The Prado at Balboa Park

4.6
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$30 and under
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Californian
Just minutes from downtown San Diego, the convention center, and Mission Valley. The Prado at Balboa Park is located in one of the parks most beautiful buildings.
Under chef Jonathon Hale's creative direction the Prado Restaurant has won honors as San Diego's Best New Restaurant, has been named one of America's top 10 restaurants by Gourmet Magazine, received the coveted "four star" award by the California Restaurant writers association.
Cailifornia cuisine paired with truly excellent service, unique ambiance, hand crafted decor and outdoor/indoor dining year round are just some of the reason's why we've won "most romantic" and "best special occasion" restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb!
Service is great, Michael and the wait staff are very attentive and polite.I love the decor and the best is the food of course! Chilean Seabass was just so delicious.The fish, cooked to perfection and sits on a veggie hash which is on top of a corn puree. Topped off with fennel. I wanted to lick my plate! I forgot to mention the very tasty Portabello Salad, just fresh and good! I finished very satisfied but had to have the orange sorbet with a thin yummy cookie on the side.Just a terrific meal...as usual! We did miss our favorite manager Patti ,who is just a delightful women and does an amazing job, Sadly she was off.!l LOVE THAT PLACE

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CharlesS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered from appetizer to deserts was delicious and the service was excellent. Beautiful restaurant!

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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MarthaV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We let the hostess select our seating and it was a beautiful interior garden view. I ordered Kobe burger and it was outstanding. Heavy rains kept our group from ordering cocktails but we’ll return soon.

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CRGFAN
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong with Cohn Restaurant Group. Love the Prado for special occasions!

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FrankP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and enjoyed the view also the service was great they took care of us on our anniversary. I would recommend and will be returning soon.

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Jerzo
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our date night meal at the Prado.

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KateO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Two friends meeting for a relaxing lunch and conversation. We had an unrushed afternoon with great service.

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vipPathfinder
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect when you're going to be in the Park at night. Make a reservation!

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RonKrasner
San Diego
10 reviews