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Casa De Pico

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5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California, United States
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in east county of San Diego; located in La Mesa this is a must eat at it is located in a major shopping mall but this is not a chain! This is the offering of the brain child Diane Powers once the queen old town and ripped and and banished! She has recreated the loving Case de Pico... More 

1 Thank Eddie P
Dulzura, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love to go when they have the live music.it is always busy but a favourite of mi familia good tacos and rellenos yummy.

Thank squinklesus
Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a young British girl, I have been lost to true Mexican food since I was very young and last in the San Diego area. My mother has always complimented Casa de Pico on its brilliant food and so I was very excited to visit. And it did not disappoint! The service was totally excellent and very attentive. We never... More 

Thank Alexandra J
Yucaipa, California
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met my brother here for dinner. He lives in the area. The place is located in a shopping plaza. We sat outside and it was pleasant. I had the carne asada tacos and my brother had the street tacos. Both excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. I will come back.

Thank Dartravelgirl
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, we visited twice while we were in San Diego! Best chips and Salsa! If you are looking for good Mexican food this place is the best!

Thank Margie K
San Diego, United States
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went to Casa De Pico for a celebratory lunch. No line upon checking in the the hostess. We were seated right away and given different seating options. I LOVED that we were given choices instead of being told where to sit. Upon being seated, our drink orders were taken and chips and salsa arrived. The wait staff kept... More 

Thank Teri M
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Casa de Pico is one of my friend's favorite places to go, While I prefer more upscale, innovative and spicy Mexican cuisine, I have to say that the food is always good and the service has always been good when we've been there. There are usually lots of tourists and it's definitely a fun place to take out-ot-towners for a... More 

1 Thank Cynthia L
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

When adult children come hoe they always look forward to a visit to Casa de Pico. Mariachis and margaritas are the highlight. 10+ varieties of margaritas, some vary large, are best outdoors on the patio. The food is good Mexican fare but not extraordinary but no one complains.

Thank Cindy L
La Mesa, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great food..service and some music and fresh tortillas made to order, with the water drought, you kindly ask for water, it's not like back in the days the water was automatic served. The place is a kick back, mellow atmosphere. It will be a huge plus if it served "menudo" lol...Casa De Pico is a must stop place to have... More 

Thank Edward B
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was awesome and the food was just as good. My Nephew had the Carne Asad plate and two virgin strawberry/banana margaritas he was in heaven. He's a teenager and loves food! Thank you.

Thank Stacie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-463-3267
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?