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The Prado at Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-557-9441
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for their "date night special". 2 salads, 2 mains and a bottle of wine for less than $50. On top of that, the food and service were both top notch - in fact better than "high end" restaurants I've eaten in in the USA....More

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't forget to make a reservation although the place is much bigger than it looks from the outside. Our reservation was for 5:15, Sunday afternoon, and the place was packed! Though most people chose to sit outside, we stayed inside and found the avant garde...More

Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I took a break from the museums and head to The Prado for lunch. We were seated outside on the terrace. The weather was perfect. I ordered the baby beet salad and my husband ordered the fish tacos. Both dishes were top...More

Thank Azsunshinelover
Reviewed 1 week ago

how can you top a place like San Diego and the Balboa Park sights. Great food and drinks. Just wander around and enjoy the vista.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

110 year old building in Balboa park with beautiful bar and outside patio.Great Happy Hour people complain about prices but they are average for California. food was good. Parking is scarce but there are free trams running throughout Balboa park until 8 PM Valet parking...More

Thank John Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a Wed. night about 5:45 pm and the patio & dining room were 25% full,and the bar crowded (for happy hour). We sat on the patio and informed hostess & waitress that we needed to be out in an hour for the "Night...More

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there during a holiday weekend and we still got seated right away. We enjoyed a pitcher of Sangria and several different menu items. No one was disappointed! This was just a perfect place to grab lunch while visiting Balboa Park, and next time...More

Thank AlaskaBound10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though there was a very large crowd, our service was extremely efficient and professional. Our waiter was well informed about the menu and the bar - recommending various items. The food was well prepared and service hot, but not over cooked. Highly recommend this...More

Thank BJK55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful atmosphere. Sat right away and outside on the patio, which is quite lovely! Food was fantastic; definitely on the higher end of dining and not your typical touristy establishment. Hummus and flatbread were complimentary and the food was delicious! We had the grilled prime...More

Thank Olivia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant in the middle of the park is worth waiting for. The atmosphere is great and the food is wonderful. I had the sangria and it was delicious. The sandwiches comes with fries and your choice of sides. We wish we had ordered one...More

Thank Burmeister
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Nicole P
8 May 2017|
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Response from pspeerit | Reviewed this property |
Probably. I don't know for sure, but they are very accommodating and their byword is "absolutely. So ask. It's an excellent restaurant.
Marilyn L
19 February 2017|
Response from SMGrandma | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember, but you might be able to access their menu online for more details.
Jerome B
10 February 2017|
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Response from CohnRestaurantGroup | Property representative |
Hi Jerome, Our chefs are happy to prepare or modify an existing item (if possible) to make it vegan. Please ask your server before ordering and you can also feel free to ask for a Manager as well if that makes things... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
    (6th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-557-9441
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Set in the rich landscape of finely manicured gardens, the Prado Restaurant is located at the historic House of Hospitality in the center of San Diego's famous Balboa Park.
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