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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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“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking through Trip Advisor for their ten top restaurants, and we found one. However it happened to be closed on Tuesdays and this one was right next door - Fidel's Little Mexico. What a delight. The serivce was excellent, the...More

Thank night002
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Located in what we locals call Eden Gardens, this small pocket of long-time wonderful Hispanic families is home to the two most popular looooong-time Mexican restaurants in Solana Beach. How shall I say this.......my preference in next door, but I have friends who prefer Fidel's....More

Thank LaMar G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Fidel's my go to place for Mexican food while in town. We went on a Sunday @ 6p and waited about 40m for a table for the 7 of us. Got seated in the patio area which is much better than the noisy inside on...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

In San Diego, so close to Mexico, one expects good Mexican food. Don't expect it if you go here. What they can do to an ordinary Chile Relleno is a mystery -they render it completely unrecognizable, but not in a good way. They are big...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Reviews indicated it was a worthwhile place to try, I was disappointed. The salsa is out of a jar not fresh, I ordered chicken enchiladas which were extremely disappointing, the chicken had no taste to it, it tasted as though the chicken meat had been...More

Thank Juan Q
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Had dinner with my family here last week and was not disappointed. Been eating here for decades and always has great food and good service. A little on the noisy side, less on the outside patio. We'll be back.

Thank puntaperfecta
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This place was recommended as the best Mexican food. We found the food bland and not the freshest. The service was good but we left very unsatisfied with the eats. Won't be back. Interesting decor- nice servers.

Thank 148carolinemcn
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

After meetings we wanted to wind down with some Mexican food and drinks. They serve amazing chips and salsa. I highly recommend the chile relleno dish, so fresh, soft and fluffy. I also had carne Assad. That was just ok. Great service and atmosphere.

Thank JBR888
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Quaint and historical building, family owned for many years. There is a courtyard outside , and the decor is.... Interesting? The menu is quite extensive; the portions are too large. It is possible to order something healthy here (chicken & rice soup, fajitas) but most...More

Thank T3G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We have been eating at Fidels for the last fourty years, the best Mexican food in San Diego, their margaritas are the best bar none, and the food is consistent every time we visit, probably 4 or 5 times a month. The only place we...More

Thank kaburkhart
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Nanci W
2 October 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
US$14 - US$35
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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