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The Prado at Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-557-9441
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1549 El Prado, At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here at the recommendation of a docent at a local museum. I have to confess that I had some trepidation on first arriving, given that the place is large and a bit touristy looking. I'm glad that I was proven wrong. We had...More

Thank williedillo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited The Prado on a Saturday evening in August together with another couple. Very nice terrace and friendly staff. Our meal was without any doubt the culinary highlight of our two weeks in California. The food was delicious and refined without extra sauces which...More

Thank Garp12
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's obviously a convenient place to eat if you're in Balboa Park and we're glad we stopped. There are many different nooks and crannies, both indoor and out, to be seated. The staff was great - friendly and knowledgeable about their offerings. We enjoyed lunch...More

Thank LaineyJ4
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were seated outside in a patio area and enjoyed the fresh air and service we got there. The service was slow and leisurely. (If you want a quick bit to eat, don't go here.)The food was very good.

Thank DrFritz
Reviewed 4 days ago

When on holiday it is very nice to treat yourself when you are just about your daily activities. We did this at The Prado. It's a big place with different areas: inside, outside, on terraces. It was full when we were there, a real recommendation....More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten at the Prado many times and have always enjoyed the outdoor patio, the reliably good cuisine and the friendly staff. However, our last visit was a bit disappointing. Two dishes that we have enjoyed there on previous occasions -- sea bass and short...More

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly I must say the service was outstanding. The restaurant has a cozy feel to it, the food was delightful. If you love history you need to ask them about the history of the building before it was used as a restaurant.

Thank Charlie N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a quick eat... highly suggest the GREAT flatbread with the tortilla or black bean soup. Warning... no bathroom on the premise. Great food...

Thank Mel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch after climbing the tower and visiting the Botanical Garden. It was quite a warm day and a cooler seating place would have been appreciated but we were under an umbrella and there was a slight breeze so it was...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Prado is a fun place to eat because you can enjoy the beautiful nature of the park while eating. Our lunch was very good. I had the chicken Cobb salad and my husband had the chicken Cobb salad sandwich, which was an interesting way...More

Thank CMH162
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Nicole P
8 May 2017|
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Response from pspeerit | Reviewed this property |
Probably. I don't know for sure, but they are very accommodating and their byword is "absolutely. So ask. It's an excellent restaurant.
Marilyn L
20 February 2017|
Response from SMGrandma | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember, but you might be able to access their menu online for more details.
Jerome B
11 February 2017|
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Response from CohnRestaurantGroup | Property representative |
Hi Jerome, Our chefs are happy to prepare or modify an existing item (if possible) to make it vegan. Please ask your server before ordering and you can also feel free to ask for a Manager as well if that makes things... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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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