Patio dining experiences,
Sidewalk cafes,
Open air sightseeing

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
A Great Place to be Hungry

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

Dr. Freeze

One-of-a-kind dessert experience with amazing desserts and creative desserts... 2506 Congress St

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

Congress Cafe

New ownership and great new menu. Food tastes homemade... they are open early and ready to serve.

Cosmopolitan Restaurant

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

Jack & Guilio's Italian Restaurant

Homemade Pastas. Veal, Poultry, Beef and Seafood Specialities

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


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

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