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This bustling walking area on the east side of Balboa Park is home to many museums.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
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“spanish style” (2 reviews)
“balboa park” (10 reviews)
San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The El Prado restaurant at sunset is a must visit. We loved our lingering meal sharing multiple small dishes including salads, soups and chicken tenders. The outdoor setting overlooking the gardens is delighful

Thank Balidude
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and fun decor restaurant with delicious food. Carne asado tacos were delish! Hamburger was flavorful as was the spicy calamari fries. Great kids menu too- all in the heart of Balboa Park.

Thank Nortfamily
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I hadn't been to El Prado for a couple of years and went there for lunch yesterday, While the venue and decor were quite pleasant, if not a bit faded, the food wasn't as good as it once was. Please El Prado, don't be so...More

Thank KFM214
Reviewed 20 July 2017

El Prado is like the highlight of Balboa Park, with an array of Spanish style buildings on both sides of the promenade. It's quite fun walk, great for all ages, good for any weather, and fun for everyone. The avenue is never short of various...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This was one to the most famous museums in san diego and a truly great place to visit. Be prepared for a lot of people and activity.

1  Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 30 March 2016

If you try to get into the dining room for lunch you will likely need to wait for 30 minutes or more. No problem; just go into the bar area to the right where there are almost always tables because they don't suggest this option....More

Thank Mellonross
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The first weekend in December (Friday-Sunday) the decorations are put up and most of the museums are free of charge. We enjoy visiting the International Village and tasting all the different cuisines from the country's that have a visitor area.

Thank JJSpersrud
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Arrived for lunch a little early and, as it turned out, seating was quickly filled in the outdoor dining area. Food is alright, but the setting is superb. The place was alive with aircraft coming into Lindbergh Field and someone practicing on the organ nearby....More

Thank SoCalMare
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Bearing the heat and sitting on the patio is well worth the wait and heat. With amazing views of Balboa park this restaurant pleases the eyes more than the stomach. The food is standard with nothing too special, but that view! With the Go San...More

1  Thank Miranda E
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Historic district in Balboa Park, the 13 acre complex includes 13 contributing buildings built for the Panama-California Exposition 1915-16. The Cabrillo Bridge together with its approaches and guardhouses lead to the El Prado Arcade, a continuous covered arcade and walkway demarcated by arches. Included are...More

1  Thank Walker S
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