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Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee 10767 Woodside Ave, Santee
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee
Pizza • $$

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Santee

10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

My favorite pizza joint in San Diego. Been coming here since I was a youngster and they never disappoint. All of the food here is awesome but the pizza is my...

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  • Superb737 Reviews4.6
Cazadores Mexican Food 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cazadores Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Cazadores Mexican Food

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I have been coming to Cazadores for years and they have never failed to deliver on fresh, tasty Mexican food. The drive through is usually very quick and the...

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  • Superb319 Reviews4.5
Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering 10769 Woodside Ave, Santee
Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering
Sandwich Shop • $

Sandwich Bags Deli and Catering

10769 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

This deli is off the charts delicious. So lucky it's so close. The owner is thoughtful and takes the time to know his customers and the sandwiches as...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.8
Janet's Cafe & Deli 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Janet's Cafe & Deli
American • $$

Janet's Cafe & Deli

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Super busy places, took a little bit to have our order taken. But we were blown away how fast we received our food. Everything correct, everything hot, and...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.5
Phil's BBQ 9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

9816 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

For a person who hasn't been a fan of bbq, this place was delicious!! I also love their fries. I've only had it once, but I'd definitely go...

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  • Good310 Reviews4.2
Island Style Cafe 9828 N Magnolia Ave, Santee
Island Style Cafe
Hawaiian • $$

Island Style Cafe

9828 N Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Every time we get food here, the whole family loves it. Everything has been great. Our friends go once a week. This is a can't miss spot for Hawaiian food...

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  • Superb187 Reviews4.6
Thai Thai 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai
Thai • $$

Thai Thai

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

So happy to have found this Thai restaurant. Super friendly and helpful staff, the most fresh tasting Thai food I’ve ever had. Also helped me with my gluten...

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  • Superb130 Reviews4.8
Cotijas Taco Shop 9121 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Cotijas Taco Shop
Mexican • $

Cotijas Taco Shop

9121 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Best Mexican food in Santee! My boyfriend and I drove all the way from Iowa and just had to make a stop at my childhood favorite restaurant. Gowing up in...

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  • Superb314 Reviews4.4
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 8867 Cuyamaca St, Santee
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Fast Food • $$

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

8867 Cuyamaca St, Santee, CA 92071

Always a pleasure eating here. Canes is the ultimate fast food restaurant. They have like 4 things on the menu so you know it'll be good. I've always...

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  • Good274 Reviews4.2
The Chicken Shop 8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
The Chicken Shop
Chicken Shop • $

The Chicken Shop

8929 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Fresh. Delicious. The two best words to describe The Chicken Shop. Food is not cooked until ordered, so this isn't quite 'fast food'. But it is...

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Domo Sushi Bar & Grill 9625 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Domo Sushi Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Domo Sushi Bar & Grill

9625 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Living in East County, it's been hard for me to find a quality sushi restaurant near me. This is my favorite sushi spot near my house. They have great...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.3
Omelette Factory Santee 8860 N Magnolia Ave, Santee
Omelette Factory Santee
Breakfast • $$

Omelette Factory Santee

8860 N Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

They're Belgian waffle is the best tasting waffle I have tasted in awhile! ? It was actually my husband's, but I usually ask for a bite, since he...

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  • Good243 Reviews4.2
Sultan's Bar & Grill 10769 Woodside Ave Ste. #105, Santee
Sultan's Bar & Grill
Mediterranean • $

Sultan's Bar & Grill

10769 Woodside Ave Ste. #105, Santee, CA 92071

This is a small place, but wow, the food is so good, the customer service is amazing, very very friendly, one of my favorite places to order from on a Friday...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.7
Oggi's 9828 Mission Gorge Rd Ste A, Santee
Oggi's
Pizza • $$

Oggi's

9828 Mission Gorge Rd Ste A, Santee, CA 92071

We have been coming to Oggi's for over 16 years. We previously had a stressful experience while dining and I wrote a negative review. Since then we have...

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  • Good296 Reviews3.9
In-N-Out Burger 9414 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

9414 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

If you get the chance to meet David, a wonderful employee there, you will see a living example of stellar customer service! I had frequented this location for...

