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Old Town Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
+1 619-297-4330
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tortillas” (345 reviews)
“carnitas” (190 reviews)
“taco” (79 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must go to place in Old Town. Everything on the menu is fantastic and the service is exceptional. My wife and I love to go when the mariachis are playing. The atmosphere couldn't be more old Mexico. Whenever we are with friends...More

Thank Dosmetros57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here tonight. Food was good and reasonably priced. I really liked the chicken enchilada and fish tacos.

Thank ACaldwell2
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the minute we walked in and smelled the tortillas I know we found the right spot to have Mexican food! We had taco Tuesday and the tacos were so big!! I ordered 3 and they were $3.5 each. I could only eat one. The...More

Thank Helaina M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Your typical authentic Mexican restaurant - however... they make their tortillas on site as well as their salsa. I took home a huge tub of the salsa! Portions were large and food was excellent!

Thank hollybeth69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for food after a show at the Cygnet Theater and this place didn’t disappoint. (It never does!) Best corn tortillas ever.

Thank Ckline95
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had party of 11 and the food is incredible. And handmade tortillas! What more can your ask for. My dad had the menudo and he loved it. Everyone's entree was delicious

Thank PlanetXO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday night this place was so busy we went to another restaurant. We came back on a Monday lunch and were disappointed. The pork carnitas are fried crispy which I understand is their specialty, but they look old and are not tender. The suiza chicken...More

Thank USTraveler0222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh tortillas made right there. Server (James) was very nice and accommodating. Portions are large so depending on appetite you can easily share.

Thank Mr_Alejo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good lunch here. The ceviche was excellent and the burritos tasty. Margaritas had ample alcohol were again tasty. Still looking for that great Mexican food but I guess I have to go south of the border. This at least satisfied my hunger...More

Thank Will4222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a couple of hours to spend in old town before we flew out, so we stopped at Old Town Mexican Cafe for dinner. It's got a really nice authentic atmosphere. It looked really croweded, but they told us our wait would only...More

Thank tewmac60
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Arlene S
15 July 2016|
Response from Shoji K |
They said 3-7 pm, 10 pm till close, Monday to Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-4330
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