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Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina, San Diego, CA

Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina

4.0
4
909 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Located across from Heritage Park overlooking San Diego's Historic Old Town the Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina is a panoramic spot to enjoy rooftop dining, great Margaritas and delicious authentic Mexican food prepared from old world recipes.
The Tequila Factory is open for Lunch, Dinner, Saturday & Sunday Best of Weekend Champagne Brunch and Happy Hour on the Tequila Terrace overlooking Old Town and the City Light below...We offer a variety of unique venues such as a Sports Bar, Cigar & Tequila Terrace and our Veranda del Sol.
Bring Friends, Family and Your Appetite to the uniquely San Diego Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina. Always Free Parking.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, American, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 260-8124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Miguel Perez

  • Catering

    The Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant and the Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel offer the finest in private meeting and banquet facilities for intimate groups of up to 100. Contact: Isela Chavez - ichavez@haciendahotel-oldtown.com or call: 619.819.6009 x2909

  • Private party facilities

    There is always a Fiesta Happening at the Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant and Cantina. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant and Cantina can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Gomez: (855) 625-7833

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Cross street

    Harney

  • Parking details

    The Old Town Tequila Factory offers free covered parking in our structure under the restaurant. Additional street parking in front of the restaurant on Juan St. and public parking on the corner of Juan and Harney footsteps from the restaurant's front door. Elevator access is also available through the Hacienda Hotel and parking structure.

  • Public transit

    The Trolley connects San Diego's east and south county communities with the Downtown region. The Green line services Old Town and the SDMT transit station is 4 blocks from the Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 909 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

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  1. PH

    PapaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb service for brunch! The gentleman host set us up with the BEST table on the patio. The endless champagne was truly endless. We reconnected with an old friend and the Old Tequila Factory made it a very special occasion, ThNos a million.

  2. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    A little short staffed but otherwise great ambience and excellent food!

  3. DD

    DoDL

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fast service, excellent outdoor space and great food.

  4. C

    Claudia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The food had no flavor and it was expensive. I will not be coming back

  5. AC

    AprilC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely spot for brunch but we sure miss the buffet. Always delicious traditional Mexican food and great margaritas! Nice views and service

  6. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was great, food is good could use a little more flavor definitely Mexican food dialed down for tourists.

  7. V

    Vargas2011

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Food was cold! It was good don’t get me wrong but very cold. From the 5 of us only one plate was nice and hot. Took to long to for food to be served. I know it was Mother’s Day but still we went early so we could avoid the rush. Our server was super nice! But I felt she could of used a little help. Seems she was the only one in the area we sat down. Maybe some team work or hire just someone for special occasions to help refilling drinks, like coffee. We been here before and always a good experience. I guess they just need it extra help for a busier day and they didn’t have it.

  8. CM

    CherryM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, ambiance, and service. Location was perfect.

  9. SR

    ShawnaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great experience. Food was good. The rice was under cooked and could not eat it. But, the soup was excellent. The service was wonderful. The music was fun and made us all smile. Great brunch.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Brunch place in Old Town SD!

  11. m

    mbrando

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Food was mediocre and the only two margaritas on the menu were watery. Ordered steak fajitas done medium rare, was overcooked and sliced wrong, with the grain not against so was tough and chewy. Wife had blackened fish tacos also overcooked. Won’t be back

  12. KA

    KAdiner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and view. The double barrel margaritas were delicious.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing views during lunch outdoors!

  14. CW

    CarlaW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our visit: The setting and view is beautiful, the service was good, but the food wasn’t great. A small guacamole appetizer for $11 is way too much, considering you can make a giant bowl of guacamole for around $3-5. My friends enjoyed their chille rellenos, but my fish tacos were like fish sticks in a taco. The black beans were very good, but the rice was tasteless and dry. My mothers chicken burrito was huge, but not very good, and they filled out water glasses with soda water. We were lucky, we had the patio to ourselves once a large party left, so we enjoyed a low noise level. I think they could do better with some homemade tortillas and better suggestions from the staff for what’s good on the menu. We were there for lunch, so dinner may be a different story…

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We really love the atmosphere and the service was good. I ordered the mahi fish tacos and there was a lot of lettuce as opposed to cabbage and it was shredded and did not have the proper sauce. Fish was extremely dry and the portion in each taco was less than 2 ounces. We enjoyed our margaritas, the chips and a nice chat but I probably won’t be returning for the food in general.

