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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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“carnitas” (197 reviews)
“tortillas” (372 reviews)
“taco” (85 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2839
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food and huge servings makes for a really good deal. The Seveche fish and the carne quesadilla were wonderful, with more than we could eat in one sitting. Server was very friendly and fun and helped us out as we’re novices to Mexican food....More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hand made tortillas, tender seasoned steak. Easily one if the best fajita dinners Ive had. Service was decent.

Thank Shimmer1176
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still have the best carnitas ever. Ask for it extra crispy. Not very busy in the afternoon I visited. Initial server very lackadaisical. Took my order. Never got it. Then a new server arrived and repeated the process. He was much better, but never got...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had late breakfast there. next visit i would stick to lunch and dinner menus. Service was excellent. Overall food was also good. Nice Old Town atmosphere. The wait line can get long. But worth it. The place is bigger than it looks from the street.

Thank jeeprg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best margarita in a long time guacamole was fantastic definetly going back . great atmosphere and the tortillas were Awzome

Thank Maggie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. Quick service and great value. We put our names down and wandered the shops - it was a great way to kill 40 minutes. The place was super busy but the staff seemed to be able to keep up. Our food arrived quickly...More

Thank TinaLouise_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first dinner in Old Town San Diego was here. Service was a bit slow and drinks took a long time. Otherwise the food was great. The OTMC nachos were a perfect sloppy mess, exactly as it should be. Fresh tortillas and more food than...More

Thank Lovetochew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned after 15 years and it was still as delicious as we remembered! Order up both the freshly made flour and corn tortillas. So perfectly made (you can watch them in the front window making them). Enjoy the huevos rancheros at breakfast!

Thank VivaciousVal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was worth the wait. The food was fresh. The atmosphere was definitely Mexican! Including a mariachi band that sang and played throughout the restaurant. The taco salad was tasty. And, the flour tortillas (only 50 cents each) were awesome...hot and fresh and great...More

Thank NoStopSigns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very busy and popular place with tourists, probably dream in by the live displays of freshly made tortillas through the front windows, which were the highlights of the actual meal. The rest of the food is average, and my lime margarita was excessive salty...More

Thank HenryJ88
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Arlene S
16 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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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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