Casa de Pico 40th Anniversary

“It’s The Umbrellas…”

Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant Umbrellas

“The Umbrellas”

When you think of Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant what do you think of first (besides the award winning margaritas)? The number one answer: the colorful umbrellas.

As many of you know, Casa de Pico (a.k.a. Pico) opened its doors in 1971 in Old Town. Many of the regulars, and out of town visitors, entered via Juan Street. If you were fortunate you’d get a parking space in the small parking lot, but most of us parked on the street and made the short walk to the opening in the fence that bordered Pico. What struck your first, what you couldn’t miss, what people loved to look at, what they loved to sit under, were those colorful umbrella. Like every detail at every restaurant Diane Power owns and operates, the umbrellas were always clean and never faded. They symbolized everything that Pico offered: quality. And Pico flourished their for years. Tourists, conventioneers and San Diego residents all associated Pico with the umbrellas. And came back again and again.

Fast forward to 2005. Diane loses her lease after 25 years. But if you know Diane you know she is tenacious and committed to her restaurants. Casa Guadalajara which had opened in 1995 stayed in Old Town. She found new homes for the two of them that were forced to relocate. Casa de Bandini went north to Carlsbad and Casa de Pico went East to La Mesa. And the Pico umbrellas went east to La Mesa as well. And the people followed. If you live in San Diego east of the 15 freeway you probably are like the majority and don’t go to La Mesa often, if at all. The umbrellas have changed that. Many San Diegans now head east on the 8 freeway and see the still beautiful and colorful umbrellas in the Grossmont Center.

Pico is located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. Call us at 619-463-3267. We’re celebrating our 40th Anniversary for seven months, so ask what the specials are when you arrive. Come and enjoy the food, the mariachi music, the festive atmosphere, the birdbath margarita’s…and the umbrellas. You’ll be so glad you did. And for our loyal followers, thank you for being so faithful to us over the years. We appreciate each and every one of you.

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This Monday-Thursday: 3 Course Fiesta Feast For Two at Casa de Pico


Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant La Mesa Fiesta Feast

Casa de Pico 40th Anniversary Fiesta this Friday and Saturday!


Casa de Pico 40th Anniversary Fiesta

You’re Invited! Our 40th Anniversary Celebration is Next Weekend November 4th and 5th. We’ll Be Looking For You!

Casa de Pico 40th Anniversary Celebration November 4th and 5th

Casa de Pico 40th Anniversary Celebration November 4th and 5th


The loyal customers of Casa de Pico will be treated to a 40th celebration not to be forgotten, featuring authentic Mexican dancing, music and the best Mexican food this side of Casa Guadalajara!

To celebrate this very special occasion, we’ll be offering appetizer-size servings of the Cheese Crisp – one of our most popular items ever – at the 1971 price of just $1.65 throughout the month! What a steal-what a deal!

While you’re here pick up a commemorative Casa de Pico badge (while supplies last-so get here early) as well as purchase a special one-of-a-kind 40th Anniversary T-shirt designed by our founder and the wheel that makes us turn out quality every day: Casa de Pico Owner Diane Powers.


Mark your calendar right now for November 4th and 5th. Let’s Celebrate!

Come and Celebrate Pico’s 40th Anniversary On November 4th and 5th!

Casa de Pico La Mesa 40th Anniversary

Casa de Pico's 40th Anniversary!


You’ve been with us for many years, followed us from Old Town to La Mesa and have continuously voted us as “the best” in all categories, from best margaritas to best Mexican restaurant. On November 4th and 5th we celebrate YOU! Come join us for a very memorable anniversary weekend. It’s your party!

What’s Happening at Casa de Pico…

Casa de Pico in La Mesa, CA

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary!


We have got so much happening at Casa de Pico in the next week and are so happy to serve you and we appreciate the praise and loyalty from our customers for 40 years!


Enjoy with us:

“Watch Football With Us” specials in the Cantina

Combo Margarita Specials in October

Chile Colorado Chef’s Special for October

and on November 4-5 visit us for our 40th Anniversary Celebration…it’s going to be a party to remember!


Casa de Pico October Special…Come and Get It!


Casa de Pico October Special


Celebrate 40 Great Years With Us!


Casa de Pico San Diego Mexican Restaurant Celebrating 40 Years

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