Grossmont Center Restaurants
La Mesa’s hottest dining scene is at Grossmont Center! We have everything from burger joints and juice places to coffee houses and candy shops. There is a world of culinary options here—Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian, and many others—and all of them are delicious. Come to the Center, and bring your appetite!
Restaurants at La Mesa’s Grossmont Center
If you are hosting a party in La Mesa, you are probably buying your beverages here, where the shelves are full of top-name beers, wines, and spirits.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
The seemingly endless menu has something for everyone, including pizzas, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, and their incredible Pizookie desserts.
Burgers, Fish & Fries
Try the namesake trio—or the wings, hot dogs, or fried shrimp—at this 1950s diner-style restaurant. Round out a meal with the house specialty, zucchini fries, and a milkshake.
Gourmet chocolates, rainbow-colored candies, Jelly Belly jelly beans, Japanese sweets—they are all here, along with many other treats at this candy emporium.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at San Diego’s ultimate bulk candy supply store. Retro, Mexican, and champagne-flavored gummy bear candies are favorites.
Casa De Pico
Every day has a fiesta vibe at this lively Mexican restaurant. Delicious Mexican food, “birdbath” margaritas, and mariachi music create a celebratory atmosphere.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
It’s a kid’s dream come true—pizza, desserts, arcade games, and tons of fun. There is a reason this is the go-to place for birthday parties in La Mesa!
Enjoy a hearty and satisfying meal of Certified Angus Beef®, rotisserie chicken, wood-fired pizzas and more at the La Mesa outpost of this national chain.
Cold Stone Creamery
Customize your cone or cup of ice cream by selecting your favorite flavors and mix-ins for a sweet splurge that is sure to hit the spot.
Pizza, by the slice or the pie is an excellent go-to choice, but there is also a variety of calzones, pastas, salads, and other Italian favorites on the menu, too.
Fruteria Don Chamango
This San Diego family-owned eatery dishes out refreshing Mexican fruit salads and smoothies as well as a selection of desserts and snacks.
When only a juicy burger and piping hot fries will do, come to this popular restaurant and dig into an all-American meal.
Savor healthy Mediterranean dishes such as gyros, kabobs, pita sandwiches, dolmades, hummus, and more at this Greek eatery in the mall food court.
Hooley’s Public House
Find Ireland in the heart of San Diego at this pub serving up traditional dishes such as corned beef and fish and chips, and Irish beers and whiskeys.
Give your day a healthy boost with a smoothie, juice, yogurt, acai bowl, or light fares such as flatbreads, breakfast wraps, and oatmeal.
Maui Express brings a taste of Hawaii to La Mesa, with such signature island dishes as BBQ plate lunches, saimin noodle soup, and Spam musubi.
This casual, family-friendly Mexican café goes beyond taco shop staples and also serves more unusual dishes such as sopes, empanadas, and flautas.
Mangia to your heart’s content at this chain, which is renowned for its decadent servings of pasta (and for its tasty breadsticks).
This fast-casual chain is known for its American Chinese cuisine, with entrees such as Broccoli Beef, Honey Walnut Shrimp, and perennial favorite Orange Chicken.
Order from the selection of sandwiches, soups, and salads, either a la carte or in combos. Save room for dessert from the tempting display of baked goods.
The Vietnamese rice noodle soup called pho is the star dish at this family-run restaurant. The soup comes in several flavors and includes a nice variety of toppings.
Enjoy dinner and a movie all in one place, thanks to a menu of sweet and savory options, as well as craft beers, wines, and cocktails.
Sea Food Differently® at this chain known for its bountiful portions of shrimp, crab, lobster, and more (plus its addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits®).
Rubio’s Fish Tacos
The homegrown San Diego chain popularized the fish taco and has expanded its menu to focus on inventive, coastal-inspired Mexican flavors.
Scrumptious chocolates and candies are offered by the box or by the piece at this beloved shop. Make sure to stop in for a free sample.
The coffee giant caffeinates the masses with its well-known lineup of lattes, macchiatos, Frappuccinos®, cold brews, and other beverages. Baked goods and prepared food also available.
Create the ideal sub with fresh-baked bread, premium meats, and cheeses, and locally grown produce. Sandwiches can be accompanied by a side salad or chili.
Tasty Inn Express
Savor Chinese comfort food that is cooked to order at this casual eatery. Menu mainstays include noodle, fried rice, and curry dishes.
“Great quality at great prices” is the motto of the popular grocery store, which earns its devoted following with a terrific selection of specialty items.
Enjoy cool, creamy frozen yogurt in flavors that range from Mango Lychee to Death By Chocolate, plus an abundant selection of toppings.
Fresh Mex flavors are the specialty of this San Diego-based chain, which offers tostadas, burritos, tacos, chimichangas, quesadillas, and much more.
Villa’s Mexican Food
This food court eatery serves authentic, homestyle Mexican dishes from tacos to tortas. The wide-ranging menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as dishes for kids.
The famous, buttery pretzels come in a variety of flavors, wrapped around hot dogs, or served with a tasty dipping sauce on the side.