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Pica Fresh Mex

157 Main Street, Salinas, CA
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Ranked #12 of 284 restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Ajax, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

After reading some of the reviews on Tripadvisor, we walked in on a Monday night to an empty neighborhood (Old downtown Salinas) and to an even more empty restaurant. Looks like a family run business. Friendly service. We took out. The price were very good and the food tasted really good. We went with the home made tortillas and they... More

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Salinas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Good food at a great price. The dining room is a little odd -- kind of figure-eight shaped. I had the chicken fajitas, and a friend had the chicken enchiladas. Not bad at all. Very tasty, and worthy of a second visit.

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Salinas, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Pica's has a great menu. It is NOT your run-of-the-mill taqueria. Plan on spending some time to really check out the menu. The downside (for me) is that none of the tortillas are made in house. Other than that, I highly recommend Pica's. Service is great, the cooks are awesome. Sheesh, just writing this gets me thinking about going there... More

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Monterey, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

My companion and I were on the way to a concert and planned to go to the brewery in what is called "Old Town Salinas" before the show. It turned out the brewery was closed so we gladly stepped into the Mexican place next door. There are several parking areas (municipal and 90-minute) around the block, and it is right... More

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Campbell, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

A very nice find just a block from the Steinbeck Center near the end of Main St. Salinas. Pica Fresh Mex makes fresh, authentic Mexican food which my family and I really enjoyed. The chips and salsa were excellent, and the refried beans that typically come with an entree were the best ever. These were really atypical beans, but were... More

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San Clemente, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stopped to visit the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and were looking for a restaurant. We asked some local people what they recommended. They pointed out Pica Fresh Mex which was right across the street from where we parked to visit the Steinbeck Center. The restaurant had recently changed ownership - the chef bought the restaurant from the previous... More

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