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Fred's Mexican Cafe - Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA

Fred's Mexican Cafe - Huntington Beach

4.4
4.4
11 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

At Fred’s you will experience an amazing dining experience with “Fresh Mexican Food”at a great price. With our Funky decor and great music, our high energy atmosphere Where the guest want to stay and enjoy the food, people and music.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Breakfast, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am

  • Phone number

    (714) 374-8226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Events Email Us at m.eikenbary@fredsmexicancafe.com .

  • Neighborhood

    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley

  • Cross street

    at Main St.

  • Parking details

    We validate 90-minutes for Pier Plaza parking structure.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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Appetizers

  • Chicken Chingaderas$10.95

    "Mexican Crab Cake" - Invented here in 2001! 3 Chingaderas stuffed with chicken, beans, rice, cheese and secret seasonings, breaded with panko bread crumbs, topped with fresh Acapulco crema and salsa fresca, served with house made slaw

    • Rolled Tacos$11.45

      Chicken or Potato or Potato Chorizo in corn tortillas topped with cilantro, queso fresco, Acapulco crema on a bed of guacamole

      • Nachos$13.45

        Thick pressed chips topped with black beans, hand grated cheeses, tomato, cilantro, jalapenos

        • Ceviche$15.45

          Tender pieces of white fish and shrimp marinated in fresh citrus juices, salsa fresca and serrano chilies topped with avocado

          • Calamari Strips$13.95

            Crispy and lightly fried served with lemon and chipotle aioli

            • Grilled Chicken Quesadilla$12.45

              Chicken, hand grated cheeses and house made slaw sprinkled with cilantro fresco

              • Tortilla Soup

                Housemade broth with chicken, roasted corn, black beans, sliced avocado topped with cheese and blue corn tortillas strips

                • Bowl$9.45
                • Cup$5.45

              Chips N Stuff

              • Hand Smashed Guacamole$11.45

                Fresh avocados, onion, cilantro, chiles, lime and topped with queso fresco

                • Queso Dip$9.95

                  Melted pepper jack cheese, queso fresco and spices topped with salsa fresca

                  • Dip Duo$16.95

                    Get both our home made guacamole and our cheesy queso dip

                    Burritos

                    Fred's burritos weigh over one pound and topped with our house ranchero and cilantro fresco. Add our famous queso for $2.45

                    • Grilled Chicken$15.45

                      Chicken, mixed cheeses, lettuce, tomatillo, black beans, rice, salsa fresca

                      • Carne Asada$16.95

                        Steak, mixed cheeses, lettuce, Acapulco crema, black beans, rice, salsa fresca

                        • Shrimp$16.45

                          Sautéed shrimp, mixed cheeses, cabbage mix, tomatillo, black beans, rice, salsa fresca topped with house made suiza

                          • Surf & Turf$17.45

                            Sautéed Cajun shrimp with grilled steak, mixed cheeses, cabbage mix, tomatillo, black beans, rice, salsa fresca

                            • Classic California$17.45

                              Grilled steak with papas fritas, mixed cheeses, salsa fresca and guacamole with a side of slaw. Pick it up and eat it...no sauce

                              Dos Tacos

                              We use freshly made flour tortillas for our tacos Served with our house made rice & black beans. May substitute rice and beans for side salad, fries or cup of soup

                              • Carnitas$15.45

                                Tender pork, grated cheeses, cabbage, tomatillo and salsa fresca

                                • Carne Asada$16.95

                                  Grilled steak, grated cheeses, lettuce, Acapulco crema, cilantro and salsa fresca

                                  • Chicken$15.45

                                    Chicken breast, grated cheeses, lettuce, tomatillo and salsa fresca

                                    • Swordfish$16.95

                                      Surf City Best Taco! Award Winning. Blackend Swordfish, grated cheeses, cabbage, tomatillo and pineapple pico

                                      • Calamari$15.45

                                        Crispy calamari strips, grated cheeses, cabbage, salsa fresca and chipotle aioli

                                        • Baja Fish$15.95

                                          Beer battered Alaskan Cod, grated cheeses, cabbage, tomatillo, salsa fresca on corn tortillas

                                          • Cajun Shrimp$16.45

                                            Shrimp, grated cheeses, cabbage tomatillo and pineapple pico

                                            • Mahi Mahi$16.45

                                              Grilled Mahi Mahi, grated cheeses, cabbage, tomatillo and salsa fresca

                                              • Crispy Chicken$15.45

                                                Tender crispy chicken, grated cheeses, lettuce, salsa fresca and Acapulca crema

                                                Salads

                                                Our Salads are made with the freshest local ingredients. Subs Shrimp, Seared Ahi, Mahi or Steak $4. Make Any Salad Bikini Size $11.45

                                                • Grilled Chicken Tostada$15.95

                                                  Romaine hearts, black beans, roasted corn, cilantro, tomatoes, cheese, tortilla strips and with pepita dressing

                                                  • Surf City Salad$15.95

                                                    Spring mix, grilled chicken breast, tomato, avocado, fire roasted corn, blue corn tortilla strips, queso fresco and citrus vinaigrette

                                                    • Baja Caesar$15.45

                                                      Romaine hearts, grilled chicken breast, blue corn tortilla strips, queso fresco and Secret Mexican Caesar dressing

