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This bustling walking area on the east side of Balboa Park is home to many museums.
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San Diego, CA
Downtown
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"spanish style"
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"balboa park"
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"san diego museum of art"
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"street performers"
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"parador"
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have temperatures in the 70’s for our visit and the Prado outdoor seating was inviting and with great views. We went for lunch and arrived early which was good as they filled quickly. The fish tacos and beet salad were...More

Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

El Prado is the patio no car area in front of the San Diego Museum of Art that is bordered by the Mingei Museum, the Timkin Museum, and the Visitor's Center where you can find souvenirs, maps, and helpful docents. The red, yellow, and blue...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

A favorite restaurant for tourists and residents alike. The menu is filled with many options. Our favorite, which is a big hit with our teenage grandson is the Grilled Steak Tacos. The portions are not small and the steak sliced perfectly. What kept me making...More

Thank jslavender
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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