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May 11 @ 02:00 pm - May 11 @ 05:00 pm | Free

Taste of Grossmont

This crowd-pleasing culinary celebration is back! Sample delicious food from Grossmont Center’s fantastic collection of restaurants at the annual Taste of Grossmont, which takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. on May 11, 2019. Enjoy a beautiful spring day strolling through Grossmont Center’s lovely outdoor setting in La Mesa and tasting the best food and drink we have to offer. It’s a great chance to revisit a beloved restaurant, or find a new favorite!

Come Hungry, Leave Happy!

Taste of Grossmont is an amazing opportunity to feast on cuisines from around the globe—Mexican, Italian, Irish, American, and more—all in one day. More than 20 of Grossmont Center’s participating restaurants will serve delectable bites of their signature dishes that can be savored while spending the afternoon shopping with family and friends. We are proud of our diverse lineup of high-quality eateries and Taste of Grossmont is a worthy showcase for them.

Which Restaurant Will Be the Taste Of Grossmont Fan Favorite?

This year, there are bragging rights at stake for the restaurants. Taste Cards can be purchased at Guest Services and once you’ve made your way around the mall, return your card to Guest Services to vote on which dish is the best. The top vote-getter will be crowned the Fan Favorite. With so many great flavors and tastes, it may be tough to choose just one favorite!

Guests must drop their Taste Cards back at the Grossmont Center booth in the Center Court by 4:45 p.m. to be eligible to vote for the Fan Favorite. That will also make them eligible for entry into our fantastic raffles. To be eligible to win raffle prizes, guests must be present at 5 p.m. when we will draw the lucky winners.

Previous Fan Favorite Taste of Grossmont Winners

  • 2017: Rubio’s – Shrimp Bowl
  • 2018: Vallarta Express – California Bowl
  • 2019: TBD – Come to taste of Grossmont and decide for yourself

Food and Taste Cards

Visitors from La Mesa and beyond come to the hugely popular Taste of Grossmont for a true gourmet experience. Also appealing is the price: Free! All Taste Cards include a sample dish from each participating restaurant. Register here for your free taste cards.

Only one sample will be given per Taste Card at each restaurant. Children must have a Taste Card if they wish to have their own sample. We encourage families with small children to share single samples received from each participating restaurant.

Know Before You Go

Parking is always free at Grossmont Center. Printed Taste of Grossmont tickets are preferred, but tickets on mobile phones will be accepted. Guests are welcome to buy tickets for other people, so the name of the person picking up the wristband doesn’t need to match the name of the person who bought the ticket. However, only one Taste Card will be distributed per paid ticket.  

Guests will bring their tickets to the Grossmont Center Tent, located in the Center Court near Guest Services, to get their wristbands for the event. A designated line for wristband distribution will open at 1 p.m.; starting promptly at 2 p.m., guests with wristbands will receive their Taste Cards and can visit the participating restaurants until the event ends at 5 p.m. In the event that a guest cannot attend Taste of Grossmont, refunds are available up to the day before the event.

Taste of Grossmont is an afternoon not to be missed! So get a group of family and friends together, and bring an empty stomach and adventurous taste buds. We look forward to seeing you at this fun—and flavorful—event at Grossmont Center!



May 11, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the Center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

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Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also stay in the know by checking out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!