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Fred's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Mexican,
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
+1 619-858-8226
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“taco” (33 reviews)
“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (20 reviews)
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American, Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been here a few years before on a business trip and went back. It’s a nice outside setting if you want to do that. Server was good and helpful. They had three salsas for the chips: regular, chipotle, and a wicked hot habanera....More

Thank DavidTally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Fred's for lunch in Old Town, might not be a name you would associate with Mexican food, but I really enjoyed it. The place is deceptively large and can hold a lot of people, food and service were fantastic. Great organic margarita and...More

Thank barnesrph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Per a relative who lives in San Diego, Fred’s is the best Mexican restaurant in Old Town, so that’s where we headed. I had the grilled fish tacos, and they were amazing! Very generously sized and accompanied with good portions of rice and beans. Also...More

Thank DeeDeeF50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a hot September day we just wanted margaritas, chips and salsa and tacos and Fred’s delivered. Huge margaritas and tasty food made for a perfect lunch.

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just looking for a snack and a beer so when I saw it was Happy Hour we knew we'd made the right choice. Seated quickly, service was very good and friendly but not 'in-your-face'. They give you chips and salsa right away, nice...More

Thank Ydnar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in business in San Diego fora day and night recently on a west cost business trip. I took the hotel shuttle to Old Town because I like to get a meal over there and people watch. I planned on visiting the original Old...More

Thank Rhino2525
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been here quite a few times and it’s always delicious. We originally learned of this restaurant when we lived in Huntington Beach, as the have a Fred’s there too. We loved it and when we were in SD quite a...More

Thank David H
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Been here several times: LOVE IT !!! Dined at many of the restaurants in this area. By far this is the best value and best tasting Margaritas. Treat yourself for TACO TUESDAY ! Simply the best deal in Old Town. Great Outside seating. Kid and...More

Thank tiffanyar1124
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We have been returning to this place every time we have been in San Diego. The atmosphere is very laid back and everybody are friendly and helpful. Prices are good, they serve excellent burritos and you need to be very hungry to be able to...More

Thank Joky80
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This is by far the best Mexican food I have eaten in California. We have not had very good luck with Mexican food in Cal., but this was certainly the exception.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-8226
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