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Fred's Mexican Cafe

) #199 of 3,998 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
+1 619-858-8226
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (61 reviews)
“burrito” (25 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2883
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank ParkTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We vacation in San Diego every summer and always eat at Fred's multiple nights. We love their fish and chicken tacos with awesome beans and rice!

Thank jeffhippen
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Cool atmosphere, but that's the only compliment I can give. We had the worst service ever, and not because they were that busy either. Our group had 6 people and everyone ordered something completely different and nobody had good food. The hot salsa had an...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The festive atmosphere here at this restaurant is very nice. Outside and inside seating, with pet friendly menu and tables. The food is reasonable and the beer is cold as is the Margarita specials in several flavors. It is located just outside of the real...More

Thank Randy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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