Casa de Pico: Mexican Food Favorite in San Diego

Healthy Food

We may be a little biased, but San Diego has some of the best Mexican food out there, including local favorite Casa de Pico.  Casa de Pico is a perfect restaurant for breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner especially to help fuel your summer activities.  Enjoy your Mexican food favorites in the bustling cantina, bright and warm dining room or make the most of the incredible San Diego weather out on the festive patio.  Warm summer nights were made for dining like this!

Casa de Pico’s dietitian-recommended choices include classic Mexican foods, like fajitas, as well as new dishes to love like the Chicken Mango Jicama Salad.  Healthy Dining’s dietitians have a long list of recommended picks at Casa de Pico (and it’s sister restaurants across San Diego), including these:


If you’ve never tried ceviche like this, you’ve been missing out.  With fresh flavor, this seafood is marinated and “cooked” in citrus juice and combined with flavorful ingredients.  It’s just the thing for a lighter choice on a hot Southern California day or tasty start to a meal.

Ensalada Carne

You can have your steak and eat it, too, when it’s this seared top sirloin combined with avocado, tomato, lettuce mix, radish, onion, and queso fresco.  Add the Cilantro Lime Dressing served on the side as needed.  Each tablespoon will add 80 calories, 9 g fat, and 115 mg sodium.

Arroz Con Pollo

This classic dish is loaded with all the delicious flavor you’d expect!  Opt for black beans instead of rice to make this a Healthy Dining menu choice complete with added vitamins, minerals and fiber.