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  • Superb177 Reviews4.6
Cupcake Store 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Cupcake Store
Cupcakes • $

Cupcake Store

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

We’ve been coming to The Cupcake Store for a while now after our daughters ballet class. And the staff is always so friendly and welcoming and their cupcakes...

  • Superb151 Reviews4.7
Takka Sushi Bar & Grill 9535 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Takka Sushi Bar & Grill
Sushi • $$

Takka Sushi Bar & Grill

9535 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

It's good sushi, but I don't like the 30/50% off game (just list the real price) and the daily specials don't get the discount (but thats not...

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  • Good194 Reviews4.2
Anny's Fine Burgers 9862 Mission Gorge Rd #D, Santee
Anny's Fine Burgers
American • $$

Anny's Fine Burgers

9862 Mission Gorge Rd #D, Santee, CA 92071

Wow!! If I could give 10s I would!! I have had several kinds of fries there and there are many more to choose from. Our favorite is garlic-Parmesan fries but...

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  • Good227 Reviews4
Sorianas Mexican Food 9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee
Sorianas Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Sorianas Mexican Food

9470 Cuyamaca St # 130, Santee, CA 92071

I really enjoyed the Mexican and Chilada plate the salsa the enchilada sauce was not to red and not too weak but just perfect mix of chili powder and tastiness...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.8
Leela Thai Restaurant 9725 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Leela Thai Restaurant
Thai • $$

Leela Thai Restaurant

9725 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Great food. I am always looking for spicy food. I went here for my birthday and I wasn’t disappointed. I did a ten l, my stomach feels Like i made a cat...

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  • Good180 Reviews4.2
Chick-fil-A 9418 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

9418 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I have not had a bad experience at this restaurant yet, I have eaten inside as well as utilized both their drive-thru and curbside pick-up without issues. The...

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  • Good231 Reviews4.2
Honey Donuts 10718 Woodside Ave, Santee
Honey Donuts
Doughnuts • $

Honey Donuts

10718 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Honey Donuts is our “go to” local donut shop- donuts are always delicious and they have good service. We just ordered an 8 inch donut for my daughter’s...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.6
Okawa Steak House & Sushi 9720 Mission Gorge Rd Ste A, Santee
Okawa Steak House & Sushi
Japanese • $$

Okawa Steak House & Sushi

9720 Mission Gorge Rd Ste A, Santee, CA 92071

I took my wife here for a Friday date night. Smaller then some of the Hibachi places I've been to but a great atmosphere. Food smelled and tasted...

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  • Good240 Reviews3.8
El Rancho 8001 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
El Rancho
Mexican • $

El Rancho

8001 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Came here based upon other yelp reviews and was in the area. I was surprised to see they offer breakfast all day... and that changed my whole ordering plan and...

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.3
Marieta's 8915 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Marieta's
Mexican • $$

Marieta's

8915 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Good solid Mexican food. I had carne asada and an enchilada. Tasty. Wife had tacos and she said that they were good as well. The server was great. He was...

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  • Good191 Reviews4
Eccentric International Chef 8925 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Eccentric International Chef
Custom Cakes • $$

Eccentric International Chef

8925 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

I will never buy a grocery store cake again. Eccentric cakes are delicious, melt in your mouth and oh so tasty! One slice is not enough! And you will be well...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.5
Lucky Chinese Food 9740 Mission Gorge Rd B, Santee
Lucky Chinese Food
Chinese • $

Lucky Chinese Food

9740 Mission Gorge Rd B, Santee, CA 92071

This is my favorite Asain food place!Please disregard my earlier negative review.This Lucky Chinese Food restaurant has the same name as another restaurant...

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  • Good207 Reviews4.2
Sab-E-Lee - Thai Restaurant in Santee 9159 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Sab-E-Lee - Thai Restaurant in Santee
Thai • $

Sab-E-Lee - Thai Restaurant in Santee

9159 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Great chicken satay but super skimpy on the peanut sauce! And the peanut sauce is a little thin. The egg rolls are great too.The people at the counter are so...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.3
Jimmy's Family Restaurant 9635 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Jimmy's Family Restaurant
Family • $$

Jimmy's Family Restaurant

9635 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I've been coming here since I was very young. This has been one of our favorites for years. Great amothphere, nice people, and the food is great!...

