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Old Town Mexican Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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APPETIZERS​
Guacamole Dip
Avocados at their best. Served w/ chips & salsa. It's the best way to start off your meal.
7.50
Three Lobster Rolls
Flour tortilla, lobster, bell pepper, green onions, corn, cabbage, mushroom, & parmesan cheese.
7.95
Spicy Tequila Ribs
Tequila braised ribs, old town hot chicken wings, chicken wings in our patented fire sauce served w/ ranch dressing & vegetables – hot stuff!
9.95
Mariscada
Marinated shrimp & halibut w/ lime juice.
17.50
Fire Shrimp
Eight​ large shrimp tossed in spicy fire sauce served w/ crisp cucumber, avocado & tomato slices.
15.95
Quesadilla Grande
Our huge handmade flour tortilla stuffed w/ jack & cheddar cheeses, grilled to perfection & served w/ salsa fresca.
5.95
Crisp Cheese Quesadilla
Open-faced, this cheese crisp w/ jack & cheddar cheeses tastes great w/ our special red table salsa.
4.75
Chicken Quesadilla
Our oak wood rotisserie chicken, tomatillo salsa & queso Mexicano make this a favorite!
7.95
Carne Asada Quesadilla
Tender marinated beef fills this old town classic quesadilla. Served soft or crisp, this quesadilla will satisfy your cravings.
8.25
Shrimp Quesadilla
Crispy flour tortilla w/ grilled shrimp, bell peppers & onions.
10.25
SALADS​
Taco Salad
8.25
Chicken Taco Salad
8.75
Dinner Salad
4.25
Chicken Caesar Salad
9.50
SOUPS​
Albondigas
Regular5.50
Large6.75
Menudo Reg
Served w/ tortillas.
Regular6.50
Large7.50
Pozole
Served w/ hot tortillas. Chunks of pork, cooked w/ hominy in a clear broth w/ oregano, cilantro, onion & lime...delicious!
Regular6.95
Large7.95
Soup of the Day
4.25
SIDES​
Torta
Carme asada (beef), chicken or carnitas (pork). Served on a roll w/ avocado, lettuce, tomato & a side of beans. (The best sandwich in old town)
8.25
Chicken Tamale
4.50
Pork Tamale
4.50
Chile Relleno
Fresh chiles.
4.75
Rolled Tacos (3)
Beef or chicken, w/ fideo, guacamole & sour cream.
7.95
Cheeseburger (1/2 Pound)
With steak fries.
8.75
Pork Tamale
4.50
Beans, Rice or Fideo
Sour cream hot flour or corn tortillas dozen tortillas to go (cold).
Full3.25
Half2.50
A LA CARTE​
Make your own combinations from the items below.
Tacos "Best Tacos in Town"
Shredded beef chicken carnitas (pork) guacamole fish (with sour cream sauce & cabbage).
3.95
Enchiladas
Cheese chicken chicken verde enchilada (with sour cream & green salsa) pork beef fish & lobster- flour tortilla w/ celery, green onion, parsley, bell peppers & our own authentic red sauce served w/ black beans.
3.25
8.95
Baja Fish Tacos
On a small homemade corn tortilla w/ green cabbage, pico de gallo & white sauce.
5.25
Pollo Asado Tacos
Two soft flour tacos served w/ beans.
8.25
Carne Asada Tacos
Two soft corn tortillas w/ carne asada meat. Served w/ green sauce & a half order of beans.
8.25
Adovada Tacos
Marinated pork w/ red sauce served on 2 corn tortillas w/ 1/2 order of beans.
8.25
Chicken Verde Enchilada
With beans, sour cream & green salsa.
6.95
Spinach Enchilada
Mushrooms, yellow squash, chicken & sour cream w/ 1/2 order of rice.
4.50
Tostadas
Bean beef combo (bean/beef) guacamole combo chicken (bean/chicken) chicken Suprema a large flour tortilla w/ beans, beef, pork, lettuce, tomato, olives, guacamole, sour cream & cheese.
3.95
9.75
COMBINATIONS & BREAKFAST​
All served w/ rice & beans.
Beef Taco, Cheese Enchilada
10.75
Triple Enchiladas (1 Shrimp, 1 Carne Asada, 1 Pollo Asado)
14.25
Beef Taco, Combo Tostada
11.75
Chicken Taco, Cheese Enchilada
10.75
Fish Taco, Chicken Taco
10.95
Chile Relleno, Beef Enchilada
11.50
Verde Burrito
10.75
Colorado Burrito
10.75
Chicken Enchilada, Chile Relleno, Guacamole Tostada
14.95
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH​
All egg dishes served w/ tortillas. Potatoes may be substituted for rice & beans on all orders.
Spanish Omelet
Served w/ rice & beans.
8.25
Grand Breakfast Burrito
Big handmade flour tortilla, scrambled eggs, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, cheese potatoes, ham or bacon or sausage
10.50
Gringo Special
Bacon,​ ham, or sausage w/ two eggs; served w/ rice & beans.
8.75
Chilaquiles
Served​ w/ red or green (tomatillo) sauce. Corn tortillas simmered in a hot chile sauce; served w/ fried eggs & beans. A hang-over cure!
8.75
Served w/ half green/half red.
Machaca Con Huevos
Shredded beef, eggs, onions, bell pepper, chiles, & spices; served w/ rice & beans. A great meal any time!
