Old Town
A Great Place to be Hungry

The sidewalks and streets of Old Town have become an amazing outdoor dining experience offering guests safe, social distance dining, shopping and site seeing! Visit all of Old Town from Taylor Street to Old Town Avenue.

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Old Town's Newest place to make memories.

Outdoor dining will be the soul of El Sueño. The patio almost makes you feel like you’ve stepped out of Old Town and into a hidden restaurant tucked down an alleyway in Mexico City. With solid wooden tables mingled amongst olive trees, and the twinkle of market lights above, the outdoor dining area feels like an elevated space for both everyday dinners and special celebrations.

Inside, the dimly-lit bar area is “one of those places you want to go and sit at the bar,” says Pietro. With a focus on high-quality tequilas, and creative tequila-focused cocktails, the bar menu is something that he’s most excited about.


Guests can try drinks like the “Bad Bunny” spicy carrot margarita, modeled after the spicy carrots served at taco shops, and the “No Tears Left to Chai” using chai-infused tequila.

In the dining room, faux moss covers the walls, and in some cases fake plants take over full walls, reminiscent of Pietro’s travels to Mexico City where he says plants rule. (San Diego Magazine)

Casa Guadalajara

The Main Dining Room delights the senses with an ambiance reminiscent of a gracious hacienda deep in Mexico. The courtyard will charm you and your guests with it’s early-California influence. Dine in the warm Southern California sun or under a starlit sky, while enjoying the culinary delights of one of Old Town‘s premiere Mexican Restaurants! The food is some of the Best Mexican food in San Diego. The owner is know for her outstanding atmosphere and cuisine. 

Dine in one of the most iconic restaurants in
Old Town.

Casa de Reyes

Offering traditional Mexican fare in a beautiful garden setting. Casa de Reyes is situated outdoors under a unique Carrizo arbor, just steps from the Fiesta de Reyes stage.  Family friendly, with traditional Mexican food and they have daily entertainment ranging from energetic mariachis to traditional folklorico dancing.  They have a wonderful fire pit, that is a great place to visit while waiting, and to enjoy the only restaurant with daily entertainment on an outdoor stage.

Great food, fantastic atmosphere and an experience to remember!

Cafe Coyote

A Favorite since 1989

A landmark of Old Town, since 1989 has been the winner of Best Mexican 18 years in a row and Restaurateur of the Year (2008). Café Coyote provides guests with a festive atmosphere, traditional Mexican entertainment within an intimate table setting or banquet rooms to accommodate any size party. A friendly staff, loyal patrons, delicious Mexican Food, and a Festive Atmosphere have contributed to Café Coyote’s being Voted Best Mexican Restaurant 18 Years In A Row

This is the one worth waiting for, you will not be dissapointed!

People think Old Town and Old Town Mex.

Old Town Mexican Café, honors the tradition with their signature dish, the Molcajete. They grill wild shrimp, marinated chicken, carne asada, Spanish chorizo, aged queso, nopales, green onions, and chili gueros to perfection. The molcajete is filled with their own special roasted molcajete salsa and then add the grilled ingredients. One of the most unique Mexican dishes served in Old Town San Diego. Try it, you’ll love it.

What is the best restaurants in Old Town?
Old Town Mex is atop the list!

Food and History

California’s history is inextricably intertwined with Mexico and Spain. During Mexico’s colonial period 1521 to 1821 is when much of today’s Mexican fare was invented, such favorites as chile’s rellenos and guacamole and it was actually nuns who pioneered such now-traditional Mexican fare as buñuelos! In the mid Victorian period Mexico was ruled by the former Austrian archduke Ferdinand Maximilian from1864 to 1867 and though his reign was brief and tragic, French cooking left a permanent mark on many Mexican-restaurant dishes.

Barra Barra

Traditional Mexican Food Located in the Old Town State Historic Park
(619) 297-3100

Cafe Coyote

Traditional Mexican Food Voted Best Mexican 15 years in a row!
(619) 291-4695

Casa de Freds

Southwestern Style healthly Mexican food. Great patio seating
(619) 858-taco

Casa de Reyes

Courtyard seating in the lush tropical plaza surrounded by unique shops. (619) 297-3100.

Casa Guadalajara

Mexican Cuisine, Seafood, Famous Giant Margaritas. A Mexican hacienda setting
(619) 295-5111

Keema Cafe

• Full Breakfast Menu • Gourmet Coffee/Espresso • OT’s Best Sandwiches • ACAI Bowls • Smoothies (858) 265-9304

Miguels Cocina

San Diego's Restaurant received Gold Medal Award 5 years in a row
(619) 297-4330

Old Town Mex

A favorite mexican restaurant in San Diego for over 30 years. A must in Old Town (619) 297-4330

Don Pietro's

Pietro's Italian Cuisine is the finest in Italian and has a long hsitory of fine dining in San Diego.  (619) 255-7205

Cosmopolitan Restaurant

Modern tastes with traditional foods of the 1870's 2660 Calhoun Street, (619) 297-1874


Dining at Harney Sushi isn’t just about having a meal, it is an experience. (619) 295-3272

Pizza Bella

Voted America's Best Pizza!
Eat In, Take Out and Delivery
2707 Congress Street
(619) 692 4333

Tahona Bar

Oaxacan Mexican cuisine & Mezcal tasting room
Great new restaurant in
Old Town (619) 255-2090

Rockin' Baja

Famous for Traditional Mexican Seafood dishes served in a fun Baja patio
(619) 260-0305

El Sueno

More than just an eatery, El Sueño, is multiple creatively designed dining and drinking areas. (619) 295-3272

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