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Fred's Mexican Cafe

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
+1 619-858-8226
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (61 reviews)
“burrito” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped to spend some time with friends from back home. Chips salsa, appetizers and margaritas were on our mind. Great appetizers and their margarita of the day was our meal. Two split the pork tacos and they looked terrific. I will stop again.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here every visit to San Diego. We were there on taco Tuesday when they have a great special on tacos. I had the carnitas and the chicken tacos, my husband the fish tacos. Excellent tasting tacos! Their black beans are wonderful. The best...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is terrible. Waited 20 mins to be asked if we want drinks. Not great for kids as they sat us nests the bar. We walked out after waiting too long to be served. Would not recommend this place.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Town is a great place to visit. We decided to stop at Fred's because there wasn't a line outside. Everything was outstanding. The burritos were enormous and delicious. The kids meals are the best bargain around as the portions aren't much smaller than the...More

1  Thank ParkTraveler
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What a bright and colourful Café. We sat down and were greeted by a male waiter who greeted us and ordered dips. The dips were beautiful and fresh and unfortunately we couldn't eat anything else. The service was quick and waiter friendly. Very enjoyable.

Thank kelvinandamanda
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very good service. The food was very fresh & quick service. They make the fresh tortillas near the entrance of the restaurant. Their veggie enchiladas was too yummy. They have lots of vegetarian options too. I loved this place.

Thank vibha b
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

While the restaurant looks nice and Old Town is great, the food is not good. It's not horrible but is the plainest, most boring, uninspiring, "gringo" food imaginable. No flavor, no spice, no heat. Service was below average as our waitress was not attentive but...More

Thank rpmotocross
Reviewed 31 July 2017

They get bonus points for being pet-friendly. An out-of-town friend and I stopped by for lunch and margs with my mongrels in tow one weekday afternoon, and we were both fairly impressed by the food...but not so much with the margaritas. In fact, the margaritas...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Stopped in for drinks and chips. Great variety of margaritas. Bartender willing to make to taste. Busy place at night. Great salsa too.

Thank RCS362
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I was SO looking forward to Mexican food in Old Town, as I have eaten at Cafe Coyote in the past here. However, there were huge crowds at Cafe Coyote and other places, and Fred's seemed to have a bit of a smaller wait. I...More

Thank Jeffrey P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-8226
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