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Hernandez' Hideaway Restaurant

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19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
+1 760-746-1444
11:30 - 22:00
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has been a staple on Dell deals Highway for 45 years. Anyone in North County that would have a desire to want to have a delightful Mexican meal should come here. The margaritas are some of the best and they have a number of items that can't be beat. The service is some of the finest in San... More 

Thank carlsbadmc
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wonderful location near the north west shore of Lake Hodges. This could be an amazing secret spot restaurant if only they tried a little harder. Their classic Californian/Mexican dishes are just so so. With a little work and pride in the kitchen these same dishes could wow the diner and have people coming back enthusiastically. But as it is, the... More 

Thank lovewarmwater
Topeka, Kansas, Usa
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127 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is off the main roads but well worth the drive. The service was good and the waitress was friendly. The food was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals.

Thank Dave F
Del Mar, California
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I grew up eating at Hernandez Hideaway but I was driving by last night with my boyfriend and wanted to stop and eat there to show him one of my childhood memories. It was pretty much the same as how I remember it looking when I was younger. It's a nice cozy place with a bar when you walk in... More 

1 Thank ErinP27
San Diego
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The place is cute and definitely a throw back to earlier times. The waitress was sweet as can be. The food was good.

Thank bostonsig
San Diego, California
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196 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

After living near here for almost 30 years, we finally decided we must try this place. Right next to Lake Hodges, only restaurant around.... kind of old school, good 'ol boy place... probably hasn't changed in 50 years. Food was good but nothing outstanding. Staff not overly friendly, but our waiter was good! Not many here on a Sunday at... More 

1 Thank Claudia M
Escondido, California
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Mexican food is a staple in this area, and this place used to be a go-to when we had visitors in town. Unfortunately it has gone downhill. The decor, which used to be quaint and interesting is now in need of attention. The mural walls are chipping and flaking and the whole restaurant looks tired and dated. Food was edible... More 

Thank Wshiresd
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324 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Summary: This is a really nice off-the-beaten track Mexican place. It's consistently good and I have been here a few times over the years. And will definitely come back again. Food: Genuine Mexican food. We ate in the middle of the afternoon but the food was freshly made and tasted great. Ambiance: Definitely mid-range Mexican in its feel. Comfortable and... More 

Thank DHWShanghai
Bonsall, California
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184 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We visited on a Saturday at about 2 PM. They were busy, but there were some open tables. Two of us found the food to be very good and we'd give the Chicken with rice (Arrozo con Polo) a 5 and the chicken crispy tacos a 4 or 5. The lobster tacos were really tasteless with soggy tortillas. The chips... More 

1 Thank R H
San Marcos, California
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I had not been at this delightful restaurant for 25 years. It was always a quant hole in the wall but well worth revisiting. We went on a Saturday night and it was packed and very noisy ! I had the Chicken Fajitas and my wife had the Classic Enchilada Pie, both were delightful and exactly what we had expected... More 

Thank Wally Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029-8108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-746-1444

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?