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La Pinata Mexican Restaurant

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2836 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2713
+1 619-297-1631
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“quesadilla” (19 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2836 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2713
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This popular place has been here almost as long as the Gringo invasion. And well it should. The moment you enter, you feel as if you're in old Mexico. The decor & the ambience is just right, or should I say, "Muy Bueno"!! But wait,,...More

Thank Roy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a drink in this truly Mexican restaurant and grabbed a couple of Margaritas and some other drinks. They served us with fresh nachos and a spicy sauce. Loved the short stop at this place.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This place is great! The food is excellent - I had the guacamole appetizer with our complimentary chips and the chicken tacos since I'm trying to keep it healthy. The outside patio is very nice and so is the inside. They offer parking which is...More

Thank LovinSanDiego
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We had lunch here while visiting Old Town San Diego Historic Park. We all enjoyed the food. The staff was great too.

Thank JenFauxCampbell
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

I love Mexican food. It was my birthday and I had eaten here before but it was a banquet. The menu said they have the best Chile rellanos. But they used canned tomatoes, the guac was bland, service was minimal. This food is horrible and...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We walked old town for the historic value and decided to stop and eat at La Piñata and we would definitely recommend this place for any family. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The chicken soup and the enchiladas were good and...More

Thank Willy C
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a brunch on the way from SeaWorld to Coronado Island in July 2018. The place is the oldest restaurant in town and it is located in the old town San Diego. The food was ok, arrived quite quickly. I ate beef fajitas, my...More

Thank Yana7808
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Good food, and REALLY generous portions. Our server made a mistake and gave us someone else's bill. After I'd signed the bill without looking, he caught the error and re-did the bill. My bad as we head into this bear market, but I really appreciated...More

1  Thank Richard_StL
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Chile Verde tonight. Delicious flavor. Always ask for the pickled carrots and jalapenos with the chips. Fast, caring service.

Thank James B
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We had 20 people for an alumni reunion and the restaurant handled it beautifully. They have a back room that is semi-al fresco, but with excellent heating, including a fire pit. The service was excellent and the food just perfect. The chili relleno was the...More

Thank KatrinkaSD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2836 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110-2713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-1631
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