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Fred's Mexican Cafe in Old Town

Fred's Mexican Cafe, located in San Diego, CA, is a dog-friendly Mexican sidewalk cafe where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table and enjoy his own dog menu. The $5 Doggie Menu includes Buddy's Bowl with chicken and fries, Snoopy's Scrambled with scrambled eggs, Chance's Chicken with grilled chicken, Baxter's Burger with a handmade patty, and Cujo's Carne with sliced carne asada. Humans can enjoy fajitas, enchiladas, salads, burritos, tacos, burgers and more. Don't forget the one of their house made margaritas to wash it all down. And save room for one of their desserts like the Flan & Bunuelos or the Churro Donut Tower! Visit Website

Or call (619) 858-8226 for more information.


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Fred's Mexican Cafe in Old Town has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 23 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 465 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Maggie
    Apr 26, 2024
    The BEST dog Restaurant

    Just had the best experience at Fred’s in old town San Diego. We were greeted at the podium and as soon as the hostess saw our dog she was thrilled, immediately offering treats and pets (with permission of course!) we were sat right away at our choice of table on the patio. Within a minute a fresh large bowl of cool water was brought for our pup. The dog menu is SO cute. Our pup sat in a chair at our table, I feel bad because we didn’t read that this was not allowed until later on but the server and hostess all didn’t mention it being a problem. The Cujo’s Carne was awesome and a great amount for $5. The human food & drinks were amazing too! We felt so cared for and our dog felt like a celebrity. This was our 1st dog restaurant outing ever, our dog can be a bit leash reactive, but it went amazing! The staff are all A+ here.

  • Lynn
    Aug 9, 2023
    Great food, pet friendly patio

    We visited Fred’s with our dachshund Pepper. They have tons of outdoor tables and provide water bowls. AND they even have a dog menu! Pepper gave it two paws up and us humans agree. Try the queso, it’s delicious!

  • David
    Jun 8, 2023
    Great place

    super friendly, great food and outstanding Service. I sat at the bar but they could not do any more to make my furry friend any more welcome

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 14, 2022
    Nice patio, dog friendly, great service

    Very nice patio in Old Town San Diego, very dog friendly. They have dog menu and the service was great. We really enjoyed our lunch and our dog had a bowl of grilled chicken which he loved of course.

  • Allison
    Jan 22, 2022
    Great place

    Came here with our 2 golden retrievers. We were provided with a water bowl and ordered the Snoopy’s Scramble for both of our pups. They loved their meals! All of the staff were super dog friendly and gave our dogs lots of attention. Overall a great place to dine with your dogs and I highly recommend!

  • Marilyn
    Dec 5, 2021
    Friendly, and delicious

    I came here with my hubby, mother -in- law and my pup. The service was friendly and there was no wait. We had a bean and cheese burrito, tacos mahi mahi and a chicken tostada. The portions were generous and delicious. The beans and rice were also yummy. They have a menu for dogs and my pup had the Cujo carne asada. It smelled so good and it was a large portion. I recommend this place for all those visiting Old Town, San Diego. One thing, parking is a bit difficult on weekends. Stay off the main drag and park on the residential streets.

  • Denise
    Nov 18, 2021
    Excellent experience

    we took our 2 year old Corgi to Fred’s and had a great experience. prompt service, attentive to us and the pup, excellent food and drinks. Happy Hour rocks! Highly recommend.

  • Sharan
    Oct 10, 2021
    Sunday Brunch

    This place is amazing. they love having dogs come and eat. the food is great and service is even better. We will be back.

  • Chris
    Mar 9, 2021
    Great chow for everyone!

    Their food is awesome AND they have a doggy menu. They will bring your pups a water bowl on their dog friendly patio as soon as you are seated.

  • Michelle
    Aug 23, 2020
    Great Location!!!

    the food was great!!

  • Catherine
    Aug 8, 2020
    Awesome And Friendly

    We visited Fred’s Mexican Cafe on a busy Saturday for late lunch with our two Great Dane puppies. We were seated on the patio at a nice big table. Our dogs were a little overwhelmed since it was their first time dining at a restaurant. However, they settled down and drank the quickly served dish of fresh water. The service was fast and friendly. The food was great. The atmosphere was upbeat. Everyone was kind to our dogs. We will be back with our dogs soon.

  • Teresa
    Jun 20, 2020
    Awesome Stop!

    Food is amazing, their tortillas are phenomenal and their dog patio is for real. Definitely our new most favorite San Diego spot both including family and furry friends, and as a date night.

  • Brianna
    Jul 30, 2019
    @baymax_thepolarpup approved!

    Baymax absolutly loved it and so did we. We went after a long day at the dog beach and baymax made even more friends at the restraint they were quick to bring him water, they had the cutest dog menu and he loved the carne. we humans also enjoyed our food and margs. To top off the great experience they had the cutest flower photo wall❤️🌸 Will be going back again

  • Cynthia
    Jul 22, 2019
    Good For Dogs

    First visit, loved that they are dog friendly. They have a menu for the dogs, bring them water and foos in their own individual bowls. The food for humans is not great. We had the Queso Dip and Chips, that was exceptionally delicious. But our main dishes, two Chilaquiles plates and one California Burrito lacked so much flavor and authenticity. Great place to get a meal for your dog, not so much for the humans!

  • Tracy
    Nov 24, 2018
    Best dog friendly place!

    We recently went to old town had our dog looking for a dog friendly resteraunt the best we have ever been too!, offered us water for our pup right away...... great margaritas and tacos but also had a menu just for dogs. This helped us to enjoy our vacation even more will definitely go back,!!

  • Priscilla
    Jul 22, 2018
    This place is awesome!!

    The staff is friendly. The Food is delicious. Loved the environment. My pup had the steak from the puppy menu. It wasn’t expensive and he received a nice sized portion. He loved it! I definitely recommend.

  • Emily
    More than a year ago

    It was a fun atmosphere at Fred's and dogs are allowed on the patio. There was spilled water and wet chips beneath our table which we did not want our dogs laying in. There is a dog menu and our dogs had the flank steak. They were given a lot and they enjoyed it! For the human food it was not that good. Not horrible but would not return.

  • Debbie
    More than a year ago

    The food was great! The service was great! And they have a dog menu! If you love Mexican food this is a must stop!!

  • Allison P
    More than a year ago
    Sunday Funday

    Day drinking on their outside patio with my dog is the best. They have their own little doggy menu so your pup can eat too!! Staff is awesome and I looovvveeee the environment.

  • Rich
    More than a year ago
    Relaxing after beach

    After a day at Dog's Beach. This was the place to go. When we got there we were seated in the patio, where our server brought a big bowl of water for our dogs. They handed us our menus. 1 for us and 1 for the dogs. This was a surprise. The fajitas are awesome and our dogs had Chicken and fries served to them in dog bowls. It would equal the price of a kids meal. The services was great and walking through Old Town after made the perfect end to our day.

  • Shannon
    More than a year ago
    Fred's is Great!

    Awesome friendly staff, supplied our pooch with water and the food's good for the humans as well!

  • Sara
    More than a year ago
    Doggie Date Night

    On Monday Night Fred's has doggie date night and a meet up group. It is fun to see all the dogs on the patio. The staf is friendlt and the dogs get food and water. This place was great and the margaritas were yummy!

  • Jessica
    More than a year ago
    Great Dog space

    Fred's is almost all out doors perfect for the dogs! they love dogs they have water bowls, treats, and even dog food! They hold dog events and have a meetup group that is all for the dogs!

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