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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
+1 858-755-5292
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, I gave this 4 Stars because of the noise level. It was deafeningly noisy. It's a huge place, lots of individual rooms and no place for the noise to go. Wish we had opted to sit outside as it was a beautiful day. That...More

Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome variety of real Mexican food. Chips and salsa are complimentary. They might bring out one salsa but they have at least 3 different types don't for get to ask for the hot ones. We've never had a bad meal here.

Thank 367Advisor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You feel like you're stepping into the past when you come to Fidel's. Many different rooms at different levels. Food is good, heavy Mexican. You get a lot for your money.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is just OK. i was not overly impressed with anything here. It's in a nice location and the building is neat but probably wont go back here with all the other delicious Mexican places San Diego has to offer.

Thank Brittney N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was suggested by a local person as one of the best in Rancho Sante Fe area... if this is the best, then those in San Diego need to travel a bit! Salsa was less than average with thick chips... dinner was also disappointing....More

Thank Ppegcrockett
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The food wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything to crow about either. Fidel’s is a large, homestyle Mexican spot situated in an old house. The service was okay. Considering their prices, I expected better.

Thank B-radLV
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has festive decorations and carved benches and booths. Being there is like attending a party. The chips and salsa are plentiful and their margaritas are delicious. The food is always well prepared, authentic and tasty. It’s a great place for kiddos as the...More

Thank DB A
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Where to begin? This place is a true gem to North County San Diego. Great fun atmosphere especially during horse race season. We have been going here for years. Well-made margaritas and fantastic food. I would highly recommend this place!

Thank kristendantus
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We live in Solana Beach and have been going to Fidel's for many years. The food is consistently outstanding. The carne asada burrito and chili relleno are part of our order every time, but all of their dishes are wonderful. The service is prompt and...More

Thank gone2much
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We travel to Del Mar three times a year and Fidel's is on our "Must go to" places to eat. The service is always fast, friendly and attentive. The food is plentiful, flavorful and reasonably priced. The building is fun and has many levels, alcoves,...More

Thank socalranchgal
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Nanci W
October 2, 2015|
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Response from cowboys55 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they do. You could order the basics, tacos, tostada or salads and get corn tortillas. There ingredients are fresh and made there so I hope you can go and try some amazing food. Enjoy!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 858-755-5292
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