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Fred's Mexican Cafe - CLOSED

1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2906
+1 858-483-8226
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
1 Apr 2015
“Better Choices in Old Town”
25 Jan 2015
“Best Margarita”
Restaurant Hours Closed
1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2906
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

Ate at Fred's in old town March 28. Had a large group. They did a great job of getting us in. Service was good. That's the good part. The food was not good.

Thank NW_Passage1
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

The fish taco was delicious, but the watermelon cucumber margarita was out of this world. We had to go back for more. The restaurant was clean, servers were friendly and attentive, food was fresh, and the cafe had a good atmosphere. Margarita - Ole!

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

Staff here is friendly and its a lively place. Decent Happy Hour and they make good salsa. Try their house margaritas. Very good for $6. You can people watch and the place has lots of seating.

Thank TikiTravels
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Four of us had a late lunch at the restaurant. The atmosphere was very good. The food was okay, but being in San Diego, I was expecting better. The waitstaff that day, could use some customer service training. Overall good, but I'd recommend someplace else...More

Thank regularjoe
Reviewed 16 September 2014

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal accompanied by an mouth watering glass of local brewed beer at this Mexican Restuarant. The Staff were great and very friendly and made the experience even more enjoyable. By the way, try the Mexican food it's delicious...More

Thank David38_13
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A friend and I came here for dinner on a Saturday night and were able to be seated right away. We order strawberry margaritas - which were DELICIOUS! They bring chips and salsa to your table to munch on while you wait for your food....More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Went on a Thursday night. More employees than customers - think the locals know something? Food was sub-par, wait-staff was indifferent, beers are $ 6.50 a pop? We won't be back - unless it's taco Tuesday . . .

Thank hoopdog
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We choose Fred's on the Sunday during the Cinco de Mayo fiesta this past May 4. I'm not sure why we choose it but so glad we did. The fish tacos were great. The burrito was great. The beer was cold and the margarita just...More

Thank CarolMaryland
Reviewed 8 May 2014

While living in Sandy Eggo for 18mths in 01/02 and 04, my friends and i used Fred's as our meeting place for pre-drinks and food before a night out in the Gaslamp, the food is great but the drinks are what bring you here. They...More

Thank Bungchow
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Went there based on a recommendation from a friend who used to live in San Diego. Its located in Old Town and there are a multitude of Mexican restaurants to choose from! I'm glad we listened. The carnita enchiladas were amazing as was the Margarita!...More

Thank tap0629
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Restaurant Details

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Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-483-8226
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