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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Good Mexican Food In La Mesa, Ca.

Casa De Pico is located in the parking lot on the East side of The Grossmont Shopping Mall. It is nicely decorated inside and the food servers wear authentic Mexican dresses and shirts. The menu is quite large and so is the drink list with lots of different kinds of margaritas,cocktails,beer and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
DarylJ552
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Carlsbad, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Casa De Pico is located in the parking lot on the East side of The Grossmont Shopping Mall. It is nicely decorated inside and the food servers wear authentic Mexican dresses and shirts. The menu is quite large and so is the drink list with lots of different kinds of margaritas,cocktails,beer and wine. There is a bar area in front... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good service, friendly people, good food, cater to everyone, had a great time. Friends loved margaritas.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Incredible atmosphere! I celebrated my 39th birthday here. We sat outside and had an absolutely amazing dinner. A group of mariachis sang happy birthday to me as I received a flan with a candle. Great staff, food, and atmosphere.

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Palm Springs, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We sat on the patio and enjoyed drinks and good food. Everyone enjoyed their meals which were ample so you definitely don't go hungry. Half of us took home the leftovers. I remember eating at this restaurant when it was in Old Town. Glad to see they haven't lost their ability to serve up a good meal with the change.... More 

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San Diego, California
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100 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I also enjoy a visit to this classic Mexican restaurant with good service and delicious food. Frequent visits over the years have confirmed a reputation for goodness. Recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The decor and service at this restaurant are first rate. It's a beautiful place to be. I was in town on business and local colleagues wanted to go here so I went along. I had read a review on another site about a visitor who got sick here twice and felt the chips and/or salsa were to blame so I... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Like so many Mexican restaurants, other than the Mexican rice which actually had nice flavor, the rest of the food... Not so much. So many Mexican places live on adding a bit of heat and calling that flavor... Doesn't cut it with me. Despite the fact that we arrived during happy hour, because we chose to sit on the patio... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
41 helpful votes 41 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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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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?