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Fred's Mexican Cafe

2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
+1 619-858-8226
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“taco” (31 reviews)
“fajitas” (21 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

enjoyed an avocado bread with egg and a cheescake. It was very good. Very nice cafe with homefeeling. Good place to enjoy a coffee

Thank swayno5
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place , 2 options to eat, inside or outside. As Puertorrican we eat outside. Bernice was the waitress she was very attentive and have full knowledge Of the menu. I eat burrito of carnitas and mi girl take the Burguer. Really good food. Its...More

Thank Jc R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I didn't think it was anything special. Average mexican food with average service. The queso dip was good though!

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We also didn't want to wait to be seated at the popular restaurant across the street, so went to Fred's where we were quickly seated. Once we'd ordered, we were given a lovely bowl of salsa and taco chips. That's where for us, the good...More

Thank globetrotter99
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were planning to go to another restaurant in OldTown San Diego but the wait was an hour so we tried Fred’s. We were really pleased with our meal! We were seated very quickly near the back in this open-air restaurant that...More

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We love coming here when we are in Old Town but this time around the food and drinks weren't as good as they usually are - little disappointed - but we will return since we love this place...

Thank TripGal63
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stopped in while in Old Town, primarily because there wasn't a long line like some of the other places around. Second guessed that decision for awhile, but had some of the best fried chicken taco's. So worth it. Plus good salsa, chips & margarita's.

Thank Susan M. B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We had burritos and i thought they were just as good as the place with the line across the street. The salsa was the best I had on all of san diego. Nice outdoor Mexican cafe atmosphere as well.

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped to spend some time with friends from back home. Chips salsa, appetizers and margaritas were on our mind. Great appetizers and their margarita of the day was our meal. Two split the pork tacos and they looked terrific. I will stop again.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We eat here every visit to San Diego. We were there on taco Tuesday when they have a great special on tacos. I had the carnitas and the chicken tacos, my husband the fish tacos. Excellent tasting tacos! Their black beans are wonderful. The best...More

Thank Ruth D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-8226
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