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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
+1 858-755-5292
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything to crow about either. Fidel’s is a large, homestyle Mexican spot situated in an old house. The service was okay. Considering their prices, I expected better.

Thank B-radLV
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has festive decorations and carved benches and booths. Being there is like attending a party. The chips and salsa are plentiful and their margaritas are delicious. The food is always well prepared, authentic and tasty. It’s a great place for kiddos as the...More

Thank DB A
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Where to begin? This place is a true gem to North County San Diego. Great fun atmosphere especially during horse race season. We have been going here for years. Well-made margaritas and fantastic food. I would highly recommend this place!

Thank kristendantus
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We live in Solana Beach and have been going to Fidel's for many years. The food is consistently outstanding. The carne asada burrito and chili relleno are part of our order every time, but all of their dishes are wonderful. The service is prompt and...More

Thank gone2much
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We travel to Del Mar three times a year and Fidel's is on our "Must go to" places to eat. The service is always fast, friendly and attentive. The food is plentiful, flavorful and reasonably priced. The building is fun and has many levels, alcoves,...More

Thank socalranchgal
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, traditional venue. Accommodating and friendly waiter staff. Margaritas well crafted with fresh lime juice but a bit pricey. Salsa and chips were tangy. I ordered the carne asada and found it wanting with uninteresting and dry flavorless beef. Refried beans, Spanish, yellow rice and...More

Thank borisek2017
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Fidel's has been a long time favorite of mine, but I had not been there since moving East a few years ago. It was nice to see that the quality is still there. Five of us had a variety of food and drinks and all...More

Thank dukeclu
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visited with friends. It didsn't look like much, but was actually quite big inside with split levels. I ordered the chorizo and eggs and it came with tortillas, black beans and rice. It was quite fulfilling, tasted great too. My friend was always telling me...More

Thank Hawk C
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Food was mediocre, service was mediocre. We were a party of 15 with two separate tables side by side. Our server and his assistants neglected our side of the table. Heavily lacking in table maintenance, water service and cocktails. Food was basic Mexican food, nothing...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We were directed here by a local friend and were not disappointed. Everything was freshly made. The cactus dish is excellent. The chicken fajitas were great and I especially liked the way the avocado and salsa were not served as mushy pastes but closer to...More

Thank paris2bristol
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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