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Popular Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Restaurants in Old Town San Diego

Restaurants in Old Town offer the best of both worlds, always serving quality dishes at affordable prices. However, with so many options for authentic Mexican food, how do you know where to go during your visit? While everyone has different tastes and preferences, the budget Pacific Inn in San Diego near Old Town offers a few restaurants that have been popular among our guests.

Affordable & Casual Dining in Old Town

The Old Town Mexican Café is highly recommended to out of town visitors because of its great value and atmosphere. From the street, you can watch handmade flour and corn tortillas being made. Once inside, sit down in one of the restaurant’s plush booths, relax and enjoy a specialty margarita. If you’re unsure of what to order, many guests love the restaurants signature Chicken Mole (half chicken with authentic mole sauce) or for a more classic entrée, their chicken and steak fajitas. Serving up large portions at affordable prices, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the Old Town Mexican Café.

Another favorite is Café Coyote which is often reviewed as both delicious and accommodating. The restaurant provides friendly customer service and has a menu featuring a wide variety of Mexican appetizers, entrees, cocktails and beers. The large restaurant caters to visiting groups and families and has both indoor and outdoor seating, offering picturesque views of Old Town. The price of meals at Café Coyote are typically no more than $17, and with the large portions, visitors often find themselves with leftovers. If you are thinking about dining at Café Coyote, be aware that they do not take reservations for parties less than 5 so plan ahead accordingly.

While many of the restaurants in Old Town offer a fun and eccentric vibe, sometimes you’re just looking to slow down after a day of sightseeing. If this is the case, venture over to Miguel’s Cocina in Old Town. Visitors find themselves coming back to this Mexican restaurant for the ambiance, professionalism and service, and the quality of food. With a beautiful outdoor dining area, reasonable prices and a children’s menu with a variety of options, it is a great place for both couples and families looking for a place to dine. Be sure to try their lobster enchiladas in green sauce and if you’re in town on Wednesday, stop by for half price wine.

If you’re looking for a great night out and an affordable meal, head over to Old Town San Diego. If your schedule permits, go a little earlier and enjoy the museums, shops and historic tours in the area.

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