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Fidel's Little Mexico

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Solana Beach
  • Ranked #3 for Mexican restaurants in Solana Beach
  • Cathy S.
    "Cheese enchiladas are the best; great red sauce!"(7 Tips)
    Daniel B.
    "Try the Beef Machaca - #nom a favorite for 30 years."(2 Tips)
    Keri R.
    "guacamole dip and chicken soup are amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Tedi J.
    "my regular faves like chicken burritos"(6 Tips)
49 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • enchiladas
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • chicken soup
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  • LogoTV
    LogoTVJune 11, 2012
    I swore I'd never share, but I've been going to this restaurant for nearly 35 years and it's hands down the best Mexican food in the world. Don't believe me, try it!- Chad Michaels, RuPaul's Drag U
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleJune 6, 2015
    This little cantina by the racetrack hasn't changed and I hope it never will. Happy hour (street tacos!) with well placed tvs for us sports fans... Enchilada and torta supreme are so yummy! 😋😋😋
  • Tedi J.
    Tedi JacksonSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I love my regular faves like chicken burritos, chicken soup, carnitas extra well done--tried the #salmon dinner tonight and it was grilled to succulent perfection!!! #foodie
  • Abbie W.
    Abbie WMarch 9, 2013
    Refinery 29: ...been in business for over 50 years...housed in a former residence and comes complete with a taco buffet, two heated outdoor patios, and two bars that get jam-packed during happy hour.
  • Allie B.
    Allie BrekkeAugust 26, 2011
    I always get the beef machaca burrito (have to like onions, egg, and peppers). Also, look forward to the cheesie chips to the side of it :). They also have a location in Carlsbad (called Norte's).
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellFebruary 5, 2013
    Excellent. This one time barber shop in the la Colonia section of Solana Beach is a longtime favorite of the North County Coastal crowd. The place is always packed.
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth ConnollyFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the tostada supreme! With beef you'll fall in love. Also get chili verde on any burrito! Coming from a Mexican food expert ;)
  • James F.
    James FreemanDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for a side of burrito sauce when ordering the enchiladas. Gives you a differnet flare! Also, if you like hot salsa, ask for the diablo sauce.
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellDecember 6, 2011
    This one time barber shop in the la Colonia section of Solana Beach is a longtime favorite of the North County Coastal crowd. The place is always packed.
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy S.2 weeks ago
    Margaritas are phenomenal. Tostada Suprema (half order) is more than enough for two with the complimentary chips & salsa.
  • Miles R.
    Miles RobertsJuly 27, 2012
    I got the combination and it was huge! Best chili rellenos I've ever had, with a delicious carne asada burrito.
  • Sara R.
    Sara RosenthalMarch 12, 2013
    Ive been coming here since I was a kid. Only place I have found in SD for really good nopales!
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.November 22, 2015
    Originally opened in the early '60s out of a barbershop that served tacos.
  • Kari S.
    Kari SDecember 14, 2012
    Crab enchiladas are yummy but the waitress might tell you they will take longer because they come from downstairs! Wth?
  • Tim E.
    Tim ErdmannSeptember 29, 2013
    Ask for diablo sauce. Order the Nopales. Wash down with a skinny margarita.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BairdMarch 17, 2013
    Try the Beef Machaca - #nom a favorite for 30 years. #authentic #mexican
  • Dan Y.
    Dan YoungOctober 14, 2011
    The side of Serrano peppers makes the meal! Fried and salted to perfection.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersJune 16, 2012
    Strong drinks and solid, but by no means inspired, dive Mexican in a festive setting. The prices are right, though.
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos La GrangeNovember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    When your feeling nostalgic for 1950's Americanized Mexican food. Bring on the wet burritos!
  • Tedi J.
    Tedi JacksonMay 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken enchiladas and chicken and rice soup with avocado, onion and cilantro is the best anywhere!
  • Allie B.
    Allie BrekkeAugust 26, 2011
    And as everyone has said, they have a great chicken tortilla soup with chunks of avocado
  • James F.
    James FreemanNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic and consistent. Try the enchilada plate!
  • Alan R.
    Alan RMarch 11, 2016
    Best Mexican food north of the border HANDS DOWN!!!!
  • Jim H.
    Jim HornadayOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order your margarita "skinny" to have only lime juice and no sweet & sour. :P Watch that first sip - they're strong here!
  • Spencer L.
    Spencer LevineDecember 1, 2009
    Go to Fidel's Mexican Bar and Grill and chow down on the chips and Salsa. Once you taste that salsa I won't care what you do after that. Extra Credit: Come back and try the Resturaunts next to it (Ton
  • Christian L.
    Christian LivingstonNovember 13, 2011
    Their Chili Colorado is the best is the world.
  • Geoff B.
    Geoff BlaberDecember 4, 2013
    Best. Mexican. Ever. The fish tacos are awesome.
  • Justin H.
    Justin HJune 29, 2011
    Ask for diablo sauce with your chips :)
  • Amy M.
    Amy MokSeptember 24, 2014
    Still one of my favorite Mexican sit down restaurants!
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SAugust 6, 2010
    Cheese enchiladas are the best; great red sauce!
  • Monique R.
    Monique RamseyMay 17, 2011
    The corn quesadilla is awesome'
  • Anna C.
    Anna CaroFebruary 22, 2014
    Try the cabbage salad!
  • David M.
    David MeredithJuly 20, 2014
    This is not an authentic Mexican restaurant. It is a dumbed down American style. And VERY overpriced
  • DivaT
    DivaTJune 21, 2012
    The Guacamole is the bomb!!
  • Tedi J.
    Tedi JacksonApril 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken anything is great!
  • Perrin K.
    Perrin KaplanFebruary 18, 2011
    Chicken avocado soup yummy and same w cabbage salad.
  • Bry J.
    Bry JustusNovember 22, 2011
    I want to bathe in their salsa
  • Keri R.
    Keri RobinsonApril 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    guacamole dip and chicken soup are amazing!
  • Marsha N.
    Marsha NaifySeptember 7, 2015
    Quaint and old school.
  • Ray R.
    Ray RauchJuly 26, 2010
    Try the carnitas. They are fantastic!
  • Ray Y.
    Ray Y.September 1, 2013
    Good shrimp tacos!!
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HaileMay 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken tortilla soup is the best here
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen MaolaApril 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best cheese enchiladas!!
  • Chris  L.
    Chris  LatkoSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Menudo on Sunday.
  • Paris E.
    Paris ElJanuary 20, 2015
    Chile Relleno
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn MoranMarch 30, 2010
    Queso fundido is great!
  • Jake C.
    Jake CannonJune 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chimichanga FTMFW.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DouillardFebruary 24, 2010
    The chicken soup here is phenominal.
  • David O.
    David OatesFebruary 3, 2010
    Killer food!
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