Fred's Mexican Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 300 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 201

    Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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  • 714-374-8226

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A good place to go for a margarita. I enjoy sitting outside on the patio and drinking a margarita and people watching. Service can be a little better, always seems like they are slow to come around.

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★★★☆☆

A good place to go for a margarita. I enjoy sitting outside on the patio and drinking a margarita and people watching. Service can be a little better, always seems like they are slow to come around.

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Overall cool Mexican place with fun ambiance. Not the best seating, chairs are not very comfortable, nothing posh here. But if you're looking for a typical Beachside Mex place, Fred's is it. Great view of the pier, the sunset, the pacific up on the second story.

The service was awesome, the drinks and food were yummy. The margaritas were great. Great place to wear your flip-flops and beach clothes!

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★★★☆☆

Overall cool Mexican place with fun ambiance. Not the best seating, chairs are not very comfortable, nothing posh here. But if you're looking for a typical Beachside Mex place, Fred's is it. Great view of the pier, the sunset, the pacific up on the second story.

The service was awesome, the drinks and food were yummy. The margaritas were great. Great place to wear your flip-flops and beach clothes!

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I've never had so many problems getting into a bar in my life. Every time we try to go to Fred's with a large group, they have an issue with somebody's ID (actually accusing them of using a fake when they're obviously in their 30's) or something else ridiculous.

They seem like they don't want our business, so we usually take the whole crew elsewhere. You'd think they'd like to get a bunch of customers including a lot of pretty girls... but they just don't care.

On the times I've gone and didn't have any incidents, the food was pretty good. I like the taquitos and the and the salsa is great. The huge beers are nice, too... as sometimes it gets hard to find a waitress. Big beers = less waiting.

I don't go so often due to the rude door staff.

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★★★☆☆

I've never had so many problems getting into a bar in my life. Every time we try to go to Fred's with a large group, they have an issue with somebody's ID (actually accusing them of using a fake when they're obviously in their 30's) or something else ridiculous.

They seem like they don't want our business, so we usually take the whole crew elsewhere. You'd think they'd like to get a bunch of customers including a lot of pretty girls... but they just don't care.

On the times I've gone and didn't have any incidents, the food was pretty good. I like the taquitos and the and the salsa is great. The huge beers are nice, too... as sometimes it gets hard to find a waitress. Big beers = less waiting.

I don't go so often due to the rude door staff.

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I always have a good time at Fred's... Taco Tuesday is fun since the taco's are only $2 and certain beers are cheaper too, on Tuesdays. I love their carnitas and grilled mahi mahi taco's - although they're in a flour tortilla instead of corn... which is my only complaint. Service can be slow when it gets busy, but I'm usually there with a few friends so its not a big deal. Good Margarita's too. Its a great place to go with a group - though sometimes the music is on the loud side.

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★★★★★

I always have a good time at Fred's... Taco Tuesday is fun since the taco's are only $2 and certain beers are cheaper too, on Tuesdays. I love their carnitas and grilled mahi mahi taco's - although they're in a flour tortilla instead of corn... which is my only complaint. Service can be slow when it gets busy, but I'm usually there with a few friends so its not a big deal. Good Margarita's too. Its a great place to go with a group - though sometimes the music is on the loud side.

Pros: Ambience, View of the beach and pier, good food

Cons: Service sometimes slow, loud on busy nights, long waits to be seated

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I was in Huntington Beach on vacation and stopped into Fred's for a drink and some lunch. After already being served one drink, the server claimed my driver's license was fake and refused to give it back to me. I was livid! I was probably older than he was. Luckily, there were some police in the restaurant and I was able to get it back. I will never go there again!

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I was in Huntington Beach on vacation and stopped into Fred's for a drink and some lunch. After already being served one drink, the server claimed my driver's license was fake and refused to give it back to me. I was livid! I was probably older than he was. Luckily, there were some police in the restaurant and I was able to get it back. I will never go there again!

Pros: I used to like the food.

Cons: They were completely rude

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Upstairs is a great location for this mexican spot where you can come in from a day at the beach and enjoy a tasty margarita in your flip flops and floppy hat. Food is ok and atmosphere is jumpin'.

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★★★★☆

Upstairs is a great location for this mexican spot where you can come in from a day at the beach and enjoy a tasty margarita in your flip flops and floppy hat. Food is ok and atmosphere is jumpin'.

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The food is good and you can't beat the view from the patio. The staff are always friendly and it's usually not packed except for weekend evenings. Highly recommended.

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The food is good and you can't beat the view from the patio. The staff are always friendly and it's usually not packed except for weekend evenings. Highly recommended.

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Some people don't like the food here, but that's because they are ordering the wrong stuff. Your options are: steak tacos, shrimp tacos, or maybe steak nachos (a bargain because they are HUGE a meal for 2-3 people). You could order something else, but don't. If really want a burrito, get it without the rice. Fred's rice is weird.

And don't forget the CHIPS!! They put some excellent seasoning on them. It's worth going just for the chips.

