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Casa De Pico

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5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Description: At Casa de Pico in La Mesa, guests can enjoy outdoor patio dining...
At Casa de Pico in La Mesa, guests can enjoy outdoor patio dining year-round, surrounded by trees, colorful flowers and splashing fountains. Rounding out the Mexican dining experience are the strolling mariachis and famous award-winning giant margaritas.
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  • 86
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Monthly dinning out club.

Big restaurant with lots of seating. Eight couples met for dinner, Good service and food. Large selection of Mexican food. Good margaritas and they have a Mexican band that plays during dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Emory B
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best Margaritas in ever! They have great happy hour specials . Nice place to go after work to grab a few drinks and food.

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Thank Myra L
San Diego, California, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great eats and nice atmosphere. We use to visit them once a week when they were in Old Town. Now they are one mile away in LA Mesa. Still great food and drinks on the patio.

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Thank Dave R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big restaurant with lots of seating. Eight couples met for dinner, Good service and food. Large selection of Mexican food. Good margaritas and they have a Mexican band that plays during dinner.

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Thank Emory B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Casa de Pico is a great place for good Mexican food and Margaritas. Nice atmosphere and usually a Mexican band strolling around. Very nice outside area.

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Thank Robert D
San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Pretty good Mexican food, extensive menu. It is located in a large shopping mall so parking is usually easy, but parking is more difficult on weekend evenings of around holidays.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We visit our kids and grandkids several times a year and never miss out on an athentic Mexican dinner at Casa de Pico. Whether you eat inside or outside, the atmosphere is beautiful. The outdoor fountains and the Mariachi Band make the experience one you will never forget. The menu options are many, but my family has a favorite...Tequila Lime... More 

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Thank GrannyJenn
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I'm in San Diego we go to Casa de Pico. I've had better Mexican food but I've had worse. What you get at Casa de Pico is an experience. The wait staff is attentive, the strolling minstrels are entertaining, and all in all it's an ambiance that keeps me coming back just to say I had to be there.... More 

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Thank BobHod55
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We live in the area and have eaten here from time to time and always find it to be expensive with decent food. They are famous for their margaritas, so if that's your thing, it's fine, but the food and drinks are overpriced and service can be very slow.

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Thank 7bogey7
Spring Valley, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Casa De Pico is a very well known and very overrated quasi Mexican restaurant now located in La Mesa, California. It used to be in Old Town San Diego until a lease dispute a few years ago. We went there today with a wedding party with a 4 pm reservation. Early arrivals were told that they couldn't be seated because... More 

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Thank Joe G
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Decent place to eat, colorful decor, nice atmosphere for a casual dining. As far as food goes, the flavor is good but I am not entirely sure with its authenticity.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-463-3267

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

At Casa de Pico in La Mesa, guests can enjoy outdoor patio dining year-round, surrounded by trees, colorful flowers and splashing fountains. Rounding out the Mexican dining experience are the strolling mariachis and famous award-winning giant margaritas.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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