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Mexican, Southwestern
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Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
3.6 km from San Diego Zoo
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

We ate here twice, once in person and once take out for our room. The carne asada has so much meat, I highly recommend it. The portions are plentiful and the atmosphere is so generous, they go out of their way to help you.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 June 2020

Had a couple different meals over two nights . All were absolutely delicious . Good size portions and the biggest onion rings I've ever seen. Would definitely go back if we get to the area again . Thank You

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 March 2020

We checked into the Kings Inn for two nights and decided to eat here the first night we arrived. We were seated at a table promptly and then the bartender came over and took our drink order. My husband had a huge margarita which he...said was very tasty. We were also served chips and salsa and the chips were quite fresh (maybe made on site?) and the salsa was flavorful. Then our server disappeared behind the bar (which was now busy) for quite a while. Other tables were getting served so it looked like we had been seated in a closed section. Then a server finally showed up and said he'd be taking over. I ordered the grilled red snapper with special seasonings and it was delicious. My husband enjoyed the chicken enchilada suiza. The meals took a while to come. The food was very authentic.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The refried beans were smoky and delicious. I had a cheese enchilada and shredded beef taco a la carte, both were very tasty. The prices were reasonable and my husband's chicken burrito was very good....The decor is fun and the mariachi band was fun. I would visit this restaurant for dinner with friends.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020

We went to dinner Wednesday night. we got seated and asked if we wanted chips and salsa. We said yes and waited 15 minutes before we left. No waitress came to our table and the person who seated us. Never brought us chips. We have...been going to this place for 15 years and this was the worst service ever. We left and went to Cafe Coyote. I called the manager and he said next time to ask for him. We will see what they will do.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 January 2020 via mobile

I eat here when I stay at Kings Inn, every time I come to San Diego. I like this little restaurant, the service is very friendly, the interior is fun and colorful, and the food is very good. On the weekends they even have a...mariachi band. Unfortunately I was too late to listen to them. Next time!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 7 January 2020

Nice to have restaurant on premises. I am not a Mexican food lover , but their food was decent. Nice bar.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2019

Big margaritas and excellent carne asada. Restaurant was clean and staff was very polite. $2 street tacos on Tuesday on the patio.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

There is not much in the way of restaurants so we decided to walk a few blocks to this one. The hostess led us to a seat the moment we walked in and the waitress was over to our table shortly after we sat down....My wife and I had strawberry margaritas which were excellent. We both chose tortilla soup and selected the bowl thinking, due to the price, it would be small. It was gigantic and excellent. We also had enchiladas which were excellent. Our grandson had the grilled cheese which he enjoyed. The whole bill was only $54. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the service overall was outstanding.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

A huge menu offers traditional Mexican fare without any trendy twists. Salsa was just right heat level and "small" margaritas were 16 ounces for a great price. We enjoyed our meal at a good price, too.

Date of visit: September 2019
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The Amigo Spot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4