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“Bad Mexican Food”
Review of Fidel's

Fidel's
Ranked #7 of 76 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 September 2007

Went to dinner at Fidel's last night. Very disappointed with the food and service. I had a chicken burrito and my friend a chimichanga. The food had no flavor and was reminiscent of college cafeteria food--seriously. The chicken looked pulverized and the accompanying rice, beans and salsa tasted like they came out of a can. Too many employees running around and not polished service. They also don't serve pitchers of beer. I've never been to a Mexican restaurant that didn't offer pitchers of beer. Don Chuy's down the street has better and more authentic food, and you can get a pitcher of their good house brew for $10. Even Rudy's taco stand in the same neighborhood has better burrito's for half the price. Can't understand why Fidel's is packed. It's bad Mexican food for ignorant people who probably only care about style (the cute house the restaurant is in) vs substance. Never going back to Fidel's.

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Reviewed 13 April 2007

Absolutely the best, amazingly enough, this authentic restaurant and Tonys Jacal next door are possibly the two best Mexican food restaurants on the entire planet. I and many of my friends seem to miss these two restaurants more than our dogs when we are away on trips. I am reluctant to give this good a review as it will mean I have to wait longer for this food but their bar is great too and I don't mind waiting in either of their bars (with a plate of guac, warm chips & hot sauce). Blanes Belly Signing off...

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