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Pampas Bar & Grill

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8690 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
+1 858-278-5971
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Argentinian Steak house, Great Food, their steaks are obviously their specialty and live up to their expectations. On the weekends they have Tango dancers, which adds to the ambiance and experience.

Thank Mike N
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually go there for my birthday. The Skirt Steak (Entrania Roquefort) and fries are always very good but the last two years I ordered Bife de Chorizo (Grilled New York Strip Steak). This cut is supposed to taste great but either time I was very disappointed.

Thank jeaeaglin
Hayward, California
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73 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Daughter took us for lunch. Nice decor and excellent food, of course mainly meat-based as Argentinian. Service is pleasant. Start with the empanadas.

Thank Nino L
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a great experience, with great service! Dinner was divine and the Tango show was a blast! Drinks were a little over priced but who care when you are having that much fun! You have to try this place a least once.

Thank Gretchen L
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The service was great- I walked in, was seated by a friendly gentleman, who immediately discussed the menu. I asked for recommendations on the menu, which I then followed. The service was great, friendly and accompanied by amazing, tasty food. I really recommend the skirt steak- cooked to perfection and buttery tender. Sangria was very good, and the empanadas are... More 

1 Thank herpdoc
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is an Argentinian cuisine. The first time I had the best Mojito, second time a pitcher of Sangria so fruity and tasty. Empanadas and Camarones Al Aji for appetizers. Have to admit, both time I had the filet with a crusty pistachio and blue cheese for my main entry. For dessert had panqueques con Dulce de leche, delicious, the... More 

Thank CliffMargie
la mesa
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

ate here for the third time tonight, on my birthday. after many trips to argentina, i'm often skeptical of argentine restaurants in the states that don't serve authentic food; but this place is the real deal. an authentic menu (and ingredients), with excellent flavors. and really wonderful service.

1 Thank markoestreicher
Carlsbad, California
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We met some friends for lunch at Pampas Bar and Grill recently and were pleasantly surprised at the good food they offered as a lunch special. I had their steak sandwich and my wife had a steak dish. Each came with side salads and drink. Although we weren't there for the evening show, nonetheless, our wait staff kept us smiling... More 

Thank Sagres96
Brunswick, Georgia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I was there last week for an after work business dinner and enjoyed it. Good service, good selection. I would go again for sure.

Thank Charles T
Fountain Valley, California
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Pampas Bar abd Grill is a favorite lunchtime haunt in Kearney Mesa. Great salads, wonderful garlic french fries, tempting empanadas and simply flavorful beef will have you at the first bite. There are daily lunch and dinner specials. There are Evening performances of Argentine dancing. (check the schedule on their website

2 Thank Michael N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8690 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-278-5971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?