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Mario's De La Mesa Restaurant

8425 La Mesa Blvd, between Crowder Ln & Grant Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5305
+1 619-461-9390
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (5 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
8425 La Mesa Blvd, between Crowder Ln & Grant Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5305
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small family run atmosphere. Friendly staff who are always willing to go the extra mile. Wide menu selection and Sunday brunch, as well.

Thank foodnut003
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had gone downtown for the Car Show last Thursday and had planned on having burgers at Johnny B's not realizing it was 21+ but we had our 12 year old son with us. We walked all the way down and happened upon Mario's. It...More

Thank CentralValleyMom
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Home smells as you enter cozy and charming a nice place away from the downtown area. The food is authentic and salsa are made fresh daily. We have been coming to Marios for many years.

Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We eat here all the time for lunch since I work in La Mesa. I can't recall ever getting anything that wasn't at least very good. With all the good choices for Mexican food around, Marios is exceptional and consistently good. My favorite is the...More

1  Thank sdg119
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We come here often. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and they make our entire family (kids from 3-9) feel welcome. I love the fish tacos, and my husband always orders the carne asada. Expect leftovers, as portions are large! I can't to...More

Thank jbgoldbe17
Reviewed 31 October 2016

After being told to try this place, I finally did. I was glad that I did, food was really good and the portions had a good size. Chips with salsa to start out with. I would have given this place a 5 star, the only...More

Thank esethebomb
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A La Mesa institution. Always good quality; that is why they have been around for so long! The best fish tacos I have ever had. Mario doesn't come in anymore but the family keeps it going in the same tradition as Mr. Tijuana (Mario).

Thank equus2056
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We come here often. The food is delicious, the service is excellent. Their Chili Rellano is one of the best we have ever had. My husband loves the Chichen Enchiladas with Mole Sauce. Their burritos are also huge and packed with delicious fresh food!!!

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Had the Jalapeño Omelet, incredibly good, had rice & boiled beans; a favorite there; try it if you haven't...

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Local and real food on the cheap side! That's a good thing informal home with tight seating But I love the family run eatery all staff are attentive and friendly the owner will always assure you are happy! Like grandmas house!

Thank Eddie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8425 La Mesa Blvd, between Crowder Ln & Grant Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-461-9390
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