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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“taco” (32 reviews)
“fajitas” (22 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
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American, Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They do have a large outdoor area that allows dogs. The menu was not as traditional as I am use to eating. The portions were large, neither my daughter or I finished. The chips and salsa was good. Our server was good. The food was...More

Thank Tasha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers indoor /outdoor seating..The staff is friendly & accomodating..The portions are huge, including the children's.. The food is served hot & authentic with the right amount of spices..

Thank WinstonA03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish we had found this place before. We went to another Mexican restaurant first and it was okay. Then someone told us about Fred's and it was awesome! The bartender was great & made the best Pina Colda. The food was delicious and the...More

Thank steph_2g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly, now, one of my favorites. You get the feel of the Spanish culture at this location. The scenery is pleasant. The food was moderately priced and it was delicious. The drinks were huge. Restrooms available and clean!

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I don't like Fred's and I don't dine here by choice. I'm in San Diego once a year for Comic Con in July, and I usually stay in Old Town. The reason I eat at Fred's is that it's one of the few places open...More

Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Skip it- there are far better places to eat in Old Town. Over priced, poor service, low quality food. Fajitas came out cold and not sizzling. Forgot cheese and tortillas. Had to request these twice. Chicken tacos had a bad taste- like canned chicken was...More

Thank Cbethlynn
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

What a great way to start off the weekend trip in Old Town. Walk through the park and end up at Fred's. They have outdoor seating, a covered patio and a nice indoor space.

Thank Shelah F
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We visited Fred's again for dinner and drinks. Again the food was good, service was okay although a little slow as the bar staff were slightly overwhelmed. Certainly enjoyable and easier to get a table than at some of the other nearby restaurants.

Thank UkSil
Reviewed 29 December 2017

So many great places here and this is one of them. Not having good Mexican food in Canada we take advantage in town and this is one of the places we hit

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican food Kelsey and Bernice was great the whole time we had a large party they very concise to Arnies had a great time I wish everyone could had a time like we did

Thank 603audieb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-8226
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