Farmer's Table - La Mesa

4.3
1313 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Located in the heart and soul of La Mesa, we are sure you’ll agree that Farmer’s Table is a worthy complement to East County’s emerging culinary culture. We invite you to let the natural flavors you’ll experience here speak for themselves.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always my go to restaurant. Father’s Day’s menu was meh?
But the cocktails never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were told that there was a special Father’s Day menu. After ordering, we saw other people ordering off the regular menu which was a little upsetting. In addition, my steak, was supposed to be medium rare and it came out closer to medium and was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Father’s Day. We were seated at 4:15 and were served our entree around 5:45. The restaurant was not very busy. (About 5 tables indoor). Our salmon was overcooked. Our waitress only checked on us when our food was served (3x) during the two and a half hours we were there. So, we couldn’t order more drinks. The food was mediocre. Tables seated after us got their food before us. The restaurant was hot inside. It was expensive for a mediocre experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting at the bar. Great location great cocktails and food

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vipKellyS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve been here many times. Nice space, but our service wasn’t great. It was slow, our glasses of water were slammed on the table… didn’t seem inviting as an overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service is important. The waitress forgot our drink and then when the meal was brought to our table, she forgot the toast. We had to ask for the butter and jelly when that was forgotten as well. I see a theme of forgetfulness.
I have eaten here many times and was disappointed with the service. It will be awhile before I want to go back.

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Corym
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mesa Farmers table never disappoints. The Sautéed Octopus was fantastic and well garnished. Cocktails were top notch.

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MaryR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday breakfast!

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LoriB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Accommodation of large party was fantastic. Order for food over 1 hour. Time to get check was another 30/40 mins. Overall breakfast time was 2.5 to 3 hours. Too long but food was great

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freckle22
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were behind a party of 22 and the service was still great! The staff was attentive, accommodating and friendly. The food and bloody Mary’s were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I heard wonderful things about this restaurant so I definitely wanted to go. I booked my reservation at 8:35 pm last night and verified that the restaurant would be open until 10:00 pm. I scheduled our reservation for 8:45 pm and arrived at 8:39pm. We were seated by the bartender because the hostess was not present. Before we could even sit down, a waiter approached us and said that the kitchen was closed? He just said sorry and walked away. I was very irritated to say the least. Why would there be open reservations available and why was I told the restaurant wouldn’t close until 10:00pm? The overall experience was very disappointing.

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MichelleL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always wonderful food that is quite imaginative. Our server seemed a little overwhelmed, but was very professional. The weather was perfect to sit outside. Will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband wanted an early dinner somewhere new and my son recommended this place previously for a brunch we had. (I didn’t even know this place did dinner too) my brunch with my son’s family was great so I told my husband we should try Farmers Table.

Oh wow! It was a fabulous experience. Decor was super farmhouse cool.

My husband ordered a custom made calzone and I ordered the special which was halibut. His calzone was HUGE and my Halibut was the best I ever had and I am a big halibut lover. I pretty much licked the plate.

My husband also order the Brussel sprouts as an appetizer and they were cooked with figs. What a tasty combination.

We will be back. We will bring family and friends! This will be my favorite go to place when I want to spoil myself (which is a lot) or when I want to impress someone.

Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoying going to Farmers Table in La Mesa

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Efamily
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, food was excellent and the service was great.

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TimL
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the restaurants downtown and on the coast were packed, so we decided to head into La Mesa. . . what a great idea. . . great food, super friendly service, cheery spot, and best of all, not packed and high pressure or fast paced. . . a nice family dinner spot it was.

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vipDean
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pasta, great subtlety in taste variations. Wonderful, casual ambiance!

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viprjvr1954
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner as always....great to be able to go back and enjoy a good meal

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Hawk
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came here to celebrate our son’s HS graduation for brunch. The front desk starter was very polite and accommodating as well as our server. We ended up changing tables to a better spot with no issue. The food tasted great and had a nice portion size. Will definitely be back to explore more menu options.

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EdisB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner, food outstanding. Waiter was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Service was very slow, messed up 3 omelettes

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Irene
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So nice to be able to get out and enjoy dinner and family!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was outstanding but the service was deathly slow and they didn’t anticipate anything, had to ask for basic things like appetizer plates, salt, to order, water refills. I will return and hope it’s a little better next time.

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GreggB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food...love their salads and flatbreads!! Pretty dang loud...but what would one expect with the excitement of getting out after being locked up for soooo long!!

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vipJamesA
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Nice portions

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had pizza, salads and cocktails and they were all delicious! Service was great.

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vipConnieV
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reliving our first date by coming back to this restaurant and was completely disappointed from the beginning. The hostess was rude and took a reservation midway through our check in. We were sat in back corner of the restaurant, behind the restrooms despite our special occasion request. The food was mediocre and in the end having to pay $100 for a meal that wasn’t worth a fraction of that. First time 2-1/2 yrs ago was a charm but we will NOT be back.

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mpfc
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t sure what I was to expect but the food was delicious

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KarenV
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Both the ambiance and food are usually good. This time my pork chop was way over cooked. Dry and even hard to cut but the appetizer and service were great. We will be back

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vipCharlesR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This restaurant overbooks reservations, this was our third visit with reservations and had a 30 minute wait to be seated each time.
Food was good, service not so good. Manager did attempt to explain the wait and offered complimentary deserts but overall not a good feeling.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is my 3rd visit, 2 for breakfast and 1st foe dinner. Nothing changed. PreCovid and almost post Covid experience is the same. Slow service, food needs flavor, great presentation but overall average for the pricing.

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JoeG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I can understand the lack of salt and pepper at the table but pepper mills have usually only been handled by wait staff anyway. Tiny packages of pepper are silly, larger packs can be had at McDonald's. Bring your own S&P!

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ChristinaG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service. The seats were directly in the sun so you were squinting the whole time but other than that, everything was great

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vipSuzanneT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food. Poor service again. Tried lunch this time because of location. Not again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Food! This a nice place to have a big group.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s always pleasant! Food is never disappointing!

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Alpiner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Interesting menu, good cocktails and wine very tasty food. We dined outside and it was very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love their GF pizza! In fact, I have to have one once a week. Their dough is light and airy - just like a wheat dough, and then wood fired. So good!

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gooch
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went around happy hour time: initially when we got there, we waited to be seated because no one was at the front. But, there were employees everywhere inside, so I’m pretty sure one of them noticed we were standing there! When we were seated, the only food items available were pizza, soup and salads. No appetizers. We were bummed, but ok. Overall, the food and drinks were good. The restaurant is really cute inside and the bathroom was clean. Our servers were friendly as well.

One note: check the hidden happy hour deal: order two drinks off the regular drink list and you get a free pizza. (They never said that when we ordered)

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johns
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Birthday
Celebrating

Waited long to get food
We were told that there were only two servers
She was very kind, just long wait sitting with two kids not very pleasant

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Farmer's Table - La Mesa is rated 4.3 stars by 1313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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