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Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3172 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5839
+1 619-295-2070
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
“veggie medley” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3172 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5839
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had one of the best breakfasts in years at Jimmy Carter’s! A member of our group was originally from Mexico City so he suggested Jimmy Carter’s and guided us through the menu, starting by suggesting we get the excellent cinnamon coffee. I got something...More

Thank East-mt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their regular menu items and specials are delicious. Proximity to our hotel caused us to share several meals - breakfast lunch and dinner throughout the week. Great staff.

Thank pgwaring
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was a great experience. We brought friends from Germany with us, and we all loved the food. The portions are not small--but also not too much to be wasted. The pricing was surprisingly fair, and the atmosphere was very colorful, loyal to...More

Thank Thomagirl05
Reviewed 21 December 2017

It's all good at Jimmy's. Excellent Mexican food with friendly, efficient service. Try the margaritas!

Thank Jjjeeefffeee
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Get the Jamaican Margarita. Their salsa is super fresh and guacamole is awesome. I had the veggie tostada- delicious, my husband had the veggie burrito and he was pleased as well! Great service, but not friendly.

Thank Fppollard
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Take my review as only one persons findings. I will be as neutral as possible and only describe what I saw on that day on that particular trip. Your experience could vary from mine. We ate here as we were staying the night across the...More

Thank barkmr
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Strengths... 1. Great decor 2. Friendly staff Areas for Growth... 1. Mediocre wines 2. Food is ok.... the guac is excellent and everything else was fine

Thank lulukale
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was our third time here & each consecutive visit was less impressive. Service was mostly nonexistent & food portion was minimal. We were originally drawn to their 'hot' sauces but even they were disappointing.

Thank nevernoway
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

After a long drive from LA and checking into the Inn at the Park rather late on a Friday night we were directed to this Mexican restaurant by Worldmark staff. It was excellent. The beef tacos, chicken enchiladas, carnitas were top notch and the margaritas...More

Thank dthashimoto
Reviewed 6 September 2017

As a picky vegan, I read YELP reviews and restaurant menus before I go anywhere, don't you? Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe never came up on any VEGAN search, and yet.. they had several things easily made vegan, they knew what I was talking about, no...More

Thank Lin V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3172 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-2070
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