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) #7 of 59 Restaurants in Solana Beach $$ - $$$ Mexican,
607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
+1 858-755-5292
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“burrito” (22 reviews)
“albondigas” (3 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In San Diego, so close to Mexico, one expects good Mexican food. Don't expect it if you go here. What they can do to an ordinary Chile Relleno is a mystery -they render it completely unrecognizable, but not in a good way. They are big...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reviews indicated it was a worthwhile place to try, I was disappointed. The salsa is out of a jar not fresh, I ordered chicken enchiladas which were extremely disappointing, the chicken had no taste to it, it tasted as though the chicken meat had been...More

Thank Juan Q
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Had dinner with my family here last week and was not disappointed. Been eating here for decades and always has great food and good service. A little on the noisy side, less on the outside patio. We'll be back.

Thank puntaperfecta
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This place was recommended as the best Mexican food. We found the food bland and not the freshest. The service was good but we left very unsatisfied with the eats. Won't be back. Interesting decor- nice servers.

Thank 148carolinemcn
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

After meetings we wanted to wind down with some Mexican food and drinks. They serve amazing chips and salsa. I highly recommend the chile relleno dish, so fresh, soft and fluffy. I also had carne Assad. That was just ok. Great service and atmosphere.

Thank JBR888
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Quaint and historical building, family owned for many years. There is a courtyard outside , and the decor is.... Interesting? The menu is quite extensive; the portions are too large. It is possible to order something healthy here (chicken & rice soup, fajitas) but most...More

Thank T3G
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We have been eating at Fidels for the last fourty years, the best Mexican food in San Diego, their margaritas are the best bar none, and the food is consistent every time we visit, probably 4 or 5 times a month. The only place we...More

Thank kaburkhart
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great food, employees and facilities! No one that I am aware of has ever not received good service and food at Fidel's! Very interesting building with an atrium that commands your viewing just to see the various plants they have collected.

Thank HowieNui
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The food was more Mexican-american food then traditional Hispanic dishes therefore to me it was not very special. Food was just ok

Thank onlocation101
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is where the locals go when they want authentic Mexican food. There's plenty of seating, both inside and outside. Service is mediocre, but they get the job done ...sometimes needing a bit of reminding. Mariachis sometimes play while you're eating. There can be fairly...More

Thank Judy B
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Nanci W
2 October 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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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