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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 - 22:00
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Lake Forest, California
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The four was average and the service was even worse. I would but recommend visiting if you are interested in setting quickly . They were 45 minutes late with one persons order .

Thank kd1314
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit to San Diego 21 yrs ago included dinner here. Every time we visit this is a must eat! Fun atmosphere and delicious, authentic food.

1 Thank Carla T
San Diego
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Casa De Pico is a well-established Mexican restaurant that originally was located in Old Town, San Diego, CA. The menu is excellent , with a wide-variety of selections, specialties, and the margaritas, for those who drink, are generous and great-tasting. Outdoor patio dining, homemade tortillas made on site, and evening live mariachi music in the colorful indoor setting set the... More 

1 Thank mpjpsocal
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy having a margarita in the bar area of this restaurant. The bar manager always greats us and knows what we want. Claudia is the best waitress ever!!! There food is excellent with huge portions that we always share. You won't be disappointed. Parking can be tricky.....

1 Thank Lisa F
Layton, Utah
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313 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we are in the San Diego area, we make sure that one of our stops is Casa de Pico. It is among the best Mexican restaurants we've ever eaten at. The guacamole appetizer is to die for and the food is always fresh and delicious.

1 Thank Go2theZoo
Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food. A server who really enjoyed her job and made our visit great fun. A mariachi band for that extra touch of he exotic. As we live in a small Southern town, we cannot get decent Mexican food at all, so a staple of any trip out West is Mexican food. The noise level is high in this restaurant,... More 

2 Thank traveljunky88
La Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food, plenty of it, good service...but very, very crowded and noisy and there is usually a wait at peak dinnertime of 20 or so minutes. Tables too close together and sometimes your chair can bump into someone else's chair.

2 Thank caroline w
Brighton, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Ever since I first ordered the chicken fajitas, 6 months ago, I've been dreaming about them! They are, by far, the best I've ever tasted! Plus, the waitress provided two extra tortillas to take home with my leftovers. This place is hopping, lively, happy, and the strolling musicians played and sang Amor Amor! My sweetheart, who lives in San Diego,... More 

1 Thank Rita B
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

During my stay in the la mesa area we wanted a good Mexican restaurant! Our family told us about this place and no regrets! Thank you for your great service! Food was delicious! And the salsa for the chips was so good couldn't stop eating !

1 Thank binagax
San Diego, California, United States
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The owner Dianne Powers recreated the loved and cherished themes from her old town ties to La Mesa with lots of flavors from So Cal! Mom loved her Fried ice cream! Needless to say we eat here 2 times a month. Staff is well trained and friendly.

Thank Eddie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?