                                                      • Calamari Salad$15.95

                                                        Crisp romaine, roasted sweet corn, onion cilantro, tomatoes, cheese, then tossed with crispy seasoned calamari strips in our lime cilantro vinaigrette

                                                        Enchiladas

                                                        Two stone ground corn tortillas, hand grated cheeses, our house ranchero and cilantro fresco. Served with our rice and black beans

                                                        • Cheese$14.95

                                                          • Carnitas$15.45

                                                            Yum! With house made suiza

                                                            • Shredded Chicken$15.45

                                                              • Shrimp$16.45

                                                                Specialties

                                                                May substitute rice and beans for side salad, fries or cup of soup

                                                                • The Wedge$15.45

                                                                  Chicken taco and cheese enchilada with rice and beans

                                                                  • Trestles$15.95

                                                                    Carne asada taco and rolled tacos with rice and beans

                                                                    • North Shore$16.45

                                                                      Calamari taco and shrimp enchilada served with black beans and rice

                                                                      • La Bufadora$16.45

                                                                        Shrimp taco and cheese enchilada served with black beans and rice

                                                                        • Classic Carnitas$16.95

                                                                          Tender braised and shredded pork with guacamole and served with rice, beans and flour tortillas

                                                                          • Shrimp Diablo$18.45

                                                                            Tender shrimp sautéed with red onions and tomatoes in a spicy chipotle cream sauce served with rice, beans and flour tortillas

                                                                            Famous Fajitas

                                                                            Fajitas are served on a fiery skillet with sizzling peppers, onions and mushrooms along with rice, beans, sour cream and flour tortillas

                                                                            • Charbroiled Chicken$17.45

                                                                              • Carne Asada$18.95

                                                                                • Sauteed Shrimp$18.95

                                                                                  • Surf & Turf$20.95

                                                                                    Comes with Fries

                                                                                    Your choice of 1/3 pound USDA Choice Angus Beef Patty or an All Natural Chicken Breast Served with papas fritas. Make it a double for $4. May substitute fries for salad or cup of soup

                                                                                    • The Fred$14.95

                                                                                      American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun

                                                                                      • Saint Guacamole$15.45

                                                                                        American cheese, guacamole, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun

                                                                                        Dessert

                                                                                        • Seasonal Cheesecake$9.95

                                                                                          luscious, rich and creamy

                                                                                          Featured Drinks

                                                                                          • Fred's House 20oz Goblet Margarita$10.95

                                                                                            • Fred's Domestic 20oz Goblet Cerveza$8.50

                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                              What 11 people are saying

                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

                                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                              1. JL

                                                                                                JonnyLA

                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                this is a hip mexican restaurant with loud music and a “spring break” sorta vibe. the outdoor seating has a great view and is quieter if you’d like to go for a view of the ocean and some decent food. i must say our server was exceptional.

                                                                                              2. MB

                                                                                                MaryB

                                                                                                Hawaii

                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                Great time at Fred’s celebrating my sons 21st Birthday . Location was perfect, love the view. Our server snd staff could not have been nicer. Great time, food was yummy.

                                                                                              3. BC

                                                                                                BerneC

                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                Poor menu, everything was cold, food mediocre. Service rushed - but not the fault of server, lack of staff probably. For such a nice location the restaurant could be a lot better!

                                                                                              4. MV

                                                                                                MichelleV

                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Fred’s was great! Breakfast was fantastic! The view is wonderful! Highly recommend!

                                                                                              5. PC

                                                                                                PeterC

                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                went on a coldish Friday night so probably quieter than normal. food was definitely the highlight, drinks were OK, service was passable (to be fair it's COVID so everyone is understaffed)

                                                                                              6. SR

                                                                                                SRut

                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on January 13, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Whenever I’m back home to HB my first stop is always Fred’s for those trio of fish tacos! Service as always was awesome!

                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                Central Coast

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Being at Fred’s on New Years Eve was the best way to ring in the New Year! Our server was AMAZING and the atmosphere was above and beyond! Great food, great music and fun people!

                                                                                              8. SW

                                                                                                SWWWW

                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Always the best!!

                                                                                              9. K

                                                                                                Karen

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on November 22, 2021

                                                                                                overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                The only reason to eat at Fred’s is the view. The floor was dirty and had trash strewn all over it. Swordfish was unevenly cooked; tender on one end, impossible to chew on the other end. Our server, while charming, was overwhelmed or undertrained. We never saw her after our food arrived. No refills offered on drinks. We waited a long time for our check. Disappointed, won’t be back.

                                                                                              10. OT

                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                It was great

                                                                                              11. ML

                                                                                                MarcL

                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                Waitress was terrible, she forgot that we were even there. Another waitress had to finalize our tab for us. Food was less the average for the price. Pick another spot if your in HB

                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                              Fred's Mexican Cafe - Huntington Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                              Booked 1 time today
                                                                                              Google Map for Fred's Mexican Cafe - Huntington Beach

                                                                                              300 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 201 Huntington Beach, CA 92648

                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                at Main St.

                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley

                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:00 am

                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                Mexican, Breakfast, Contemporary Mexican

                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                We validate 90-minutes for Pier Plaza parking structure.

                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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