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“Be there on a Saturday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Prado

El Prado
San Diego, CA (Downtown)
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$36*
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Ranked #59 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: This bustling walking area on the east side of Balboa Park is home to many museums.
San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Be there on a Saturday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Take a rest and escape to the Casa del Prado. If it's Saturday, you will hear some fabulous music floating from the second floor. It's the musicians of San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory learning and rehearsing. With ages from five on up, there something for all ages to enjoy and the rehearsals are open to the public. But be polite as you slip into an empty seat. These students value their focused learning environment.

Visited August 2012
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English first
El Cajon, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The Prado”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

It is sooo relaxing to walk. Great place for a date :o)

Visited February 2012
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miami beach, florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“ok at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

heard wonderful things abour el prado, the view was great, the crowd great......BUT......i ordered through the servers recommendation a specialty burger with again, a specialty martini, again recommended by the server.
burger was like sand.......except perhaps a bit dryer.........
the martini was warm and weaker than weak with the martini glass less than 1/2 full.
heard wonderful things about this place, especially from the hyatt regency's concierges..but it was not good at all.
the view was great though......
that is the best i can say about this experience.

Visited June 2012
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El Cajon, California
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46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful environment for drinks or food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The Spanish/Moorish influence is wonderfully executed with fountains and terraces dripping with colorful flowers. The bar always has interesting tapas and drinks. A pleasant respite!

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San Diego
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“My boss had his wedding here, and rain fell from my eyes because it's para, para, paradise.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Coldplay wrote the song "Paradise" after visiting this venue. The food, is so good, you'll savor every bite. The setting is much like an old California mission. Walking into the El Prado, you'll notice the architecture and well designed building which makes this experience more enjoyable. I was so surprised about this location/venue, I'll think maybe in the future to possibly make this my wedding spot as well.

Visited November 2011
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