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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 - 10:00 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Excellent Meal at Fidel's

This place was amazing. The crab enchilada was one of the best enchiladas that I have ever had. The margaritas are pretty darn good too. It’s a great place for a late lunch on a lazy Saturday afternoon. If I ever make it back to San Diego area, I definitely will return here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
dunder36
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Families with children
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing. The crab enchilada was one of the best enchiladas that I have ever had. The margaritas are pretty darn good too. It’s a great place for a late lunch on a lazy Saturday afternoon. If I ever make it back to San Diego area, I definitely will return here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Traveling from the east coast I was told I would be treated to some real Mexican food. I was not let down, the margaritas were some of the best, even a simple house one, it had the right amount of sour mix where most places overdo it. I had the Carna Estada it was great, the meat was a bit... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Even though we visited during the races, we were able to get a table on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. As usual I had a Chimichanga but others had vegetarian and burritos. The early bird special can be shared by two people but you need to be there by 6:30

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san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

How can you not love this place. San Diego Legendary restaurant. Great food in classic dining atmosphere make this place special. Chips and salsa are awesome. A good sign for a quality mexican restaurant. Make sure and order the pachanga platter (chicken or beef) as an appetizer. Mixture of tacos/quesadillas/tacos/etc. You wont regret it. They also have happy hour in... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Good fajitas! The beef was tender and the chicken was flavorful. So much food, we took some home. Great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a large gathering of family and friends. Food was GREAT, staff was SUPER (and we ran them ragged) Highly recommended!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 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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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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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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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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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?