We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant

$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-3061
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 43: English reviews
Springfield
Level Contributor
102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We came to this restaurant for Spanish food. The owner greeted us, and our dinner started pleasantly, "We are here for more than 20 years... This is my wife's recipe...." The tomato-melon cold soup was good. The owner recommended paella with chicken, and we ordered it. When paella came, there was no chicken. We asked the owner about it, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank 649001
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We go to Piccaso's every couple years when we are in the Hillcrest area. We have always had a tasty experience enjoying the various tapas along with a pitcher of Sangria. I've had tapas in Barcelona a few times, but enjoy Picasso's more. The servers are always very knowledgible and nice. The owner supposedly has a Ph.D. In Chemistry and... More 

Helpful?
Thank David H
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a great little spot to check out if you are new or traveling to San Diego. The food is very good. It is family owned and they do everything possible to make sure you have a wonderful experience in their restaurant. It is a very small restaurant so come prepared to have to wait. You won't be disappointed.

Helpful?
Thank Carldesigns
Level Contributor
48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Such a great experience. Yummy food plus great service made a nite to remember. We asked our great waiter to pick our tapas meal. He asked great questions and out came greatness. Shrimp chimichirri, Spanish chicken in cream sauce (you would want to eat as soup) and a wonderful cheese plate arrived looking good and tasting better. There was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tracey A
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Tapas is "Spanish" for appetizer. The tapas bar is attractive and the tapas they have are good. But the selection of drinks and tapas is somewhat limited.

Helpful?
Thank Russell B
Mission Viejo
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It was so hot out and really uncomfortable but the food made up for it. We love this place and will be back but maybe next time in the winter.

Helpful?
Thank caltex010
Level Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We love Spanish food, and the food here is good, the owner was friendly too. We chatted about Spain a bit, he said he had never been there, we have been a lot. Not the most authentic food .... He said that Spanish tapas was similar to Mexican food....sorry mate , you are completely wrong. Lovely wine though!

Helpful?
Thank Tallgingerguy
Malmo, Sweden
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The creativity and flavor that fills their specials menu is what keeps me coming back. The wine and beer selection pairs exquisitely. This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego!

Helpful?
Thank vasa_ship
San Diego
Level Contributor
260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant has been there for years, and I've always meant to try it, but never did, till recently. Now I have to make up for lost time and get my rear end back there soon. Good food, very reasonable prices, lots of happy hour specials, delicious sangria, and very friendly, low-key service from the owner, who also tends bar.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Basiluzzo
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There are few genuine tapas locations in San Diego. Picasso consistently produces tasty, reasonably priced meals. There is a wide variety of choices on the menu plus daily specials. Happy hour tapas specials for as low as $5 and a pitcher of Sangria make an easily affordable treat. The service is warm, prompt, and knowledgeable. Portions are large so be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Celerity

Travelers who viewed Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 294-3061

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?