The Prado at Balboa Park welcomes dogs on front patio where patrons can order from a limited bar menu. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Friday and 11am on weekends.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Prado at Balboa Park has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 7 dog owners on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 in 1,540 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice and cool, perfect for a summer lunch

    We came for lunch knowing that we would only have access to the limited bar menu, which was fine for us. The food was still great, the service was fast, and the staff were very friendly (lots of pets and hellos for our doggo). They provided us with a water dish and were willing to put out a separate plate of chicken that we ordered for her. The dog patio was in a shady spot, which was perfect for a few AZ travelers looking to escape the heat. We will happily come again!

  • More than one year ago.
    Awesome Spot

    After reading the split reviews I wasn't sure about this place. I have two large dogs and found we had more than enough space, I did go mid-day on a Monday so most of the tables were empty. The patio they allow dogs on is beautiful, by a fountain a great spot. The limited outdoor menu is more than enough and the El Prado flatbread was great. Server was also wonderful and very helpful.

  • More than one year ago.

    Height of summer and they made it wonderful! Beautiful shaded patio, waiter brought water bowls for the dogs, everyone was friendly, and the food was fantastic!

  • More than one year ago.
    Amazing Cocktails!

    We don't mind sitting in the front patio. We've been a few times and enjoy the service and food from the bar menu. Even better the front patio is on a first come first served basis so if you can grab a table there isn't a wait. The cocktails are delicious and for a Balboa Park location pricing is what you'd expect. They treat you to complimentary crackers & hummus, hubby ordered the fish tacos and loved them.

  • More than one year ago.
    Love it!

    I have been bringing dogs to this restaurant for a couple of years now and have always had a great time. The food is fantastic and if you get there during happy hour, the wine prices are very good. My friends and I enjoy the small front patio, as you are away from the crowds and can usually find a seat.

  • More than one year ago.
    Lunch At The Prado

    Was very disappointed to be seated in the lounge outside in the shade in the front of the restaurant. Not very dog friendly. We could only order from the bar menu. After complaining our waitress was granted permission to serve us from their lunch menu. The food was okay, nothing that will stand out in my memory. What will stand out is being limited to the bar menu because we had a dog!!! We will not go back!! I am a native of San Diego and have enjoyed some good meals at the outdoor patio in the past (before I had a dog). Very Disappointing!!

  • More than one year ago.
    could be better

    Would have received 5 bones for the great food and super location in the heart of Balboa Park.

    Only problem is their dog friendly area is very restricted. Despite their enormous patio area, dogs can only sit in front of the restaurant, at one of about eight tables in a hallway sort of area. It tends to get chilly since the sun doesn't hit the area and there is usually a draft, and it's usually very crowded with hoards of people waiting for their tables inside.
    Went once with the dog, wouldn't do it again - though I still go dog-less. Now on our weekly park visits we enjoy a casual, yet very tasty, lunch at the cafe outside the Museum of Art while enjoying a small attached grass area that hold several amazing sculptures.

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