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The Prado at Balboa Park

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1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1660 (6th Avenue)
+1 619-557-9441
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two couples on vacation and one night we ate dinner at The Prado. We sat outside on the portico and when it got a little chilly our waiter turned on the heat lamp for us. The food was delicious, the setting was lovely and the wait staff was attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting... More 

Thank Maureen K
Golden, Colorado
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to this restaurant in several years, and we had some time off the other day so we went in for lunch on their patio (totally beautiful by the way). Service was excellent. Food was good and the portions are large. All in all, it was as good as its always been. We'll be back (again ...).

Thank Stephen G
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a beautiful evening on my birthday having a delicious meal. The service is always great! We also LOVE to go to happy hour at the bar before attending the theatre!

Thank LegallyDiva
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here for lunch twice, both times I visited Balboa Park (which is an amazing place.) This place offers the perfect place to take a restful break while wandering the park. The food is delicious, particularly the Tortilla Soup (my companion loved the Tomato Basil too) and the sandwiches were very good. I loved being able to eat outside... More 

Thank Barbara B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about The Prado before we visited Balboa Park, and it was even better than I expected! We ate outside on the patio on a beautiful day. It was a fantastic lunch! The service was great, the food was terrific, and the adult beverage was greatly enjoyed.

Thank barbara h
Manchester, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of food served in this restaurant is brilliant. Fresh, nutritious, and very tasty. We had to wait for a outside table, however not long. Great service

Thank gillian p
South America
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435 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish tacos are incredible. Great service and nice place. Totally recommend this place. The prices are not that cheap, around 15 each main dish.

Thank AAppa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing, great wine selection and drinks. Service is amazing and just a great place to experience. I would definitely recommend!

Thank Mturk13
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have wanted to eat here for years, while traveling to the area. It's typically packed, so we resort to other options. This time we decided to give it a go. To begin, the setting is beautiful, and the mai tai was one of the best I've ever had. Our waiter was charismatic and funny and he made our visit... More 

Thank Candace T
san diego
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only thing when we went to dinner a few weeks ago, the waiter forgot to bring us an order. He was very apologetic and we shared what we had and it was fine. It was the first time someone has been distracted and we have not had really great service. The food was good, and ambiance is fabulous. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Mediterranean, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
    (6th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-557-9441
Set in the rich landscape of 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?