Casa De Freds, Tacos y Tequila

4.5
106 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 106 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipOpenTable 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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SteveV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wasn’t open. I wasted my time

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AIMS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the restaurant was not even open, not sure why it allowed me to book a reservation if they are closed. super disappointing - drove all the way there and it was a waste of time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed!!! They need to close their reservations on here because it’s not even open!

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vipReenaM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed. They took the reservation and they were shut down. We were really upset.

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CieraK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was hilarious, attentive, and she took amazing care of us! Once everything opens we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Tuesday was delicious. We enjoyed the wide selection. Queso dip was the best. Must try it. Drinks were large and tasty but not very strong. I’ll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very nice, food very tasty and steak taco very good.

SB
vipSBELL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were great! Definitely coming back to this place. 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I’ve been coming to Fred’s for years, unfortunately the last two times that I have been here the food quality is just not what it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for great food and turning on the heat lamp!

RM
vipRMCC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good. Would go again. It’s better than a few places in the area namely coyote cafe.

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in San Diego once a year, and Fred’s is a tradition for us. We always have dinner there on our first night in town, and we are NEVER disappointed!

JH
JackieH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Very dog friendly love the dog menu 😍 we will be going there again 😌

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RodrigoV
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The legs of one end of our table were seating on top of a broken metal floor drain. Server didn’t pre-bus at all.. we all finished our dinner and every single dirty dish was still on front of us. She loose a great opportunity of upselling more for sure. When the appetizer was deliver to the table it was literally DROP on the table it actually make a noise when out it on the table ... NOT okay ... Three of us work in the industry including a manager, a supervisor and a server. Unfortunately for the server they were several things wrong and hard to missed ... she could it get a much better tip for sure !!! We know how it works but she only got the suggested 20%... Big time missed opportunity for her...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place as always. Good food good people good time. The staff are always the best. The drinks are amazing and the food is authentically mind-blowing.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast excellent service and really great food always brings us back to Fred’s. BUT...Only thing that shocked us this time is that they asked my boyfriend and I to hurry and finish up our dinner after being there for an hour and a half..because “they needed to bring in other guests and each table has a 90minute dining limit.”

Despite us ordering food and drinks and racking up a hefty bill we were asked to pretty much hurry up and leave so other people could be seated. Ruined our date night and No where in the restaurant does it say there is a 90 minute dining limit...

I’ve been here several times and after our experience yesterday...we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibes all around! Very chill and fun night with the girls ❤️ margaritas blended are amazing here!

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SteveS
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this pandemic we tried lunch at Fred’s based on its outdoor seating. As always, the food was great and we were even more impressed with the safety precautions — acrylic partitions between tables and host and servers wearing masks. We felt very safe. Thank you.

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xgcatx
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Fred's and they love us! Every Tuesday we'll be there. Awesome staff, awesome food! and even greater taco's! I mean seriously what more can you ask for?

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PamelaR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! It was the first time I have been there, I treated a friend of mine for her birthday, and she'd not been there before either. She loved it too! Especially when they brought out a complimentary dessert with a sparkler on top! Great service, delicious food.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong eating here. Festive dining are, really GOOD food! Try the carnitas tacos or the rolled chicken tacos.

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vipShellyN
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner there! Probably some of the best Mexican food we ever ate!! Everything was very fresh and the service was outstanding !

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KevinT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Order the Diablo shrimp plate of you like spicy food. Definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Labor Day celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Really good quality

JT
vipJeannieT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic as usual!

DH
vipDawnH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spent the day in Old Town decided to have a late lunch. Patio dining was perfect. Our server was very attentive and accurate. Enjoyed the food and would definitely return on our next visit to San Diego.

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Disappointed
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience at Fred’s. We are visiting San Diego from Glendale, AZ and the staff were so welcoming and appreciative of our visit. The waitresses worked as a ‘tag-team’ and made sure we had everything we needed. The margaritas were awesome and the food was delicious! And, yes, their churros really are better than the ones you get at Disneyland! We shall return!!!

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of this place was very nice. I went at night and the lighting was dim but not super dim. Perfect for dates. The restaurant is also very colorful which is nice and the staff of super friendly. Since it’s a outdoor patio they allow your fur babies to tag along which is always a plus! Food was also very good. The nachos are delicious and very filling. And don’t skip out on the margaritas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here while on our quarantine family vacation. There are plastic shields up on every table and hand sanitizer as well. All of the servers wear masks and disinfect their hands regularly. Our food was delicious! Some of our entrees included: gringo tacos, crispy chicken tacos, fish tacos, shrimp and beef fajitas, chicken enchiladas, and carne asada fries. Everything was delicious! Our waitress Victoria was a sweetheart!

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MollyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions were great! The chips and salsa were so tasty! We really enjoyed the queso! The house margarita was a huge and delicious! The outdoor seating was perfect! We made a reservation on a Friday night, thank goodness we did because they were busy! Glad to see them doing well!

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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 4.5 stars by 106 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.