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Mario's De La Mesa Restaurant

8425 La Mesa Blvd, (between Crowder Ln & Grant Ave), La Mesa, CA 91942-5305
619-461-9390
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Dewey, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Small restaurant with plenty of good food options. Local family run establishment with solid customer service. Many waited to eat and we made a reservation since we had 8 eating. Try the fish tacos or tamales.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Have tried this place 3x & was always disappointed. The fish tacos were beautifully presented & yet it tasted like they were fried in old oil. Last time I went for a take out order, my husband wouldn't eat the cheese enchiladas. He asked how can you ruin something this basic ? They have signs saying they are a family... More 

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La Mesa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Excellent home style Mexican restaurant in downtown La Mesa. Tasty and reasonably priced food. With good sized portions. Great selection of dishes and drinks. My favorite SD Mexican eatery for good food and great service

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Canby, Oregon
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220 reviews 220 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Discovered Mario's on a recommendation of a local. What a find. Top quality Mexican fare and not just the typical taco shop food. Service was efficient and personal even though there was a large birthday party (for a local family) in the same room--we never felt slighted. Excellent food for excellent prices.

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La Mesa, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is good. The margaritas watered down. The staff at the door always seem either bored or put out. I only go when dragged there by others

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Phoenix
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have been going to Mario's since the "old" days when they were located on Center Street. I have since moved out of state and whenever I return, I ALWAYS eat at least one meal at Marios. I was sad to see Mario himself was no longer in the kitchen doing what he does best, but he has passed the... More 

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san diego
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Mario's de La Mesa is the best for delicious Mexican food in a family atmosphere. Family run, food is always fresh, hot & tasty, with fast and very friendly service. (There's a larger, Mexican spot down the street that boasts a full bar, but it can't even come close to the delicious, authentic food, service and (cleanliness) of Mario's de... More 

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The chips were hot, but tasteless. The salsa was good but too salty. The food was average at best. Won't go again.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We were just passing thru and stopped here. Best decision of the day. We really enjoyed the food. The portions were large and had that homemade taste. You will be happy to visit this place.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you want authentic Mexican food and service with a smile, then come to Mario's. It reminds me of places from my childhood which I thought had disappeared. The Mexican food is seasoned with great spices and with love. Obviously, the staff are proud of their work and want to ensure you feel "bienvenidos" in their "home." The portions are... More 

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Additional Information about Mario's De La Mesa Restaurant

Address: 8425 La Mesa Blvd, (between Crowder Ln & Grant Ave), La Mesa, CA 91942-5305
Phone Number: 619-461-9390
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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