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Fred's Mexican Cafe

1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2906 (Pacific Beach)
858-483-8226
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Ranked #842 of 4,125 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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!

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Seattle WA
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371 reviews 371 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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.

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Snellville, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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 if your looking for great.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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 and very reasonably priced.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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165 reviews 165 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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. I ordered the cheeseburger tacos - something different that I've never tried before and was... More 

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Sacramento
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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 . . .

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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 right. We'd come back if ever in San Diego again....thanks

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Gove, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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 have a wide selection of tequilas and margeritas, and you can take the Tequila challenge... More 

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Freedom, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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! YUM!!

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Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Went to Fred's on Garnet because we were too tired to search out other options. The décor was cute and the service excellent. Loved the chips and salsa bar, the happy hour margaritas, the fish tacos and the guacamole (these chips were hot and seasoned and appeared to have been fried). For our sides - not sure what type of... More 

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Address: 1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2906
Phone Number: 858-483-8226
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
Cuisine: Mexican

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