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Casa De Pico

5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
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Ranked #5 of 186 restaurants in La Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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80% Recommend
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Yuma, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is the first place we come to everytime we visit San Diego.The medium house lime mararita is all you need they are so good and refreshing! Everything on the menu is excellent ive been coming to casa de pico when they were in old town so total about 20 years so my favorties have changed from the carnitas to... More

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Fremont, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here while on vacation in San Diego. We were seated outside on a beautiful evening. Each table had an umbrella and the high surrounding wall made it very private. A strolling Mariachi band enhanced the ambiance. The food was very good and enjoyed by all. My wife and I had the beef enchiladas with rice and beans.... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been taking an annual vacation to San Diego for many years and this is always our first stop when we get into town. I havent reviewed this place since 2010 and felt its time to let everyone know again that this place is awesome. The atmosphere is cool and the service has always been excellent. No one said... More

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

There is nothing special about the food here. However, the atmosphere is WAY better than any other Mexican Restaurant I have been to in SD. There is a live band playing and that makes it entertaining, except when they start playing next to you and you are kind of expected to give them a tip.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch here with the girls after bridesmaid dress shopping. Food was wonderful, service was great and the coconut margarita is HIGHLY recommended. (I was curious and so grateful I ordered it!).

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San Jose, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A fun place with solid Americanized Mexican dishes. We used to go to CDP when it was in Old Town, San Diego. Inside, it has a very festive atmosphere similar to the original and you don't realize you are in a mall parking lot! I enjoyed the tamales and tostada. My dining partner said the enchiladas were very good also.... More

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We've been going to Casa De Pico for years and I've never thought of submitting a review before, but this time I ordered their Grilled Salmon Fresco. I don't know if it's new on the menu or I just haven't noticed it before but I swear, this salmon was the best I've had anywhere - not too much, not too... More

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Layton, Utah
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151 reviews 151 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We've visited San Diego several times over the past 10 years and every visit includes a meal at Casa de Pico. We first visited them when they were in Old Town and followed them to La Mesa after the move. We know we can count on a filling dinner in a relaxing environment with quality food. They have a beautiful... More

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Aguanga, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The best Mexican food in town, only surpassed by the sister restaurant in Old Town Casa Guadalajara (which also has a much nicer patio area). If I was only going to visit one Mexican restaurant while I was in San Diego, it would be one of these two. Excellent carne asada, the best refried beans anywhere, outstanding selection of Mexican... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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272 reviews 272 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My daughter loves this place and the granddaughters,too. The girls love their rice and beans and my daughter loves their margaritas. As do I. So everyone wins! Their chicken tortilla soup is excellent and I usually pair it with an enchilada. My daughter prefers their grilled chicken and avocado taco. And the food is always served quickly and courteously. Jose... More

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