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Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila, San Diego, CA

Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila

4.4
4.4
247 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
ABOUT FREDS OLD TOWN | Since 2001, Casa de Freds in Old Town has been bringing the fiesta to San Diego. Freds is the place for amigos - both new and old - to have a great time while enjoying quality food, fresh margaritas and a festive atmosphere. The menu offers a wide variety of delicious, Baja-infused selections that are made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. The vibrant decor and great music provide a unique dining experience right in the heart of historic Old Town. The restaurant offers plenty of versatility for groups of many sizes. The large outdoor patio is dog friendly, so bring in your furry friends and check out the doggy menu! The outdoor bar is a fantastic spot to enjoy the San Diego sun, whether you are here for the weekend or live down the street. Freds newly renovated Fiesta Cantina is the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting events. The Cantina also offers daily specials that will keep your tummies, glasses and pockets full. Thanks Amigo!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue, Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 858-8226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Moreno

  • Private party facilities

    Fred's Mexican Cafe offers plenty of versatility for parties of all sizes. Both our outdoor patio and indoor seating area are great options and can fit a large number of guests comfortably. The large outdoor patio is dog friendly, so you can bring in your furry friends and check out the doggy menu! The outdoor bar is a fantastic spot to enjoy the San Diego sun, whether you are here for the weekend or live down the street. Fred’s newly renovated Fiesta Cantina is the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting events. The Cantina also offers daily specials that will keep your tummies, glasses and pockets full. If you are interested in hosting your next event at Fred's Old Town and would like more information, please email Allison at: allisonp@mooserestaurantgroup.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Cross street

    Conde Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 247 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Good for groups

  • San Diego

    Good for groups

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe is amazing. Enough said

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on November 18, 2022You're amazing! We appreciate you taking time to give Joe a shout out!

  2. T

    Trevor

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I would have rated this higher but the fish tacos made my wife sick.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded 1 day agoI'm so sorry to hear about that. Would you be able to contact me personally. Give us a call at (619) 858-8226

  3. MT

    MeganT

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family came to Fred's for a special dinner on Dia de los Muertos and they were totally prepared to host all of the people lined up to come in that night, no problem. The friendly host seated us immediately upon learning of our reservation and our server couldn't have been more on top of it, friendly, and professional. Our meals came out promptly and were delicious. We each had a zucchini taco & shrimp taco with beans and rice and our son had the children's quesadilla; all really yummy! There was a really festive atmosphere with the servers all having their faces painted and a great DJ spinning excellent music all evening. Our favorite part of the evening was the wonderful photographer who was taking pictures of each table. We loved having the complimentary photo and then decided to buy an additional photo as a souvenir of our special night at Fred's. We will be back soon!

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on November 7, 2022WOW! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic time with us! Dia de los Muertos is always a festive time to visit Old Town and we're so glad you stopped in! Tacos and quesadillas...you can't go wrong. And a lovely photo to remember your fun experience - priceless! We look forward to having you back and thank you again, Megan!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. We arrived early evening and the service was excellent. I like the atmosphere very much, the patio is very festive and the outside bar adds to the charm. I really loved the music too but it was a bit loud for conversation.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review! Beautiful San Diego weather and our outdoor dining makes for a great experience! We're so happy you had an amazing visit and can't wait for you to be back. Hasta luego!

  5. S

    Sonny

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was great, and Dj Mo Lyon was fire! Fun night out!!

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on November 7, 2022Sonny, we can tell you know how to fiesta with us! Happy you enjoyed the DJ and had a wonderful time with us!

  6. KK

    KenK

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this place
  7. BC

    BillC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a good time there. Food was good and being able to take the dog helps.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on October 8, 2022Bill, we do absolutely EVERYTHING and ANYTHING for our doggos here! Delighted that you had a wonderful time with us. Good food helps too :)

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was pretty decent. I ordered the chicken mole which was pretty good. However, the flour tortillas I got turned hard quickly. Got a house margarita as well which was ok. My only complaint really is that it took so long to get our food. Like 30 minutes long. Our server, whose name I don’t remember, was great.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on October 8, 2022Thank you for your honest feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed the chicken mole but apologize you had to wait so long for it.. We'd love for you to come back for us to make it up to you!

  9. TL

    ToddL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad experience here. Food, service, and ambiance are top notch.
  10. f

    frequentdiner

    Las Vegas

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Drinks were good. Food was tasty but nothing extraordinary that I would say you must try this place. Casual and friendly.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on September 30, 2022Pleased you enjoyed the food and drinks! Hope to see you soon

  11. SG

    SusanG

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Fred’s. We sat near the sidewalk and a couple stopped to ask us if we were having a good meal. We said Yes and advised the drinks are fantastic too!

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on September 30, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed grabbing drinks outside with us in beautiful San Diego! And you're spreading the word?! You're the best, Susan!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best chicken mole!

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on September 30, 2022WOW! We're honored with that title! Thank you :)

  13. RC

    RanettaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    9/4/2022 - Grino tacos were horrible and order was not what I requested.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on September 11, 2022We're sorry to hear your order was incorrect and food not up to expectations. If you'd like to either call or directly message us to further explain, it would help us moving forward to better future guests' experiences. We appreciate you taking time to leave a review and hope to hear from you soon.

  14. CL

    CLJSHARON

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fred's was fun for Taco Tuesday. The DJ was a little loud, had to talk very loud to hear each other at the table. Drinks were good. Tacos were pretty good and full size.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on August 30, 2022We're happy you enjoyed our Taco Tuesday fiesta! Sorry our party can get a little loud...tequila and tacos make us want to dance!

