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Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dinner at Casa de Pico!


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

Sweets, Treats and Good Eats at Casa de Pico


churrosStressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? We think not! Come relax with us and complete your meal with one of our mouth-watering desserts. Our “postres” menu is loaded with Deep Fried Ice Cream, traditional Churros and many other satisfying treats for your sweet-tooth.

  • Chocolate Lava Cake – Moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate lava and topped with ice cream and whipped cream.
  • Deep Fried Ice Cream – A mound of creamy vanilla ice cream in a crispy cinnamon-sprinkled crust, topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
  • Dulce Burrito Frito – A hot, crispy dessert burrito filled with custard, drizzled caramel sauce and served with vanilla ice cream.
  • Sopapillas – Two deep-fried pastries topped with cinnamon sugar and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Buñuelo & Ice Cream – A crispy flour tortilla smothered with melted butter and cinnamon sugar, topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
  • Flan — Traditional Mexican style custard with delicious caramel sauce.
  • Churros & Ice Cream – Golden fried churros dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla ice cream.
  • Patron XO Coffee – Patrón XO Café Liqueur and coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon

There is always room for dessert here at Casa de Pico!

It’s Spring – Eat Green!


Concha de Guacamole

St. Patrick’s Day is over, but we’re still seeing lots of green! When you see “verde” on our menu, you can bet it will be fresh, flavorful and delicious. Take our green food challenge and try something green from our menu on your next visit:

Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo: seasoned chicken wrapped in two corn tortillas, topped with tomatillo sauce and Mexican chile cheese, served with black beans

Enchiladas Populares: one chicken enchilada with salsa verde, one beef enchilada with salsa roja and one white cheese enchilada with creamy jalapeño sauce, served with rice and beans

Pico Enchiladas Suizas: two enchiladas dipped in green tomatillo sauce and stuffed with seasoned shredded chicken, rolled and topped with more sauce and melted cheese, served with rice and beans and garnished with sour cream

And of course, we can’t forget our tasty (and cute!) Concha de Guacamole. You’ll love this crispy flour tortilla with fresh guacamole, sprinkled with jack and cheddar cheese and served with chips.

See our full menu here.

“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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Super Bowl Party at Casa de Pico!


La Mesa Mexican Restaurant Casa de Pico Super Bowl Party Announcment

La Mesa Mexican Restaurant Casa de Pico throwing one heck of a party on Super Bowl Sunday!

Casa de Pico: We’re looking forward to sharing 2012 with you!


Casa de Pico La Mesa Staff: At Your Service

Casa de Pico La Mesa Staff: At Your Service

Well, we survived the holidays! The hustle and bustle, shopping, out of town visitors, travels to see family and friends…it’s all over! And now it’s 2012 and the beginning of what we hope is a great year for you and your friends and families.

Casa de Pico will continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary throughout the year with great dining specials and who knows, maybe a surprise event or two thrown in as well!

Come and enjoy the special events of your life with us, like birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions, catering for your business events…any occasion at which you want to enjoy the best La Mesa Mexican Restaurant. We love serving you!

And of course there are the fun-filled national holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Mexican Independence Day and more.

We all want to thank you for making 2011 a great year for Casa de Pico and we look forward to serving you throughout 2012. Come see us often and enjoy the authentic feeling of Mexico in beautiful La Mesa.

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