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Don Pico's Restaurant

461 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4246
+(1)650 589 1163
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Ranked #7 of 121 Restaurants in San Bruno
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Family Fare
Dining options: Reservations
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Timonium, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our hotel recommended Don Pico's for the food and margaritas. Food yes. Excellent dungeness crab enchiladas with verde sauce. D'Lish! I was disappointed with the Margarita. It was to limey and light on the tequila. You know when you have an excellent Margarita, it's hard to except anything else. I switched to the Modelo draft which was a great addition... More

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great selection of menu items. Good seafood. Large portions and great service. Mexican food is my jam, and this place is on the top of my list. Don't expect typical TexMex or Mexican fare, this is much much better.

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Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

location is a bit odd and the building not impressive, but that didn't matter much. inside was just fine, and the server very nice. 2 tap beers ran out while we were there, which limited choices. service was a tad on the slow side, and there weren't that many folks dining. food was very good- special was sea bass 'stuffed'... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My husband & I stopped here tonight for our last dinner in California before we return to Albuquerque. I ordered the Dungeness crab enchiladas with butter squash sauce and my husband ordered the corn enchilada plate (they were out of the munudo). The portions are huge and we should have split the plate, but it was very good. The sangria... More

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Oshkosh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is next door to the San Bruno Super 8 motel, a great place to stay when arriving/leaving SFO. We were hungry and tired and it was Mother's Day, so service was a little slow, perhaps because there were lots of big families enjoying meals with moms. The salsa was great--chipotle and cilantro both could be detected in a... More

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Yukon Territory
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We ate here three times on our recent California holiday. Every meal was exceptional, especially the crab enchiladas and the carnitas. We eat frequently at Mexican restaurants. Don Pico's ranks with the best The staff must have paid attention to recent reviews as our service was great from three different servers. One waitress even remembered us and talked to us... More

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San Bruno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We started going to Don Pico's for the Sunday Brunch, and have returned for dinner several times. My daughter and I both love the "Lucy's favorite burrito" with cripsy chorizo and two eggs over easy. My wife loves the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast, and the carnitas are great for a dinner meal. Bring an appetite, the servings are generous, and... More

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Seattle
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143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Sometimes it is very hard to find an authentic Mexican restaurants, and Don Pico's is an exception to that. Don Pico's menu either had items, or the way they prepare their food, that one just doesn't generally find at Americanized Mexican restaurants. Case in point, the pork carnitas here was well prepared and served correctly ... not douse in some... More

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Northfield, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We found this restaurant only because we were staying at a nearby hotel and were simply looking for a place to get dinner. Boy, did we luck out! This is both a bar and a restaurant. We were not interested in alcohol, only food, and they took very good care of us. The staff was extremely attentive and pleasant. The... More

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San Bruno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I used to love this place, not sure I do anymore. Food is still good but service, menu are getting worse. I stopped for lunch seeing as they inaugurated their "lunch menu" but the choices where in fact only a few (mostly appetizers) and not marked on the menu. I had to ask the waiter twice to understand what was... More

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