Old Town Mexican Cafe is a lively Old Town restaurant serving unique Mexican food for twenty years. Both locals and tourists flock here for great food ... More
Old Town Mexican Cafe
Old Town Mexican Cafe is a lively Old Town restaurant serving unique Mexican food for twenty years. Both locals and tourists flock here for great food at low prices. There are daily specials, an array of upscale tequilas decorating the lively bar area, and cheerful service. The Chile Rellenos are the best in town and the Chile Verde Pork Burrito will haunt your dreams. No reservations are accepted; expect a long wait on weekend nights.
Been there numerous times in the past ten years when in San Diego on business, never had a problem, food was always good. Conditions were sanitary and service was prompt. Perhaps people go out looking for negativity and, naturally, find it. Don't be swayed by this rating or the negative ones, check it out for yourself.
This use to be one of our favorite places to go to when we were in san diego. We went there on sunday and the food was sooo bland, no flavor. What happened to this place? We have not been there in a few years and I will never go back. The food was so tasteless! How do you mess up beans? My beans were dry and lacked any flavor. We were all totally disappointed. Something has happened to this restaurant in the last 2 years and not in a good way. Skip this place and keep going
We really enjoyed our dining experience here. We were looking for something authentic and no one in our party was disappointed. The food was very good. I had a Mexican Chicken salad and was slighlty disappointed w/ the flavor of the lettuce. The burritos, fish tacos, fajitos were fantastic!!
This used to be our Favorite Place not anymore. My last visit was in 2007 and it was the best, just like the ones before since 1996. My kids loved the churros and ice cream with their meal Not anymore, now its extra. So a kids meal with soda and dessert its over $10.00 no thanks.
The chips and salsa never showed up, what are they extra now? and only up on request. Before they asked you if you wanted chips and salsa or tortillas with butter. Now the tortillas are extra at 40 cents per tortilla and they want to know howmany you are going to have, Just keep them coming since its the only reason why we came and charge.
the food was ok but the service was not. Oh well time to try another Mexican Restaurant on the area that makes flour tortillas. Any recomendations. Thanks
My husband, 18 month old and I ate at this restaurant 08/09/08 and had a very very BAD time there. I thought it was going to be a good place because I saw an episode of Rachael Ray and she happens to visit the restaurant so I thought to myself we can’t go wrong, but it did. First of all when they seated us I noticed water was already placed at our table and the ice was melted…meaning it’s been there for a while and chips and salsa was there also, with flies all over them the salsa tasted like tomatoes and nothing else. There was the LOUD intercom blaring in your ear announcing when a table was available for the next party to be seated. I asked for a high chair and it was full of food, so of course like any mom would do I brought out the handy dandy wipes, the wipe was so fitly I must have used 15 of them and still didn’t get all the grime off of it. My husband ordered the Beef Chimichanga, it came with potatoes inside, more than beef, and it was too spicy, the plate also came with beans, they were mashed and whole, the whole ones were hard. I thought I would be safe with the plate that Rachael Ray chose, the Carnitas Plate…Dry and hard, the beans were also hard as if they were not cooked all the way. The plate with the sides were Cilantro (wilted), Avocado (brown & black as if it was left out), Onion (way too big of pieces), tortillas (cold). I asked numerous of times for a big cup of water and kept bringing me a little cup of water as if I were a kid. And what kind of Mexican restaurant doesn’t serve Spanish rice with there plates, you had to order it separately and for a ¼ of a cup was $3.75, WAY to overpriced for terrible food I will not and do not recommend it to anyone. Waiter was terrible, I am not one to leave a small tip but I was so mad and disappointed that I left a 2 dollar tip from a 40 dollar bill. They must have paid Rachael Ray a lot of money to go there and ACT like is was good. PLEASE TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, DO NOT GO TO OLD TOWN MEXICAN CAFÉ RESTAURNT!!!
To put it bluntly: UNSANITARY and RUDE SERVICE. I used to frequent this location but after several bad experiences I'm never coming back. Tonight, my mother ordered a salad, when it came the leaves were slightly spoiled, dressing was awful and worst of all: a two inch piece of rancid RAW CHICKEN was floating at the bottom of the salad. When we tried to tell our server, he blew us off. Eventually we got his attention, told him to tell the manager to check on the kitchen, and asked to see the manager. The manager never came and my mother didn’t get a new salad. Adding insult to injury, the bill was brought. They didn't give us any discount at all. I asked to see the manager (Franco) again and told him about the salad and to have them check the lettuce and dressing. He didn't give us a discount, didn't apologize, and seemed incredulous that I suggested it. Eventually, I got him to knock a taco off the bill. Gee, thanks, Franco. That free taco will comfort me when I get food poisoning.
Very surprised that this restaurant, having such a good reputation, served the worst tasting Mexican food ever! Even the salsa was bland and we are not big on spicy food but our meals had no taste at all. Know that when ordering a burrito ONLY the carne asada burrito comes with rice and beans inside. The Chili Rellano was terrible as was the Mahi Mahi taco. All the lime, salt, pepper and salsa could not make it tasty. Maybe a fill-in chef was on duty. Yuck. We will NOT go back there! Anything at Taco Bell would have been more enjoyable...
Old Town Mexican Cafe is a fine place to enjoy Cal-Mex food-service is excellent-fine quality food-atmosphere is pleasant for dining-not noisy-you can carry a conversation with your friends-my chicken mole was great-better than any chicken mole served in Houston's finest Mexican establishments-I highly recommend the place to visitors to San Diego who enjoy Mexican food.
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