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7091 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-1825 (El Cajon and 71st St)
+1 619-293-7088
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terra is just a few blocks from my daughter's house in La Mesa. Hard to believe she's never been there. The food was fantastic, the prices great and the staff was extremely friendly. Having Sarah as our waitress just added to the enjoyment of our meal. We didn't have reservations but, we will next time just as a precaution. They... More 

Thank Thomas T
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I loved this place because it was quiet and peaceful. The food was great. I had a margarita just because I was craving one. I also had a chicken breast with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes that was fantastic. Highly recommend.

Thank Jilldavis1
Sturgis, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Went with 3 adults, 2 kids. Food was delicious and had unexpected touches, we loved that the fruit side on the kids menu was berries, the yellowtail was fresh and portions were perfect. There are infused drink options with and without alcohol. Overall very good and can't wait to return and see what's new next time.

Thank lrwhite
La Mesa, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We have tried several times. I wanted a restaurant like this to be on my to go list. Unfortunately, it has been a disappointment one too many times. To start with and end, Service is at the very best "poor". We consistently had to hunt our server down for every step. Water please, order please, check please. I actually had... More 

Thank mermosa78
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food was amazing, the bartender was so nice and friendly, her recommendation about what was food was on point. I had the seafood omelet and Pablo had the short rib quesadilla, so delicious. I had only heard great things about this restaurant and they stood up to it and then some. I can not wait to share my experience... More 

Thank rebeccabS8464ON
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Delightful! Fresh and well seasoned food was served by well-trained waitstaff. We discovered this neighborhood gem while in town for the weekend and ate here twice! The lunch pasta special with halibut and coconut chili sauce was delicious and spicy. My friends got the chicken bowl (Asian style) and the steak wrap. Both were outstanding. We came back for Sunday... More 

Thank Betsy B
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
223 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Nice dinner for my birthday but the burger special sounded wonderful, till the server told us they don't have a veggie burger. She recommended that we go to their sister restaurant. I think this has to be a big oversight. The meal was good though the squash ravioli were way too sweet and tasted like pumpkin pie. Have to recommend... More 

Thank Connie B
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I went with two others for brunch at this very nice restaurant along El Cajon Blvd in eastern San Diego. I had a fish dish, as did my wife and our guest had a mexican style dinner. Two meals out of three were excellent- nicely cooked and presented. My wife's salmon special was a bit undercooked. The service was very... More 

Thank TravelinBobCA
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Inattentive service at the bar. Ordered burger w/egg. Egg arrived after the burger on a small plate.

Thank Debra P
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lunched at Terra with a group from work and enjoyed the turkey melt with salad, and watched others enjoy salads, all of which were served fresh and tasty and could either be eaten up or partially boxed for a second meal. Good service in addition to great food. Yes it's off to the side of San Diego, but was worth... More 

Thank sillygranma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7091 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-1825
    (El Cajon and 71st St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-293-7088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?