They are so nice to me there. They are always giving me complimentary dessert. They've changed the Chocolate Diablo, ao it's not as good as it used to be. But it's still really good. The one time I had bad service, they more than made up for it The waitress didn't realize my table was hers, so no one came to serve us and I finally had to ask the hostess what was up. But the manager came over and was extremely apologetic and gave us some free stuff.

Also a great place to watch football on Sunday and Monday nights.

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★★★★★

Some people don't like the food here, but that's because they are ordering the wrong stuff. Your options are: steak tacos, shrimp tacos, or maybe steak nachos (a bargain because they are HUGE a meal for 2-3 people). You could order something else, but don't. If really want a burrito, get it without the rice. Fred's rice is weird.

And don't forget the CHIPS!! They put some excellent seasoning on them. It's worth going just for the chips.

They are so nice to me there. They are always giving me complimentary dessert. They've changed the Chocolate Diablo, ao it's not as good as it used to be. But it's still really good. The one time I had bad service, they more than made up for it The waitress didn't realize my table was hers, so no one came to serve us and I finally had to ask the hostess what was up. But the manager came over and was extremely apologetic and gave us some free stuff.

Also a great place to watch football on Sunday and Monday nights.

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I went into Fred's with a few of my friends on a Thursday night. The bar was busy but there were still places to sit. They had a DJ and were playing music videos, I asked the bartender what the deal was and she explained that it was Service Industry/College night on Thursdays and the ran specials like $2 drinks and half price appetizers, which was nice because I work in retail. I ordered a margarita which was the size of a fish bowl ($4) and a steak quesadilla ($4) which I had to share. After that, I asked for change from the bartender to play pool, it wasn't needed because it is free on Thursdays. All in all a very good experience, good food at very good prices, good service, better deals (had a $4 patron shot special) than their "Taco Tuesday" with a smaller crowd

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★★★★★

I went into Fred's with a few of my friends on a Thursday night. The bar was busy but there were still places to sit. They had a DJ and were playing music videos, I asked the bartender what the deal was and she explained that it was Service Industry/College night on Thursdays and the ran specials like $2 drinks and half price appetizers, which was nice because I work in retail. I ordered a margarita which was the size of a fish bowl ($4) and a steak quesadilla ($4) which I had to share. After that, I asked for change from the bartender to play pool, it wasn't needed because it is free on Thursdays. All in all a very good experience, good food at very good prices, good service, better deals (had a $4 patron shot special) than their "Taco Tuesday" with a smaller crowd

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The mexican food was really bad. If you like taco bell then this is your place. The decor was nice and service was good, to bad the food wasen't good. Could be this place is more a party place.......the bar was big and lot's of people.

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★★☆☆☆

The mexican food was really bad. If you like taco bell then this is your place. The decor was nice and service was good, to bad the food wasen't good. Could be this place is more a party place.......the bar was big and lot's of people.

Pros: big bar, nice decor

Cons: Food was bad

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While it was fun to eat in Orange County (yes, I am a tourist!), I am certain there had to be better restaurants in the Huntington Beach area. Fred's was definitley fun - think Cancun Spring Break atmosphere. Margaritas were huge and tasty and the never-ending supply of free chips was great, but outside of that, it left me unsatisfied. I'm sure the hot waitresses are a huge draw for the guys, though. The food was just so-so and the price was just a tad too high. All in all, if you are in the right mood, this could be a fun place to eat, but if you only get to pick one restaurant in Huntington Beach, this is not the one.

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★★★☆☆

While it was fun to eat in Orange County (yes, I am a tourist!), I am certain there had to be better restaurants in the Huntington Beach area. Fred's was definitley fun - think Cancun Spring Break atmosphere. Margaritas were huge and tasty and the never-ending supply of free chips was great, but outside of that, it left me unsatisfied. I'm sure the hot waitresses are a huge draw for the guys, though. The food was just so-so and the price was just a tad too high. All in all, if you are in the right mood, this could be a fun place to eat, but if you only get to pick one restaurant in Huntington Beach, this is not the one.

Pros: margaritas, free chips & salsa, view of the beach

Cons: food, spring break ambiance, touristy

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This is a great little spot right on Main Street in Huntington to go for some great margarita's, beer and good Mexican food. There is always a crowd here and they even have pool tables. Inside they have booth's and table's, and they have a huge patio area outside as well.

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★★★★☆

This is a great little spot right on Main Street in Huntington to go for some great margarita's, beer and good Mexican food. There is always a crowd here and they even have pool tables. Inside they have booth's and table's, and they have a huge patio area outside as well.

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Fred's is a great place to go to hang out with friends and kick back with some drinks and snacks. It's located off of Main Street in Huntington Beach with a beachy vibe and casual atmosphere. It has indoor as well as patio seating, and even has a couple of pool tables. The service is friendly and the food is pretty good (3/5).

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★★★☆☆

Fred's is a great place to go to hang out with friends and kick back with some drinks and snacks. It's located off of Main Street in Huntington Beach with a beachy vibe and casual atmosphere. It has indoor as well as patio seating, and even has a couple of pool tables. The service is friendly and the food is pretty good (3/5).

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