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Spending an Afternoon in Grossmont Center is Easy to Do!

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Grossmont Center Fountain. Image from SanDiegan.com.

Grossmont Center Fountain. Image from SanDiegan.com.

It’s almost the weekend, and we’ll bet that you’ve got a ton of errands to run. With Grossmont Center being home to dozens of shops and services, it’s a convenient location to get several things crossed off your list at once. With proper planning, you can be in and out in an hour or two and still have time for a little fun!

First, run into Anna’s Linens and return those bed sheets you decided were the wrong color (darn!). As you finish putting away your receipt, stroll across the way to Barnes & Noble and grab that magazine you’ve been eyeing all week and a book on trains for your nephew’s birthday. Head down a little further and check out movie times. That new action flick would be perfect for date night tonight!

You’re desperately in need of some new jeans, so you’ll have to try on a few pairs at Macy’s to get the best fit. Might as well try on a few tops while you’re at it, right? Once your new outfit is complete, head to the fragrance counter for a new bottle of your favorite scent.

Drop off your watch to get the battery replaced at Time Zone, then go freshen up your toes with a pedicure (this is the perfect time to read that magazine, ladies!) or take a few moments to relax with a well-deserved massage. You’ve been busy today!

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time to meet up with your special someone for an early dinner at Casa de Pico. With a satisfying selection of appetizers and entrées, we’re sure to have the right flavors to fit your mood. Enjoy your favorite dish with our famous birdbath margarita as you relish in the San Diego sun on our beautiful outdoor patio. After finishing up that fried ice cream you’ve been craving all week, it’s movie time!

It’s been a fun and productive day at Grossmont Center. With so many things to do, Casa de Pico is proud to call La Mesa’s favorite shopping mall home. We hope to see you again soon!

Casa de Pico is Now on Instagram!

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Casa de Pico is on Instagram! Follow us to get the latest on specials, events and ever-so-savory food photos. Make sure to tag #CasadePico on your pictures so we can like and share our favorites.

Now Serving: Holiday Merriment at Casa de Pico

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Turkey Mole Tamales

Serving up festive fare and classic cocktails with a twist, Diane Powers’ award-winning Bazaar del Mundo restaurants – Casa de Pico, Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar – now present a unique menu that incorporates traditional holiday flavors into authentic Mexican offerings, available through the New Year.

The restaurants are beautifully decorated for holiday cheer with colorful Christmas trees dressed in handmade Mexican ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, donkey, bull and horse piñatas, painted tin ornaments, and lighted chili ristras. Strolling mariachis add to each restaurant’s cheerful ambiance. 

Casa de Pico’s unique blend of seasonal drinks include:

  • White Chocolate Martini with Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Frangelico and Bailey’s with Mexican Ibarra chocolate sauce on the rim
  • Pumpkin Pie Margarita with Hornitos Gold Tequila, Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, orange juice, and a touch of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Black Cherry-Rita with Hornitos Reposado Tequila, Triple Sec, Black Cherry and Sweet and Sour
  • Noche Buena Margarita with a festive blend of a melon and strawberry margarita

Seasonal entrees featured are Chipotle Cranberry Chicken, Enchiladas Navidañes and Holiday Turkey Tamales.

Through December 15, guests can buy a $50 gift card at any of the restaurants and receive a free $10 gift card; a $25 free gift card comes with the purchase of a $100 gift card.

All the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants present a beautiful environment for family or corporate parties, especially while splendidly decorated for the season. Catering is also available. 

 

Say Hello to Healthy! Now Welcoming 6 New Low-Calorie Entrees.

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Healthy dining…Mexican style? Only at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group, where six flavorful and regionally-inspired Mexican entrees are new – and all under 650 calories! Gluten-free choices are also included.

