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Don Pico's Restaurant

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Mexican, Seafood
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 36
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  • 10
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  • 6
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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
Close to hotel

Good Mexican food. Stopped in here for dinner during our stay at the Super 8 next-door. There is a bar and several big screen TV's. Our server was very good and the food arrived quickly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Tony1811
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

In a word, YUM! Fresh guacamole bursting with flavor, tomatillo sauce addictive. I eat almost exclusively a plant based diet, and had a few choices!!! My only complaint was they stopped making the homemade corn tamales, I was so looking forward them. Desserts were scrumptious, the wait staff was attentive. All of our meals fast, fresh, hot and tasty!

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Panora, Iowa
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

First time here. Dingy older restaurant, music pretty loud. Service prompt and friendly. I was very disappointed with the chips (stale), and fish tacos were very greasy. Refried beans were awesome. Margarita was VERY small for $8.00 and not that good. Kitchen looked clean and organized. I won't be back.

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San Francisco, CA
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Family restaurant. Mexican food. On good days, service is friendly, fast, and efficient. Sometimes it is slow, food is cool, and orders are not quite right. On good days, the food is hot and delicious, made fresh, big helpings. Sometimes food is overcooked or left standing until it cools. Usually the place is clean and bright, but sometimes messy people... More 

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good Mexican food. Stopped in here for dinner during our stay at the Super 8 next-door. There is a bar and several big screen TV's. Our server was very good and the food arrived quickly.

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Tokyo, Japan
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great food and great service. We really enjoyed the story of the founding of Don Pico's and you can tell the family tradition and careful attention to the food prep is still alive after 40 years. For us, at lunch, it was a little expensive. But everything else was great.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 683 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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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
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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