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Pica Fresh Mex

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157 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Conway, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

After years enjoying authentic Mexian food, we are woefully spoiled and hard pressed to find anything comparable in NH.

Thank FYoung06
Morgan Hill, California
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I really enjoy eating at this restaurant and do so about once a month. The owner or manager is present every time and shows his pride in his business with the food he prepares. I have never had anything there I did not like, abut the taco salads and shrimp tacos are the best to me. If you like heat,... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Modesto, California
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing but the service was pretty bad. Was one of the best burritos I've had in Salinas but have had better. It's worth giving a shot.

Thank chawley22
Salinas, California
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

My partner and I have been back twice since my last review, and we were disappointed with the food. All else is the same - cold ambiance, great service. Main problem (for us) with the shrimp dishes is that they are way too sweet; the sauce seems to be primarily commercial ketchup. I cannot recommend it over so many other... More 

Thank David B
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I was in town on business and sought out this small restaurant in downtown Salinas. It was well worth the trip; there is a wide variety of typical offerings, however, the owner has taken creative license in the creation I ordered--a mixture of shrimp, chicken and asada with cheese & a little bite. The flavored work well and is very... More 

1 Thank Hartsfield
Salinas, California
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

The menu is thankfully short and focused. I will likely give this a higher rating with more experience with the choices. The shrimp dish I had, cameron enchilados, was too sweet for my taste, yet the entire plate "worked". While I wouldn't order that dish again, I will definitely return to try other dishes, and just remember to ask about... More 

Thank David B
Fremont, California
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4,725 reviews
1,393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,336 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

We enjoyed our early dinner here. Its a cafe style with interesting pictures on the wall. There is chips and salsa to start. I really liked their salsa. For dinner, we had their chicken taco salad (very good) and an ice tea. The flavors are fresh. The prices are very reasonable. Service is good. Its a few minutes walk from... More 

1 Thank mini
Salinas, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

I can not get enough of their food! Seriously tho, they have really great dishes and a friendly atmosphere. Their prices can't be beat for the quality!

Thank gweboo
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

It doesn't look like much but the food was fantastic and the service was great. The Mix a'la Diabla was spicy with great flavor and came with homemade corn tortillas which were worth the trip alone.

Thank Andrew F
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I went here for a weekend lunch. We saw the pictures of food in the front of the building. The food pictures didn't look enticing but we went in anyway. Upon walking in, we didn't see may people dining in, the place relied on outside lightning as it seemed a bit dim inside, for us. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas

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