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La Pinata Mexican Restaurant - 6 Reviews - 2836 Juan St, San Diego, CA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (619) 297-1631

La Pinata Mexican Restaurant

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2836 Juan St
San Diego, CA 92110
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(619) 297-1631
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La Pinata Mexican Restaurant - San Diego, CA

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Best

We were told by friends that the most authentic place to have Mexican food in San Diego was at La Pinata's. Boy, were they right! Excellent food - I had the guacamole enchiladas...

Worst

Friends told us this was an awesome Mexican restaurant. But I thought the food was mediocre at best. The outside area was fun for the family, but overall not a place I will retu...

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/10/2014

Got a great deal on groupon. Had a margarita, ceviche, al pastor burrito, and sopapilla for dessert. All the food was good, nothing spectacular, but tasty. The food without the groupon seemed a little overpriced but with the groupon it was a steal. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/19/2012

We are frequent visitors of Old Town. I definitely know there are much better Mexican food resturants further into Old Town, but my family has been coming here since the early 80s. This time we had 25 family members on a family reunion and they accommodated us with no problem and it was on a Saturday at the last minute.... more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/29/2012

I loved the food and there was almost too much of it on the plate, hardly could finish it. It's not too expensive and the waiters are friendly and helpful. I loved the bright, colorful interior of this place. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/28/2012

We have been enjoying La Pinata in Old Town for over 40 years. We moved away from San Diego and haven't been to La Pinata for years. This month (May, 2011) we went back and nothing has changed; the food is still absolutely delicious. The gucamole is the best in America. The Sour Cream Enchiladas (a house specialty) is exceptionally tasty. After you sit down, they deliver their signature cheese crisp. You will NOT leave this restaurant hungry, the portions are enormous. We ate here twice during our recent San Diego Visit. You will not be disappointed! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/27/2012

This is a tiny restaurant just outside Old Towne. It was a real find...the food was great...the portions huge! I loved my sangria. This is an easy going place that has been around for many years...the colours were very vibrant and pinatas hung all over the ceiling. I'm sorry that other ppl had a bad experience but I will for sure go there again the next time I am in San Diego! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/21/2012

Went with an old timer who really likes this place. We ate outside. Both the service and food were excellent. Our friend had the three meatball soup and it was excellent. My wife and i had burritos and they were unique and excellent. This could be my favorite in Old Town. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/16/2012

For the price of one meal, at the Old Town over priced eateries, we had a great meal for two. We got this to go and it took all of 10 minutes to order, cook it and out the door ? this was for two meals. There were 8 tables in various stages of service. The steak was good, eggs were done right and ... what can you say about beans? This is a *man meal*. If you?re staying in the area and your motel is close enough, I highly recommend this place for a carry out meal. more

Customer Service,Food,Drinks no bueno! 12/14/2008

I don't want 2 write a bad review but I feel it's my DUTY to tell you this place isn't good. It's really cute inside, pinatas everywhere, and has it's own parking which is cool for Old Town, but the customer service was reaallllly bad! The waiter came up like 1 minute after we were looking at the menu said "you ready?" No hello, how r u, that kinda thing. And it wasn't a language barrier cuz I speak espanol. So anyways, food & drinks overpriced, cold, chips were cold & greasy, ewwww! Food was just typical American style Mexican. BUT if you want REAL Mexican there's a little place in barrio Logan called La Dona, 1784 Newton Ave, (between Beardsley St & Sigsbee St) 233-4939, that place is inexpensive, portions are big and very authentic!! Pros: own parking lot Cons: food bad, service bad, just don't do it more

Good Mexican Food in Old Town 10/20/2008

If you want good authentic mexican food in Old Town go to La Pinata. The food tastes great and a good price. We always do family events at this restaurant. \r You can eat indoors or out on the pretty patio. You won't go wrong eating at La Pinata's. more

Excellent Mexican Food 10/13/2008

I always enjoy eating here. The food and service is excellent. Whenever we have a family event this is where we go. I would recommend this to everyone. more

Not very good 8/18/2008

Friends told us this was an awesome Mexican restaurant. But I thought the food was mediocre at best. The outside area was fun for the family, but overall not a place I will return looking for quality Mex. food. more

excellent food 7/14/2008

We were told by friends that the most authentic place to have Mexican food in San Diego was at La Pinata's. Boy, were they right! Excellent food - I had the guacamole enchiladas - fabulous! more

Worst possible customer service 2/4/2007

When you look at their website, La Pinata claims to be open until 9:30 on Saturday night. When you call them, they claim to be open until 9:30 on a Saturday night. And when you show up at the front door, their sign indicates that they are open until 9:30 on a Saturday night. But don't be fooled - if you show up at 8:45, they'll tell you they're already closed. What sort of business strategy is that? I wish I could have commented on the food, but the service STUNK! Pros: Parking Cons: Service, Hours more
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Editorial

  • Old Town Mexican favorite stands the test of time with traditional menu, mariacchis and casual, colorful patio.

  • 12/19/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 9:00pm Fri-Sat: 11:00am - 9:30pm Sun: 11:00am - 8:30pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Western, Western San Diego, Old Town
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