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  • Good197 Reviews3.9
Epic Wings 9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Epic Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Epic Wings

9331 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Love love love this place. The wings are ALWAYS delicious. We "normally" order the family chicken tenders meal. That comes with 16 tenders, a huge...

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  • Good159 Reviews4.1

American Restaurants

American in Santee
Oaks Tavern and Kitchen 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Oaks Tavern and Kitchen
American • $$

Oaks Tavern and Kitchen

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

I can’t believe this was my first time eating here. I wish I had gone sooner! The food was delicious (it was hard to choose just 1 meal) and the wait staff...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.3
Buffalo Wild Wings 254 Town Center Pkwy, Santee
Buffalo Wild Wings
American • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

254 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071

Best choice when compared with other bww near sdsu . Spacious, no waiting time , quality in food . And especially u will get good spot even if u go on a game...

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  • Average253 Reviews3.1
Ranch House Restaurant 11510 Woodside Ave, Santee
Ranch House Restaurant
American • $

Ranch House Restaurant

11510 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

EAT HERE! Throwback to a bygone era of small diners! Wood tables, TV's with Price is Right and a server working her tail off to deliver exceptional...

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  • Good137 Reviews4.1

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Santee
Giant Pizza King 9614 Carlton Hills Blvd #1414, Santee
Giant Pizza King
Pizza • $$

Giant Pizza King

9614 Carlton Hills Blvd #1414, Santee, CA 92071

Just had our first taste of Foxs Pizza, The pizza was nice and hot, the ingredients were really good and the sauce is very well seasoned. We also tried their...

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  • Good109 Reviews4.2
Fox's Giant Pizza 8011 Mission Gorge Rd Ste H, Santee
Fox's Giant Pizza
Pizza • $

Fox's Giant Pizza

8011 Mission Gorge Rd Ste H, Santee, CA 92071

I feel like there are a lot of mixed reviews but I'm just going to erase this based on my experience. I had ordered a pretty basic pepperoni pizza with...

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  • Good135 Reviews4.1
Giant Bronx Pizza 8790 Cuyamaca St suite h, Santee
Giant Bronx Pizza
Pizza

Giant Bronx Pizza

8790 Cuyamaca St suite h, Santee, CA 92071

Friendly neighborhood pizzaria. They make larger in house tiramisu (yet to try) but that needs to be pre-ordered 1 day ahead. Else single serve is made by 3rd...

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  • Good119 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Santee
Ferny's Mexican Grill 10320 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Ferny's Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Ferny's Mexican Grill

10320 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

The Hot Cheeto Burrito on the "secret" menu is just absolutely bussin'. I just moved out to this hot ass arid-Mediterranean desert called El...

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  • Good215 Reviews4.1
Chili's Grill & Bar 9804 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Chili's Grill & Bar
Mexican • $$

Chili's Grill & Bar

9804 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

We had pretty good service. Order was made correct, although took a little longer than we'd like for it to come out. I hope mobile menus are only a...

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  • Good207 Reviews3.7
Estrada's Taco Shop 9630 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Estrada's Taco Shop
Mexican • $$

Estrada's Taco Shop

9630 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

I have Been going to This Estrada since it 1st open the 1st eastradas is the one by the Freeway entrance Was Opened 1980s That Should say How Good the Services...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.3

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Santee
Panda Country Restaurant 9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Panda Country Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Panda Country Restaurant

9621 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

The food was prepared quickly and was cooked well. We ordered the lemon chicken, almond chicken, garlic shrimp, and general tso's shrimp, and everything...

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  • Good202 Reviews3.8
Chai Waii Chinese Food 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee
Chai Waii Chinese Food
Chinese • $$

Chai Waii Chinese Food

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Love this little shop they make the food fast, the workers are kind and you always get what you pay for. We started coming here once a week to help support...

