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Casa de Pico Helps You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo


Win a $50 gift certificate to use this Cinco de Mayo, or after, from Casa de Pico!

Submit a photo of your past celebrations at Casa de Pico and you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate! Two winners will be chosen at random and announced on May 5.

Although you can’t celebrate at our restaurant this year, our Fiesta Express Meals and to-go margaritas are the perfect way to create your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta at home!

To be entered to win our “Celebrate Cinco de Mayo” contest, submit your photo in the comments or send in a private message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. All submissions must be entered by Monday, May 4.

*One entry per person, per restaurant, please.


Twitter: @CasadePico1

Instagram: @CasadePico

Best of luck to you all!

Make Casa de Pico’s Guacamole at Home!


Enjoy Casa de Pico’s famous guacamole with this simple at-home recipe!


4 Hass avocados

2 Limes juiced

1 Small yellow or red onion diced

1 Tomato diced

2 Tablespoons of cilantro leaves finely chopped

1 Teaspoon coarse salt (or to taste)

1 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper

½ Teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder

1 or 2 Serrano chiles – remove seeds and finely chopped


  1. Cut avocados in half and remove pit.
  2. Scoop pulp into medium bowl and add lime juice.
  3. Mash avocado with fork
  4. Mix in all other ingredients
  5. Chill, if desired, and serve

It’s National Margarita Day at Casa de Pico!


Saturday, Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day and Diane Powers’ award-winning Casa de Pico in La Mesa is celebrating with a special margarita all day long! Enjoy a premium El Gallo margarita, made with Sauza Azul tequila, triple sec, and sweet and sour for $8.50.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dinner at Casa de Pico!


Treat your loved one (and yourself!) to this special Mexican feast for only $29.95!

Try Our New “Jarritas” Cocktail Menu


Get into the Festive Season with Casa de Pico’s Holiday Menu


Check out Casa de Pico’s special holiday menu featuring Turkey Mole Tamales, Buñuelos, Mexican Hot Chocolate and more!

Satisfy Your Taco Cravings with our National Taco Day Special!


National Taco Day is Friday, October 4 and to celebrate we’re offering you and your guests a plate of six delicious tacos — two carne asada, two carnitas and two grilled chicken — served with guacamole and salsa quemada for only $18 at Casa de Pico!  

San Diego Restaurant Week is Back! Sept. 22-29


Love trying new restaurants? San Diego Restaurant Week is the perfect time to do just that! Check out the special menus Casa de Pico will be serving for San Diego Restaurant Week, September 22-29.

Help Us Win in San Diego CityBeat’s “Best of San Diego” Poll!


Nominations are now open for San Diego CityBeat’s “Best of San Diego” poll!

Please help us win in the following categories:

  • Best Happy Hour
  • Best Margarita
  • Best Michelada
  • Best Burrito
  • Best Family Restaurant
  • Best Fish Tacos
  • Best Mexican Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant Staff
  • Best San Diego Restaurant
  • Best Tacos

Nominations close on August 13. Final voting will take place August 28-September 17 for the top 5 nominations.

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Celebrate National Avocado Day with Casa de Pico!


Guac’s up, amigos? National Avocado Day is the perfect time to tap your creativity to come up with your best avocado or guacamole puns!

Visit our Facebook page and caption our “famous” guacamole photo for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Casa de Pico! The funniest, most creative caption will be crowned winner, to be announced on July 31 (a.k.a. National Avocado Day!) at 3 p.m.

*Limit one entry per person.

Plus, Casa de Pico will be serving a Grilled Avocado Quesadilla, mixed vegetables sautéed in achiote sauce with grilled avocado and Mexican cheese sprinkled on top. This special menu item will be available for $11.95 only on July 31, so don’t miss out!

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