Lydia's Café and Nightclub

  • 1628 Palm Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154 | Directions
  • 619-429-3603

Easygoing dancing/eatery (since 1957) offers sporadically available entrée platter of birría en su jugo (goat in its juices) and filling snacks like taquitos cucaracha (a corn tortilla stuffed with ham, cheese, and sour cream). Inexpensive.


Day Hours
Sunday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Mexican
Price range of entrées $2 - $10
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room Yes
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Payment Options Does not accept credit cards

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Service shaky, wait staff huddled in a corner chatting, cant define menu or describe specials. Credit cards are not accepted, however, they have their own ATM machine with a $2.25 charge for use. Food was mediocre( machaca disappointing, no tamales) poor presentation. I was a fan from the early 60's had moved away, came back and happy to find them. Wont bother again.

Had been gone for a min It's still a family place, They had tamles, machaca, beans, pozole, menudo eggs and more for the buffet I love it. I do know they just replaced all the staff due to the chit chat and lack of work ethic, Te=hey also have a new club in the back where it is Hip Hop on Saturdays.

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