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Prado at Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #69 of 4,046 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 6th Avenue
Description: Set in the rich landscape and 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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Westminster, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband thought his hamburger was overpriced and mediocre. He thought the bread in the bun was hard as a rock. Also he was not happy with the service and it was 2:30 in the afternoon when we had lunch so the patio was not full. I really enjoyed my market salad with all the good vegetables including beets, corn,... More

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Oceanside, California, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife & I had lunch there this past Sat. Our first time (won’t be our last). Seated immediately. The décor & ambiance was superb. Greeted immediately by our waiter. Ordered a pomegranate margarita (awesome). Ordered Tomato basil soup & sandwich…delicious…Fries Too!! I highly recommend this fine establishment & I hope to return soon. You should GO!!

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San Diego
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

For lunch, inside or at fresco, you will enjoy a great meal, good service and the perfect ambiance in San Diego. At dinner even a better experience, do not miss it!

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Geneva, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After the visit of the lovely Museums in the beautiful Balboa Park, it was a good surprise to have an al fresco lunch on the terrace. Without a reservation, we did not have to wait long for a nice table.Absolutely perfect service. Delicious salads, specially the one with the shrimps. Don't miss the fresh fruit juices. Recommended.

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San Diego, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have lived in San Diego over 25yrs and The Prado is one of our very favorite places to eat. Whenever we are visiting Balboa Park we will try to work in a meal here. The service, food, and decor are just wonderful.

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

has a great brunch for Mother's Day , Easter .... outdoor patio seating over looks wooded area of Balboa Park

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San Marcos, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Prado is a great place for lunch in the middle of Balboa park. The service and food are very good and the atmosphere is great.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been here on several occasions, but I'm done. I took my mom for mother's day, food choice was not great and very cheap champagne, and how do I now, because I got an instant headache. I also took my mom for Thanksgiving Day which wasn't as bad to be honest. Obviously in a prime location, the atmosphere is actually... More

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Everything about this place is excellent. First of all it's in the middle of Balboa Park! It indoor atmosphere is casual elegance. Beautiful art pieces everywhere. The bar just inside the door is a stop and take in the souls that must have walked its floors. There isn't anything on the menu that wasn't prepared perfectly. It's most certainly one... More

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San Diego, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great for lunch or dinner in Balboa park Fun memu in restzurant and bar Lots of reservations Lots of great decor inside and out Always go to before old globe theater Grammy Sharon

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Additional Information about Prado at Balboa Park

Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-557-9441
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American

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