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Old Town Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
+1 619-297-4330
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (181 reviews)
“tortillas” (362 reviews)
“beans” (46 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Old Town Mexican with our two small children. There was a line, but they were able to seat us quickly. They had a kids menu, and were very family friendly. The food was good, but not great. I had the carnitas and...More

Thank Renee24
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Use to come here every year during vacation, but not anymore! Below average food and service and high prices. Bathrooms were dirty and the atmosphere was below average.Items on the menu not available to order anymore. Just a joke!

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for lunch today. It was busy so I figured it must be good. Got seated right away and it took the at least 10 minutes to acknowledge me at all. Waitress took my order and I had to wait another 20 minutes for...More

Thank oldguy61
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this resturant for breakfast - best breakfast of our 3 week vacation. Lively, smiley staff - very accomodating to the vegan requirements of our party, happy to alter options to ensure vegan was 100% happy. What a breakfast - best ever!!!!! but menu...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The make tortillas on site each day and also guacamole. Their carnitas street tacos are superb. Highly recommend taco Tuesday.

1  Thank sjdif
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. The hand made tortillas are excellent- the best tortillas that I have eaten anywhere. The corn tortillas are thick and fluffy. I always order the Mexican ribs with tortillas, and guacamole, and an al-a-cart cheese enchilada. All...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered tacos and quesadillas. The tacos were soggy and tasteless. Quesadillas were a chunk of fried cheese. I would avoid eating in this tourist trap but if is too late and you are already there, I would recommend 1800 Cadillac margarita, it was pretty...More

Thank Zombieuna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was hungry when we got to Old Town and by the crowd waiting here we thought why not... turned out to be good. Chips and salsa we're on point and the service friendly. Got the combo #8 which was good once it came out (later...More

Thank jadora1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here just after flying into San Diego on our way out of town to visit relatives in Palm Desert area. The menu has nice variety of standard Mexican fare. Took a little while for food to arrive, but staff was super friendly and...More

Thank JWigOcn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the shrimp taco. It was pretty good. The shrimp were especially tasty but the other ingredients in the taco lacked flavor and didn't enhance the overall flavor. The shrimp and the tortilla were the best part. Black beans were bland. Salsa was good. Wife...More

Thank Wise14u
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Arlene S
16 July 2016|
Response from Shoji K |
They said 3-7 pm, 10 pm till close, Monday to Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-4330
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