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Fred's Mexican Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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300 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 201, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5113
+1 714-374-8226
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Castle Pines, Colorado
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During her barhopping for anniversary, we happened into Fred's for a margarita right on the ocean. Overlooking the ocean, it was great people watching scene

Thank Kelly c
Heerhugowaard, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good and at a great price, this in combination with a nice Huntington Beach view makes it a great place.

Thank Ronald H
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this place - you can't beat the location: Main St, upstairs with ocean views if you sit outside. I've been a few times and have been pleased with food every time. Surf and turf burrito - Yum and so cheap!!

Thank CathyS-Melbourne
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere, view, and food were all great! The service was slow. That was the only downfall on this visit. A long wait in between the time the waitress would check on us. No silverware till after the meals were served. Wth that said, I'd still recommend!

Thank Adubs247
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have gone here many times. Service is great and food is fantastic. Drinks are good. Love to sit on patio with kids and enjoy watching the crowds. With kids we only go during day but service is great and food super.

Thank Burt W
Renton, Washington
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533 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fred's is a fascinating place. It's got attitude to an extreme. The decor is a bit old surf style meets bordello, with surfboards, Mexican Art, and bright paint everywhere and two pool tables sporting pink velvet and cheetah atop a giraffe rug. The music and gaiety is raucous even on a sunny Saturday afternoon at 3pm and the place is... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was not so great. The girls were trying, but were definitely understaffed. The food was just ok. Was pretty much like any other chain Mexican restaurant. Ordered the surf and turf burrito. It was big enough to feed two or three people, flavor was good but nothing to write home about. I could give or take this restaurant,... More 

Thank Jennie M
Boise, Idaho, Usa
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stopped by Fred's for a late lunch on a Saturday. There wasn't a long wait and there were plenty of empty tables. The service was terrible. We waited to be seated, we waited to give our order, get our drinks and finally our food. No offers for refills, etc. The food was good but was overshadowed by the lack... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I had the carnitas tacos & they were the best tacos I have ever had. I am not a big fan of Mexican food in general but this place was so good I will be back.

Thank 1947rogerd
Huntington Beach, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My brother-in-law was visiting from the East Coast and was anxious to try some local cuisine. I chose Fred's. The food was great, service was fast and efficient and the atmosphere is just plain electric. It's a terrific surf city beachy vibe with our HB local charm. Bravo

Thank Joanne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 201, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 714-374-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?