Day 69 of 365 Things to Do in Rancho Santa Fe – Fidel's Little Mexico

scanPitchers-smIt’s been a North County Coastal staple for as long as I can remember.  Whenever you can’t think of where to go for dinner the final answer, the stand-by, is always Fidel’s.  Fun atmosphere, fantastic food and GREAT Margaritas.  The other day I was there and as we were leaving some friends, who had moved here from out of state, asked “why is there a barber shop poll on the wall?”.  The reason is because originally Fidel’s was a barber shop.  The barber’s wife started to sell her tacos to the patrons and the rest was…… History. Read the full story below or visit the website
Fidel’s Little Mexico has been a San Diego landmark since the early ’60s when owner Fidel Montanez came up with the idea to serve tacos at his busy barber shop. The shop was located in the heart of Eden Gardens, a small neighborhood in Solana Beach that was home to a number of Mexican families. The tacos sold like hotcakes, and before long, the place evolved into a neighborhood cantina. The business thrived and expanded as Fidel converted his two-story residence into three different levels, including a festive courtyard, a couple of bars and outdoor patios, and a taco bar. Today, Fidel’s ranks among the top restaurants in San Diego County.
Happy hour is offered four days a week in the large upstairs  bar. Fidel’s menu offers traditional favorites as well as house specialties that will transport you and your party South of the Border.

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