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“fun stop: good food, great decor, large space”
Review of Fred's Mexican Cafe - CLOSED

Fred's Mexican Cafe
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fun stop: good food, great decor, large space”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We enjoyed this visit to watch football at 10am on a Sunday. Funky decor made me initially think they might be over-doing it, but I was really pleasantly surprised at how quality everything was. Good breakfast choices, I'm sure the lunch would be good too-- and the quality is better than the Tex-Mex you're expecting. The only downfall is a somewhat limited beer selection & a lacking local beer selection. Even still- really liked it. We may go back & bring a large group there.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good experience at Fred's”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

If you want some good Mexican food, good atmosphere, great service go to Fred's. We ate at the Gaslamp location. Food not overly heavy for Mexican fare. We'll be back!

Visited September 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not bad, But not great”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We visited Fred's in the Gaslamp district on a Sunday evening. There was no wait and the service was good. I had visited this location before and was very impressed, this time the food was average at best. The best part was probably the chips and salsa. Not sure if I will visit again as the food was not that great and was a little on the expensive side for what you get.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Mwb31
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“No wait and great quick lunch”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Not bad for carne asada fajitas. There's a children's menu, as well. Price is under $15 and $5 for children's. This is one of many restaurants on fifth street in the Gaslamp quarter.

  • Visited September 2012
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, good price”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

I had a wonderful experience at Fred's Mexican Cafe. They served a lot of great food for a reasonable price and had satisfying service

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Sebastian S
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