8.95
Chorizo Con Huevos
Mexican sausage & eggs served w/ rice & beans.
8.95
Red Chile Omelet
Chunks of spicy chile colorado--not hot. Served w/ rice & beans.
8.95
Old Town Steak & Eggs
Served w/ rice & beans.
9.50
SPECIALTIES & DINNER​
HOUSE SPECIALTIES​
Our house specials are served any time.
Old Town Famous Carnitas
Delicious pieces of pork served in Mexico's traditional style, w/ cilantro, onion, avocado, tomato, peppers, beans & our own tortillas. Served regular or crispy style.
Serves 446.00
Serves 225.50
Serves 113.00
Molcajete (Serves 2)
Grilled shrimp, grilled chicken breast, steak & grilled cheese. Served w/ roasted tomatillo sauce, onions, avocado slice & peppers w/ homemade tortillas.
24.95
Mexican Style Ribs
Mexican-style rotisserie pork ribs. Served w/ rice, beans & our own tortillas. Full rack (14 ribs--serves 2) 1/2 rack (7 ribs).
Full rack20.95
0.5 rack12.95
Old Town Pollo
Delicious traditional Mexican-style rotisserie chicken. Served w/ cilantro, onion, tomato, peppers, rice, beans & our own handmade tortillas.
Full chicken20.95
1/2 chicken12.75
Fajita Style Dishes
Chicken, shrimp, beef, or veggies all served w/ special guacamole, half order of beans & tortillas.
Chicken11.95
Beef11.95
Veggies11.95
Shrimp fajita12.75
All dinners served w/ soup or salad, rice & beans, & our own tortillas.
Carne Asada
Steak topped w/ guacamole & green chiles.
13.95
Soup
Salad
Chile Colorado
Chunks of beef w/ red chile sauce--spicy, but not hot.
12.95
Soup
Salad
Chile Verde
Tender chunks of pork w/ hot green chiles.
12.75
Soup
Salad
DRINKS​
Classic Cointreau Margarita
The way it was created originally: margaritaville tequila, cointreau & fresh lime juice.
Table Side Shaker
Designed for 2 people, this margarita combines margaritaville tequila, cointreau, fresh lime juice, sweet & sour & a splash of orange juice. Served w/ two salty glasses.
1 800 Cadillac
Exceptional richness & smoothness: 1 800 reposado tequila & grand marnier.
Purple Cadillac
The rich flavor of chambord raspberry liqueur & margaritaville tequila. A taste of perfection.
Old Town's Ultimate Margarita
Herradura silver 100% agave, cointreau & fresh citrus juices make this authentic creation.
The 43 Margarita
Margaritaville​ tequila, cointreau & cuarenta y tres (liqueur 43). A must-try!
Latin Martgarita
Margaritaville​ tequila, tuaca liqueur, sweet & sour & a splash of triple sec. Unique & tasty.
Stu Dog Margarita
Sauza hornitos, cointreau & a mixture of juices & old town margarita mix.
Midori Margarita
Margaritaville tequila, midori melon, sweet & sour blended or on the rocks; a fruit sensation.
Strawberry-Mango-Rasberry
Your choice made w/ margaritaville tequila & our own old town Mexican cafe margarita mix; a flavorful combination.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first stop in San Diegoon a recent visit. We wanted to visit Old Town because of its close proximity to the airport but had no idea it was one of the days for the celebration of El Dia de la Muertos. This...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Lynne0725
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Mexican food. I ordered the 5 beef home made tacos and the refried beans. They were amazing. My wife ordered the hamburger which could have easily fed 2 people. The home made salsa chips and salsa before the meal was outstanding. Get there early,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank jcdjcdcVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in to eat 2 different time in the afternoon. both times was seated promptly. Servers were both very nice , took our drink orders. Gave us a little time to look over the menu then took our orders. Very short wait for food. Great...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 296jimmieh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you want a taco, a real taco this is your place! Wonderful festive staff work hard to serve you. All of the food is authentic but the tacos are worth the visit from the Pacific Northwest. The shredded beef is flavorful and tender. The...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank twalesrn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our sister in law had recommended Old Town, she had enjoyed eating there when in town on business. We arrived in town early that morning and decided to eat there first. It was slightly busy on a Tuesday morning. Our waiter was attentive We ordered...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank fencepost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal was absolutely Delicious. We shared the fresh flour tortillas app holy moly I'm ruined from ever eating other tortillas. The margarita was just strong enough and equally delicious it was great

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Mayra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will usually have to wait, but it is worth it. Lots of menu choices, many wrapped in their famous tortillas. My enchiladas were loaded with chicken and covered in delicious verde sauce. Tasty fresh-made salsa to start.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank ReefWatch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is Mexican throughout but it’s not stylish, basic tables and chairs. We had to wait 10 on a busy Saturday lunchtime, perfectly acceptable. You get complimentary nachos and spicy tomato dip. Drinks served very quickly. When the dishes arrived the portions are huge....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank anthonyk159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed a wonderful, bountiful lunch at this restaurant. Everything was delicious, and the atmosphere was also very nice, even for a woman dining alone.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Diane H
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Have been going OTMC since it opened in 1975...over the years it has gotten bigger and more crowded BUT definitely worth the wait. The home made tortillas are to die for.

Date of visit: October 2019
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They said 3-7 pm, 10 pm till close, Monday to Friday.
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