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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
+1 858-755-5292
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chips and salsa” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We travel to Del Mar three times a year and Fidel's is on our "Must go to" places to eat. The service is always fast, friendly and attentive. The food is plentiful, flavorful and reasonably priced. The building is fun and has many levels, alcoves,...More

Thank socalranchgal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, traditional venue. Accommodating and friendly waiter staff. Margaritas well crafted with fresh lime juice but a bit pricey. Salsa and chips were tangy. I ordered the carne asada and found it wanting with uninteresting and dry flavorless beef. Refried beans, Spanish, yellow rice and...More

Thank borisek2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fidel's has been a long time favorite of mine, but I had not been there since moving East a few years ago. It was nice to see that the quality is still there. Five of us had a variety of food and drinks and all...More

Thank dukeclu
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Visited with friends. It didsn't look like much, but was actually quite big inside with split levels. I ordered the chorizo and eggs and it came with tortillas, black beans and rice. It was quite fulfilling, tasted great too. My friend was always telling me...More

Thank Hawk C
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Food was mediocre, service was mediocre. We were a party of 15 with two separate tables side by side. Our server and his assistants neglected our side of the table. Heavily lacking in table maintenance, water service and cocktails. Food was basic Mexican food, nothing...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We were directed here by a local friend and were not disappointed. Everything was freshly made. The cactus dish is excellent. The chicken fajitas were great and I especially liked the way the avocado and salsa were not served as mushy pastes but closer to...More

Thank paris2bristol
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Been coming here since early 1980's. I did all their ads as a 20 year old back then. Just loved the owners and the food & beverages were out of this world. Sadly, the atmosphere, the cheerful wait staff and the quality food were nowhere...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Don Julio Margaritas and Pork Carnitas. Both are excellent choices at Fidel's. Enchiladas, Pork Burritos , Tostadas,and a tasty Salsa and Guacamole. Good service and good value. You can't go wrong at Fidel's if it's Mexican food you're craving.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

I have been on the hunt for the best Taco in San Diego. Fidel’s is one of the best sit down I have had. I went off season, so many spaces were closed, in season it must be HUGE. As I was seated I received...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This family style Mexican restaurant has a very long and old history in this location. One thing that hasn't changed over the years is a very authentic style of outstanding Mexican food (this is NOT a chain) and very warm home-style. The menu is very...More

Thank drwizardsea
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Nanci W
October 2, 2015|
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Response from cowboys55 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they do. You could order the basics, tacos, tostada or salads and get corn tortillas. There ingredients are fresh and made there so I hope you can go and try some amazing food. Enjoy!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-5292
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