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La Pinata Mexican Restaurant

2836 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2713 (Old Town)
619-297-1631
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Ranked #776 of 4,066 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Old Town
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Lacey, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Old Town in San Diego, and decided to eat at La Pinata, which is just outside the main Old Town area. Some of the restaurants in the center of Old Town looked mighty crowded, whereas this one was much quieter. For starters, instead of the standard chips and salsa, they offered us a "crispy quesadilla" which is essentially... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I ate at La Pinata three times before booking the restaurant for our daughters rehearsal dinner, each of those times the food was good. The food served at the rehearsal dinner was no where as good as the other food we had previously. Chips cold and greasy, fish tacos were mostly cabbage, refried beans were crunchy and... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Excellent food really enjoyed the atmosphere. One of the top 5 non chain Mexican restaurants per the flyer on the table and I can believe it. Delicious.!

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to La piñata for over 40 years and it never disappoints me. Old style Mexican with great service ,good food, great chips. It' s on the East side of Old Town but easy to find. The oldest Mexican in San Diego. They must be doing something right after all these years

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Escondido, California, USA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Friendly and fast service. Good food and plenty of it. Good bye Barra Barra & Guadalajara-this is my new fave.

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Sandy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were looking for a different Mexican Restaurant in Old Town as we had eaten at a different one each night. We wanted to get into Fiesta de Reyes, but it was closed for a private party...we were disappointed and walked around a bit more and were going to eat at Casa Guadalajara, but talked with a gal who worked... More

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went with friends for a dinner. Kitchen is close at 8.30 p.m. Nice service, average food, nothing special.

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We ate her with friends. We selected them based on the rating listed on Trip Advisor. We sat on the patio in late August with great temps. (100 degrees @ home)...They provided cheese crisp as well as chips and salsa right away which was a surprise. They provided water without asking and gave us a couple of pitchers. I thought... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

La Piñata is right off of Old Town. Very fun inside and nice menu selection. Good value and eggs are available anytime.

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Phoenix
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband has eaten here since the 50s. We used to live in San Diego and ate here every week. Now when we visit we always come here at least once. Great food, margaritas and service. Really cute atmosphere with piñatas all over the place and great decorations. They give you a choice of quesadilla (really a cheese crisp) or... More

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Additional Information about La Pinata Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2836 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2713
Phone Number: 619-297-1631
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
Cuisine: Mexican

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