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Hernandez' Hide-Away

19320 Lake Drive, Escondido, CA 92029

The margaritas (rocks, not slush-ee) are terrific, on a par with Baja’s best. The food is a standard menu of Cal-Mex specialties. A pleasant “enchilada pie” is as good as any Midwestern mom’s. Inexpensive to moderate.

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Hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Restaurants details

Cuisine
Price range of entrées $8 - $17
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room Yes
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Payment options Accepts credit cards
Comments
4

the food is terrible.

Feb. 12, 2009

I have eaten here exactly once and got sick from it, I have been told other people have become sick eating here as well.

March 1, 2011

The place is old and funky on Lake Hodges, but the ambiance is the ONLY thing Hernandez Hideaway has going for itself. The food was absolutely terrible. Greasy, tepid and took over 30 mins. to serve once you finally placed your order. The margaritas were over priced 6.5 per glass, 26.0 per pitcher and mostly ice. But the worst part were the servers and bartenders who all seem to hate their jobs. They don't make you feel welcomed as much as "tolerated". If you like lousy food and service with a snarl, then Hernandez is your place.

May 31, 2013

My wife and I went in on a Thursday evening. We sat down at a table in the bar area and waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, after approx. 20 mins. some haggard old woman with a raspy voice, who obviously didn't want to be there, waited on us. She was rude and abrupt while taking our order as if we were an inconvenience We each had a margarita which wasn't bad, but the food was atrocious, greasy and bland. The bathroom was absolutely disgusting which makes the whole place smells like it. When I got the bill I couldn't believe it cost just over 50.00, which in my opinion is much too expensive for quality of the food. All things considered, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Perhaps they should open a kennel.

May 31, 2013

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