Set in Balboa Park's beautiful House of Hospitality, the Prado is a San Diego icon with warm, wood-beamed dining rooms and a sunny terrace overlooking the park’s gardens. The menu offers a delicious take on Latin-Italian fusion under the newly appointed chef Jonathan Hale. While Hale is busy bringing his own vision to the restaurant, he dare not remove certain dishes, including the Rosemary Roasted Jidori Chicken. Prado at Balboa Park is one of the best places to eat in San Diego for outdoor dining in a relaxed setting or a fun happy hour. The restaurant offers bar seating among a warm and whimsical environment full of glass sculptures and trinkets inspired by the surrounding museums. Don’t be offended if your server asks if you’re in a hurry—the spot attracts throngs of theatre patrons who have tickets for the nearby Old Globe Theatre. Reservations are strongly recommended.
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