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Hernandez' Hideaway Restaurant

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19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
+1 760-746-1444
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
Jul 18, 2017
“nice people - mediocre food - eclectic”
Mar 18, 2017
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11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were at Lake Hodges to do some walking, and heard about this restaurant from a woman in a boat rental place. It's across the street from the lake, and has a large, good Mexican food menu. Homemade pork tamales to die for! We ordered...More

Thank M M
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Just a great little hidden spot in the del dios neighborhood off the beaten track by lake Hodges. Food is very very good ,decor is funky but always great service and a relaxing meal very casual.

Thank SHERLOCKSanDiego_ca
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This place is at the end of trail for many visitors to Lake Hodges and is part of the local mythology for families in the area. At times hoards of motorcyclists and mountain bikers gather here for a "cool one" to close a ride. Food...More

Thank Bobert D
Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is good, but ts not that hard to find good Mexican food here in San Diego or Escondido. The draw really is the old style decor and the hidden location between Escondido and Rancho Santa Fe. But honestly, the food was expensive and...More

Thank Phoenixroby
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely location, quaint and out of the way. It was busy even on a Thursday night. Service wasn't the best but the food was very tasty and was served hot and quickly. The pork carnitas were delicious!! Good Margaritas too!

Thank mspearl13
Reviewed August 11, 2015

I'm not sure how long Hernandez' has been here but I know I e been going there for over thirty years. Don't go and expect anything fancy. The food is old style and the decor is old and cheap. Saying this does not take away...More

Thank Rodney A
Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was our second visit and once again most excellent. The place was hopping with birthday parties enjoying the excellent Mexican food. Dinner was delicious. The staff was managing and very crowded dining room very well. The salsa had a kick and the chips were...More

Thank NancyinIN
Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our large family group booking on a Saturday evening coincided with an even larger group occupying the conservatory on the front of the restaurant. Unfortunately, on this occasion they were not able to keep pace with the number of customers - we were left standing...More

Thank Corb2000
Reviewed March 29, 2015

Okay. We used to love this restaurant. The food was good, the prices decent, the atmosphere fun! But last night, when we took our sons and their wives out for dinner, one of my sons FOUND SARAN WRAP IN HIS TACO!!! The manager said, "sorry,...More

Thank BettySanDiego
Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love the shrimp quesadillas at Hernandez Hideaway, and I also love the mountain scenery on the drive there. We've been there for birthdays and other celebrations - it is a great place to take a family or a group to have a fun dinner...More

Thank DorisS50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-746-1444
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