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607 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2428
+1 858-755-5292
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“chicken” (26 reviews)
“burrito” (22 reviews)
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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 via mobile

We know this place is popular, but maybe a victim of it’s own success. Chile Rellano came cold inside, we sent back to heat up and never saw it again. Multiple attempts to flag server. Finally shared my chicken burrito with girlfriend and cancelled the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LouieSD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating at Fidel’s for over 20 years, but must say as it’s gotten more popular the quality of the food has suffered. The menu is extensive and the atmosphere is what you expect from a busy, family restaurant. Unfortunately the food is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank C1351KXlynnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a big family dinner (15 people). The service was outstanding! The food was great and the liters of margaritas, well, fabulous!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank heathersQ7633PM
Reviewed 6 November 2018

7 people in our party decided to go to Fidel's for a beverage or 2 and some quick snacks. Wow, did we have fun. The drinks were very good and the crispy tortillas with cheese and salsa made it a perfect place to be. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dick C
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Visited here with my local family, as we do each trip. Enjoyed the great happy hour in the bar, and then moved to the restaurant for dinner. As always, good food and prices. We'll keep coming back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 2bits2go
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Fidel’s has and may always be one of the finest “hacienda style” Mexican restaurants in San Diego. Started as a barber shop with tamales on the side it has grown for over 50 years into a wonderful mix of patio, private booths and family tables...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank drbodysrfr
Reviewed 28 August 2018

So, I gave this 4 Stars because of the noise level. It was deafeningly noisy. It's a huge place, lots of individual rooms and no place for the noise to go. Wish we had opted to sit outside as it was a beautiful day. That...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Awesome variety of real Mexican food. Chips and salsa are complimentary. They might bring out one salsa but they have at least 3 different types don't for get to ask for the hot ones. We've never had a bad meal here.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 367Advisor
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

You feel like you're stepping into the past when you come to Fidel's. Many different rooms at different levels. Food is good, heavy Mexican. You get a lot for your money.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank marypM3459PJ
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Food is just OK. i was not overly impressed with anything here. It's in a nice location and the building is neat but probably wont go back here with all the other delicious Mexican places San Diego has to offer.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brittney N
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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