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“Authentic Mexican Restaurant in San Diego” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara
Ranked #54 of 4,698 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Fremont, California
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281 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Restaurant in San Diego”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Casa Guadalajara is a great restaurant located in old town San Diego. Reservations are strongly recommended if you wish to avoid disappointment. Seating is both inside as well as outside in the courtyard or garden area. We went for dinner on a Saturday night to celebrate my good friend’s son’s graduation party. We ordered a couple of pitchers of their Avion Margaritas which were simply delicious. They also stock a variety of wines and Mexican beers. Please be forewarned about their serving size which are simply huge. Few folks in our group made the wise choice of sharing but many who did not wasted almost half of their food. The food was authentic and very good. Service was a bit slow. It would have been nice if they could have assigned two servers for our party of 20 people. They had a Mariachi band which moved around the restaurant playing music at each table.

This restaurant is reasonably priced though a bit towards the pricier side. Expect to spend $30 to $50 per person for dinner. Self parking is offered behind the restaurant.
Food Quality – A
Ambiance – B+
Customer Service – B-
Pricing – B+
Overall Rating: B+
Would I visit again: Maybe

  • Visited June 2014
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Franklin Square, New York
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Expected better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The restaurant had such a high billing that I expected much more. The food was authentic cuisine and the environment was full of signing mariachi's. Maybe, I like Tex Mex.

Visited June 2014
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Pocatello, Idaho
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was a fun place the food was great, the service was outstanding. It was a little cool on the patio but the server was very obliging to light to patio heaters when we asked. The only inconvenience was the parking and like everywhere in San Diego it can be a problem. Would definitely go back and recommend it to everyone.

Visited June 2014
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New Zeland
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Food & Service Fantasico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Had an amazing platter to share here. One of the best Mojitos I have ever had also. Outdoor atmosphere was lovely. Would go back tomorrow if i could.

Visited May 2014
Thank Wendy C
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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Mexican”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I have never been to Mexico so I don't know what authentic Mexican food is, but this place served the best Mexican food I have ever tasted! I could here every day! I also loved the ambiance.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Leo V
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