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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Special Occasion (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Casual (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Healthy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Tapas (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Spicy (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Indigo Grill is a long-time favorite of locals and visitors alike. The food is excellent, the cocktails are great, and the value of their 3 courses for $30 menu (available 5-7) is outstanding.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

The Anticucho Boards are fantastic and the vegetables and hummus pair well with the meat! Always enjoy dining there!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. Coming from out of town. The food and service were excellent.

Beware - if you don't know the area - this restaurant is in a "hopping" area of town. Parking is a challenge but it appears that the restaurant offers a valet service.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is always good here. However, I made a reservation for a birthday. When we arrived, I told the hostess that we were going to have a drink at the bar first. After we were done, I asked to be seated. We were seated outside, and I stated that I cannot stand heat lamps and can we please have a table inside. I was told that the tables inside were all reserved. Was that a joke? I had a reservation! And it was a birthday. On my reservation, I requested an inside nice table and got one outside next to a register.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

flame steak tough, ordered non spicy, arrived spicy. rib eye steak TOUGH, tacos great.
very noisy,

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·Dined 6 days ago

Side patio area smelled like mildew. The air quality seemed very stale.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined 6 days ago

Thank you for making our dinner amazing! Great seating and atmosphere. Never a disappointment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

WE had been here once before. The remodel did not do much for the seating appeal. The menu was very eclectic, not much standard or even near middle of the road. We really enjoy the new and different but once in a while I like standards. I don't know how well this menu would go with families or the seniors that may dine here. The menu was featuring corn in most dishes. The beer selection was varied but limited. If you are adventurous or consider yourself a "foodie" you will enjoy the visit. However if you like to dine where there are a"regular favorites" this is not that kind of restaurant. It's a rotating avant garde type of menu. C&H

Tags: People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service wasn’t great - took a long time to get drinks/orders. Then stared us down to get checks back. Overall, not pleased - won’t come back!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here for the first time for my dad and sisters birthday. Dessert was divine. Spicy Crispy Jalapeño Chicken Tacos were amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had always wanted to try Indigo Grill and since my father-in-law was in town and we had put him at a hotel in Little Italy, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to finally check this place out. They were very accommodating when I told them we were going to be 15 minutes late. I was smart enough to note in my OpenTable reservation that we need a booster for my 8-year-old and a high chair for my 2-year-old, so when we arrived and checked in, they made sure to those two things up.

We were given what looked to be the only booth table, which was really cool. My older daughter and father-in-law sat on the padded bench and my husband and I sat across from on chairs. My husband is 6’1” and even he felt low to the table. Imagine me being only 5’2”! My older daughter was actually at a great height so she didn’t even need the booster. I ended up having to sit on one of the cushions to feel comfortable.

Our server was great overall. He didn’t always seem genuine in his friendliness and occasional forced laugh, but he wasn’t rude at all and was very attentive.

The food was great overall, but a bit on the salty side. The only item I had to ask to replace were my daughter’s green beans that really were too salty to eat even for me. My husband raves about the sirloin. I’ve had better, but he did have a point in that I do eat at pretty high-end restaurants through work where I’ve had really good cuts of meat. I had the chicken, which was a tad over cooked and dry. It was good that there was plenty of sauce, which made up for it. My father-in-law had the seafood soup. I only tasted the broth, which was flavorful, but, again, a bit on the salty side.

The cocktails were good. I had the sour and my husband had the old-fashioned. The wine we chose didn’t make my cut to look for it on my own, which I often do when I find a good one at restaurants. My father-in-law paid, so I can’t comment on the overall value. I’ll try them again to see. Hope they ease up on the salt.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ahí tartare was overwhelmed by vinegar flavor, guacamole served more as a lime dip, and ribs were too sweet. Great concepts, poorly executed without a balance in flavor.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very flexible with my reservation. I called and notified the staff we were 45 minutes late due to terrible traffic and the hostess seated us immediately upon our arrival. We still were on time for our show! Great food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The menu was fun (many choices and varieties)\, the portions were generous and the food was delicious. The ambiance was cozy and had a kind of quiet elegance. Our server, Natalie was/is a gem! She made the evening fun and her service was attentive, gracious and warm...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time at this restaurant and i was so impressed. The service was awesome. All of our food was delicious. And they went out of their way to give us an anniversary dessert. Wasnt expected. The whole night was great

