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Terra American Bistro

7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 293-7088
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Ranked #488 of 4,046 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: El Cajon and 71st St
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Loreto, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The food was amazing. The service was great. The neighborhood is a little shady, so when we went to eat there it was surprising to find an upscale eatery had moved into the area. The chef is top notch. It gets crowded for a reason. Full bar and they serve breakfast on the weekends.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

5 of us dined on a Tuesday night. We made reservations @530 and only a few tables were taken - but full by 7:30. Our waitress was bubbly, knew the menu & offered several recommendations to the 2 of us first timers. We ordered a salad (goat cheese, beets, arugula ) & entree. We're not from the coast - so... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our service experience was so bad that I suspect that it was just a one-time apparition. We had a reservation (Friday @ 6:45) and were seated promptly. However, we watched as many tables around us were seated later but were attended to by wait staff while we waited 10-15 minutes before our server finally made her first appearance. We ordered... More

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San diego Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a very small but cozy place to enjoy a good meal. Everything is fresh and scrumptious. Drinks are very tasty and they have great service.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while now and I finally did. Wish I would have tried it sooner. The food was wonderful. 4 of us had dinner including appetizers. We all tried each others meals and it was all good. I will definitely be back to try some other dishes that sounded good. Even the... More

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Orange, Virginia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had enjoyed Terra so much two years ago that we made this our first dinner stop on this trip to San Diego. It was still very good, but perhaps not as good as the first time. Of course that might have something to do with the fact that I was all set for their over-the-top lobster mac and cheese... More

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san diego california
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Terra American Bistro is located in a less than desirable part of San Diego on El Cajon Blvd across from Ace Budget Motel. As the 4 of us walked to the front door, we thought it was closed, probably do to the darkly tinted windows and the fact that it was barely 5PM. We entered and had 5:15 reservations. The... More

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A bit noisy and if crowded a bit tight around the bar. Had the swordfish special: excellent. The mini jars are cute and tasy but I would save my $ for the entree. if sharing with a group of friends then the mini jars and small plates are the way to go. Serevice is very attentive. Lots of hard surfaces... More

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Arroyo Grande, California, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

These guys have Thanksgiving down to a science. Great menu offerings and service. The chef/owner visited all of the tables several times during the course of the evening and was a gracious host. This place rocks! Five Stars baby!

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San Diego, California
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672 reviews 672 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
1,358 helpful votes 1,358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I came here several months ago for lunch with a friend that lived in the area. I kept meaning to come back but I I don't live so close to this place and it's a bit of a hike just to eat. (I live in the Rancho Santa Fe area). But I kept raving about my lunch here and I... More

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Additional Information about Terra American Bistro

Address: 7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
Phone Number: (619) 293-7088
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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