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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 #816 of 4,094 Restaurants in San Diego
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Seattle WA
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362 reviews 362 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped in here based upon reviews from locals. This place is relaxed and has an on site parking lot which makes parking easy in Old Town. The restaurant has piñatas hanging from the ceiling and is small in size. Staff is friendly. The salsa has a fabulous kick and I enjoy spicy foods. You choose between chips & salsa or... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Being from FL (where we don't really get Mexican food), I was not disappointed in La Pinata. The tamales tasted just like the ones I had growing up in CO. Would definitely go there again.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I regularly travel to San Diego for work. Years ago, around 2006, I stopped at Old Town for lunch. I had been to several Mexican restaurants in Old Town before. None of them were bad, but none of them were great. I went to La Pinata on the recommendation of a local. It was the best Mexican food I have... More 

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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

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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