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Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant

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3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-3061
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why didn't I know about this place?

This restaurant has been there for years, and I've always meant to try it, but never did, till recently. Now I have to make up for lost time and get my rear end back there soon. Good food, very reasonable prices, lots of happy hour specials, delicious sangria, and very friendly, low-key service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Basiluzzo
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Romantic
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San Diego
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant has been there for years, and I've always meant to try it, but never did, till recently. Now I have to make up for lost time and get my rear end back there soon. Good food, very reasonable prices, lots of happy hour specials, delicious sangria, and very friendly, low-key service from the owner, who also tends bar.... More 

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San Diego, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There are few genuine tapas locations in San Diego. Picasso consistently produces tasty, reasonably priced meals. There is a wide variety of choices on the menu plus daily specials. Happy hour tapas specials for as low as $5 and a pitcher of Sangria make an easily affordable treat. The service is warm, prompt, and knowledgeable. Portions are large so be... More 

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Nayarit
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was my first time back to Picasso in almost 10 years and I knew what I wanted to order, which was still on the menu. We were greeted warmly, the place hasn't changed much which I love. all my favorite dishes were still delicious and we tried some new ones. I highly recommend this intimate authentic restaurant in the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Service here is great and the place is nice. Food is good, but living in Europe and being a frequent tapas-eater, I've had better. Definitely worth a visit or two though

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It always intrigues me that Tapas Picasso has been open for as long as it has. Every time we either drive by and look in or stop in for dinner, there are very few people inside. That's the rest of the worlds loss. As with any tapas restaurant, you can order several plates per person and share. Many times I've... More 

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San Diego, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We came here for dinner after leaving a Meetup group mixer across the street at another restaurant that either could not or just would not seat us, even though there were empty tables in the dining room that we could see from the bar. We walked in, and though they were scheduled to close in about a half hour, the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I went there with some friends in a recent trip to San Diego. I expected something worse, as I've been in Spain many times and it is difficult to find real Spanish cooking. Even if it is not 100% really typical, modern tapas were quite good (albacore mouse pate, baby eels...) However, they are not specialized in Paellas, so it's... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We enjoyed the happy hour prices on their tapas! Everything was delicious and interesting choices! We were there on a Thursday night, so it was not busy! But weekends, you might want to call ahead! Best tapas we have had outside of Spain! Wish we lived closer, we wold definitely be regulars!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was taken here for the first time 9 year ago by some friends who lived in San Diego, it was a great end to a wonderful day. I have since been back to this place many times. This is truly a wonderful Spanish tapas place, and any Spanish place would not be worth to go if the Paella isn't... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been eating here for years. Is is always wonderful. GREAT little Tapas and the owner/dining room overseer really knows his wines. His wife is the cook and we just got to meet his son who was in the front the last time we went. THeir happy hour is a steal and really great food also.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 294-3061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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