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“Great Mexican food”

En Fuego Cantina & Grill
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Ranked #14 of 98 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 12, 2010

Very affordable, delicious food in the quaint beach town of Del Mar, California. The locals love this place so you know it's good!

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Thank Barb W
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Reviewed January 22, 2010

Great Mexican Food!!

Thank nukkisgirl
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Reviewed September 17, 2009

We were excited, a mexican restaurant (love mex food) with great curb appeal and
seemed to be a complete menu.

Walked in and was told they would seat us in a minute. Stood there for about 5 mins. Asked a waiter if someone could seat us. We did get to choose our seat with a decent view. Service was awful. Our waiter was slouching, had body language that screamed out "I dont want to be here" and that reflected in our over all meal. We did not get the appetizer we ordered. I ordered a combo that would have had halibut tacos, they were out of halibut and salmon was available. The salmon was still runny, not cooked. I never saw our waiter again until he dropped the bill at the table. Humm.. I would have liked dessert, maybe?

Thank gemneye
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Reviewed August 29, 2009

My wife and I have eaten at many fine Mexican restaurants. But an elderly couple staying at the Hilton, suggested this place for their consistantcy of fine dishes. Well after our experience with En Fuego, we won't be recommending this dump to anyone that has a taste for mexican food. When you walk into the place, you can smell a trashy odor like dead fish and muck. All the tables are outdoors and downstairs is the bar area. Actually, you can call this place a bar food and snacks hole-in- the-wall. Forget the talapia fish or shrimp. It's dry and over cooked. Zero flavor. The pork plate with tortillas. Tasteless ! Ask for side of salsa verde and cheese to flavor the dish and they charge you extra. There goes your tip, baby ! We're not coming back here again.

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2  Thank DRDU
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

Found out about this place on trip advisor and saw a few good reviews so we headed out to give it a shot. Took PCH right into town and found a parking spot right in front. (that was nice cuz it looked like parking was a walk away). Anyway we were greeted by a very nice young girl who took us to our seats. Every seat in the place was an outside seat but they did have set up for indoors if the weather started up. But like we were told, dress for the weather. Waited a couple minutes longer than normal to get service, looked like the one back room we were in only had one waiter. But once we got our order in it was very quick to hit the table. Food was prepared just as you would suspect mexican. Very good flautas and fish tacos. Price is decent, but probably would try another food spot before I go back.

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1  Thank monavie1
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