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El Vitral Restaurant

815 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7194 (Downtown)
619-236-9420
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Ranked #1,453 of 3,981 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Corner Of 8th & J Street
Description: The restaurant is known for its traditional Mexican cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Some of their famous homemade dishes include a selection of moles, flour tortillas, and spicy guacamole de tomatillo. Along with the gourmet cuisine, El Vitral’s fine selection of cocktails are made with homemade syrups and infused with fresh Mexican flavors.
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Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't exist any more, at this location is now restaurant southpaw. Good burgers and beers. Nice staff, very friendly...

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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Interesting combinations of flavors mixing Mexican and other styles (blue cheese, bacon guacamole...), reasonably priced, nice modern interior that is spacious but comfortable.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Had dinner here by myself early in the evening, service was good: fast and friendly. Food (taco's with beer battered Mahi and coleslaw) and cocktail (pear margarita) were great. Didn't feel uncomfortable by myself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We just visited for the second time tonight and the food was great both times. The service was so different however. The first visit was incredible and almost magical. On this visit our waitress Maricela was so unaccommodating. The listing here says vegan friendly, but there was no way Maricela was going to help us with that. She was having... More

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longtallsally
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great food and service. Beside petco park, we ate outside and soaked up the atmosphere of the ball game. Great margaritas....east side coolers...yum! would definately recommend. Great tip given by one of our tour guides

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Clovis, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

My wife and I ate dinner and we were treated like royalty. We felt like we knew the staff for years on our first visit. The Costillas Tacos are to die for! The Churro desert is the best Churro I have ever had. The Tequila selection is topnotch as well.

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Okay, where do I start.... the best thing about this place is the location, right behind Petco Park you can see partially onto the field. The bar is a good size we had a couple of drinks and snacks. Service was good (we were the only ones in there) but the employees spent a lot of time talking about how... More

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Galati, Romania
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15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I was there with some friends-one of us had good refernces about this restaurant from the concierge of Grand Hyatt hotel San Diego.It was a nice place ,cosy place,good atmosphere,the food was very good-try Beef with enchellados-very tasty-20$!The wine was good -15 $ a glass,also marguerita-very good-13$.Nice place to go with your friends!I,ll be back.Please note that they have already... More

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Newbury Park
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The restaurant is located on the edge of Petco Park with a view of the field. There are a variety of tequilas to taste and great dishes on the menu. The lighting at the bar is very dramatic, the restaurant is very clean and inviting. We enjoyed several appetizers which were fantastic and unlike any I had before. The Huaraches... More

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Vermont
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20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This restaurant had a nice ambiance and overlooked Petco Park. The food was really tasty as were the margarita's (they had their own menu), the service was also excellent!

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