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The Prado at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

The Prado at Balboa Park

4.6
4.6
7560 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

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.
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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–7:00 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
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • 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

  • Summer Solstice Dinner

    $89.95 per person

    Jun 20, 2024 only
    Come kick off Summer 2024 with our Summer Solstice Dinner at the Prado in Balboa Park on Thursday 6/20/2024 at 6:00pm on our Garden Terrace! Enjoy tray passed appetizers and a welcome cocktail upon arriving. Chef John King will introduce 4 courses paired with wines from Justin Winery and cocktails from St George. Seating will be at a communal table on our lower Casa del Rey Moro Garden Terrace, final payment will be due at the end of the event.
    Summer Solstice Dinner Photo

What 7,560 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

7,560 Reviews
  1. SDIrishman

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Prado has great ambience, but the food on this visit was somewhat disappointing. I had the linguine with clams and it was very mediocre. The Prado has not significantly changed their menu in forever, and is badly in need to of some new offerings. This restaurant is not inexpensive, and at the moment, it feels a little like they are resting on their laurels...

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  2. SharonG

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’ve never been to The Prado you really need to try it. The outdoor dining, food and service is perfect. It’s a San Diego gem!

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  3. SharonH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect venue for my daughter and her friends before her Prom at the Natural History Museum. Good food, pleasant on the patio. Got to people watch all the other prom pictures happening below the patio.

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  4. Huck

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great outdoor seating. Fish tacos delicious. Nice service

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  5. CFandTF

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT service, and food reliably delicious. One of our go-to favorites.

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  6. Kathy

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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  7. JillO

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely venue with a nice lunch menu that was great value, and very attentive staff. Will come here more often!

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  8. Theglor

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Prado is a beautiful restaurant. The table was fancy and the decor is lovely. The waiter was amazing he was so good. He told us everything we needed to know about the menu. He was really good. The food was okay. It was brought out on time and it was fine. They also have a good wine selection. I think it’s a great place to go for a special occasion.

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  9. MikeN

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very well prepared food and excellent service with outdoor options and dog friendly!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meals and our time at this restaurant. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather and the views.

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FAQs

The Prado at Balboa Park is rated 4.6 stars by 7560 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 57 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
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–7:00 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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