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Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3172 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5839
+1 619-295-2070
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
“veggie medley” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3172 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5839
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here numerous times. From the outside, the place doesn’t look like much. Not 5 star dining but I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve eaten here from typical breakfasts to Mexican dishes. Friendly service, a varied menu and reasonable prices keep me coming back.

Thank Sjt64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had one of the best breakfasts in years at Jimmy Carter’s! A member of our group was originally from Mexico City so he suggested Jimmy Carter’s and guided us through the menu, starting by suggesting we get the excellent cinnamon coffee. I got something...More

Thank East-mt
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Their regular menu items and specials are delicious. Proximity to our hotel caused us to share several meals - breakfast lunch and dinner throughout the week. Great staff.

Thank pgwaring
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food here was a great experience. We brought friends from Germany with us, and we all loved the food. The portions are not small--but also not too much to be wasted. The pricing was surprisingly fair, and the atmosphere was very colorful, loyal to...More

Thank Thomagirl05
Reviewed 22 December 2017

It's all good at Jimmy's. Excellent Mexican food with friendly, efficient service. Try the margaritas!

Thank Jjjeeefffeee
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Get the Jamaican Margarita. Their salsa is super fresh and guacamole is awesome. I had the veggie tostada- delicious, my husband had the veggie burrito and he was pleased as well! Great service, but not friendly.

Thank Fppollard
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Take my review as only one persons findings. I will be as neutral as possible and only describe what I saw on that day on that particular trip. Your experience could vary from mine. We ate here as we were staying the night across the...More

Thank barkmr
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Strengths... 1. Great decor 2. Friendly staff Areas for Growth... 1. Mediocre wines 2. Food is ok.... the guac is excellent and everything else was fine

Thank lulukale
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was our third time here & each consecutive visit was less impressive. Service was mostly nonexistent & food portion was minimal. We were originally drawn to their 'hot' sauces but even they were disappointing.

Thank nevernoway
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

After a long drive from LA and checking into the Inn at the Park rather late on a Friday night we were directed to this Mexican restaurant by Worldmark staff. It was excellent. The beef tacos, chicken enchiladas, carnitas were top notch and the margaritas...More

Thank dthashimoto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3172 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-2070
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