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Affordable Restaurants in Old Town

When visiting the historic community of Old Town, the culture of the area is sure to make you want to stop and enjoy an authentic Mexican meal. Unlike other popular San Diego attractions and communities, a lot of the dining in Old Town is relatively priced. However, for those who find themselves overwhelmed by their options, we’ve provided our 3 favorite and affordable restaurants in Old Town.

  1. Old Town Mexican Café – A staple of Old Town San Diego, residents and visitors flock and continue to return to this Mexican restaurant to take advantage of its extensive menu and specialty beverages. In addition to making their own tortillas fresh each day (you can watch from the window or walk up during your meal to get extra), the portions are huge. You, as well as everyone in your group or family are sure to be satisfied with a trip to Old Town Mexican Café. Don’t know what to order? We’ve heard wonderful things about their carnitas!
  2. Café Coyote – Found on the Main Street of Old Town, don’t be fooled by this restaurant’s modern exterior and festive mariachi band. The restaurant features some of the most delicious Mexican cuisine in Old Town, offering their own handmade tortillas and a long list of options for freshly prepared tacos. Whether you choose to sit inside or on their large outdoor patio, you’re sure to enjoy your time at Café Coyote. Before you leave, order the deep fried ice cream, a dessert that was featured on the Travel Channel.
  3. La Piñata – If you’re looking for a Mexican restaurant but don’t want to be in the center of all the tourist action in Old Town, head to La Piñata. Offering authentic Mexican plates, tacos and more, this off the beaten track restaurant is a great option for visitors looking for a more intimate dining experience. And of course, be sure to check out the piñatas hanging from the ceiling.

After enjoy a few margaritas on the patio, hop in your cab and enjoy the short ride back to the Vagabond Inn in hotel circle. Located just 2 miles from this historic neighborhood, guests enjoy our hotel close to Old Town San Diego for our convenient location and most importantly, affordable hotel rates. Check out what deals we have going on today and contact a Reservation Manager.

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