After our visit to the Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, I drove up to Old Town with my former classmates, Ron and Barbara, to have one final Mexican dinner for Ron before he flies back home to Pennsylvania.
We decided to try a new place that even I had never eaten at called Fred’s Mexican Cafe. The wait staff was friendly, the decor was colorful and festive and the service was quick and polite. But it turned out to be not your average Mexican restaurant. A lot of items I expected to see on the menu just weren’t there, most importantly for me anything with shredded beef. They didn’t even have a chimichanga. The two half salads that my friends had came out without any dressing and we had to ask for it. Very surprisingly, they also didn’t have one of the most popular beers in San Diego, one of my favorites, Negra Modelo.
All that said, my combo meal of a Baja fish taco and shrimp enchilada with rice and black beans was really very good. If I had to eat there again I wouldn’t say no, but it also wouldn’t be my first choice.
Now if they could just make the home page on their website a little less awful.
After dinner we walked around a bit so Ron could find nice gifts to take back for his wife and daughter.