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El Vitral Restaurant - CLOSED

815 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7194
+1 619-236-9420
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Mar 16, 2014
“Doesn't exist any more”
Dec 29, 2012
“Pleasant and different”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
815 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7194
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't exist any more, at this location is now restaurant southpaw. Good burgers and beers. Nice staff, very friendly...

Thank christian264
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Interesting combinations of flavors mixing Mexican and other styles (blue cheese, bacon guacamole...), reasonably priced, nice modern interior that is spacious but comfortable.

Thank DiggerNL
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Had dinner here by myself early in the evening, service was good: fast and friendly. Food (taco's with beer battered Mahi and coleslaw) and cocktail (pear margarita) were great. Didn't feel uncomfortable by myself.

Thank hcv-2009
Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We just visited for the second time tonight and the food was great both times. The service was so different however. The first visit was incredible and almost magical. On this visit our waitress Maricela was so unaccommodating. The listing here says vegan friendly, but...More

Thank Julsgc
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great food and service. Beside petco park, we ate outside and soaked up the atmosphere of the ball game. Great margaritas....east side coolers...yum! would definately recommend. Great tip given by one of our tour guides

Thank l0ngtallsally
Reviewed August 25, 2012

My wife and I ate dinner and we were treated like royalty. We felt like we knew the staff for years on our first visit. The Costillas Tacos are to die for! The Churro desert is the best Churro I have ever had. The Tequila...More

Thank mbhill62
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Okay, where do I start.... the best thing about this place is the location, right behind Petco Park you can see partially onto the field. The bar is a good size we had a couple of drinks and snacks. Service was good (we were the...More

Thank Julie N
Reviewed March 28, 2012

I was there with some friends-one of us had good refernces about this restaurant from the concierge of Grand Hyatt hotel San Diego.It was a nice place ,cosy place,good atmosphere,the food was very good-try Beef with enchellados-very tasty-20$!The wine was good -15 $ a glass,also...More

Thank SiaoWun
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The restaurant is located on the edge of Petco Park with a view of the field. There are a variety of tequilas to taste and great dishes on the menu. The lighting at the bar is very dramatic, the restaurant is very clean and inviting....More

Thank SgtWife
Reviewed March 11, 2012

This restaurant had a nice ambiance and overlooked Petco Park. The food was really tasty as were the margarita's (they had their own menu), the service was also excellent!

Thank VTtravelbug17
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7194
    (Corner Of 8th & J Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-236-9420
  • E-mail
The restaurant is known for its traditional Mexican cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Some of their famous homemade dishes include a selection of moles, flour tortillas, and spicy guacamole de tomatillo. Along with the gourmet cuisine, El Vitral’s fine selection of cocktails are made with homemade syrups and infused with fresh Mexican flavors.
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