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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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Today
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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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
Friendly and delicious

After a long flight, we walked in at lunch and were instantly welcomed by the bartender Angel. We sat at the bar, had divine top shelf margaritas. We heard about the history of the backbar, the paintings, and the original owners. Margaritas were spendy, but you get what you pay for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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519 reviews 519 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
627 helpful votes 627 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying nearby before catching a flight and decided to have an easy dinner near our hotel. We happened in Don Pico and were pleasantly surprised. This was not your typical taqueria with tacos and enchiladas. I had a wonderful huge bowl of chicken soup that was loaded with chicken and vegetables. My husband had the fish ceviche which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After a long flight, we walked in at lunch and were instantly welcomed by the bartender Angel. We sat at the bar, had divine top shelf margaritas. We heard about the history of the backbar, the paintings, and the original owners. Margaritas were spendy, but you get what you pay for.

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London
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33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Having just got off an 11 hour flight and arrived at the hotel next door, my son and I just wanted some food and drink prior to turning in for an flight out the next day. We kept it simple - a jug of Margarita, Steak Fajitas and Carnitas Yucatan (plus bowls of complimentary tortilla chips + salsa). I couldn't... More 

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San Jose, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Let's get real about this place. The Good: Service is fast and friendly, portions are large---one taco with rice and beans is adequate, funky atmosphere, $10 is reasonable for a taco, rice and beans. The Bad: I don't advise getting shredded pork, it was tough and overcooked, try chicken or ground beef, my wife's tostada had several pieces of undigestible... More 

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san rocco
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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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20 restaurant reviews
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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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57 helpful votes 57 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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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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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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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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?