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Casa De Pico

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5500 Grossmont Ctr 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, United States
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Prescott, Arizona
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I visit San Diego I always eat at Casa de Pico once or twice. Great chips and salsa and the food is always great.

Thank C9928JSjimb
Maui, Hawaii
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went with a friend who loves this place. It looks very authentic with a lady cooking tortillas when you walk in and all the servers in costume. I am always in search of a good tamale, but sadly did not find one here. I felt like I was eating leftovers as they were very dry but the refried beans were... More 

Thank Canrej
Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Good food and plenty of it. If you'd like to try Mexican, here is the place to go. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable of food and beer.

Thank TravelerNeil
San Diego
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Food is usually out quick and very tasty. Happy hour offered free food, not the best quality, but that is not seen so much any more. The chicken tortilla soup fills you up and is really reasonable. Festive and usually friendly.

Thank Roquemama
Everett, Washington
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Busy place any night of the week but we (3) were seated immediately. Great wait staff all the way through. The chips were thick and not heavily salted. Salsa was excellent. Every plate looks great and the Guacamole Enchiladas with mole sauce were superb. I think you'll like it.

Thank Richard E

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 Ctr 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?