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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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

If you're in this area and are looking for a good healthy meal, you will love this place. The menu options are spectacular and there are quite a lot of options to choose from. The salads are so incredibly good, soups are amazing, they've got...More

Thank Shy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly fresh dinners & salads custom made right in front of you! If you are looking for a quick lunch or dinner to eat in or to take out this is our new favorite in San Diego! Go to the counter & order from a...More

Thank Tricia N
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Within the Forum shopping area, Urban Plates offers a lunch counter setting, where the diners chose among medium to light fare. Fresh, organic ingredients are the norm. Each type of food (e.g. salads) has a set of 8 -12 choices. The most expensive plates (main...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a wonderful place for a great lunch. Lots of choices for every appetite and all the ingredients are so fresh and prepared in front of you. Prices are very reasonable

Thank Sylvia L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Really like this place. Is somehow upscale fast food restaurant, everything from scratch, organic, antibiotic free chicken. The salad excellent, the wild albacore amazing. Kind of expensive for the type of food.

Thank AAppa
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What I love about this place is you see your food, pick what you want and the food handler cooks the meat, fish or veggies and puts it on the plat in front of your eyes.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Salads were fresh, lots of different choices. The salmon one is my favorite with the jalapeño dressing. For dessert we shared the mango tart not to sweet just perfect.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My first trip to Urban Plates and I was not disappointed. Very extensive menu, 11 different salads, 8 complete dinners, which include chicken, fish, ribs. There are 8 different "hot" sides, 6 "cold" sides, 7 different sandwiches, 4 different stews. Gosh, what choices. You can...More

Thank Deedlv
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food is delicious, served like fast food, but tastes gourmet. Decent prices for a meal that includes an entree with sides, or a large salad. Casual and easy to access.

Thank GetCareerinGear
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered one sandwich, and I was waiting to order everything I'd like, but the waiter just swept the butter then added meat!!! Just this! The sandwich portion was too small!!!

Thank shima p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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