We've twice visited El Prado Restaurant when in San Diego - idyllic setting on the terrace and wonderful food both times. This last time we were told there was a 10 minute wait for a table on the terrace but we got it in 5. There was an offer on a second glass of wine for 10 cents! so we... 更多
El Prado is the flagship of the San Diego-based Cohn family eatery empire; it's been excellent for years---and if anything, it's even better now. Beautiful room, wonderfully decorated with handcrafted pottery and eye-catching curios, relaxed and casual atmosphere. Captivating wine list, at prices fully 30% less than most. And the food...you maybe think a lettuce wedge with blue cheese dressing... 更多
We dined here before a play at the Old Globe Theater. Outdoor seating was idyllic, and the wait staff was efficient and attentive. We chose some creatively named cocktails. The starters we shared had excellent seafood. Entrees were also very good. I would have been happy to stay at the table for hours.
If you try to get into the dining room for lunch you will likely need to wait for 30 minutes or more. No problem; just go into the bar area to the right where there are almost always tables because they don't suggest this option. Much better anyway; the small plates are fabulous. We have also had dinner at El... 更多
The first weekend in December (Friday-Sunday) the decorations are put up and most of the museums are free of charge. We enjoy visiting the International Village and tasting all the different cuisines from the country's that have a visitor area.
This restaurant was recommended by friends and Fodor's. It's in the middle of Balboa Park, in the museum row, on a great location, benefiting from a patio overlooking a luxuriant garden. The dishes we ordered sounded promising, but they turned out banal. An unexpected disappointment was the paella, which looked like bouillabaisse with rice thrown in it (and we all... 更多
Bearing the heat and sitting on the patio is well worth the wait and heat. With amazing views of Balboa park this restaurant pleases the eyes more than the stomach. The food is standard with nothing too special, but that view! With the Go San Diego card you also get $10 off a bill more than $40. So keep that... 更多
El Prado is our favorite place in Balboa Park to enjoy a light snack and glass of wine. We usually sit in the outdoor patio, which has lovely surroundings and is within earshot of the organ pavilion.
The Prado restaurant is here as well as a good coffee bar. I enjoyed the architecture, visiting the visitors center, and watching the people going to and from.