Mexican and Continental Fine Dining in a Registered Historic Landmark in Old Town, Birthplace of California. It has the look and feel of an Old California Hacienda. With its historic location; you'll rediscover the beauty while you lose yourself in the ambiance of Old Town, California. The Taste of Old San Diego. A reflection of diversity in the tradition of the "Fandango." French, English, Hawaiian, Alaskan, and American influences come together for a truly memorable experience. .. Have your own "Fandango!" When it's time for family and friends, make reservations and have a grand celebration in our beautiful private room. Celebrate with the tradition of the old mixed with the new! El Fandango is there for you!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Yes, it's Memorial Day weekend. Yes, it was the dinner rush hour. Yes, we're in Old Town, one of the busiest tourist destinations in San Diego. None of those facts, however, excuse the terrible service (beginning with the reception) we received tonight at El Fandango while hosting friends and relatives from out of town. It began with the hostess rudely turning me and my wife away as we wheeled our sleeping baby daughter in her stroller onto the restaurant patio, then grudgingly "allowing" us to bring the stroller in after all and park in the corner next to our table. Things went downhill from there, as we * waited for water (which arrived - warm - in cups barely larger than the specimen canisters you get at the doctor's office); * our appetizer (which ended up coming with the entrees); * drinks for the two children in the party. We asked for water and milk and got two lemonades; * tortillas for the fajitas. These were finally provided by someone other than our assigned server, after the diners had eaten more than half the entree; * a cooked piece of salmon. We sent the entree back after it arrived undercooked, and it was returned drenched with sauce but no less raw. It was removed from the bill and replaced with complimentary flan, the only thing the restaurant did right. In short, neither I nor anyone I know, in or out of town, will EVER patronize this sorry excuse for a restaurant again, and neither should you
Posted: 5/28/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This is a great place to take out-of-town guest for a really enjoyable, tasty breakfast. They have a champagne brunch every day starting at 8 AM, and most of the entrees are less than 9 bucks, including champagne. Service and food a both good, really excellent Eggs Benedict and Chorizo con Huevos.
Posted: 12/29/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review