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San Diego Restaurants

The Prado

Updated 05/16/2014

Fodor's Review

The striking Spanish-Moorish interior of this lovely restaurant in the historic House of Hospitality on Balboa Park's museum row has painted ceilings and elaborate glass sculptures. It also brings a contemporary menu to an area where picnic lunches or hot dogs from a nearby cart are the usual options. The bar is a fashionable pre- and post-theater destination for light nibbles with Latin, Italian, and Asian flavors and creative drinks; in the dining room, reliable dishes

range from lunchtime grilled mahimahi tacos and a fancy pressed salad of baby arugula, strawberries, candied walnuts, and asiago cheese to saffron-scented lobster paella and roasted sea bass.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

1549 El Prado, San Diego, California, 92101, USA

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Phone:

619-557–9441

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No dinner Mon.

Updated 05/16/2014

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Jul 24, 2008

Awesome!

One of our favorite restaurants! We go here at least twice a month. Great for lunch. Fantastic soups and their hummus is awesome! A winner of the Cohn group!

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Oct 17, 2007

Sit Outside

We had lunch outside, near the tinkling water fountain. It was so serene, quiet and beautiful; didn't want to leave. Service was quick and complimentary hummus and crackers were served. Wished I had time to go back for dinner.

By Laura

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Jun 24, 2004

Dine on the Patio

After a morning in Balboa park, there is no perfect way to dine. The service and food are wonderful, but the outdoor patio can not be beat!

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Jun 23, 2002

Elegant Dining in the Park

If you like New York's Tavern on the Green in Central Park, you will love this elegant restaurant in San Diego's Balboa Park, Prado. The food is fabulous and presented with a flair, the atmosphere is electic and innovative, and the service was excellent.

By Kim

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May 10, 2001

Enjoyable interlude in Balboa Park

We were here for lunch during the weekend after visting the SD Museum of Art across the street. The decor is Hispanic - with maybe a touch? of Pacific Rim? - as is the food. Good, slightly inventive lunches, great Pisco Sour to drink and service was nothing to complain about. A lovely outdoor patio with a view was full - it was a warm Spring day - so we had to eat inside, but our experience was nice enough that we plan to return. Little expensive

but it WAS nicer than average...

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