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Casa De Pico

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5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Imperial Valley, CA
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've had better food at nearby restaurants (Old Town San Diego). My wife and I chose to eat here, after hearing the name from other friends. I had their "Mucho Grande plate. This plate had a sampling of carne asada, chicken taco, tamale, chili relleno, enchilada, rice and beans. My wife had their chile verde plate. The rice, beans and... More 

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San Diego, CA
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212 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to Casa de Pico since they moved from Old Town to the Grossmont Shopping Center (which I understand was 10 years ago now). It was really great to have Mexican food there again. The restaurant is much bigger than the old venue and it's decorated beautifully with all kinds of Mexican art work (which I happen to... More 

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El Cajon, California
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442 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I met some friends of ours at Casa De Pico Mexican Restaurant in La Mesa on Cinco De Mayo, to enjoy the Mexican celebration. Lino the Manager of the Casa De Pico restaurant was so nice to get us a table right away, as the restaurant was very crowded. Casa De Pico had a lot of live... More 

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Udall
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal that I had was hot and fresh. The tortillas were handmade, as well as the salsa. When we asked for a little spicier hot sauce for our tortilla chips, the waiter went and got some fresh made salsa for our request. The waiter was very accommodating and friendly.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

authentic Mexican food with a great atmosphere! I ate out on the patio that had several over sized umbrellas to keep all the tables in the shade.

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1 Thank blanchardbw
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely our favorite Mexican restaurant in LaMesa. We always have something different. The rolled tacos are a kids favorite. My son loves the burritos. My husband can't get enough of the pollofunido. And I love it all. The drinks, chips and salsa, and the food. Never ever disappointed. My absolute favorite part about our visit is the... More 

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Riverside, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We've eaten here with family members several times. The service and food have never been a disappointment. We will come back again and again.

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1 Thank Jack H
La Mesa, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I just cannot stop eating. My tummy is so full and still, everything looks so good. It even smells like good food.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been there twice now and have enjoyed ourselves both times. We are huge fans of the Fish-Bowl Margaritas and the Chips & Salsa. The atmosphere is nice and the place smells amazing. So awesome that they have a sweet lady up at the front making fresh tortillas!! :)

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jcbexleyoh
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Seven of us on a Sunday arrived right at opening to get a table in this lovely restaurant. A favorite of our hosts we ordered the best marguerita's I've had and lovely food. If you like to hear your friends go early, and if it is lovely weather ask to sit on the umbrella-shaded patio. Service is exceptionally professional and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-463-3267
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?