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Casa De Pico

5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-463-3267
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating here for years because of the good food and big portions and a really nice atmosphere. The service is excellent and fast, we received chips within 30 seconds of sitting down. My only complaint is that the margaritas all seem to...More

Thank Alfredo J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Never ever had a bad meal or bad service. Juan, the bartender, was attentive and fun to be with. Margarita Monday has top shelf tequila at great prices. The complimentary food was also a surprise. We usually eat in the dining room and always had...More

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

My second time here it was even better this time. Great service amazing food! I recommend the grilled chicken mango quesadilla.

1  Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We are from Philadelphia. When we visit family in San Diego, Casa de Pico is required place for dining. Simply the BEST. The margaritas are exquisite and the food is great. The servers are professional and friendly. You may have to wait for a table...More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This restaurant used to be located in Bazaar Del Mundo in Old Town several years ago. It was a great restaurant then. But the food quality is gone, as well as the service. It's not authentic Mexican food now!

1  Thank taylormade356
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This is little more expensive but it is a nice sit down restaurant. All the employees were pleasant and helpful. The second tome I ate there it was to go and they packaged the food in aluminum containers and gave us great portions.

1  Thank 2,421
Reviewed 12 March 2018

After being turned away from another restaurant that had closed early, we came upon Casa de Pico at the Grossmont Center mall. Parking wasn't fun, though that was probably the fault of the stormy weather at the time. Once inside, we were glad to see...More

Thank MrSmith019
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Service and food is good but not the best in town. Festive atmosphere and average prices and portions. Good sit down restaurant close to home.

Thank Babs1328
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Best Mexican food...festive atmosphere...moderate prices...fun family celebration place close to home!

Thank mybuddydoug
Lino R, Manager at Casa De Pico, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you very much for the great comment. ? please come back to see us again soon sincerely Lino Rodarte The casa de pico General Manager !

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

It’s just ok. The service is slow and the food is average. People go there, because it’s a San Fuego classic and the atmosphere is fun, but if you want good Mexican food, I’d go someplace else.

Thank jeaniej2014
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Eyvonne W
16 January 2018|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
If you are considering a party at Casa De Pico it is a great choice. We have had many large family parties there. You can make reservations and ask for the garden room. It can seat about 50 people. The food is great and... More
Eyvonne W
16 January 2018|
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Response from donmF7907YJ | Reviewed this property |
It has nice atmosphere and good (but pricey) food. The patio is particularly nice. If you like Mexican food, you might also check out Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon. They specialize in parties and large groups, and the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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