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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
(858) 755-5292
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Castro Valley, California
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here. The atmosphere is colorful lively & fun. Margaritas were outstanding & the food was excellent! A very friendly atmosphere and I understand they have been in business for a long time. They give you a lot of food too! We will definitely go back!

Thank Amy B
Solana Beach, California
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A converted barbershop has grown and become a local favorite for a variety of Mexican food. Our favorite is the fajitas that are made with chile peppers instead of peppers. Inconsistent portions from time to time, but great white meat chicken or tasty steak. Large portions at a reasonable price.

1 Thank sdphil
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every trip we make to San Diego results in at least three or more trips to Fidel's. Great Mexican food, the atmosphere is wonderful and it seems we never can get enough of the chips and salsa!

Thank cabarnard04
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As Solana Beach locals, we have been to Fidel's many times, and it never disappoints. Reliably highly rated on Zagat survey, This is some of the better Mexican food among many choices in the area. Carne Asada is excellent, combination dishes are reliably very good. Giant chili Riano's are awesome. Fun atmosphere in a rambling traditional Mexican Adobe style facility,... More 

Thank papag20152015
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in San Diego on business and was told about this place. It's just okay, not quite the place I would go out of my way to eat. Had a Torta, bread was great, fillings and what not was blah.

Thank Donald M
Apple Valley, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I can say is, what a great place for authentic Mexican food! Large portions excellent service. Yummy!!! I would highly recommend eating here.

Thank sabbysue
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just wrapped up a with a soccer tournament in Del Mar and wanted to find a quick bite near there and we found this gem! It's a bit of a maze to walk through, but well worth getting lost in. Loved the vibe, loved the music, loved the food!

Thank J C
Modesto, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so cute. It looks small but there are multiple levels and pockets of tables. We went on a busy Del Mar Racetrack race weekend and only waited 20 minutes for a table. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. I had the appetizer sampler plate with beef and it was excellent. Tons of food. My dinner companion... More 

Thank Destiny G
San Diego
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to Fidel's for years - it's one of the best Mexican restaurants in San Diego. Great food!

Thank CAfam5
Solana Beach, California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is our go-to place for Mexican! Authentic food and a fun environment. The food is always great and it's a lot of fun when we have company in town. Mark, the manager, is wonderful and always a great host!

Thank beckyskoll2

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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
Average prices
$14 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 755-5292

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