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About Indigo Grill

Enjoy a warm vibe with shared courses, main dishes and a full creative bar. An inviting atmosphere where family and new friends can congregate. A warm and modern feeling.

1536 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner served nightly starting at 5pm, Sunday thru Thursday till 9pm, Friday & Saturday till 10pm.

Cross Street:
Cedar

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 234-6802

Website:
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/indigogrill

Parking Details:
Valet parking available to our guests Thursday through Saturday evenings beginning at 6pm for $9.

Public Transit:
Trolley stop at Little Italy

Executive Chef:
Deborah Scott

Private Party Facilities:
Offer pre-set menus with limited menu. Weekend and weekday price ranges will differ.

Private Party Contact:
Tracey Amernick tracey@dinecrg.com: 61923661299 ext. 220

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Indigo Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (43)
Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (29)
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Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (22)
Casual (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Healthy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Tapas (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Spicy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Seasonal (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Such good food! Had a three course meal and all courses were SO good! Great vibe and music!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful night out at indigo grill, the workers were very friendly and quick to greet us. Our waitress was super helpful with the menu because we weren’t familiar with any of the items. She checked up on us frequently. We sat outside by the firepit which was really cool. The food we had was different from what we usually eat but it was amazing! We will definitely be coming back again

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

It Valentine’s Day and my Birthday so I wanted a s

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food as always. Glad to share it with someone new to town.
The pipian crusted brie is so amazing!
Good things growing is always a fave!
Churros for dessert - no one else does them like this!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband and I made reservation to celebrate an early valentine's day dinner. We were seated outside in the patio with the heaters. It was quite nice. We ordered an appetizer (the brie) and two entrees. We both loved our dishes as the food was amazing! Our service was excellent as well. We left the restaurant deciding we should come back soon. Thank you Indigo Grill for making our night great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a great server. We had their house carnita tacos, very good.
Not so good were the small margaritas with way too much ice.... Maybe a 4 oz. Drink! Stick with the beer, I guess.
It was a night though..
Doug

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We took a group of our collegues out to dinner here and had a great meal- we enjoyed house margaratias and wine. The menu was electic- I loved my latin fusion bibimpop while others had the filet, salt and pepper shrimp, grilled salmon and a variety of tacos. Service was excellent, as was the live music.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I was slightly disappointed that my filet mignon was over charred and burnt. But dessert as always was amazing. My husband’s filet turned out amazing and he loved it.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

As always the food was great, the service attentive and friendly and the dinner was enjoyable.
That is what we always expect here and what we always receive and why we come back every time we are in town.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to use our passport card. And we had the most delightful server. We sat on the patio and were quite comfortable. We ordered the fillet mignon and it was like butter. I must say I haven’t been to Indigo Grill in quite a while and this was a delightful evening

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This used to be a great restaurant but now the prices are double and the quality compromised. E.g. their famed "good things growing" dish is now reduced to a skewer with 2 small mushrooms + 2 tofu pieces, a couple of hot green peppers stuffed with cheese, arugula side salad (which does not go well with the dish) and a bowl of sweet corn pudding(!). Where are the grilled plantains, potatos and different roots they once had?

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food is the best in San Diego. Very unusual and creative dishes with wonderfully complementing flavors. The mediocre San Diego restaurant reputation wouldn't exist if more were like Indigo.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We love Indigo Grill and have always made it our special occasion restaurant. This time we went for restaurant week and I was a bit disappointed . I ordered the pineapple martini and it was just ok .Not much flavor...lacking of pineapple and alcohol. My meal had to be modified GF and maybe that took away from the specialties of the dish. I had the prailine cheesecake for dessert and I was really surprised that the cheesecake filling was not cold. Cheesecakes usually taste good when it is really cold but this one seemed like it had been left out of the fridge for a while. My husband did love his meal though! Next time I will go back to my usual dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous location and great food but. Menu is unique to the Little Italy, great drinks and the prices are very reasonable especially for downtown. But most of all friendly staff. I have a puppy and they are one of the most dog friendliest restaurants in Little Italy. It is by far one of my dogs favorite stop. They are welcoming, great service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, great menu. A little disappointed with the hostess though, she was unrealistic with our wait time which started our dinner on a sour note. Our waitress was great, she turned our frowns upside down!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One if my favorite spots in SD, we now live in north county so try to get downtown as often as possible and always enjoy Indigo Grilk!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food restaurant service was fabulous. The moment you walk in the ambience surrounds you. Especially to be in Little Italy

