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Urban Plates

12857 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2001
+1 858-509-1800
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ono” (10 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12857 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed great salads; I selected the grilled salmon over greens, my husband had the cobb. Both were delish!! Great variety in salads, entrees, sides, and desserts... yumm!

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I was surprised at the setup of the restaurant as a cafeteria style experience, but it worked well for the kids that we had with our group. The vegetables were a bit undercooked in general, but the quality of the food was quite good. I...More

Thank Cincy45209
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Taken here by a local I thought my hot lunch was excellent. A great selection of foods including huge sandwiches, salads and hot plates. My buddy had the roasted chicken and ate the whole thing, practically inhaled it. I went for the ribs, they were...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We tried to find some place with good food and we manage it! Portions are very big and food is very tasty. The best thing is huge range of food for vegans, vegetarians, dairy and gluten free people. I had portobello sandwich, which was absolutely...More

Thank Denisa H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We don't go to Urban Plates any longer. It used to be a good concept with good quality food and fair prices. Subsequently, they replaced Ono with tuna and instead of including a side dish with the sandwiches, they now charge $3 for a side....More

Thank bberkov
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Surprised that this eatery is not listed in the top ten places for lunch. Many choices, sandwiches made from scratch, lots of salads and reasonable prices

Thank jackstras
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We eat regularly at Urban Plates --- their food is healthy,staff are helpful, and variety is good. It is often crowded, so it is wise to go early in the evening. The check out process can back-up and can be slow when it is crowded....More

Thank lindalD3988JV
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The food is made from scratch with healthy eating in mind. The prices are reasonable. It is smorgasboard style so very fast to get your meal. Lots of healthy choices.

Thank vm0654
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Its a good thing I don't have one of these near me... I'd eat there way too often for my dining out budget! Very good, fresh, well-prepared food. Wide selection- vegetarian or carnivore. So why not 5-star? Well, the menu was a bit confusing, some...More

Thank PurchaseOptimizer
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I've been going to Urban Plates in San Diego's Carmel Valley since it opened, and this first location has spawned several more now. For good reason, as the place is fun, fresh, and offers a broad range of options. Whether you select a salad, a...More

Thank JamesHJr
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12857 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-509-1800
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