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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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Closes in 26 min
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 1 week ago

7 people in our party decided to go to Fidel's for a beverage or 2 and some quick snacks. Wow, did we have fun. The drinks were very good and the crispy tortillas with cheese and salsa made it a perfect place to be. It...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with my local family, as we do each trip. Enjoyed the great happy hour in the bar, and then moved to the restaurant for dinner. As always, good food and prices. We'll keep coming back.

Thank 2bits2go
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fidel’s has and may always be one of the finest “hacienda style” Mexican restaurants in San Diego. Started as a barber shop with tamales on the side it has grown for over 50 years into a wonderful mix of patio, private booths and family tables...More

Thank drbodysrfr
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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 August 27, 2018

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 August 27, 2018 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 marypM3459PJ
Reviewed August 23, 2018

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 August 22, 2018

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 378dba
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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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