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Anticucho Boards are outstanding and a must have! Service and ambiance were great! Very impressed with how they were able to accommodate our child’s egg and peanut allergy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great time. Excellent and creative food. Service excellent, too. Knowledgeable wait staff. Thanks!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food and service were great. The drinks were not particularly exciting.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I was so pleased they recalled me from an earlier visit. Thanks!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a great meal at Indigo Grill. I had Growing Things and it was delicious! The only thing was that we had indicated it was for a birthday on the app and reminded them when we got there, and they forgot. But all in all, the waitress was wonderful and we had a fun night.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Indigo Grill has a wonderful choice of tasty dishes. Be sure to save room, however, for the churros and chocolate. Not just for breakfast anymore!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Birthday Food was divine and service excellent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great night Meghan was great and food was delicious

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, great service and amazing value. We thought that the prices on drinks, salad, shared plates and desert could have easily been $3 higher each. Wonderful Little Italy location. We will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Main dishes were less than average quality and taste. Skirt steak was hard to chew, fibrous. Quesadillas were soggy and smothered by the black beans and the sauce on the steak. Our VIP guest from out of the country had a shellfish soup that was so spicy and salty she could not eat it. I asked for chef Deborah Scott and was told she was not there that night. She needs to pay more attention to what's going on in this kitchen.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful establishment with amazing food and cocktails. I was particularly impressed with the staff and service. I will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, People Watching, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Mmm Mmm Mmmm. Had the fire skirt steak; spicy yet had depth and full of flavor...not just spicy to be spicy....was not overly spicy. The meat could have been more tender.
The hamburgler says that they have the best corn dogs he's ever had.
Best veggies, we want to learn to cook like Indigo Grill cooks vegies. Everyone would eat them at a home dinner if they tasted this good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Live music which was a perfect level, not to loud. Large portions of really good food, we could have shared.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

service was excellent, food was average, dessert was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love this restaurant, but they need to adjust the music, turn it down, when the restaurant is full. It was so loud by the kitchen that we asked to be moved outside. We we're NOT able to hear each other talk.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I've been here twice and it has been great. Latin American gem in little Italy. It is loud but, comfortable. The food is very tasty and the churros should not be missed!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We were seated next to the open kitchen which meant we got to see all the condiment squeeze bottles and smell the cooking odors. The guacamole was bland and the stale chips were inedible. The brie was too mild to be set in mole sauce. The salt & pepper shrimp dish was okay and the fig & walnuts flatbread was very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Indigo Grill was recommended to me by my husband. He lived in San Diego 15 years ago and this was his favorite restaurant. It has obviously gone downhill since then. I was expecting innovative fare, artfully crafted and a hip ambiance. The restaurant setting was nice, but the steak we ordered was over cooked, and the sauces were greasy. Portions were small for the price. Service was slow and I was not impressed. Will not go back. There are other much better options in the downtown area.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We enjoyed the atmosphere and comfortable seating. Also the Pecan-crusted Bir appetizer was amazing!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They did not want to serve us alcohol even ig we were over 30, and then they gave us a plate with a living spider on it. The food was very good, though.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have always liked the Indigo Grill and the food has always been delicious. We decided to go there for New Years Eve this year and had a very bad experience. The food was not good, it was very bland, chicken was awful and the salmon was the same, no flavor. Maybe because it was a set menu and they had to make a lot it lost it's flavor. Don't think I'll be going back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Year’s Eve it was great, my family and I love the food, music, service, and restaurant! It was a great experience!

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went with friends for NYE. Reservations were necessary for this kind of event but normally no reservations are needed. Great food, server was awesome and ambiance was on point. In the heart of Little Italy and plenty to do.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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