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Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant

3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-3061
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Ranked #451 of 4,122 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $20 - $35
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 review
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
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Pebble Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Really good, not wonderful. We were looking for a dinner of appetizers, so what better place to go than a Tapas bar, right? I'm THAT customer: gluten-free and curious, and felt like the server (who was also the owner) was slightly put-off by my questions. He worked hard to upsell everything ("If everyone is having a glass of sangria you'll... More 

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Additional Information about Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant

Address: 3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number: (619) 294-3061
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Spanish

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