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La Conde - San Diego, San Diego, CA

La Conde - San Diego

3.9
3.9
281 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Latin American cuisine with a fusion of eclectic plates and amazing mixology.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-0502

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Misael Guerrero

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Yes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 281 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aguachiles… AMAZING! Drinks… AMAZING! Service… AMAZING! Experience overall… AMAZING! Worth every penny. That’s all I need to say!
  2. d

    dmanddm

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    GREAT FOOD, EXCELLENT STAFF. FOUND IT AT THE LAST MINUTE AND TRIED IT. IT DID NOT DISAPOINT. WILL RECOMMEND IT TO MY FRIENDS AND WILL RETURN IN THE FUTURE. INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR,
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    The food was great! Definitely instagram worthy. The theme of the restaurant was nice but low attention to detail. Service was polite but I had ti wait longer than I liked for desert.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was a bit skeptical after reading the reviews. When we arrived, party of 8 with a reservation, we were sat promptly. The place is absolutely beautiful and dimly lit. There were several other large parties in our area but our server did an amazing job. She was very friendly and attentive despite having large parties in her area. She joked with us and we had a great time. The food did take awhile to come out to our table but everything that everyone ordered was delicious and the drinks were beautiful!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience!!!!!! Food was cold!! And not good.
  6. x

    xnyyorkr

    Orange County

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    What a fun place! We went to ere because the menu had a little bit of everything. The sushi was good and the cocktails were amusing, like the IV that is served in what appears to be in an IV bag! The staff and other patrons were friendly.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Booked a reservation at La Conde for dinner. The service was extremely slow, and we ended up leaving after 50 minutes when our server never returned.
  8. FN

    FoodieNik

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We good octopus and this wasn’t it. I’ve never wanted a bottle of Trader Joe’s garlic olive oil so bad Next we ordered our food in between time mind you it was about a 3540 minute wait before we were able to put in our food order. Once we did our food arrived I ordered the Branzino per the waiters recommendation. The Bronzino here has nothing on the Branzino from urban wood, which he compared it to you. This was a plain piece of fish. Grilled to mostly brown full of bones so every bite I was sticking my fingers into my mouth pulling bones out by the dozen. It comes with some lousy spinach salad with balsamic and a big side of plain white rice. The meal would have been best served in a nursing home. My boyfriend got the hamburger. Because he felt the menu was all over the place and couldn’t decide. They have everything from cold plates to hamburgers to tacos to steak sushi, however the bun on the burger had to be taken off because it was so wet and soggy he just ate the meat of the burger and munched on the fries which were cold. I think at that point we opted not for dessert, I had to leave there and go to Mr. Tiempo to get food and satisfy my hunger. So if you are looking for a really cute atmosphere with probably overpriced mediocre drinks this is a perfect atmosphere to go please do not come overly hungry as you will most likely be disappointed.
  9. SF

    ShamsF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I ordered my lobster it was very dry hard to chew ,, very pricey long wait for the food . Not a Pleasant experience.
  10. GZ

    GaryZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun place to go with a group of people. Fun drinks, good food and portions, great staff.
  11. A

    Aida

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was very late coming out, Cold fries, over cooked wagu beef burger. Mac and Cheese was watery and no flavor. Cool place over priced for the food quality.
  12. M

    Monica

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Poor service, very mediocre food. But the decor is beautiful.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went for a birthday with a group of 10 but will never go again. It was the worst restaurant and the worst experience I’ve ever had at any restaurant in my life. Waitress was rude and the manager was the absolute worst. She actually told me “ you already ate what else to you want” when we waited 2.5 hours for appetizers and longer for dinner. She deserves to be fired. It was a lady in a green suit extremely rude. WORST RESTAURANT AND FOOD EVER. DO NOT GO NOT WORTH IT
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The restaurant was beautiful. Our service started well and then was nonexistent. We waited forever for appetizer and then longer than forever for our entrée. The food was very good at the service was lacking
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    They took forever to bring drinks and food then we had no waitress I had to clean my table and place them in the bar area because no one was helping us .
  16. DS

    DeborahS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp taco is the best taco I’ve ever had in my life! The chipotle lobster mac and cheese is phenomenal! And the cocktails, wow! Awesome place. Went there twice in my 4 nights in San Diego, it was that good!
  17. SK

    StevenK

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Loud, poorly placed lighting, no wine list, averageish food. I was disappointed with this place from fist contact. I could tell that there was something off, you know, when the staff seems like they need direction. It feels like the owner and chef had a good idea and left before ops started running. Not going to recommend La Conde for anyone. The table next to us had a similar experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my Birthday 🙌🏽
  19. LR

    LorraineR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Staff seemed overwhelmed - decor and atmosphere was remarkably stunning. Food was not good. I would go for drinks and choose a different place to eat.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I originally booked this place because I’ve heard of the young atmosphere but as soon as I arrive for my reservations at 9:45 I was told that my table wasn’t ready and wouldn’t be ready for an unknown amount of time. The lady next to me said that she was sitting there for an hour waiting for her reservations. Then I was told after 30 minutes of waiting for my reservation that a party took my table and that there was nothing they can do but they’re trying to figure it out. After finally being seated we were never give it a drink menu the waitress is sweet but very overwhelmed the music was too loud and everything was just pure chaos. My espresso martini wasn’t made well but the food was good I really enjoyed the Conde shrimp lobster pasta and Santa Monica roll. After we paid our bill we went out to valet which was another terrible experience totally unorganized and chaotic again we were skipped by a group that I’m guessing they knew and waited another 15 minutes for a car because they weren’t going in order they were going by who they knew first. I probably wouldn’t give the restaurant another chance but maybe you should try and get your own experience it’s a beautiful restaurant & the food is good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    We had a reservation for 9pm. Note you I booked the reservation 2 days ahead. The host even contact me to confirm and told me to be on time with my group of 7. We all showed up at 8:45pm. Just Incase we ended up getting seated at 10:45pm. Yes you heard it. The security guard was the best helped I gotten all night. Everything was unorganized if I knew I wouldn't even came here. I had high hopes for this place. There was other group who had reservations and they had to wait also. The manager was no where to be found and the hostess just kept on telling us 5 more mines turns into an hour in half waiting. And food took 1 hour to received and we didn't even order that much. The waitress was nice. They also give me "free shot" for my Birthday ended up having to pay for it. Which is fine just don't tell me the shot was free if I end up having to pay. We left around 12:05am. Just know accept to be waiting. If you're like 2 hours late to ur reservation it's okay u probably gotta wait still lol.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food is good, not great. It took the server 15-20mins to come and ask for our drink order, the food took even longer about 45mins. To be honest, the place could use some organization as it looks like everyone is just running around and not keeping an eye on their tables.
  23. AA

