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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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Boise, Idaho, Usa
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank KellyC1231
Yankton, South Dakota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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
Grand Terrace, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Mexican restaurant that is on pacific coast highway . The food is good large portions too. This place has a full bar. The best thing about this place is location location location!!! It has patio seating that faces the ocean the pier. Great at sunset !!!

Thank painterchick65
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went with 2 kids under 3 years old and it was great. They were very accommodating. Found parking for our monstrosity of a double stroller and a good table for 2 adults and 2 kids. After 9, the signs said it turns into a straight bar. No kids allowed. We weren't there that late, but I guess the crowd... More 

Thank jlehmann
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The bartender was so welcoming and FUNNY! I was not in a very good mood when I got there but I was in better spirits by the time my friend showed up. The food is delish and the drinks flowed. This is a great place to hang out.

Thank Latnldy1
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We sat out on the patio and had a great view of the beach as well as some people watching from up above. Service was friendly and attentive. Chips & salsa were addictive, but save room for the entrees as they were good too. We split the nachos with chicken and the surf & turf fajitas and we were not... More 

Thank Duck_Fan4life
Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A local we met in another bar near Disney recommended this restaurant...and it was so good! I don't know what was better...the ahi tacos or the calamari tacos. YUM! The beans and rice were also good. You may sit inside or outside...very casual ...with a view of the ocean. They have pool tables if you want to play a game.... More 

Thank Kelli J
Chantilly, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I'm from the Midwest and I will start by saying that there is better, more authentic Mexican food in the Midwest than Fred's. Fred's was recommended to me by coleagues from the area during a recent business trip to California. Our group sat on the balcony and watched the sunset. Being on the second floor is perfect to keep traffic... More 

Thank Matthew H
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Food is pretty good here the only issue is the noise is high that is because it is a sports bar. Try to eat outside it is nicer

Thank john h

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, 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?