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food at Indigo Grill is delicious, great to share many of the plates. Cocktails are really great and the service is very good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It’s been a bit since I have been to Indigo. I usually order the same thing all the time, the plank salmon. Hate to say it, but I was disappointed this time. The salmon didn’t have a lot of flavor. The churos for dessert were also just ok. Will think twice about coming back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had the Great Things Growing and the vegetarian tacos. Both dishes were fresh, delicious and creative. The restaurant's ambiance is nice, and the service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tapas, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service was amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a fantastic meal from drink to appetizer to main course, thoroughly impressed. The service was impeccable.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been to Indigo grill several times before and always liked it. This time the food was not as tasty as usual. I don’t know if it was a different chef tonight or what it was, but the dishes just did not have enough flavor. I’ll probably come back eventually, but not for a while.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice venue, food was a bit heavy. Reasonably priced. Good cocktails and outdoor patio . Was expecting more unique food / experience.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We frequent this restaurant, and over the past year we have seen the portion sizes decreasing and presentation declining. Very sad to see this, as we love this place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food is good and the location and ambiance in Little Italy is pleasant. This is our favorite for anniversary. There is one vegetarian option.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great spot for a date of any kind! Recently double dated with friends and shared some delicious food and drink. We shared a flat bread and board with grilled steak and chicken which also comes with a trio of hummus and pickled veg. Also enjoyed a bottle of red wine and later toward dessert (which I highly recommend) a carafe of the red sangria. The sangria is sweet but strong and enough to split between 4 people. Back to dessert - We couldn't make up our mind so we got the Sampler and it was delicious! Fun night with friends and easy to get a reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Don't order the overpriced guacamole...the first batch they sent us tasted like they squeezed an entire lime tree in it. I reluctantly sent it back since we are not the type of people to do that but given how expensive it was we had no choice. When they replaced it within a minuet the second batch had ZERO flavor and decided that it wasn't a fluke and also sent that back. The Kung Pao calamari on the other had was good.

Overall I know remember why we don't go Indigo Grill, a menu that is all over the place on style of food, limited of decent selection, poor quality food, overpriced and loud environment inside (only about 3/4 filled).

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time here... I'm sorry it took us so long to try the restaurant. We had a fabulous meal, the food was hot and delicious! I have to make a shout out to our server, Maurisa, she made our night. Between her recommendations and her incredible attitude, we felt welcome and special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and service were great. The lighting was a little dim which made the menus difficult to read because they were written on dark paper. Good experience overall.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Immediately we’re seated and our waiter, Alex was extremely helpful and considerate. Checked in frequently and was genuinely anxious to make sure we were happy and our needs were met.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Over cooked fillet
Poor service- long wait for food and server did not check in

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food. Very busy so a little noisy but the food was so good that it didn’t matter. It was a Saturday so while the service was nice they were very busy. Great place!! So glad that we went!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a great dinner in a perfect restaurant. Indigo grill is one of the best eatery for sure.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food, service, and great live music on Thursday nights. Very turned off by the 3% service charge. Makes is difficult to leave an unconscious generous tip, when we are already charged a portion to our bill.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was very good even though it was a little pricey. Music was very lively and decor was great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious! The shark tacos and a margarita are my all time favorites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good place with good small plate choices, as well as full entrees. Plan to spend time there.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Birthday Dinner

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We ate at Indigo Grill for Restaurant Week and the menu was a very good value. The service was excellent and the food was so good that even when the dessert came I was hesitate to let the remaining scraps of food on my plate leave the table. We ate outside and the atmosphere was fun and lively without it being too loud. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Had a nice birthday dinner on a week night, food was great except one plate of Skirts on Fire was much spicier than the other so consistency was a problem.

Tags: Special Occasion
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