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Tapas Picasso Spanish Restaurant

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3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3109
+1 619-294-3061
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant was closed last year. It was a quiet litle place with very little activity although it had a good menu.

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Thank Wayne G
Springfield
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143 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We came to this restaurant for Spanish food. The owner greeted us, and our dinner started pleasantly, "We are here for more than 20 years... This is my wife's recipe...." The tomato-melon cold soup was good. The owner recommended paella with chicken, and we ordered it. When paella came, there was no chicken. We asked the owner about it, and... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We go to Piccaso's every couple years when we are in the Hillcrest area. We have always had a tasty experience enjoying the various tapas along with a pitcher of Sangria. I've had tapas in Barcelona a few times, but enjoy Picasso's more. The servers are always very knowledgible and nice. The owner supposedly has a Ph.D. In Chemistry and... More 

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Thank David H
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a great little spot to check out if you are new or traveling to San Diego. The food is very good. It is family owned and they do everything possible to make sure you have a wonderful experience in their restaurant. It is a very small restaurant so come prepared to have to wait. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Carldesigns
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Such a great experience. Yummy food plus great service made a nite to remember. We asked our great waiter to pick our tapas meal. He asked great questions and out came greatness. Shrimp chimichirri, Spanish chicken in cream sauce (you would want to eat as soup) and a wonderful cheese plate arrived looking good and tasting better. There was a... More 

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Thank Tracey A
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Tapas is "Spanish" for appetizer. The tapas bar is attractive and the tapas they have are good. But the selection of drinks and tapas is somewhat limited.

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Thank Russell B
Mission Viejo
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

It was so hot out and really uncomfortable but the food made up for it. We love this place and will be back but maybe next time in the winter.

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Thank caltex010
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We love Spanish food, and the food here is good, the owner was friendly too. We chatted about Spain a bit, he said he had never been there, we have been a lot. Not the most authentic food .... He said that Spanish tapas was similar to Mexican food....sorry mate , you are completely wrong. Lovely wine though!

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Thank Tallgingerguy
Malmo, Sweden
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The creativity and flavor that fills their specials menu is what keeps me coming back. The wine and beer selection pairs exquisitely. This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego!

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Thank vasa_ship
San Diego
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322 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This restaurant has been there for years, and I've always meant to try it, but never did, till recently. Now I have to make up for lost time and get my rear end back there soon. Good food, very reasonable prices, lots of happy hour specials, delicious sangria, and very friendly, low-key service from the owner, who also tends bar.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3923 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-3061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?