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“Good but not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Prado at Balboa Park

The Prado at Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
619-557-9441
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Ranked #58 of 3,705 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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221 reviews 221 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The setting was probably our favorite part, enjoying patio dining on a sunny afternoon. While the food was good, we had been expecting amazing, so there was a small letdown. The staff was polite and accommodating but our server was very slow. This is our least favorite Cohn restaurant to date.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Aztec, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Pricy but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great food and great service. Felt a little out of place with my son. But they didn't seem to mind. Good food and great variety.

Visited October 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Restaurant, Fabulous Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was a wonderful restaurant, we were warmly welcomed and very well looked after. The food was superb as was the location.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Great spot for a meal outside overlooking the Japanese Gardens.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I really like this place but it is in Balboa Park so make sure you know what is going on as it affects parking and how busy the restaurant is. I avoid it when I know it's busy. The menu has a wide variety of items and it is not unreasonable. I bring out of towners here when we go to the park and they have all loved it!! When it is busy service will be slow. This is not a place to get a quick meal so relax and enjoy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Redondo Beach, California
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“Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Fabulous up close art from very famous artists!!
The staff are very friendly and helpful.
We practically had the place to ourselves !!

Visited August 2013
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