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Old Town Mexican Cafe

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
+1 619-297-4330
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tortillas” (352 reviews)
“carnitas” (192 reviews)
“taco” (81 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Living in Colorado we get here once every couple of years. I’ve been eating here and sending people here for 10 years now. I hope that our experience was a fluke and just bad luck. Our server was inattentive. It took 30-40 minutes for us...More

Thank DutchMafia8150
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Old Town Mexican Cafe for a late lunch to celebrate National Margarita Day. I ordered the carne asada street tacos and albóndigas soup, my wife had the carnitas plate. It took 40 minutes to get our meal. They...More

Thank DPGroesbeck
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a family trip to San Diego, we were told that the Old Town Cafe was a must try. Despite the tepid reviews, we went anyway. The wait at 2:00 was about 30 minutes and...just not worth it. Although the potions were huge, the content...More

Thank Tamra W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had visited this restaurant over 30 years ago and loved it. Return visit was also a success. Great enchiladas, chips and salsa! Great service.

Thank elsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Folks, save your money...and eat elsewhere. Ordered a Fish Taco Dinner on Monday evening, Feb 13, 2018. One bite into the first taco revealed a twice cooked and putrid fish cake. Upon inspecting, I found an almost charcoal colored deep fried object that was the...More

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dont mind the wait....its worth it. Next time you visit San Diego, you must stop and eat in this place. The only place you need to stop and eat for mexican 🥙

Thank Jumaxel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So they serve "fajita style" plates, with everything piled on top, kinda like something you would serve to a dog... and when you ask to have the fajitas separated from the dog pike, they charge you an extra $1.50 FOR USE OF A PLATE!!! For...More

Thank Mouse-Bonnie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been coming here more than 20 years. I love the home made corn tortillas! And the carnitas! It opens at 7 am for breakfast and serves favorites all day. It’s a cheerful casual place. Parking is adjacent and free. Expect a wait on the...More

Thank Bensus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked the place. Margaritas were good, portions easily large enough to share, and good service. If you go for the basics (carnitas, queso fundido, tacos), it can be very satisfying. The place clearly caters to tourists, complete with wandering musicians and photographers, but...More

Thank JK4321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in the heart of Old Town San Diego, we happened to go to lunch on Taco Tuesday. We watched as the tortillas were being prepared in the window and could gage the size for the tacos-to-be. We ordered two tacos each including fish,...More

Thank BnThrDnThat
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Arlene S
15 July 2016|
Response from Shoji K |
They said 3-7 pm, 10 pm till close, Monday to Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-4330
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