Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
361 reviews

Balboa Park is a great spot for families and dates! There are a number of museums (there's at least 1 with free admission, the others have a fee) and the gardens and fountains are beautiful. I love the intricate architecture of the outside of the buildings. This is a great spot to spend a few hours walking around and exploring ...

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  • 1
    0.0 mi

    The Prado at Balboa Park

    0.0 mi from Balboa Park
    37 reviews

    My favorite restaurant when I am anywhere in the park or the Zoo for lunch or dinner. Dine outside it is outstanding.

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  • 2
    0.67 mi

    Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa Park

    0.67 mi from Balboa Park
    75 reviews

    Balboa Park is a place you do not want to miss in San Diego - beautiful landscape, architecture, museums, botanical garden, outdoor theater, and restaurant

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  • 3
    0.6 mi

    Bertrand at Mister A's

    0.6 mi from Balboa Park
    24 reviews

    Okay, this was the most expensive meal we have ever had, but it was definitely worth it. We had Thanksgiving dinner here with the 3 course meal menu. Every course was outstanding. The food, location and service was top notch.

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  • 4
    0.58 mi

    CUCINA Urbana

    0.58 mi from Balboa Park
    19 reviews

    The food and drinks were delicious. Their foraged mushroom pizza was tasty and filling. The wait-staff were friendly and helpful, making recommendations, and it seemed that if I so much as glanced to find one she or he was already at my side.

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  • 5
    0.63 mi

    Hane Sushi

    0.63 mi from Balboa Park
    3 reviews

    Hane Sushi has the same owners as the legendary and very popular Sushi Ota in San Diego. Sushi Ota is hidden in a medical arts building off Mission Bay Drive and is delicious, extremely good value, crowded, served and owned by Nihonjin (Japanese), and has a casual feel. It is like the hard working nerdy brother who is no-nonsense and ...

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    0.74 mi

    Cafe Bassam

    0.74 mi from Balboa Park
    3 reviews

    I love this eclectic cafe. Great place to play eye spy! Docked a star for service, not the friendliest bunch. It's full of unique items from around the world, some for sale!

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    0.68 mi

    Evolution Fast Food

    0.68 mi from Balboa Park
    3 reviews

    Vegan fast food (think burgers and fries), good smoothies, organic juices, tasty desserts. Large outdoor patio area.

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    0.6 mi

    Mr A's Restaurant

    0.6 mi from Balboa Park
    2 reviews

    The view of downtown San Diego is spectacular. Very romantic place to watch a sunset. The restaurant is high class with delicious food. Highly recommend coming here!

  • 9
    0.67 mi

    Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

    0.67 mi from Balboa Park
    2 reviews

    This newish restaurant serves up fancy American food. The ambiance is pretty hip, so it's perfect for a date night or birthday celebration. It's been a few months since I've eaten there, but I do remember the mountain of french fries and my scallop dish, so that means they were good. They take reservations. Parking in the area is a ...

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  • 10
    0.62 mi

    Barrio Star

    0.62 mi from Balboa Park
    1 review

    This is our family go-to place when our adult children are in town. It is fun, hip, the food is delicious, reasonably priced, and always good. And because the fam is vegan, they are always craving the delicious soy chorizo tacos. Chef Isabel Cruz is known for her healthy, colorful, and savory menu. She claims her recipes are simple and ...

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  • 11
    0.92 mi

    Donut bar

    0.92 mi from Balboa Park

    A must try!

  • 12
    0.96 mi

    Nunu's Cocktail Lounge

    0.96 mi from Balboa Park
    1 review

    Nunu's is just fantastic. Open early in the morning... open late. The food is middle of the road, but I would never eat here anyway. In fact, this is a great spot to rally the group ahead of dinner. And situated between Bankers Hill and Hillcrest, it's perfect. I personally love coffee at Papalecco, brunch at Tractor Room, then afternoon ...

  • 13
    0.8 mi


    0.8 mi from Balboa Park

    As the sign says, been around since 1944. Love to come here for breakfast, they have a classic old fashioned coffee cake that is great. Location isn't great unless you're driving, but worth driving here.

  • 14
    0.63 mi

    Avenue 5 Restaurant & Bar

    0.63 mi from Balboa Park
    1 review
  • 15
    2.68 mi

    In-N-Out Burger

    2.68 mi from Balboa Park
    37 reviews

    If you have not tried an In and Out Burger (or grilled cheese and fries for vegetarians) you have not lived. Must do!

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  • 16
    1.46 mi


    1.46 mi from Balboa Park

    Hipster cool restaurant in the heart of the Gaslamp. The space is huge, with a large bar and seating out front as well. I sat at the bar and enjoyed their incredible Triple C sandwich (crab cake, bacon, avocado, fried onion and tarragon aioli on butter brioche) with a side of champagne greens. UH-mazing. If you're craving dessert, try the ...

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  • 17
    1.82 mi

    Marina Kitchen

    1.82 mi from Balboa Park
    24 reviews

    The Marina Kitchen has great specials! The holiday buffets are always affordable and the service is exceptional. Shout out to Mike G., Cassandra, and Abe :)

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  • 18
    2.98 mi

    Old Town Mexican Cafe

    2.98 mi from Balboa Park
    23 reviews

    AMAZING Mexican food in the heart of historic Old Town!

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  • 19
    1.17 mi

    Extraordinary Desserts - Union St

    1.17 mi from Balboa Park
    21 reviews

    Beautifully designed and delicious cakes that are not too sweet. Pricey though, about $30 for scoop of rocky road ice cream, slice of torta misu and another of lemon meringue banana pudding. Pictured: torta misu

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    1.63 mi

    Cafe Sevilla - San Diego

    1.63 mi from Balboa Park
    25 reviews

    the tapas were amazing here. we *tried* hard not to overeat because we went downstairs to the club for free salsa lessons afterward. i'd have to go back and look at the pictures we took of the food that night, but i do remember walking back to the hotel with our bellies full and our feet tired.

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