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The Prado at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

The Prado at Balboa Park

4.6
4.6
7638 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Located in the House of Hospitality, The Prado offers historic charm in the center of San Diego's Balboa Park.

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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 63 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Unspecified, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 557-9441
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    John King
  • Catering
    Prado Catering<br />The Prado also offers full service catering at various museums and other locations within Balboa Park. Please contact our catering department for additional information.<br /><br />Experience our Award-Winning Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Menus<br />Professional Staff-Synchronized Service.<br />Full length table linens, gold chiavari chairs and porcelain china.
  • Private party facilities
    The Prado, located in the historic House of Hospitality in the center of San Diego’s famous Balboa Park is known for its world-class California cuisine, unparalleled ambiance and excellent service. From intimate gatherings to grand affairs, the Prado has it all to make your event unforgettable!
  • Private party contact
    Event Manager: (619) 557-9441
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Gaslamp
  • Cross Street
    6th Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Free public parking lots available throughout Balboa Park.
  • Public Transit
    Visit Balboa Park using the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), with easy access from the downtown and Mission Valley areas.<br /><br />Review the times for route Routes 120 (Fashion Valley), Route 7 (Smart Corner) and Rapid 215 are the main bus routes through Balboa Park<br /><br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Garden Brunch

    US$70.00 per person

    Jul 28, 2024 only
    Sunday brunch at The Prado on the Casa Rey Moro Garden Terrace with bottomless mimosas sounds like the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the day. The ambiance of the historic garden terrace paired with the refreshing taste of mimosas and delicious food sounds like an experience not to be missed. Limited experiences available book early on Open Table, June 30th, July 28th, and August 25th from 10 am - 3 pm. $70 for adults, $19.95 for children 6-12 yrs. Final payment will be due at the end of the experience. We look forward to seeing you there!!
  • Sunday Garden Brunch

    US$70.00 per person

    Aug 25, 2024 only
    Sunday brunch at The Prado on the Casa Rey Moro Garden Terrace with bottomless mimosas sounds like the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the day. The ambiance of the historic garden terrace paired with the refreshing taste of mimosas and delicious food sounds like an experience not to be missed. Limited experiences available book early on Open Table, June 30th, July 28th, and August 25th from 10 am - 3 pm. $70 for adults, $19.95 for children 6-12 yrs. Final payment will be due at the end of the experience. We look forward to seeing you there!!

What 7,638 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

7,638 Reviews
  1. AnnH

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The pasta dish was delicious - a fine portion for me but perhaps a bit small for some diners. The dessert was also delicious - Tres Leches cake and ice cream - perfect to share.

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  2. WilliamS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Prado is a venerable restaurant in Balboa Park whose menu hasn't changed in years. It has the most wonderful location in the park and uses this to maintain mundane choices, reasonable service, and an overall lack of innovation.

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  3. nickib

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Prado! Great dinner before a play at the old Globe

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  4. local1diner

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Better than I had remembered! Will go back soon. I’m

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  5. StephanieM

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Prado is a San Diego classic! Consistently beautiful with high quality food and service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New menu in main dining room is too expensive. We should have eaten in the bar. It still has the good menu,

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  7. Annie

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely lunch location. Great service and delicious and healthy lunch options.

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  8. SamirK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great dinner and great service. Lovely menu and atmosphere

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  9. JennT

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have attended on Tuesday's a few times now, they have a great date night menu on Tuesday's only. The difference I see post COVID is portions, still decent and worth the price. Just wish there was a little more salad. Seabass, delicious....Short ribs, I wish I had some leftovers. We will be back

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  10. AnnaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm almost afraid to call this a hidden gem -- but it is a hidden gem of San Diego. The outdoor seating is so lovely. The food was delicious. The service was amazing. I so enjoyed every moment. I highly recommend the Sea Bass. This is a fantastic start to a show at the Old Globe. We forget that it is here -- but something to absolutely enjoy.

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FAQs

The Prado at Balboa Park is rated 4.6 stars by 7638 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 63 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Prado at Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, Suite 12, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    6th Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Gaslamp
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–7:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Unspecified, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free public parking lots available throughout Balboa Park.
  • Public Transit
    Visit Balboa Park using the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), with easy access from the downtown and Mission Valley areas.Review the times for route Routes 120 (Fashion Valley), Route 7 (Smart Corner) and Rapid 215 are the main bus routes through Balboa Park
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John King
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 557-9441
  • Catering
    Prado Catering<br />The Prado also offers full service catering at various museums and other locations within Balboa Park. Please contact our catering department for additional information.<br /><br />Experience our Award-Winning Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Menus<br />Professional Staff-Synchronized Service.<br />Full length table linens, gold chiavari chairs and porcelain china.
  • Private party facilities
    The Prado, located in the historic House of Hospitality in the center of San Diego’s famous Balboa Park is known for its world-class California cuisine, unparalleled ambiance and excellent service. From intimate gatherings to grand affairs, the Prado has it all to make your event unforgettable!
  • Private party contact
    Event Manager: (619) 557-9441
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