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En Fuego Cantina & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Latin
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1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2508
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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La Mesa, CA
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249 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This historic restaurant was established in the 1930's for hungry racetrack fans! We decided to check it out, and were pleasantly surprised. Most of the restaurant is open air patio type dining. The drink menu is varied, but we were disappointed that they were out of the coconut margaritas. However, the strawberry pomegranite margarita was tasty, although a little light... More 

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Lake Elsinore
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful Cantina was just what we were looking for. Multiple levels to this beautiful Cantina with views of the ocean from the upper deck, a courtyard patio with table or bar seating and an open area great for parties. The building has lots of history and the bartender was happy to talk about the interesting past. We elected to... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went here with a group of 10, we were celebrating two of our friends birthdays. We made a reservation ahead of time and let them know how many people and what we were there for. The atmosphere was AWESOME! We sat at the bottom level where it was a large table outside with a canopy that was lighted... More 

Thank Chicklet2016
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this place many times before deciding to eat there. I wish it would have been our first stop. I probably would have ate there every day. It is also dog friendly. I definitely recommend it

Thank bckobler
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great we were able to make reservations and as soon as we got there we were seated. Are server had are drinks right away and took our dinner order. Service was great food was good!

Thank Michelle T
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town from the east coast and decided to try this Mexican restaurant out with friends and their children after a day at the Del Mar beach (All teenagers). I tried their signature margarita for $13 and don't recommend it but maybe because I enjoy the sweet/tartness of the traditional margarita. Plus it's $13 for a tiny class of it!... More 

Thank Kristín N
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant thinking that we were just going with other CAF (Challenged Athletes Foundation) athletes but we get there and the restaurant is donating 10% of all proceeds from 6PM to close. This is amazing plus the food was good and waitstaff was awesome. We sat in the open air area to eat and it was really... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the minute you walk into En Fuego you feel like a family member returning home. The atmosphere is inviting and casual with half of the restaurant under a roof and half outside with the cool California breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean which is only a couple of blocks a way. The food comes into En Fuego fresh every... More 

Thank Jim S
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance with a super happy hour downstairs. Wonderful little bar upstairs too. Front patio dining is fun for people watching. Service is quick and friendly. Food is authentic Mexican. Lots of good fish dishes in addition to other traditional dishes. Serving sizes are ample. Good wine, beer and specialty drink choices. Go early and put you name in then... More 

Thank Judith D
Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We ate here after arriving in Del Mar and were very pleasantly surprised at the delicious fish tacos! Lively atmosphere and friendly, attentive service makes this a must when in North County.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 858-792-6551

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