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Fred's Mexican Cafe
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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527 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
527 5th AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Diego92101
(619) 232-8226fredsmexicancafe.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, Convention Center
Mexican Restaurant
Convention Center
Bar
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Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 amTuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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At Fred's you will experience an amazing dining experience with "Fresh Mexican Food" at a great price.Stay and enjoy our Funky decor and great music, and our high energy atmosphere .
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Local chain serving a menu of Mexican faves & margaritas in a funky, festive setting.- Google
"Great loud fun place with oversized margaritas!"
"Pretty crowded during Taco Tuesdays, but other than that it's okay."
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Robyn Laing
a year ago
Was visiting from Seattle for a conference. I went to a few mexican places in San Diego and this was definitely my favorite. Great tacos! And great rice and bean sides. The drinks were nice too (I'd give the drinks a 3.5 rating though). But the food! Why can't they make tacos like this in Seattle! It was amazing...
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Jon Money
a year ago
Waited for 30 minutes for a table. Then waited for just over an hour for food that never came. We were told our order would be up in 10 minutes three different times. After an hour we asked for our food were told 10 more minutes again and had to leave before they could produce our order.
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Raleigh Leslie
2 years ago
I always get the buffalo chicken and cheeseburger tacos. Different but tasty. Cool locations and environment. Tacos Tuesday is always packed. I know the manager Lindsay and she is awesome. A little pricey for lunch didn't see any specials.
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Neil Howell
4 years ago
The food is pretty good here, but service is kinda hit and miss. Not really bad, but varied. I really don't care for the 10min wait you get, regardless of how empty they are. Not sure why, but you just can't be seated when tables and staff are available. We do prefer to go here when in the area...just little peeves I have.
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Drew Ament
a year ago
Don't know what happened - this place used to be the BEST and was a frequent for the date night. Wanted to come back (we now live in PHX) and try my favorite special burrito from them. First - they no longer serve the lobster burrito (the whole reason we came). The burrito I did get, Cajun Shrimp, was just ok... nothing really special for how much it costs. Second - this place seems to have turned into a all day bar. Don't get me wrong.. this is the Gas Lamp. But, they used to spiff-up for the lunch time crowd, lower the music, etc. Now they just mop up from the night before and continue. Not a place to bring the "family" Will keep checking the menu online, and return only if the lobster burrito makes a comeback. But as of now, this place is just not what it used to be.
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Victoria Gnatoka
a year ago
Good Mexican food. Margaritas are ok. Definitely there are better and more Authentic Mexican places in San Diego but if you are in the area this one seems less touristy than others.
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George Patterson
2 years ago
Decided to stop by this place with my gf over the weekend and its a nice place with great food. The only issue I had here was the service I received was pretty bad. The waitress was ok but the food took forever. I think our order might have got skipped at first and then added after we asked about it.
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Sasha March
2 years ago
Great loud fun place with oversized margaritas! Pretty crowded during Taco Tuesdays, but other than that it's okay.

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