Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila

4.5
137 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 137 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
ambience
4.2
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AliciaV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice waiter, great drinks and food! Fast friendly services and good prices.

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Sonya
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It took a little longer than I had expected to be seated after checking in for our reservation. But, other than that, we enjoyed ourselves. The staff was great, very attentive and made sure we were taken care of. The ambience was relaxing and it was easy to converse throughout our visit. Our food was delicious and quite filling.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Can’t wait to go back!

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EmeryMonroe
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fred’s is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dee, the bartender was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Service was great and food was amazing!

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RichaS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation and got seated soon enough. I liked the ambience and vibes at this place and the food was good too (for my dog as well). Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The service was great. But the food was terrible.

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LauriT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place in old town our favorite. Stephanie is an awesome waitress. We made a reservation since it was Sunday brunch time. We got our table right away. Great food and service will be back soon

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SB23
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they have a pet menu!

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vipTBaylog
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had requested outdoor table but they seated us in booth in noisy bar area. Took some time to get our drinks after ordering but after that all was excellent. Food and margaritas were terrific. Loved the steak fajitas. Would love to come back to this place and bring our dog. Pooch friendly!

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Mac4aj
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great, food was okay, ambience was nice!

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vipDannyI
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This is usually a good place to eat and hangout. This time around food and drinks were good but our sever wasn’t really attentive or friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for Drinks, appetizers and Tacos but not the best for a sit down dining experience

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BH12
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becky our hostess was great at accommodating us. We will definitely return!
Great experience!!

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CarolP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, great food and dog friendly! We had a great time on Cinco de Mayo.

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DolphinInk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Taco Tuesday!! We were so excited. My boyfriend and I ordered the Gaslamp platter, a scallop taco, a cheeseburger taco, and a B.A.M. We got our drink which came in what looks like a cookie jar (wat?) with two bendy straws. It tastes mostly like sweet and sour, but I'll leave that for those of us who enjoy the taste of alcohol as we do rather than a complaint. On that note, we were advised multiple times by this server that this drink had a lot of alcohol. We drink pretty heavily, so it just became annoying to repeatedly hear her say this. We can read - it has 9 shots in it. Our platter came on two separate platters splitting the tacos evenly and the two additional tacos were served on a plate together. No issues here - I thought it was a very nice presentation. Except, I bit into 5 of my 6 tacos and not one was good. I wanted to send everything back, but my boyfriend kept eating because he was so hungry. I let her know how I felt, and the manager discounted the food. If he hadn't been so hungry, I wouldn't have even bitten that many tacos, and we would've left (after paying for our drink which we did finish). The server was inexperienced, the food terrible, the drink displeasing, and I felt the employees were dressed so lazily. This was the face of this restaurant, and the food was on this exact same level. What you see is what you'll eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fire places and the open air dining.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience.

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Anony
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food hardly had flavor but waiter was super friendly

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KenK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the staff were amazing the food was delicious and Mango margarita 🥰 😎

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Fred’s. The food and drinks are great. The service is top notch! The vibe is fun. Hanging out watching the world go by.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, great experience

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vipSBELL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Old Town! The food is good, customer service is good and the atmosphere is always fun! We try visiting every time we’re in San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DanC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was great being able to book on open table last minute during a busy Sunday, but reading the reviews on yelp was a bit frightening after we were seated since so many people said that staff took their real IDs and refused to give them back. We sat at our table for 10/15 minutes waiting to get our ID's back, scared we would be another group to be accused of providing fake IDs. Other than the anxiety surrounding that, it was a good experience, the food was ok and the drinks as well. It wasn't amazing, but for a super hungry group it was enough. If I had one recommendation it would be to change the coleslaw out of the burritos, for some reason the cabbage they use does not mesh with the other burrito fillings and it would be much better without it.

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MannyH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carne Asada plate was incredible. The meat was tender and cooked perfectly. Only wished they would’ve served pico de gallo salsa with it and a larger portion of guacamole. Also theirs spicy mangorita was delicious. Definitely going back for more!!

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KenK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great atmosphere great service and great food

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vipLailaF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love ❤️ the food & our waiter
Long wait for our table. Hostess seemed overwhelmed & annoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! Great Food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Turn and burn service - in and out without even finishing a drink. Rushed, tacky atmosphere. They rely on the heavy street traffic in Old Town to justify their service. Skip this spot and head across the street to Cafe Coyote or OTMC (Old Town Mexican Cafe).

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved how I was able to have lunch with my family and take our fur baby with us on this beautiful day.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and incredibly friendly staff! And terrific value for taco Tuesday!

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GilbertD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS is the very best place to eat in Old Town....great food, great and helpful service staff...you will be very satisfied here....and you, like us, will come back again and again....oh and we live a hundred miles away !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Casa De Fred’s and I have to say the food was amazing especially the chicken fajitas!!!! I would definitely come back !!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and amazing food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Taco Tuesday, large happy hour margaritas and great service. Been here before and I’ll go back again. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went to the location and they were closed. Pretty much wasted my time after I was able to reserve a table

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Yelp accepted and booked my reservation but the location was closed.

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Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila is rated 4.5 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.