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Brigantine La Mesa

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Mexican, Seafood
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9350 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941-4107 (Severin Drive)
(619) 465-1935
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still celebrating my 68th birthday

Lunch with a friends. She ordered the Brigantine famous fish tacos and did not disappoint. She raved as to how delicious they were. I ordered the French Dip Sandwich and was very pleased with the crunchy french bread. Both our dishes were served with seasonal vegetable. The carrot was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Sunshine033
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Alpine, California
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Alpine, California
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182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lunch with a friends. She ordered the Brigantine famous fish tacos and did not disappoint. She raved as to how delicious they were. I ordered the French Dip Sandwich and was very pleased with the crunchy french bread. Both our dishes were served with seasonal vegetable. The carrot was delightful, my grean beans were overcooked but my friends were under... More 

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San Diego, California
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful surroundings, great service and good food with an emphasis on sea food. We were celebrating and both thought of this restaurant, one of our favorites. Recommended.

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been to The Brigantine in La Mesa a number of times and have always received great service. Recently, my boyfriend, his brother and his brother's girlfriend went to the restaurant for dinner. Our server was polite and engaged in friendly banter with us. She was well versed in all the menu items and was able to make some... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful atmosphere, gracious staff, temperature controlled for maximum comfort. I wasn't thrilled with the food, as it was typically bland Euro/American and very healthy. My guest was delighted and wished to go there. I think she was entirely satisfied with the results.

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I live nearby and go here often. It's the best restaurant in East County. The fish is fantastic. Halibut and swordfish are favorites but they also have excellent sea bass. I'm not a big meat eater, but they have prime rib, steaks, chicken, etc. Something for everyone. Their house and spinach salads are also really good. They are also the... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was an excellent choice for those meeting after work for a Happy Hour drink special and appetizers. The outdoor patio was a great place to meet. Though crowded, it was not too loud to enjoy conversation. The fish tacos were excellent and I look forward to my next trip when I can try some of the other food selections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited this restaurant on recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. The Seafood Combo was simply superb.Everyone in our party was very impressed and when I am back in this area I would certainly return to either this or one of the other Brigantine Restaurants in this area. A strong recommendation to anyone.

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Alpine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were a party of 7 adults and 2 three-month old twins. Our server, Elyse, was exceptional! She handled our large party efficiently and was friendly. We were in a room in the back which was perfect! The room is quieter than being out on the larger dining floor. All in all, we enjoyed a very nice get-together.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I always start my restaurant reviews admitting that I am a food snob. So, let that be a disclaimer. Im an above average cook so when I go out to eat and pay good money I want something I cant make (or don't want to attempt) at home. My husband and I recently ate dinner at the Brigantine. I had... More 

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San Diego, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Waitress was very busy. We waited 15 minutes just for a glass of water. Potatoes were cold, the bacon on the bacon wrapped prawns was burned black. The dinner was disappointing and was definitely not worth the money. We will look elsewhere next time.

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Additional Information about Brigantine La Mesa

Address: 9350 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941-4107
Phone Number: (619) 465-1935
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9350 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941-4107
    (Severin Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: (619) 465-1935

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?