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Reviewed June 28, 2020

Went there last week. Fun local restaurant and bar. Very different that most Mexican Restaurants in San Diego. Good basic home style food. Beef tacos, yes....

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 27, 2020

Cold food, dirty restrooms. Lots of loud regulars at the bar. Skip it; there are much better Mexican restaurants in Escondido or over near the beach.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2020

Sorry the sheriff shut you down......Don't let the woke people that informed on you, get you down. Hope you re-open soon.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

The history of this place is great - it's been a bar, a church and restaurant. Supposedly the margarita was invented here, or the owner invented it, but at another joint...or...? The place is totally off the beaten path and the food is good. Nothing...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

Used to come here when I lived in San Diego and make it a point to come back every time I come back for a visit. The food is always good, the portions large, the margaritas excellent, and the service great. One of the few...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I haven't been here since about 2008 when I came back for a visit after moving away. Their margaritas are still pretty darn good and my food was exactly as I remember it. I had the #11 Sr Cr Chick Enchilada/ Relleno plate. It was...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

The waitress at the bar made the whole visit. We all had Mexican dishes at the bar from Chile Rellenos to shredded beef tacos to chicken Enchilados. All were good. as was the choices of ice cold beer on Tap. Nice views too over the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

This out of the way restaurant near the lake and San Marcos must have been an icon for the area for many years

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We live about ten miles away and had heard of the Hernandez Hideaway for years but just hadn’t made the effort. Yesterday, we enjoyed the drive through Rancho Santa Fe and past Lake Hodges to the restaurant. To make a long story short we left...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Hernandez Hideaway .... a place I love coming to, and I have selfishly keep to myself until now. Toss on some jeans and a ball cap or showup in a business suit, it doesn't matter. The vibe is casual and laid back and you will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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