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Fidel's

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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-5292
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a favorite

When we lived in SD, Fidels was a regular destination. Now, traveling in from Iowa, we make a point of going. You cannot beat the chicken 'anything' and I love the chicken tortilla soup especially. Ask for patio seating if it's not too hot, it ms the most enjoyable spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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  • Families with children
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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395 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While attending a business meeting 12 of us made reservations at this restaurant. The menu selection was excellent and offered a wide variety of options. Our group had fish, crab, Carnitas and vegetarian plates and all reported to be excellent. The margaritas are excellent as well as the beer chilled. Service was efficient and all orders delivered correctly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When we lived in SD, Fidels was a regular destination. Now, traveling in from Iowa, we make a point of going. You cannot beat the chicken 'anything' and I love the chicken tortilla soup especially. Ask for patio seating if it's not too hot, it ms the most enjoyable spot.

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Solana Beach, California, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We like going to Fidel's - it is a fun place and decent service. The bean and cheese burrito is really good.

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Phoenix, AZ
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had nice meal although prices seem to be high by my standard for Mexican food. A simple two item combination is approximately $15 most meals more than that. Service was good and friendly and ice tea quite refreshing. Will go back but just not that often due to the prices. The beef burrito and chicken enchiladas were excellent and would... More 

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you want cheap, good Mexican food, Fidel's is the place. Food is served very quickly, too. If you are coming from or going to the races at Del Mar, this is blocks away (need to drive to it though from the track, too far to walk). Been going there for years. When our daughter visits home from New Jersey,... More 

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California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is a classic in Solana Beach. It's been around for ages (since the 60's) and a great local hangout. Good house margaritas! My favorite dishes are the chicken salad (wish the chicken came warm instead of cold) and the cauliflower casserole. They offer your typical Mexican dishes and you will enjoy the atmosphere! Sometimes there may be a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Mexican place with Mexican waiters and chefs, really interesting menu, prices more than reasonable. Great setting and great food

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Toronto
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271 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is truly a great Mexican authentic restaurant Service and food were outstanding Entire menu as a frequent visitor is consistent and good value Strongly recommend

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Orlando, FL
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have been eating at Fidel's for over forty (40) years! The only changes I've seen in that time are personnel and a few cosmetic renovations. That's the good news, because the food has maintained a level of consistency throughout that time, it's quality ingredients, it is generous portions, excellent service and reasonable prices! That has made me a repeat... More 

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Dearborn, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visit this place with our friends every time we are in San Diego. It's our favorite. Great food, great atmosphere, great margaritas and a great place to bring the kids too. Definitely worth the wait.

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Additional Information about Fidel's

Address: 607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone Number: (858) 755-5292
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 755-5292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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