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Don Pico's Restaurant

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Mexican, Seafood, Family Fare
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461 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4246
+(1)650 589 1163
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 31
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great margaritas and street tacos

The marguerites are great and food is good. Good location. If music too. Loud there is a quieter room

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
mdhutch52
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Pacifica, California
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san rocco
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168 reviews 168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

better than other places in the area, but definitley very ordinary, nothing special about it, the atmosphere is somehow fake, the food acceptable but nothing special, you can go if you happen to be hungry while on El Camino, but no point in getting out of your way

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Pacifica, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The marguerites are great and food is good. Good location. If music too. Loud there is a quieter room

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Enjoyed the food but was very disappointed that they didn't have crab on Friday night. With no explanation, just sorry guys, no crab today.

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London UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had dinner here as it was recommended by my hotel for authentic Mexican food. The food was good but the service was slow/poor. It was difficult to get anyone's attention and even after ordering more drinks they had to be reminded again before we eventually got them. Service was added automatically so they obviously weren't working for a tip.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Went here the other night with 2 work colleagues as it was highly recommended by 1 of them. Margarita was smooth and delicious, but took a bit of time to get (service was slow for us in general). Had the Ceviche as appetizer and it was very good. Pieces of fish were plentiful and quite big actually. I had the... More 

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Bay Area
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505 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

3* Don Pico’s Lots of seafood options Love the carnitas and salads Nice bar Expensive Hard to park in the little lot

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Rogers, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Associates wanted Mexican food after our meeting and I have eaten here before so I suggested it. They loved it as they crave Mexican whenever they can get it, just wish we could have dinner there to really enjoy it . They had the chimichanga and I had the Pollo Cancun . Excellent meal. The dipping sauce for the tortilla... More 

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Houston, Texas
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70 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were in town visiting family and decided on dinner at Don Pico's. There were six of us and we were all delighted with our selections and meals. We will come back again on our next pass through San Bruno if we are in the market for Mexican food.

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Good beers and ceviche. Worth a stop. I had a long layover at SFO and stopped by this place for a late lunch. Ceviche mixto was a bit on a vinegarish side, but helped me cleanse my palette. $18 via cab from SFO.

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cleveland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Signs said "Award Winning" so we tried it. Friday night crowd was there for the conversation as well as the food--lots of groups. Fairly loud so you have to speak up. Not an inexpensive Mexican restaurant, either. Waiter friendly and efficient. Food arrived quickly. Complimentary chips and salsa, of course. Salsa was definitely on the hot side and it filled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 461 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4246
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +(1)650 589 1163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?