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“Long wait for dinner, came back for lunch ”

Casa De Reyes Restaurant
Ranked #280 of 5,193 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Casa de Reyes offers awarding winning, world-class Mexican comfort food! Located within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, you’ll enjoy traditional Mexican dining in a lush garden courtyard. There’s also free live entertainment, strolling mariachis, folklórico dancing, year-round events, and more! Casa de Reyes is located on the site of an adobe home built in 1823, one of the first adobe homes in San Diego. Our restaurant is named in honor of one of the home’s first owners, Doña Maria de los Reyes Ybañez de Dominguez. Doña Maria made her small, humble adobe a comfortable and welcoming home for friends and guests, and so do we.
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The festive music, fire pits and lights drew us into this restaurant, but the 2 hour wait ran us off. We did come back for lunch before leaving San Diego and were so glad we did. Great service, food and atmosphere. I had the chicken burrito. I loved the red sauce.

Thank CWK870
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We were walking around Old Town before heading to the airport. We found the area to be pretty packed with tourist traps, but Casa de Reyes is the exception. We enjoyed a margarita, fresh-made guacamole and fajitas being served by a great group of Mexican people. It was a nice break before heading home.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

My girlfriends and I go here 3 times a year while the guys go golfing. Unfortunately we were served with a dirty margarita glass, 2 dirty forks and Nats floating in our pitcher of margarita. When we mentioned the nats the waitress didn't offer to replace the pitcher she started to walk away and I had to call her back and tell her we want a new pitcher. She most likely just picked it out but we shouldn't have to ask for a replacement .
We've decided that it maybe time to try another place on our next visit .

Thank Wine51
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

My go-to place when in San Diego when in the mood for Mexican food! Margaritas are always good and the food is plentiful.

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Thank BMore-2015
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

If you like outdoor restaurants, this is the best location in Old Town. The service was good but the food was only a bit above average. Sampled the horchata, which was weak. Also noticed that the prices on the margaritas were quite high. The chips and salsa flow, but the salsa was thin and lacked flavor. The main dishes were well prepared, but lacked the spicy Mexican flavor this city's restaurants are known for. Still, I would return -- because the garden setting is worth the extra price.

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