3172 5th Ave, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210332.738546 -117.160473
Monday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central San Diego, Central, Park West
Fans of the eclectic have a safe haven at Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe. As the name suggests, there is a healthy dose of Mexican cuisine. Authentic dishes brought together by Jimmy, in his quest to make good regional Mexican dishes, and chef Dulce Huicochea. With her assistance, Jimmy has brought a domain of delicious sauces to his dishes. But just because the Mexican food is so popular does not mean no room is left for and the American breakfast. These traditional mainstays have a place as well.
And thanks should goto Jimmy for working so hard at making Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe an authentic and local destination. A native San Diegan himself, he makes sure that local vendors fill his place with the freshest ingredients around. In fact, everything is farm fresh, minus a few chipotle peppers, and you would be hard pressed to find a can in the kitchen. Overall, you can taste the success in using such ingredients. If you have not made your way to Jimmy Carter's, it should definitely be on the list next time a Mexican craving needs to be filled.
International comfort foods have made this affordably priced cafe a crowd favorite. – In Short
The homespun name (after its owner, not a former White House resident) and cozy ambience are a surprising contrast to the eclectic menu at this popular eatery situated a stone's throw from Balboa Park. Appetizers span the gamut from potato skins and naan to calamai and stuffed jalapenos, while dinner offers a choice of American, Italian, Mexican and Indian favorites. Lunch features a variety of tasty salads, generous sandwiches and gourmet burgers, but it's breakfast that garners raves from regulars. Choose from a tempting menu of omelettes, potato pancakes, machaca, chicken fried steak and Indian crepes served with chutney.
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