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5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
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Ranked #5 of 188 Restaurants in La Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The "Especial de Juan" is really good although today I had the Seafood Enchiladas with jalapeño sauce which where extremely good the margaritas are probably the best in San Diego. Highly recommend visiting and dinning here. Monica and Alicia are the best servers here at Casa de Pico.

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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visiting in the San Diego area our host took us out to Casa de Pico for a Mexican dinner. What fun! There are live musicians strolling around, the service staff was exceptionally gracious and charming, and the food just scrumptious. I should mention our party included a toddler but the waitress was pleased to serve our little one as well.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Came here for lunch during my trip and was seated on their very nice, secluded outdoor patio. The salsa was absolutely amazing. Had I not felt bad, I would've just ordered a quesadilla and devoured chips and salsa for lunch. Since guilty conscious forced me to order I had the chicken fajitas. The chicken was real chicken (not the pre... More 

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Oxnard, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been here a few times over the last several years, but have been away for a while. When my group couldn't decide where to go for dinner, I said OK, I'll have to take you to my favorite Mexican restaurant. It didn't take them long to realize why it rates real high with me. The chips were warm and... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was in town on business and this place was recommended. I know everybody's experiences can be different, but I found it to be just your average Mexican restaurant. Nothing made me say "I would come back again." However, the Margaritas are good.

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Lakeside, California, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have high standards for Mexican food and I would advise anyone who appreciates good Mexican food to pick an alternate location. Their food is not bad but a bit pricey and not what I would call a fair value. We were with a group that wanted to try Casa De Pico rather than one of the other Mexican eateries... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After two visits to Casa de Pico, I have to say it is great. Not really authentic Mexican, but it's delicious all the same! Great atmosphere for group bookings and the drinks are good too. Love the decor. Will be going back again, that's for sure!

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Additional Information about Casa De Pico

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

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