    AlixsabelA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was not good we reserved amd till one the our they gave us our table then our appetizers never came till our big plate came👎
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Arrived at the restaurant for a friends birthday and was excited about the atmosphere and vibe. Was quickly over it when our food came out cold after over two hours of waiting. We ordered a round of shots and they brought out extra we hadn’t ordered, thought oh wow that was nice for the wait.. and then proceeded to charge us for them. Most of my food never came and I had to complain to get it taken off. Today my friend who paid looks at their credit card statement and we’ve been charged three times different totals. Overall a total mess and I feel so bad for my girlfriend who it was her bday. She never even got to eat a meal nor did i. Will not return.
  25. MW

    MarleenW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    If I am being completely honest this was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a “high-end restaurant.” We came here for my birthday with my family and friends and I could honestly say that the staff at this restaurant ruined my birthday. Not only do they have strict rules that we have to abide by they also have no respect for their customers. My sister had brought me a cake for my birthday because she thought the restaurant didn’t have cakes after looking through the menu. Once she came in she asked if they could put it in the back so that she could surprise me with it later and the “manager” Katarina rudely told her that no she had to just take the cake and leave it at the table. But, thankfully our amazing waiter Donatello saved the day by making an exception to take the cake in the back. He then served us and tried his best to allow us to enjoy the rest of our meal. And it all went smoothly until the very end. Donatello asked us if we wanted anything else we kindly declined his offer and asked if he could just bring out the cake. He replied that he could bring out the cake but not cut it or sing happy birthday. So we had only asked him for a knife and some clean plates and forks. A short while after he had left our table to get things prepared. Katarina came to our table and rudely told us we had overstayed our welcome and had to leave. She handed us the receipt and told us we had two minutes to pay or she would come back. We were confused because we had been there for about an hour or two and the reason for our delay was that everything was taking forever to come especially the food. They had also messed up our shots and still charged us for them. We didn’t mind all of that we just wanted to enjoy our night. What had ruined our night was Katarina’s attitude she solely attacked us and singled us out from all the other tables who had been there much longer than us. We made her aware of this and she simply did not care. I never wish to come here again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    ambiance was great but food was not for the price and drinks were small to be $18 each
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely place, fun drinks. The Ceviche and fish were excellent.
  28. LJ

    LeidyJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was okay not what I expected steak was really dry and did not had flavor.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The drinks for good. I don’t think that it would be fair to evaluate the food because you can obviously tell their short staffed. However…Under cooked rice for the sushi and long, waiting periods for the appetizers to come out . The steak skewers and ceviche were delicious.
  30. SV

    SamV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. The food was worth the price and the drinks were so fun! I am definitely making this a spot for special occasions/visitors
  31. MG

    MarshelleG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We arrived early for our reservations 30 min to be exact... No one was there to greet us at the door for 10 min or so... We were then seated and sat down hostess just sat menus down and walked off didn't say anything else.... as we sat we then got approached by our waiter he was cool but seemed a bit spacey .. or appetizers he tried to remember off top of his head and kept getting it wrong when repeating it back.. had to clarify several times our order ... the truffle fries came out cold ... mignon skewers was well seasoned/the shrimp skewers was literally just 2 shrimp i wasn't pleased to get 2 shrimp 🤣what a joke ...main course took extremely long to come out and i was not happy with the Lobster on top diablo noodles there was no sauce on the spaghetti jus a hint of heat.... the drinks are actually good but i was completely Underwhelmed for the food .
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent and the vibes were great. However, the food was lackluster.
  33. A

    Abukhou

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything is good. Very slow service. First drink came wrong. My wife’s drink came very late. Server was not available all The time.
  34. M

    Michelle

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Angel the mixologist was the best! The vibe was sultry & the food fantastic!
  35. F

    Fletch1906

    Denver

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf fare and service made the experience exceptional!
  36. G

    Guillermo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    My wife and I absolutely love La Conde. The Santa Monica location. The San Diego location is unfortunately subpar. The food quality is no where near as high as the original location and the service is sadly also lacking. We will not be returning.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible….. Tried to charge almost double for Tomahawk Steak. Claimed new menu change??? We got the old ones. Never order the Wagu Burger. Not good at all not cooked to order…like a meat loaf.
  38. DN

    DonN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    Check your bill prior to leaving. I got the Australian tomahawk wagu. The menu said $170 but I was charged $350
  39. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    a bit overpriced. fries should not cost 20 dollars. The music was too loud, they do like the dry ice a little too much. The service was very good though. makes up for the rest if you have money to spare.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friend from Phoenix to La Conde and we had a blast! The fire dancer was a great addition to our experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

La Conde - San Diego is rated 3.9 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for La Conde - San Diego

570 K St, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Yes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Misael Guerrero

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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