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Pica Fresh Mex

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157 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Salinas, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Fresh Mexican food that is not heavy. Has a California flair to it. Owner is so nice and food is great.

Thank swellmels
Salinas, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I gave this place two chances. Both were bad. I cannot think of one good thing to say about this place.

Thank vivian a
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to the Steinbeck Center and were referred to this restaurant which doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside there is original art which is lovely and the owner is very friendly but really IT'S THE FOOD! The food was most like Super Rica in Santa Barbara and if you know Super Rica, you have to come here.... More 

1 Thank Valy B
Conway, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

After years enjoying authentic Mexian food, we are woefully spoiled and hard pressed to find anything comparable in NH.

Thank FYoung06
Morgan Hill, California
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I really enjoy eating at this restaurant and do so about once a month. The owner or manager is present every time and shows his pride in his business with the food he prepares. I have never had anything there I did not like, abut the taco salads and shrimp tacos are the best to me. If you like heat,... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Modesto, California
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing but the service was pretty bad. Was one of the best burritos I've had in Salinas but have had better. It's worth giving a shot.

Thank chawley22
Salinas, California
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

My partner and I have been back twice since my last review, and we were disappointed with the food. All else is the same - cold ambiance, great service. Main problem (for us) with the shrimp dishes is that they are way too sweet; the sauce seems to be primarily commercial ketchup. I cannot recommend it over so many other... More 

Thank David B
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I was in town on business and sought out this small restaurant in downtown Salinas. It was well worth the trip; there is a wide variety of typical offerings, however, the owner has taken creative license in the creation I ordered--a mixture of shrimp, chicken and asada with cheese & a little bite. The flavored work well and is very... More 

1 Thank Hartsfield
Salinas, California
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

The menu is thankfully short and focused. I will likely give this a higher rating with more experience with the choices. The shrimp dish I had, cameron enchilados, was too sweet for my taste, yet the entire plate "worked". While I wouldn't order that dish again, I will definitely return to try other dishes, and just remember to ask about... More 

Thank David B
Fremont, California
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5,259 reviews
1,576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,681 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We enjoyed our early dinner here. Its a cafe style with interesting pictures on the wall. There is chips and salsa to start. I really liked their salsa. For dinner, we had their chicken taco salad (very good) and an ice tea. The flavors are fresh. The prices are very reasonable. Service is good. Its a few minutes walk from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?