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Casa De Pico

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5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Casa de Pico in La Mesa, guests can enjoy outdoor patio dining...
At Casa de Pico in La Mesa, guests can enjoy outdoor patio dining year-round, surrounded by trees, colorful flowers and splashing fountains. Rounding out the Mexican dining experience are the strolling mariachis and famous award-winning giant margaritas.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Not necessarily authentic but very tasty

This is a fun place to go for a birthday celebration or retirement. They handle large groups well. The foods is good and there is plenty of it. Most entrees could easily feed two people The atmosphere is colorful and fun and service is good They make their own tortillas on site and you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
worldtravelor1757
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La Mesa, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best mexican food I've had in a long time...the service was amazing and the prices were extremely reasonable and I left there full..I recommend this restaraunt to everyone

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El Cajon, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been here with a few people and large parties many times. They're always very accommodating for everyone that walks through their front doors. Last time we were at their outside dining area, fountain made it quite relaxing and refreshing for our conversations.

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La Mesa, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fun place to go for a birthday celebration or retirement. They handle large groups well. The foods is good and there is plenty of it. Most entrees could easily feed two people The atmosphere is colorful and fun and service is good They make their own tortillas on site and you can even watch them being made.

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San Diego, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They've been around for a while, and we have been going to smaller Mexican places. But, in a return visit last week, we found the food and service excellent, in a very nice setting. And, the prices and menu choices remain attractive. We will return!

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Wildomar, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We started going here when they were still in Old Town and the food is still spectacular. Great service excellent food. Nice fresh, spicy salsa and the best Margaritas in town. And I love the Mariachi entertainment! I love the way they do Mexican food here...even if it's something that's not spicy.....it's always served HOT!!!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Casa De Pico is a very fun, tasty Mexican restaurant. Generous portions, efficient service and a pretty atmosphere. The chips are very good, as is the salsa. Everything tastes fresh, too. I would give this restaurant an excellent rating, except for two things: the parking gets pretty intense during mealtimes. The lot is cramped and people zip around frantically. Beware... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Casa de Pico is an exceptional Mexican restaurant. The menu is wide-ranging, with a wide variety of veggie, fish, and meat dishes. There are daily specials, and the house margaritas are delightful and come in several flavors, in addition to the basic standard version. The small margarita is plenty large for most--and don't even consider anything larger if you're driving.... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A few of us ladies went out to Case da Pico for lunch this week. We ordered from the lunch menu and I had the beef tostada. It was delicious but there was a small problem though. I could only eat half. I thought since it was a lunch size that I would be able to eat it all, but... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have visited this restaurant whenever we are in San Diego for the past 30 years! It never disappoints! Great food & service! A must stop!

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Richmond, Virginia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great fun for birthday dinner- very good food, roaming musicians and the best churros. Margaritas were a bit weak but that's probably for the best!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-463-3267

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

At Casa de Pico in La Mesa, guests can enjoy outdoor patio dining year-round, surrounded by trees, colorful flowers and splashing fountains. Rounding out the Mexican dining experience are the strolling mariachis and famous award-winning giant margaritas.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?