  16. MM

    MannyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The best part of the experience was Ben our server he was nice and attentive. Everything else was terrible including the food. The female hostess so so rude and very blunt for example she did not give us a warm welcome it was our 1st time there so simply walked around the dining area to see where we our preferred seating would be (we were one of the 1st customers) well she stormed over to us and said we can't walk around ! I explained to her we had reservations she simply just had a Police attitude without a warm welcome. The food was terrible the Enchilada was cold the salsa seem like with canned Pace Picante ! in general don't go there it'd total fake Mexican food they prey on tourist who don't know any better about the quality of food let alone the greeting upon entering.

  17. KT

    KarynT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I came here yesterday with my girlfriends to celebrate out friend Danielle's birthday, I had never been before, but my friend Bianca had suggested it and I trust her food judgement. I made sure to make reservations two weeks prior. There was an art festival happening and I was struggling to find parking not realizing there was parking at the restaurant the whole time. They offer free 3 hour parking with your meal in their lot, definitely a plus! We were sat outside in the patio and oh my god its so beautiful you get to overlook all of Old Town it was so nice. My office is right off of San Diego Ave and I was so surprised at how close it was, literally a 5 minute drive. Brunch on the weekends is Bottomless Mimosas/Champange and a meal for $32.50! Crazy affordable a lot of places offer bottomless mimosas alone at that price. The champagne used was pretty tasty even for being a less expensive brand, Wycliff. Okay for the food, you are started off with chips, salsa and guacamole, you then get to choose between menudo, pozole or a Mexican Ceasar, our whole group opted for the Pozole. Then our mains, you have the option to choose a custom omelette or a choice of 2 entrees, I chose the chile Colorado and the steak fajitas, then for dessert I opted for the flan, duh. These were coursed out in a timely manner, when we were sat we got our salsa, chips and guacamole, so tasty. That guacamole was a little spicy which I loved. Then the pozole, oh my god. We all agreed that the pozole had the perfect amount of heat, it was so good, would definitely come back for that alone. Then our mains came out, I wasn't really fond of the rice it tasted a little off to me, but everything else was great. The beans were flavorful and the corn cake was perfectly sweet, when I saw the steak fajitas I thought they were burnt but they were just really brown it was still really juicy plus the Chile Colorado had good flavors too I wish it were spicy like my Tia makes. For deserts we all had fl

  18. M

    Marcy

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice place. Definitely recommend. Great for families and fun

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Place was really nice and the service excellent but food not good just average

  20. SB

    StevenB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Poor food quality, service, and menu selection. Drinks were weak of alcohol.

  21. CH

    ChristinaH

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good company and excellent service overall!

  22. h

    honestreview

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    I could only do up to 10 for the reservation, I left two voicemails at the restaurant to increase the amount to 16 guests and never got a call back or email so ended up doing a second reservation and putting in special notes to be seated together with the reservation of 10. When we got there I explained and was told "Well you're lucky we sat you together"... not the best answer, but it worked out. Our server was great, and he had the champagne flowing constantly. The food was great (huge portions in everyone's opinion). The music they had playing was a bit loud and had commercials which was strange - fork over a bit for a subscription radio or spotify or something without commercials. Their was also a guitarist who walked around, but why would they have music blaring as well, didn't make sense.

  23. AJ

    AnnJ

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Most of the time I don’t leave a review unless it’s a good one but seeing that I was mislead by the reviews for this place I didn’t wish to do that to someone else. Where to begin? So disappointing. Reservation at 11 right as they open. Had to use the restroom and found out there was no tp too late. Clearly no one was on that detail before they opened. Server pushed hard for us to order Margaritas or Mimosas and gave attitude when we didn’t. My husband ordered crispy chicken taco plate and I had the enchiladas. I love Mexican food and eat it often living in So Cal. This was the worst food. Tasted awful and old. Like it was leftovers reheated and out of a can. We would’ve been better off going to Taco Bell as it would’ve been much better. Staff acted like they would rather be somewhere else and by the looks of the place and it’s level of upkeep, I don’t blame them. Do go here unless you’re aiming to get drunk on bad tequila or cheap champagne, and then the food won’t be so bad. Oh and bring your own toilet paper.

