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“Wonderful Local's Restaurant”

Mario's De La Mesa Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 206 Restaurants in La Mesa
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Discovered Mario's on a recommendation of a local. What a find. Top quality Mexican fare and not just the typical taco shop food. Service was efficient and personal even though there was a large birthday party (for a local family) in the same room--we never felt slighted. Excellent food for excellent prices.

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Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

The food is good. The margaritas watered down. The staff at the door always seem either bored or put out. I only go when dragged there by others

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Thank Felicia G
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I have been going to Mario's since the "old" days when they were located on Center Street. I have since moved out of state and whenever I return, I ALWAYS eat at least one meal at Marios. I was sad to see Mario himself was no longer in the kitchen doing what he does best, but he has passed the torch over and the food tastes like it always has, GREAT! I have had just about everything you could have on this menu and it's all been great. My recommendations, in order:
1. Machaca Burrito (OMG)
2. Carne Asada Plate
3. Best Tamales in town (and they are HUGE)

Gracias Marios! Til we meet again!

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Thank sdlugnut
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Mario's de La Mesa is the best for delicious Mexican food in a family atmosphere. Family run, food is always fresh, hot & tasty, with fast and very friendly service. (There's a larger, Mexican spot down the street that boasts a full bar, but it can't even come close to the delicious, authentic food, service and (cleanliness) of Mario's de La Mesa.) Besides chips and salsa, my regular favorites at Mario's are the sortidos mixed, tamale, enchiladas (their green sauce is quite good), and hot carrots!

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Thank SanDiegoLamesa
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

The chips were hot, but tasteless. The salsa was good but too salty. The food was average at best. Won't go again.

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Thank kdeskin
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