Shrimp Bowl Carne Tacos Camarones BBQ Ribs

Guacamole Dip 8.25

Avocados at their best. Served with chips and's the best way to start off your meal.

Spicy Tequila Ribs 11.75

Tequila braised ribs – hot stuff!

Mariscada 17.95

Marinated shrimp & halibut with lime juice

Fire Shrimp 16.95

Eight large shrimp tossed in spicy fire sauce served with crisp cucumber, avocado and tomato slices

Quesadilla Grande 6.25

Our huge handmade flour tortilla stuffed with jack and cheddar cheeses, grilled to perfection and served with salsa fresca.

Crisp Quesadilla 5.25

Open-faced, this cheese crisp with jack and cheddar cheeses tastes great with our special red table salsa.

Crisp Chicken Quesadilla 7.95

Our oak wood rotisserie chicken, tomatillo salsa and queso Mexicano make this a favorite!

Crisp Carne Asada Quesadilla 9.50

Tender marinated beef fills this Old Town classic quesadilla. Served soft or crisp, this quesadilla will satisfy your cravings.

Shrimp Quesadilla 10.75

Crispy flour tortilla with grilled shrimp, bell peppers and onions

Old Town Queso with Rajas & Chorizo 8.95

Served with 2 tortillas, grilled onions and grilled chiles.

Sampler 10.25

A combination of flautas, mini tacos, sopes, lettuce, tomato, cheese, guac and sour cream

Ceviche* 10.50

Firm pieces of fresh halibut marinated and cooked in a mixture of onions, chiles, cilantro and citrus juices. Served with sliced avocado.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail 10.50

With tomato,onions, cilantro and cucumbers

Special Sampler 9.95

A combination of mini chimichangas, baja quesadilla, stuffed jalapeno peppers, lettuce, tomato, cheese, giac and sour cream.

Nachos 8.25

A classic tradition! Corn tortilla chips smothered in our chili sauce are topped with melted cheese and served with a side of guacamole and sour cream!

OTMC Nachos 9.50

Take a classic and make it better! Just like the nachos above, but these have beans, chorizo, and jalapeños added for extra flavor and flare.


Taco Salad 8.95

Chicken Taco Salad* 9.25

Dinner Salad 4.25

Chicken Caesar Salad 9.95


Albondigas Soup Albondigas Reg. 5.95, Lrg. 6.95

Menudo Reg. 6.75, Lrg. 7.75

Served with tortillas

Pozole Reg. 6.95, Lrg. 7.95

Served with hot tortillas. Chunks of pork, cooked with hominy in a clear broth with oregano, cilantro, onion and lime...DELICIOSO!

Soup of the Day 4.75


Torta* 8.95

Carne asada (beef), chicken or carnitas (pork). Served on a roll with avocado, lettuce, tomato and a side of beans. (The best sandwich in Old Town!)

Carne Asada Torta 9.95
Chicken Tamale 4.75

Pork Tamale 4.75

Chile Relleno 4.95

Fresh chiles.

Rolled Tacos (3) 7.95

Beef or chicken, with fideo, guacamole and sour cream.

Cheeseburger (1/2 Pound) 8.95

With steak fries.

Beans or Rice Full 3.25, Half 2.50

Sour Cream Hot Flour or Corn Tortillas Dozen Tortillas To Go (Cold)

A La Carte

Make your own Combinations from the items below.

TACOS "Best Tacos in Town" 4.50

Shredded Beef Chicken Carnitas (Pork) Guacamole Fish (with sour cream sauce and cabbage)

ENCHILADAS 3.50-8.50

Cheese Chicken Chicken Verde Enchilada (with sour cream and green salsa) Pork Beef
Fish and Lobster- Flour tortilla with celery, green onion, parsley, bell peppers and our own authentic red sauce served with black beans

Baja Fish Tacos 5.75

On a small homemade corn tortilla with green cabbage, pico de gallo and white sauce

Pollo Asado Tacos* 8.75

Two soft flour tacos served with beans

Carne Asada Tacos* 8.95

Two soft corn tortillas with carne asada meat. Served with green sauce and a half order of beans.

Adovada Tacos* 8.50

Marinated Pork with red sauce served on 2 corn tortillas with 1/2 order of beans

Chicken Verde Enchilada* 7.75

With beans, sour cream and green salsa.

Spinach Enchilada* 4.95

Mushrooms, yellow squash, chicken and sour cream with 1/2 order of rice

TOSTADAS 3.95-9.95

Bean Beef Combo (Bean/Beef) Guacamole Combo Chicken (Bean/Chicken) Chicken Suprema* A large flour tortilla with beans, beef, pork, lettuce, tomato, olives, guacamole, sour cream and cheese.

BURRITOS 4.00-10.95

Bean Beef Combo (Bean/Spicy Beef) Machaca* Verde (Pork in Green Chiles) Colorado (Beef in Red Chiles) Chicken

Carne Asada con Guacamole 9.95

With a half order of beans.

Chimichanga 9.95

Served with sour cream, guacamole and a half order of beans.

Chicken Chimichanga 9.75

Served with sour cream, guacamole and a half order of beans.

Vegetable 6.95

Vegetarian beans, rice, tomato, lettuce, onion and sour cream.

Shrimp 10.95

Served with sour cream, rice and salsa ranchera.

All menu prices are subject to change.


Combinations & Breakfast
Specialties & Dinner

Vegetarian Menu

All Prices Subject To Change


Bring your own crowd, large or small!

Generous seating arrangements include:

  • Main Dining Room - 130
  • Patio Dining Room - 86
  • Banquet Room - 120
  • Main Bar and Cocktail Area - 55
  • Patio Bar and Cocktail Area - 60

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Old Town Mexican Café has been the proud recipient of many awards and recognitions over the past 21 years:

  • Silver Fork Award (1984)
    San Diego Home and Garden Magazine
  • Silver Award of Merit (1990)
    Southern California Restaurant Writers
  • Access Award
    Accessible San Diego (1996)
  • Gold Medallion Award (1995, 1996, 1998)
    San Diego Restaurant Association
  • Best Mexican Restaurant (1997, 1998, 1999)
    San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll
  • Reader's Choice Award Ten Consecutive Years (1990 to 2000)
    San Diego Magazine
  • Voted Best Margaritas
    Sunset Magazine
  • Various other awards over the past 20 years.

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