The chefs at Powers’ award-winning Mexican restaurants (including our sister-restaurants Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad and Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands) have created lighter selections using the finest and freshest ingredients, with homemade salsas and sauces newly prepared every day:

  •  Camarones del Pacifico: The ultimate shrimp ceviche marinated and poached in Pacifico beer, lime juice, red onions, Tajin and cucumbers – 290 calories
  • *Ensalada de Chef Ignacio: Grilled chicken, avocado slices, tomatoes, queso Oaxaca and thin red onion, served with spicy chipotle light ranch dressing – 510 calories; gluten free 
  • *Turkey Picadillo Enchiladas: Turkey Picadillo Enchiladas topped with salsa verde and queso cotija, served with black beans and jicama slaw – 560 calories; gluten free 
  • Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos: Two soft, ground turkey tacos with pico de gallo, pickled red onions, queso cotija, served with black beans, arroz poblana and salsa quemada – 490 calories 
  • Tacos de Pescado Tropicales: Grilled fish with pineapple and mango salsa in soft corn tortillas, served with jicama slaw, light sour cream jalapeño lemon sauce, and black beans – 650 calories
  • *Ensalada de Carne Asada: Grilled and marinated carne asada, with sliced avocado, tomatoes, queso cotija, sliced radishes, spring mix of romaine and cilantro lime dressing – 390 calories; gluten free 

* = gluten-free selections 

Diners can enjoy the new healthy dining entrees while washing them down with a frosty Skinny Margarita, made with Tres Agaves nectar and under 100 calories. ¡Salud!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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Celebrate at Casa de Pico or let us cater your at-home fiesta.

Pico and Sol y Mar

Diane Powers was the first to bring a Cinco de Mayo celebration to Old Town in 1983, and today she continues her dedication to the Mexican culture with lively celebrations at her family of restaurants.

Join us at Casa de Pico May 3-5 for several days of strolling mariachis and Folkloric dancers, tasty food, and drink specials! Live entertainment will kick off the fiesta with performances from noon to 9 p.m.

Diners will “cheers” all weekend long with the festive “Cincorita” margarita – strawberry, Midori (melon flavored liqueur) and lime in layers of green, white and red, paying homage to the Mexican flag. The cheesy Enchiladas Banderas will be on special – a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – verde, blanca and rojas (green, white and red).

Join us for a great weekend of delicious Mexican food, drinks and entertainment. Or, if you’re planning a party at home, let us cater. We promise to “WOW” your guests with tasty antojitos (appetizers), flavorful entrees and sides, fresh tortillas, and sweet postres (desserts).

Visit our website for catering information: www.casadepico.com

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in 4 Locations!

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Cinco de Mayo 2014

 

It’s Spring – Eat Green!

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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.

Valentine’s Day Menu 2014

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Valentine's Day 2014

Sizzling Selections for Healthy Eating in 2014

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Happy New Year from our family at Casa de Pico! If you’re among the millions of Americans fighting to be fitter in 2014, you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to quit eating out. Our talented chef has prepared a number of authentic Mexican entrees bursting with flavor, that won’t ruin your resolutions!

Our delicious Grilled Fish Tacos weigh in at 540 calories and come with two soft tacos with grilled fish, shredded cabbage and creamy jalapeño lime sauce, served with pico de gallo and black beans. Our Chicken Fajita Salad will satisfy your taste buds, offering greens and sautéed chicken fajitas with tomatoes and onions, served in a crispy flour tortilla with guacamole – and only has 435 calories.

To top it off, sip one of our refreshing and frosty skinny margaritas, with under 100 calories! Who says eating healthy can’t be a “fiesta”?

To view more of our healthy selections, see our full menu here.

Dine with Us on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30

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On the busiest shopping weekend of the year, American Express is reminding us to shop and dine locally with its Small Business Saturday campaign.

While you’re out-and-about at Grossmont Center enjoying the sales, join us at Casa de Pico for a shopping-break. Sip on a frosty margarita, nibble on the Fiesta Sampler and indulge in the Carne Asada Tampiqueña – and when you do, know that you are supporting a local business in your community.

Small Business Saturday is a national campaign that rewards American Express users when they shop and dine at local businesses, making a contribution back to their communities. AmEx users who have pre-registered their card, will receive a credit back on their statement. For more info about the campaign, visit: www.smallbusinesssaturday.com.

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