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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
Closed now
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Most recent review
Best Mexican in the San Diego Area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Don C
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Wildomar, 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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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wildomar, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
11 restaurant reviews
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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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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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?