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Berta's Latin Cuisine

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Fri, 12/14
8:00 PM
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Chilean Empanadas
Baked beef, onions, olives raisins, and eggs
Tortilla a la Española
Traditional Spanish tapas made with potatoes, eggs, feta cheese, onions and herbs, sautéed in olive oil. served with fresh tomato salsa
Spanish Pincho Moruno
Grilled lamb marinated with garlic, parsley, oregano, saffron, onion and black pepper
Papas Choriadas
Similar to Huancaina. Red potatoes with a spicy feta cheese sauce containing onions, tumeric, lemon, white pepper, and three kinds of chiles
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Latin, Central American, Spanish, Chilean, Colombian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An early December lunch in Old Town San Diego. Came here on a friend’s recommendation and was not disappointed. Friendly wait staff, outdoor seating, good service. The quest empanada started the meal off well followed by the fricasse del pollo. Portions were just right.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Berta U, Owner at Berta's Latin Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words!! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Very overrated because the service is lacking. Food was OK/good but not enough spice for my Latin American wife. Tip: Peruvian lamb stew was spicy enough for me. When you order, make sure there is plenty of HOT SAUCE on the table!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank djemcee
Berta U, Owner at Berta's Latin Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi Matt - I am sorry to heard that you were disappointed with the service. We are always working hard to improve our customer service. We hope to see you again and don't hesitate to tell us how we can make your experience more pleasant.

Reviewed November 3, 2018

We happened into Old Town on dia de los meuertos. We were looking for something Mexcian or Latin and came to Berta's based on TripAdvisor reviews and proximity to where we parked. What a find. It is an established Old Town establishment without a lot...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Berta U, Owner at Berta's Latin Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you Stephen! We are glad that you enjoyed your lunch and had a good time with us. We hope to see you again when you come back to San Diego! Sending best wishes.

Reviewed October 24, 2018

Berta is the the very excellent owner, her staff is fabulous, and, to sum it up, I'm asking her to cater our wedding reception.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Berta U, Owner at Berta's Latin Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you michelepK8851TP! We are glad that you had a wonderful time in our restaurant. We are always working to provide the best quality and service for our guests. Hoping to see you again soon!! Berta.

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Character little restaurant tucked away in Old Town. Delicious authentic homemade South American food. Much better then the big touristy Mexican restaurant located in Old Town. Great service. Sweetest waitress ever. Accomadated us when ask for guacamole with chips. Had only tortillas on menu but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phyllis S
Berta U, Owner at Berta's Latin Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you, Phyllis, for the kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant, and look forward to seeing you again! Sending best wishes.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Found this gem of a restaurant on Yelp. Despite the restaurant being empty when we arrived around 5:00, we had the best time with the best tasting Latin food. We were served and waited on by Berta herself which was a joy. She shared that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Riles13
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Cozy and feels like visiting someone's home, we enjoyed a fabulous meal featuring a lot of new flavours and dishes we hadn't experienced before. A little off the main tourist area, it's a welcome oasis that moves at a slower pace - we really appreciated...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jon P
Reviewed August 29, 2018

PROS: Authentic South American food -- not at all like Mexican. One of few places serving lamb. Cons: Overshadowed by big flashy Tacos and Tequila place nearby -- this one not flashy -- just very unique !

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We happened upon Berta's and after reading the menu stayed for dinner. It is a small restaurant in a cottage and everything about it was charming and authentic. The hostess (Berte?) was very gracious. Our dinners (I had lamb and rice, and my husband had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pam And John C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This restaurant has everything it needs to be successful. Location, charm, atmosphere. What is lacking is professional management and skilled kitchen staff. We were greeted by a grumpy hostess who handed us menus and told us to sit wherever we wanted. Eventually the server came...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Daniel A
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