  15. PK

    PaigeK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience3
    They do not have many vegetarian options at all.
  16. s

    sarahd

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good and service were both meh. Ambiance was nice although a bit loud. I wouldn’t normally leave a poor review but it’s reviews on opentable do not reflect our experience

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on August 18, 2022Thank you for the feedback. We understand consistency is key for our customers' experiences based on reviews. We hope to see you soon and give us another shot!

  17. VH

    VelvetH

    Andorra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a favorite place and consistently good. It’s dog friendly outside and even has a doggy menu. Recommend

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on August 11, 2022We love our wonderful guests and their wonderful doggos! So happy we made your experience great!

  18. P

    Pops

    Pittsburgh

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a good spot. Our server was very friendly and the food was good. Nothing out of the ordinary bit the chips we’re home made and fresh. I had chicken enchiladas and they were fresh also. The atmosphere was good and tables were kept clean. I’d dine there again.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on August 11, 2022Nothing like homemade chips and salsa to remember why everyone loves San Diego. Hope to see you soon!

  19. V

    Virtue

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Fred's. Always a staple to visits out here. The Carne Asado tacos were delicious. And comes with friendly, great service!

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you so much for a wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you when you visit SD. Gracias

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  21. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had one of the best mexican meals we have had in a long time. The carne asada was perfectly cooked, very tender and well seasoned. The adobada pork taco was excellent as well. The chips were crisp and salty and the salsa was great. They also took good care of my pup.

    Casa De Freds, Tacos y TequilaResponded on August 8, 2022Gracias David! So glad you and your pupper enjoyed everything! Yes the carne asada is amazing, but we have to keep our recipe a secret so you can come back and enjoy :)

  22. K

    Kathy

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the queso dip and all the yummy tacos we tried. Of course the chips and salsa were on point. If you are looking for some entertainment they had a DJ for Taco Tuesday.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    We had a great time the food was ok and the service was amazing
  24. t

    takisv

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of the decent Old Town San Diego restaurants. The food is good and the service depending on who you get is great. We have been going there for years and for once more we enjoyed it
  25. n

    novam

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The B.A.M was spilt between 3 of us & we could barely taste the alcohol, There was maybe 5 or 6 shots in there. Probably would recommend just getting your own drinks. But the carne asada fries with add garlic fries were hands down the best also there salsa for chips & salsa was pretty great imo
  26. AH

    AmberH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our visit
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I was craving great Mexican food this weekend, and that is exactly what Fred's delivered. Everything from the margs, to the queso + bean dip, to the taco plate was a flavortown party on my palette. I went with the mahi mahi and carne asada taco, and let me tell you they do NOT skimp on the super high quality meat and flavorful sauces. Highly recommend the chips & queso for a starter! If you are in the mood for Mexican food that fulfills all your cravings, go to Fred's!!
  28. LN

    LNMFoodLovers

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    4 1/2 stars? Not even close. This is the first time we were misled by OpenTable reviews. This was a typical tourist trap. We tried the chicken fajitas, and the chicken was all dried out. When we returned the chicken, it was replaced after 20 minutes. Everything else on the fajita plate as well as the side dishes were cold. A restaurant with that high of a rating should not have such a big miss. The side dishes were mediocre at best. We left, and found another restaurant rated highly on OpenTable, and what a difference! I encourage you to check out the other highly rated restaurants in old town and skip this place at all costs!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing experience
  30. PK

    PrescillaK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was friendly and food was delicious!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal, great location!
  33. j

    janicerhea

    San Diego

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love the fajitas and regular margaritas
  34. SH

    SharonH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not thrilled with food. Margs we’re good!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    The margaritas were great and the food was pretty good. HOWEVER - I wish they had warned us when we made the “dinner” reservation that there would be a very loud DJ playing a club mix starting at 6 pm. We would have gone elsewhere. We were not able to hear each other over dinner and the server told us there was no place quieter in the whole restaurant. We left as soon as we ate and we don’t plan to go back.
  36. SL

    SamLV

    Las Vegas

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Brandon was so welcoming and cheerful. It felt like we were at a friend’s house. The shrimp taco and carne asada taco were just amazing. We have been to the other restaurants in Old Town that look better, but this place has the best food by far.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day. Thank you, it was great!
  38. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    When we received one of our orders we asked if we can receive another burrito with no guacamole. Instead of just taking the burrito back to remake it, the server questioned another server whether or not we ordered no guacamole while standing in front of us and proceeded to tell us we didn't specify, which I understood, we would've been willing to pay for another and didn't realize it was such a big deal to provide us with something we would enjoy even if we were willing to pay. Make sure you order what you want, bc they will make a fuss about remaking your order.
  39. RD

    RobertD

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Adobada tacos I've ever had. Service was Outstanding. My wife loved the Margaritas
  40. SK

    SaraK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food okay - but the service and atmosphere is great!

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

    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila using the Order Online button. Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 858-8226.

Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila is rated 4.4 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila

2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Conde Street

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue, Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Moreno

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 858-8226

  • Private party facilities

    Fred's Mexican Cafe offers plenty of versatility for parties of all sizes. Both our outdoor patio and indoor seating area are great options and can fit a large number of guests comfortably. The large outdoor patio is dog friendly, so you can bring in your furry friends and check out the doggy menu! The outdoor bar is a fantastic spot to enjoy the San Diego sun, whether you are here for the weekend or live down the street. Fred’s newly renovated Fiesta Cantina is the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting events. The Cantina also offers daily specials that will keep your tummies, glasses and pockets full. If you are interested in hosting your next event at Fred's Old Town and would like more information, please email Allison at: allisonp@mooserestaurantgroup.com.

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