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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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“hummus” (94 reviews)
“black bean soup” (23 reviews)
“kobe burger” (24 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Found this gem when we were vising Balboa Park. It was very hot day. Has outside/inside sitting. We sat outside. Staff was friendly.

Thank Kitu N
Reviewed 2 days ago

The guide at the Balboa Park information center said this was the best food venue in the park and praised the renovation with painted ceiling beams. We found the space cool and inviting. The park has so many visitors that seating both indoor and out...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went with friends on Tuesday night for their "Date Special" which is a salad, Main dish and bottle of wine for $47.95. Should be a good deal. However, the wedge salad was very small, and the pasta and chicken dish was awful - we...More

Thank pico1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting The Museum of Man and spent most of the day walking around. As soon as we got hungry we passed by a restaurant called The Prado and decided to get a table for two. The ambiance was lovely, the...More

Thank Luisana619
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending a little time walking around the park on a hot day, we decided to take refuge for lunch and found the Prado. When we first looked at the menu, we thought that it was a little pricey for lunch, but we opted to...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid this place. Food is boring and overpriced. Service was lacking, as we were expecting service better than Chili’s. 3%surcharge for employee benefits, Cohn Group should include this upcharge in the food prices and not just add it in the bill discretely... Management:Ryan has no...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only in San Diego for a few days and two things on my to-do list were seeing Balboa Park and having a nice dinner. This restaurant checked both things off that list! Very nice ambience and the food was great. The sangria was...More

Thank worldtrvlr777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two salads, two entrees, and a bottle of wine for two for just under $50 (before tax and tip). Pretty sure you can't beat that for fine dining anywhere, let alone in outrageously priced San Diego, so if you're in town on a Tuesday, it's...More

Thank TAskewTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our recent trip to SD, we visited Balboa Park multiple times, and ended up eating at The Prado 3 times. Both (seating inside) lunches were good, food was fresh, waitstaff good, and the complimentary hummus/crackers v.good indeed. When we went back a few days...More

Thank pudman43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here a lot and the food and service are always exceptional. The ambiance is wonderful and everyone is always pleasant. The burgers are great and so is the spinach salad with grilled salmon. The sea cakes are amazing, so tasty. A wide variety...More

Thank Donna S
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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, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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