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La Pinata Mexican Restaurant

Old Town
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2836 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2713
619-297-1631
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 42
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food, good service

Sitting on the patio with delicious fajitas, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at La Piñata last month. Two women with a small baby, we appreciated the attentive staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
kswk
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Herndon, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Norfolk, VA
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After a warm welcome from Giselle, we were served delicious food, in healthy portions, by Terry, the Best Waitress in San Diego... The prices were reasonable, and the portions tremendous. This place is just outside the touristy part of Old Town, and well worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We enjoyed a delightful dinner with out-of-town guests at La Piñata - great food and service with whimsical piñatas hanging from the ceiling. The colorful dining room, cheerful staff, and relaxing atmosphere made our shared time very special. Terry, our server, has been voted "best server in San Diego" and the honor is well deserved!

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We ended up at La Pinata for a dinner and I have to say I was disappointed. The venue is great and the service is great but the food is pretty ordinary. We had several old classics and wondered if the meal was heated up from a frozen dinner it just seemed to lack the flare of many of the... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sitting on the patio with delicious fajitas, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at La Piñata last month. Two women with a small baby, we appreciated the attentive staff.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went here for lunch on a Saturday. We had literally just landed at the airport for our vacation and headed to Old Town for lunch. Restaurant is very festively decorated - lots of bright colors. Server was very polite. After a week in SoCal, I decided the meal I'd had here was my favorite - the Fajitadilla. It's a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This restaurant came recommended to us while we were on vacation for our anniversary, so we decided to check it out. It was raining that night -- and the restaurant was packed -- so we wound up having to sit in the covered patio area. While the wait staff was courteous and the prices were reasonable, the food itself was... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

i came here for dinner last week having remembered that the food here was AMAZING, and i was disappointed. the taco was a bit soggy but the chicken was dry, the chips were cold and stale, and i left feeling like i had indigestion. the service was pretty good, but i wouldn't really recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Restaurant was within walking distance to the rail. Staff are attentive and helpful. Food was great and prices are good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

La Piñata is like the food grandma made. Very authentic tacos, burritos and enchiladas. They also have many specialty dishes. Great margaritas! Very comfortable, family and kid friendly. Rosa is a fabulous waitress!!

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Edmonds, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When we visit San Diego, we love to go out for Mexican food. This dinner was clearly a miss for us. The nachos were very soggy. We ordered a dish with pork and it was big chewy chunks that clearly had not been simmered long enough. They were not tender or flavorful.

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?