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Ponce's Mexican Restaurant

4050 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2504
619-282-4413
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Ranked #623 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Got there at around 8:50pm. The wait said it would be about 20 minutes for a party of four. I asked about going to the bar and the host told me happy hour was in 10 minutes if we wanted to wait and save money. Heck yeah! It's great when other people try to save YOU money. That threw me... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I grew up in San Diego and am sad to say I only found Ponce's later in my life. It is such a great place that even though I do not live in the area any longer, whenever we visit San Diego, we make a point to go there. Love the atmosphere, food and hornitos margaritas!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If we can't agree we go to Ponces... The food is great, kids always like what they get, margaritas are delish! Be warned, no more than 2 margaritas otherwise you are in for a PARTY night!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The staff is A-1, and the atmosphere is fun & relaxed. The food, well,the food is amazing. Spiced & seasoned to perfection, and the portions are quite generous. Let me conclude with 1 word ...... yummy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recommend the machaca con huevo and their daily special margarita. Service is excellent and at the right price.

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very colorful place right across from the beach. My favorite dish was the guacamole but didn't like having to ask for it three times. I also ordered the Nachitos which unfortunately never arrived even after asking twice. It wasn't busy here yet because we were one of two customers dining when we ordered. There seems to be a breakdown of... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We love Ponces. They are welcoming and the food is great! Be sure to get a margarita... YUM!!! This is the perfect place to bring the family!

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Woodstock, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a very comfortable place with excellent service, very good Mexican fare and a great bar. The menu includes all of your favorites done in a traditional style. This is not a gourmet restaurant with new treatments but if you want enchiladas, chimis, fajitas and the like, this is your place. It does get busy so try to arrive... More 

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This restaurant has really good Mexican cuisine. It is always packed, because the food is so good, and the staff is very friendly. I love the decor of the place, and the cantina feel. The bar is equipped with every kind of beverage you would want. There is outdoor and indoor seating. I recommend this place. BEST MEXICAN CUISINE OUTSIDE... More 

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San Diego, California
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53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Been to this local establishment several times, really nothing to write home about. The welcome mat needs to be repaired. We asked to be seated in a more quiet area of the restaurant and after persisting, we were seated in an area that suited us but we were treated as though we infringed upon their task oriented way of customer... More 

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Additional Information about Ponce's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 4050 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2504
Phone Number: 619-282-4413
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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