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Pampas Bar & Grill

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8690 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
+1 858-278-5971
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

The service was great- I walked in, was seated by a friendly gentleman, who immediately discussed the menu. I asked for recommendations on the menu, which I then followed. The service was great, friendly and accompanied by amazing, tasty food. I really recommend the skirt steak- cooked to perfection and buttery tender. Sangria was very good, and the empanadas are... More 

1 Thank herpdoc
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is an Argentinian cuisine. The first time I had the best Mojito, second time a pitcher of Sangria so fruity and tasty. Empanadas and Camarones Al Aji for appetizers. Have to admit, both time I had the filet with a crusty pistachio and blue cheese for my main entry. For dessert had panqueques con Dulce de leche, delicious, the... More 

Thank CliffMargie
la mesa
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

ate here for the third time tonight, on my birthday. after many trips to argentina, i'm often skeptical of argentine restaurants in the states that don't serve authentic food; but this place is the real deal. an authentic menu (and ingredients), with excellent flavors. and really wonderful service.

1 Thank markoestreicher
Carlsbad, California
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016

We met some friends for lunch at Pampas Bar and Grill recently and were pleasantly surprised at the good food they offered as a lunch special. I had their steak sandwich and my wife had a steak dish. Each came with side salads and drink. Although we weren't there for the evening show, nonetheless, our wait staff kept us smiling... More 

Thank Sagres96
Brunswick, Georgia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

I was there last week for an after work business dinner and enjoyed it. Good service, good selection. I would go again for sure.

Thank Charles T
Fountain Valley, California
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Pampas Bar abd Grill is a favorite lunchtime haunt in Kearney Mesa. Great salads, wonderful garlic french fries, tempting empanadas and simply flavorful beef will have you at the first bite. There are daily lunch and dinner specials. There are Evening performances of Argentine dancing. (check the schedule on their website

2 Thank Michael N
so cal
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275 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016

We went on a Saturday night when they have dinner and a tango show. The good news is that the meal was better than expected with nice choices for a three course meal, although the meat was generally undercooked. The so-called show consisted of 5 or 6 dances by various couples. They were dancing in a small area in a... More 

2 Thank xsteves
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. The food was delicious, and had a great Argentine flair to it. The caramelized onions were a wonderful surprise on both the appetizer and my main course! It's a little off the "beaten-path" but is worth the travel.

Thank seanmcahill
San Diego, California
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2015

ambience was quiet as that was sunday evening. ordered 1. PICADA A LA MARADONA - Caramelized onions, Pesto sauce & Chevre cheese with a toasted French Baguette. full of flavors with melted cheese - Must try. 2.LAMB PATAGONICO - Imported Rack of Lamb marinated in herbs & grilled to perfection. Served w/ a roasted garlic & rosemary demiglace sauce. well... More 

Thank sudipk
San Diego, CA
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have been at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed, the food is always great, mostly meat of course, but also the empanadas are really authentic (I should know, I'm from Argentina) and the desserts, specially the flan and "dulce de leche" crepes are oustanding. The service is the best, everybody in the staff is cordial and... More 

1 Thank fredyair

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8690 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-278-5971

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?