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$14 - $35
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

better than average food and atmosphere, however I’ve had a better chile relleno. Margaritas are great! All in all a reliable mexican restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

Always disappointed with this tasteless food. Really nothing special. Cheap cuts of protein force me to cheese and veggies.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021

Had dinner with family recently. It was a weekday evening, very busy inside and outside. Food could have been hotter and the chicken in all dishes we ordered, was dry and flavorless. Service was marginal, no one was very pleasant. It should be noted that...we have dined here previously.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021

I was asked if i wanted a glass of wine or a margarita. I said margarita. The margarita was large and not very good in quality. When the bill came it was $20 for 1 margarita. I was surprised. I was told i ordered a...large one, which was not The case. Thats not all. The food was brought for each of us except one in our party. After some time, I asked for her food. When it was brought, it was not correct. They insisted she ordered wrong instead of trying to correct the order. The whole experience was very upsetting and negative. The manager came over because we were complaining and threatened to call the police instead of trying to come up with a solution. I have been a business owner locally for over 30 years and have never experienced anything like this. I wouldnt even give it a one star, but that is the only alternative available.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Large compound, with its own parkings distributed. A little confusing where the real entrance is. The building looks historic. Popular place even during weekday. U need to see menu through smart phone and the menu was in tiny letters. Margarita was disappointing, I had the...spicy one. But the early bird, where u chose 2 entrees was very good. Service was goodMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 7, 2021

Lived in the area till I was 20 and moved to Arizona. After all these years I had never been to this place. When I was younger always went to the other restaurants just around the corner. Had a trip back in June and my...friends took me there for lunch. I had the pork tostada and it was very good! Lots of meat, good service and nice atmosphere. I would go back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed March 16, 2021 via mobile

Salsa at this place was great but the food is very pricey and does not reflect the quality. Chimichunga was very oily and not flavorful. My wife had a chicken burrito and it was the same, no flavor what so ever. There are much better...Mexican restaurants than this. So far the worst meal we have had in San Diego on this trip to Solana.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 28, 2020

No wait for seating upon arriving at restaurant. Food was great, and portion was large enough to take some home.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2020 via mobile

Several family members ran down for lunch. Nice outside seating but rains nicked that idea. Large place but be aware you must navigate stairs. Karla was our server and did a great job for us. Everything was delicious from the fajitas to the tacos and...enchiladas. My 1/2 order of tostada supreme with chicken was amazing. Even the half was more than I could eat. One annoying thing they do is charge for extra sour crime and even an extra tortilla. Not a Californian so possibly that is the norm here......More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 6, 2020

Excellent food, although the shredded beef tacos did not quite have the flavor of Oscars Mexicana...

Date of visit: November 2020
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September 10, 2019|
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Response from PJJ33 | Reviewed this property |
It is very casual as there is both outdoor and indoor seating. So, shorts and shirts are acceptable. Remember, it is San Diego!
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October 2, 2015|
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Response from PJJ33 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! My wife is on a GF diet and found great selections to include a crab entree!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fidel's

Yes, Fidel's offers takeout services.

Fidel's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4