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Ponce's Mexican Restaurant

4050 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2504
+1 619-282-4413
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (18 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4050 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2504
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't miss Ponce's for the tasty food, ambiance and you're in another world when you are here. The best Mexican food in San Diego, maybe even in California. I'm a Vegetarian and the Combination Plates - Chili Rellano, Cheese Enchilidas, beans and rice are...More

Thank DCDrieberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends took us on a Monday night and it was packed. We are from Santa Fe and Ponce's is as good or better than Maria's or Tomacita's. I had the Carnitas dinner and my wife had the shrimp diablo, both were fantastic. We can...More

Thank jsher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in San Diego. We arrived in the middle of the dinner crunch and Adam was the best host you could imagine. Our whole experience was supreme and the food and drinks were incredible. A ¨thank you¨ to...More

Thank Alfredo J
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and decor. Nice menu and drink specials. The best Mexican restaurant I have been to so far. Chili Verde was awesome, mango margaritas were nice too. Must visit local establishment!

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I ordered to go-it was a bean and cheese tostada, 1 cheese enchilada, and rice. Everything was fine, but the rice a too greasy. It would have tasted better with less oil. The total was a little over 12 dollars. Portions are big. I would...More

Thank Angelica S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Got together with family and friends who live in San Diego to eat dinner at Ponce's Mexican Restaurant. Very crowed on Saturday night but we simply enjoyed the bar while waiting. Ordered Surf and turf burrito ($10.95) which was one of the most expensive menu...More

Thank cc12807
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Ponce's has been around for a long time and is always busy. We sat outside by the sidewalk and it was a nice day. I had the lunch special #1, a beef taco, cheese enchilada, and beans. My wife had what she said was a...More

1  Thank Burnie D
Reviewed 15 November 2017

My husband was happily surprised at how much meat was in the burrito he ordered, and the "half portion" of rice and beans was more than I could eat! Big portions and yummy Mexican food, and our server was very friendly.

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Adams St. is ‘the place to be’ in Kensington and Ponce’s has great seating in the midst of it all. The food, drinks & prices will keep you coming back.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We were brought here by someone who has been going here for years. In a really nice neighborhood. Parking can be a challenge, there is a free municipal lot across the street. The service is very good and friendly. The portions are huge and the...More

Thank Paul B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4050 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-282-4413
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