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Fidel's

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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-5292
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great food, good fun.

The food was really good, and a very fun environment. Prices are reasonable and the drinks are very reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Mitch1110
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Rochester, MN
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  • Families with children
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Detroit
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It's interesting that the two Mexican places in Solana are next door- We prefer the other. Fidel's had great friendly service, yummy food( esp the tamales) but it was just too oily and heavy.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love this lace to my GO TO HOME RUN, in my back yard, place to go. Fidel's has been there for years and the service is top notch, service is "on it" you have fresh hot chips and salsa as soon as you sit down, margaritas are yummy (usually one is good enough) get the Perfect Marg...Gary will make... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fidel's was recommended to me by my brother. He lived in San Diego for many years, so when I came to visit my daughters and their families, it was where I suggested we try. Nice atmosphere, but I'll never listen to my brother again. My dinner was a 2 on the 1-10 scale. The chicken was way over cooked and... More 

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Greenbush, Wisconsin
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the real deal. I'm pretty critical of Mexican restaurants, but this place is firing on all cylinders. First off, the chips/salsa are home-made and wonderful. To boot, the house margaritas matched it. Don't splurge on the expensive margaritas, stick with the house and enjoy. My chili relleno was to die for. Perfectly done with fresh peppers, excellent texture... More 

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Rochester, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was really good, and a very fun environment. Prices are reasonable and the drinks are very reasonably priced.

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love their chicken (all white meat chicken) & rice soup topped with fresh sliced avocado. Their carnitas is delicious. And their cheese crisp is wonderful too.!

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San Diego, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I felt like I stepped into Mexico. I drove by the restaurant on the way somewhere else and thought to myself, that looks like a really good, authentic Mexican restaurant! And I was right! The family and I enjoyed great food, I had chili relleno that was superb and my hubby had a burrito. The kids were able to get... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Local, family-owned Mexican restaurant with delicious, reasonably priced food. Start your visit off with an ice cold beer and the never-ending refills of warm chips and salsa, just be sure to save room for your meal! Love their carnitas burrito, be sure to ask for it served "wet" with the green tomatillo sauce, and ask for extra sauce on the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Love the veggie casserole with chicken and lately taken to the chicken enchilada and a side of beans.

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Orange, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This rambling casual restaurant served the best carne asada I can remember. The meat was tender and well-flavored, grilled nicely on the outside without being tough or overcooked on the inside. The pitcher of house margaritas was quite nice as well, but only pours four small glasses so be prepared to order 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?