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En Fuego Cantina & Grill

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1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2508
858-792-6551
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best of Mecian food in San Diego

We were tipped of about El Fuego by staff at our hotel. Have covered Mexican places all over the US from Tex and Xalfornia to Nevada and even to the North East. El Fuego tops them all for taste and for service and atmosphere. Even better than Rosita's in Barstow and we travel 3000 miles to eat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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  • Bar scene
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st. john's
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were tipped of about El Fuego by staff at our hotel. Have covered Mexican places all over the US from Tex and Xalfornia to Nevada and even to the North East. El Fuego tops them all for taste and for service and atmosphere. Even better than Rosita's in Barstow and we travel 3000 miles to eat there. Previous reviewer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went here for happy hour on friday afternoon with a group. Sat in the out door patio in the middle of the restaurant and it was a fun happy place. Food was decent and prices were really good.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We (the DMYC) held our 20th pre opening day (Race Track) party at En Fuego also celebrating En Fuego's 20th anniversary of their opening. We all had a blast and look for continued friendship with the En Fuego crew.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was by far the best dinner we have had on our week long stay in Southern California. Service was excellent and the happy hour prices and food were great!

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a really fun place to eat. Very cute decor and nice outdoor patio. Food was excellent. Go for happy hour and get some great appetizer and drink specials.

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In my opinion this place is more about the music and ambiance than the food. We were fortunate to see virtuosos Jimmy Patton and Enrique Platas perform. It was also entertaining to see a group of women file in after a day at the track big hats and all. The food was basic, heavy Mexican and the margaritas were just... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Love this place. Went one time and I was craving ceviche. It wasn't on the menu, but they made it for me anyway. Love the patio dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The house margarita here is awesome!! We found a great spot on the front patio perfect for beautiful weather and people watching. Got Carne asana tacos and it was just perfect! Staff is very friendly and the patio is dog friendly!! Major bonus for us :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place was outstanding! They easily accommodated our group of 17! They even supplied ice for my sister who sprained her ankle and gave her a chair to rest her foot on! The service was exceptional, very intuitive and on top of all our needs! The waitress was so sweet and helpful! The atmosphere was relaxed and festive! We were... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Outstanding venue! Beautiful courtyard. Plenty of Seating. Large outdoor bar, two large screen TV's. Outdoor dinner seating, however you can eat in the bar, Happy Hour specials, or the dinner menu. The bartenders are nice and speedy. Just had a really good time. We will return.

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Additional Information about En Fuego Cantina & Grill

Address: 1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2508
Phone Number: 858-792-6551
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 858-792-6551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?