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Hernandez' Hideaway Restaurant

19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
+1 760-746-1444
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Had to try it once - very eclectic location and nice people. Food was very average though. So all in all it was worth a visit once.

Thank JimOB1
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is a really cute place with great service. It's out of the way bit with the drive. Yep of us had the sour cream chicken enchiladas- I actually shared a meal with my husband. He had the chili relleno & love it. The rice...More

1  Thank 58Lister
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The fish tacos were terrible. The fish was flat, breaded and shaped like a pancake, which made for a very strange texture. No lettuce, no cilantro, no cheese, no jalapeno, and no guacamole, so it was flavorless and terrible value for the price. The only...More

1  Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and their shrimp quesadilla is the best of any Mexican restaurant we have been to. Margaritas are made with fresh squeezed limes and best anywhere. Over the years the crowds have lessened, guess that...More

1  Thank missykling
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We come here often for the Mexican food and Margaritas. The owners and most of the staff have been here as long as we have been coming - nearly 40 years now. Great Margaritas and we like their Mexican food. My favorite is the Chile...More

Thank kccrosser
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been a staple on Dell deals Highway for 45 years. Anyone in North County that would have a desire to want to have a delightful Mexican meal should come here. The margaritas are some of the best and they have a number...More

Thank carlsbadmc
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Wonderful location near the north west shore of Lake Hodges. This could be an amazing secret spot restaurant if only they tried a little harder. Their classic Californian/Mexican dishes are just so so. With a little work and pride in the kitchen these same dishes...More

Thank lovewarmwater
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is off the main roads but well worth the drive. The service was good and the waitress was friendly. The food was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals.

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I grew up eating at Hernandez Hideaway but I was driving by last night with my boyfriend and wanted to stop and eat there to show him one of my childhood memories. It was pretty much the same as how I remember it looking when...More

1  Thank ErinP27
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The place is cute and definitely a throw back to earlier times. The waitress was sweet as can be. The food was good.

Thank bostonsig
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-746-1444
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