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Casa De Pico

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5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    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
Excellent Mexican Food in La Mesa CA

Service is always fast and friendly. The food is really good an I love their fresh hand made tortillas, flour and corn. The outdoor patios are really nice. A favorite destination when I'm on the La Mesa area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
MCoudray
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's hard to rate Mexican restaurants in San Diego because there are so many. This place has good energy and a nice atmosphere and it draws a weekend crowd for sure. It is located in a mall but allows for plenty of parking. The food was tasty and good, but nothing so spectacular it would draw me here specifically. I'd... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Service is always fast and friendly. The food is really good an I love their fresh hand made tortillas, flour and corn. The outdoor patios are really nice. A favorite destination when I'm on the La Mesa area.

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

Mariachis in the evening go from table to table. Wide range of items to choose from. Full bar available. Lots of chips and salsa while waiting for main meal. It can be noisy, but it's wonderfully festive. Rather large dining room, and many choices.

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been going to Casa de Pico since the 70's and it is sad to say that the quality and authenticity has gone slowlly downhill. But especially since it moved to this location. The food is tasty, but if you reeaaally like the real thing, there are so many other excellent, worthy Mexican restaurants. Tourists really like the food... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Known for their freshly made home made tacos, this restaurant will not disappoint. In addition to tradition fare that you will find at any Mexican restaurant, Casa de Pico also offers many house specialties. Both the queso dip and the guacamole are great appitizers, and from there just choose what you would like. I called a day ahead for our... More 

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Coolidge, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have been going to Casa De Pico since the late 1980's. I have yet to be disappointed. In Old Towne, there was always a long wait, so Grossmont Center was a good move. Still nearly packed, however. The food is reeeaally good, and reasonably priced. The homemade tortillas are to kill for! Friendly atomsphere and service always. Destination restaurant... More 

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Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Casa de Pico is generally a good all-around Mexican restaurant. There are typical choices and even some that are a more unique find on the menu. The food is good and the portions are large. This is a good time to enjoy some good lunch specials for a very good price. The beef and bean tostada with a large helping... More 

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arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As per the title of this review this restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy Mexican food when you are in San Diego, but the atmosphere is very noisy because it always is crowded anytime we have ever been to eat here. We thought moving over to Arizona we would get really great Mexican food in our area but its... More 

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La Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Since they moved to La Mesa from Old Town, they've kinda went south....not literally, but as a fine dining experience. They did not sound proof the new location at all & that is not pleasant. to my taste their menu is quite commercial instead of the quality Mexican food I expected from them.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have been coming to Casa De Pico for many years. We recently were there and found it excellent as always. There is a certain happy buzz in the place that is seldom matched in other restaurants. We always enjoy the meal, the happy buzz in the background and the well tuned, near orchestral, ambiance of the staff and patrons.... More 

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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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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?