El Fandango

3 star rating 4 Reviews

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2734 Calhoun StreetSan Diego, CA 92110


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!



  • El Fandango - San Diego, CA -  andyr0000

    Reviews: 305

    andyr0000 (305 reviews)

    The food here was mediocre but the margaritas were really good. Swing by this place if you happen to be in Old Town.

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  • El Fandango - San Diego, CA -  Ace007Phi

    Reviews: 230

    Most Wonderful!
    Ace007Phi (230 reviews)

    They have amazing margaritas. The patio is a great place to eat, especially looking out on Old Town. The chicken there is really tasty.

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  • El Fandango - San Diego, CA -  zaphod

    Reviews: 1

    Horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad restaurant
    zaphod (1 review)

    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

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  • El Fandango - San Diego, CA -  KegGuys

    Reviews: 18

    Our Favorite Breakfast
    KegGuys (18 reviews)

    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.

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Business details


  • Casual
  • Music
  • Romantic


  • Breakfast
  • Fireplace
  • Gay-Friendly
  • Parking
  • Pre-Theater Menu
  • Private Parties
  • Prix Fixe Menu
  • Take Out


  • Live Music

Average Price

  • $15 and under
  • $16-$25


  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Steaks

Credit Cards

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 8:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • TUE
  • 8:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • WED
  • 8:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • THU
  • 8:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • FRI
  • 8:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • SAT
  • 8:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • SUN
  • 8:00am
  • 9:00pm

Payments Accepted

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish