places was longer than we will do. We sat at the bar here - the service was excellent. The atmosphere was casual and very friendly. The bartender was fun to...More

Thank PSJ1977
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were walking around Old Town near San Diego and were ready for dinner. The map of the area had several restaurants on it and when we stopped by them, the wait time was 45 minutes plus, which I absolutely refuse to do. Found Fred's...More

Thank Swiss_Zirks
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Just stopby for margarita and drink on a Saturday and found out - they have happy hours till 6pm on a weekend. Awesome! In front of the so busy restaurant, there's fresh tortilla on sale for 4/$1.0- it was yummy.

Thank Cristina J
Reviewed 22 March 2017

There are 4 restaurants across the street from each other on San Diego Ave in Old Town. We picked Fred's because the wait was a little shorter, not necessarily expecting amazing Mexican food. Our family of 5 ate the calamari steak tacos, tortilla soup, and...More

Thank kimchristian50
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our son picked this restaurant because his nickname is Fred. We were served great food and drinks with a very friendly waitress. I would definitely go back.

Thank Jeff S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
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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