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Terra American Bistro

7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 293-7088
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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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English first
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
Top Contributor
671 reviews 671 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
1,351 helpful votes 1,351 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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San Diego, California, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Amazing food, service & drinks. Roasted beet salad is exquisite, as is everything else but save room for dessert

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Wow...what a lovely surprise. I organized an event for 25 people and Chef Jeff was extremely helpful and willing to collaborate when I had to choose the menu. Food fresh, excellent quality and staff impeccable and very gentle. Thanks Chef Jeff for making my event a nice experience. I will be back

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Santee, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I hope that Terra will get better in its new location. On a busy Friday night, things can go wrong. But, the quality of the food completely overshadows indifferent service and kitchen errors. Kudos to Chef Jeff for assembling a world-class menu. The server, Nick, seemed to be elsewhere. The kitchen had apparently made a mistake with the order, so... More

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