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Pica Fresh Mex

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157 Main Street, Salinas, CA
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic lunch in downtown Salinas

It doesn't look like much but the food was fantastic and the service was great. The Mix a'la Diabla was spicy with great flavor and came with homemade corn tortillas which were worth the trip alone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Andrew F
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It doesn't look like much but the food was fantastic and the service was great. The Mix a'la Diabla was spicy with great flavor and came with homemade corn tortillas which were worth the trip alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I went here for a weekend lunch. We saw the pictures of food in the front of the building. The food pictures didn't look enticing but we went in anyway. Upon walking in, we didn't see may people dining in, the place relied on outside lightning as it seemed a bit dim inside, for us. We were... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We came here based on other TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The food was fresh, you could taste the freshness, all homemade. The prices were very reasonable, between $8 and $14. The food was excellent and the service was good. We had Asada Tacos, Sopes and Enchiladas and they were all great. We will definitely return the next time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Quick service. Good food. The kids all love the shrimp! Has a little bit of spice to it and lots of fresh flavors. You can run in, grab a to go item and take to the movies right next door!

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Salinas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good service. The food is "fair to good" and we eat here once in a while when I don't feel like cooking. It's close to home and I've never been here when it's crowded. There is a TV with a soccer game on. They give a 10% discount if you show them your movie ticket. They are next to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I've been coming here for years, including when it was called Habanero's. Thankfully they've kept the same recipes the whole time. I never knew I could like rice and beans so much! The shrimp tacos are the best, but the veggie burritos are also good, as are the fish tacos. Ask for the green salsa if they've got it (an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

great. Food was very good i personally. Love the burritos the employees. Are great their personality. Is very good keep up the great job

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santa rosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

with these positive reviews that the place wasn't busier. I have eaten there twice and it was excellent both times. The staff was very pleasant about telling me the special for the night and bringing a little bit in a cup for me to taste it. The chips and salsa were good as was the house (red) wine. I even... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went to Salinas w/my friend & my 4 year old daughter. My friend wanted to check out Pica because she heard/saw good things about it online. Well, let me tell you....we were SOOOO impressed we went back again the next night! The staff is friendly, nice, & welcoming. The chips & salsa are both home-made and DELICIOUS! Our dinners... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What can I say, authentic, yummy, great service, great food in downtown area. Will definetly eat here every time I come to salinas!

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Additional Information about Pica Fresh Mex

Address: 157 Main Street, Salinas, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 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: 157 Main Street, Salinas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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