  24. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Server was the worst. 30 min. Before order, drinks, or salsa. She messed up our orders three times. Then rushed us to eat and leave. Our food came out before can finish salad and desert before we finished cleared our dinner and told us last call on champagne when we only had service for 30 mins suppose to be bottomless. Never come back until its buffet. Worst experience not relaxing or enjoyable 30 min to eat all courses. If she wanted us out fast then she should taken our order immediately. Terrible

  25. j

    jammer

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well, I had reservations, no pun intended, about the Menu Easter Sunday brunch but it was fantastic. Maria and Greg really took care of us, and there was plenty of food to go home. I will definitely come back. I felt sorry for the wait staff that had to do extra work, but we took care of them. Thank you Maria,

  26. P

    Pocononi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Maria was awesome great service and our server Beatriz was awesome THANKYOUUUU!! All staff friendly and professional please add more season to the food though so it can taste Autentico!!🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Poor service, dirty, food lacked taste

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Food was not great. Just ok. Service was great and good views. Not really sure how this place has so many stars. Maybe we came on an off night…won’t be back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Beautiful view , good food , the service was slow and The table behind us was very loud and obnoxious.

  30. Z

    Zpats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was excellent. We had reservation and were seated promptly. Food was great and perfect temperature. Had pozole and I loved it. Never have liked anyone’s pozole except my mom’s. Was surprised for sure. Ambiance was perfect for our occasion. Will definitely be back.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Born and raised in San Diego, I have no clue why I have not been to The tequila factory restaurant & cantina sooner. The view outside on the side patio did not disappoint. We all loved our food. I highly recommend the blended strawberry margarita. Great experience overall.

  32. EL

    EthanL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very expensive Mexican food. The taste doesn't reflect the price.

  33. DS

    DavidS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The food itself was OK. Our waiter, Greg, was great. The only thing that ruined our experience were the raw tortillas. You could taste the raw flour, and the tortillas were extremely dry. Even my daughter couldn't eat them, and tortillas are the only type of bread she likes.

  34. JR

    JenniferR

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Disappointed with the fajitas. Mostly onion and no meat.

  35. e

    eat2much

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good, and service was attentive. This is a good choice for Mexican cuisine in an area with lots of choices.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Family came from out of town! So we decided on this place! The service-the food-everything was great! Only downfall! Was that they only had one section open and we had a big group - so they say us near the window! Which is fine! But the sun hit directly on us and they had no type of window shade for the window! But other than that! It was bomb! And I would go back! I had the combo plate! Outstanding… the beans ! We’re delicious and my hubby had the steak sandwich! It is literally a steak! Was cooked perfect and tasted delicious! Our waitress was very sweet!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The restaurant has nice decor and a beautiful view over the city. The service was good, but the food was only average. I would not recommend this place to other tourists.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic overall and amazing views of the sunset

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Over all good experience. Unfortunately my order was incorrect but the food was still good. They were out of a few of the margaritas but that seems to be the norm these days with many restaurants. So we will give this place a go again. The view was nice from the patio. Staff were all friendly.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, free parking, tasty and plentiful food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 260-8124.

Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina is rated 4 stars by 909 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina

2467 Juan St. San Diego, CA 92110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harney

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, American, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Old Town Tequila Factory offers free covered parking in our structure under the restaurant. Additional street parking in front of the restaurant on Juan St. and public parking on the corner of Juan and Harney footsteps from the restaurant's front door. Elevator access is also available through the Hacienda Hotel and parking structure.

  • Public transit

    The Trolley connects San Diego's east and south county communities with the Downtown region. The Green line services Old Town and the SDMT transit station is 4 blocks from the Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Miguel Perez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 260-8124

  • Catering

    The Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant and the Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel offer the finest in private meeting and banquet facilities for intimate groups of up to 100. Contact: Isela Chavez - ichavez@haciendahotel-oldtown.com or call: 619.819.6009 x2909

  • Private party facilities

    There is always a Fiesta Happening at the Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant and Cantina. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant and Cantina can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Gomez: (855) 625-7833

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