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  • Good92 Reviews3.6
Panda Express 9862 Mission Gorge Rd #g, Santee
Panda Express
Chinese • $

Panda Express

9862 Mission Gorge Rd #g, Santee, CA 92071

The service was quick, friendly, and accommodating. Venue was clean too. However, I've gotten food that didn't taste quite like I'm used to from...

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  • Good109 Reviews3.6

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Santee
Gor Gai Thai Kitchen - Santee 205 Town Center Pkwy, Santee
Gor Gai Thai Kitchen - Santee
Thai

Gor Gai Thai Kitchen - Santee

205 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071

LOVE this fairly new addition to the Santee restaurant community! Some of the best Pad Thai I've ever had and huge portions. Fast and friendly service....

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.5
Thai Thai - SANTEE 10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee
Thai Thai - SANTEE
Thai

Thai Thai - SANTEE

10251-B, Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Wow!! Just! Wow the food is amazing! The service is great! A hidden gem for sure! I had the pad thai! Bae had the pineapple curry and it was gone before we...

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  • Superb55 Reviews4.7
Asian Kitchen 9720 Mission Gorge Rd Suite D, Santee
Asian Kitchen
Thai

Asian Kitchen

9720 Mission Gorge Rd Suite D, Santee, CA 92071

Food was delicious and the portions are large. I ordered beef noodle soup and pad se ew. Both were enough to share with 2 people. The prices are very...

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  • Superb55 Reviews4.3

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Santee
Jack In The Box 9337 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Jack In The Box
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Jack In The Box

9337 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Orders are right on. Addicted to the loaded breakfast sandwich and the iced coffee! A non demanding attitude gets me the best service and hence to my food...

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  • Good130 Reviews3.7
Wienerschnitzel 9650 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Wienerschnitzel
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wienerschnitzel

9650 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Good food, better than City Heights. Fries were fresh and food was great. The shake was good, but drive-thru girl (black), was not so communicative. Other...

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  • Good120 Reviews3.6
Wendy's 9655 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

9655 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

100/100: In love with Wendy's California.First two photos are from this store. Second two photos are from Wendy's Florida. Common.... You have to be...

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  • Good139 Reviews3.3
Submarina California Subs Santee 9713 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Submarina California Subs Santee
Sandwich Shop • $

Submarina California Subs Santee

9713 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

I got the tuna on wheat bread, this place has the best wheat bread I've ever had! The tuna is really yummy and with avocado it's even better! The...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.6
Jersey Mike's Subs 9331 Mission Gorge Rd Stuite 110, Santee
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Jersey Mike's Subs

9331 Mission Gorge Rd Stuite 110, Santee, CA 92071

I usually try to order online because we have a big family. We decided to stop by and the staff was extremely helpful with all of our sandwiches. Didn't...

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  • Good100 Reviews3.7
Subway 50 Town Center Pkwy Suite D, Santee
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

50 Town Center Pkwy Suite D, Santee, CA 92071

Had the best experience at this Subway. Came in with an unusual order for my kid's and the woman who helped me was super friendly and kind. She was very...

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  • Average99 Reviews3.2

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in Santee
Pho Ca Dao Restaurant 9535 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee
Pho Ca Dao Restaurant
Vietnamese • $

Pho Ca Dao Restaurant

9535 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Super delicious. I did wait a bit before entering, it was definitely worth it. Servers are pretty quick and food doesn't take too long to come out either....

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  • Good249 Reviews3.7
Pho Van 2 8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee
Pho Van 2
Vietnamese

Pho Van 2

8790 Cuyamaca St suite k, Santee, CA 92071

VERY HIGH 5 STAR!!! Holy moly the customer service is OUTSTANDING!!! I cannot believe it. So I am home with a stomach bug and my very dear friend offered to...

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Pho Mai Cali 9888 N Magnolia Ave, Santee
Pho Mai Cali
Vietnamese

Pho Mai Cali

9888 N Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

First time at Pho Mai Cali. I'm not a fan of Pho, but my husband loves it. He got the filet pho, and he thought it was very good. We got the appetizer...

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  • Superb70 Reviews4.7