Mexican Restaurants in San Diego


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For Barrio Star's owner and chef, Isabel Cruz, her Latino family's large, frequent gatherings have always revolved around food. She taught herself how to cook with help of friends and family from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico—and growing up in Los Angeles, she was also influenced by Japanese, Korean, and Thai flavors. Today, she infuses her global, modern recipes into five eateries spanning two states. Within the vibrantly painted, chandelier-lit confines of Barrio Star, she incorporates unexpected influences into the menu of Mexican soul food; wild blackened-salmon tacos are adorned with thai slaw, pineapple, jicama slaw, and chipotle aioli, as well as cilantro and lime. Coconut permeates her Brazil bowl, loaded with rice, black beans, mango salsa, steamed greens, and a choice of meat. Isabel chooses local, organic ingredients whenever possible to forge her modern, healthier versions of traditional dishes. Her chefs make all the salsas from scratch, rather than rehydrating astronaut salsa, and hand press tortillas from just-ground corn.

4111 Ocean Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Whether you're in a hurry or want linger with old friends, Jimmy Carters Mexican restaurant is quick and casual. Plan to indulge a bit at Jimmy Carters, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Jimmy Carters guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Jimmy Carters is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Access the internet free of charge via Jimmy Carters' complimentary wifi.

Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Dress is typically casual at Jimmy Carters, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. For the tastes of Jimmy Carters from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.

Guests of Jimmy Carters' 5th Ave location can park their vehicles on the street.

There's no need to bust your budget at Jimmy Carters, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15. All major credit cards are accepted. Jimmy Carters dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.

3172 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

For a quick bean and cheese bite, order a burrito from Taco Surf Taco Shop. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Taco Surf Taco Shop's menu that can cater to your needs. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Taco Surf Taco Shop has kid-friendly food and seating. Get online for free courtesy of Taco Surf Taco Shop's wifi. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Taco Surf Taco Shop has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. Taco Surf Taco Shop's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Take your pet pooch along when you visit Taco Surf Taco Shop — dogs are more than welcome to join their humans at the restaurant.

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For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.

You won't break the bank at Taco Surf Taco Shop, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Taco Surf Taco Shop since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

4657 Mission Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

A relaxed establishment serving filling Mexican fare, Wahoo's Fish Taco's tacos, burritos, tamales and more will certainly appease your appetite. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Wahoo's Fish Taco just as much as their parents do. Wahoo's Fish Taco offers patio seating in the warmer months. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Wahoo's Fish Taco — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups.

Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Wahoo's Fish Taco offers catering. Or, take your grub to-go.

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With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Wahoo's Fish Taco.

3944 W Pt
San Diego,
CA
US

For tasty Mexican fare, San Diego's Casa De Reyes is hard to top. Come prepared to feast at Casa De Reyes — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. The bar at Casa De Reyes is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Casa De Reyes with its kid-approved food and ambience. Casa De Reyes provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.

If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.

Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Casa De Reyes.

The average check at Casa De Reyes will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.

2754 Calhoun St
San Diego,
CA
US

Guests at El Comal can sit down to plates of familiar Mexican dishes or savor exotic delicacies for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Huevos rancheros or sauce-drenched chilaquiles jolt taste buds awake before a long day of licking telephone poles, while tacos stuffed with flaky fish or barbecued goat meat satisfy lunchtime appetites. Crisp morsels of cactus cover tender cutlets of carne asada, and banana leaves keep Oaxaca-style chicken and pork tamales from getting chilly. Guests can also complement meals with frosty cervezas, sweet horchata, or potent margaritas.

3946 Illinois St.
San Diego,
CA
US