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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 #4 of 187 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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Santee, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is a Sunday lunch period and restaurant was busy. They quickly seated our party outside with colorful umbrellas, greenery and lots of ambience. Pretty waitresses in beautiful national dress served us. The Strawberry Margarita was delicious and menu was extensive. Everyone enjoyed their meal. There were Mariachis playing old favorites. It was thoroughly enjoyable and the service was excellent.

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San Diego
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restraunt is great. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Inside the restraunt can be a little loud and festive. If you do not like noise ask for a table outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. We love coming to the restaurant on every special occasions birthdays, Father's Day you name it. I really recommend you to ask José the supervisor to recommend any good plates he always has some good ones in mind and he is alway right they are delicious.. Thank you Jose and... More

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San Diego, CA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As a Texan I've eaten at thousands of Mexican Restaurants, as has my wife. We always return here when we desire enchiladas, margaritas, tacos, etc. The outside patio is nice, the décor is fresh and appropriate, service is super-fast, and the food comes hot hot. In the evening strolling mariachis add to the Mexican atmosphere. We had dozens of excellent... More

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Santa Paula, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I used to love this place so much it was ridiculous. Back in the day it was located in Old Town San Diego and it had a menu to die for. Everything was 6 star delicious, especially the Enchiladas Suisas and the Cheese Crisp Special. I ate there frequently for years then moved away from San Diego. I discovered a... More

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Indio, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We found this place by asking our housekeeper at the hotel we were staying at. This place is tops. They have this drink called a Sangarita (I think I got that right)...wowzers it was sooo good. It's a premium margarita with sangria mixed in at the end. Yeah...awesome...and I'm not a blended drink kinda guy but this thing rocked. Then... More

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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

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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