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San Diego zoo area for a late lunch?

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Will be there on Tues or Wed next week. Thanks!

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  1. There are many options in the Hillcrest neighborhood, just northwest of Balboa Park and the zoo, especially along University Avenue east and west of 6th Avenue -- Afghan (Khyber Pass), New York-style deli (City Delicatessen), Indian, Chinese, Brazilian, bakery/sandwich shop (Bread & Cie.), etc. etc. etc.

    1. There is an a pretty nice looking restaurant inside the zoo called Alberts. I've never eaten there. Does anyone have an opinion on it?

      1. I ate at Albert's a few years ago, and it was pretty good then. I have no idea how it is now, however. Another suggestion would be The Prado, which is right in Balboa Park. It's good, and would be well-suited to a late lunch.

        1. I go to the zoo once a month w' the grandkids . Never knew about Alberts. Can you tell me where it is? Type of food,etc.
          TIA

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          1. re: kitchenhag

            Albert's is in the center of the zoo in the treehouse area. There is a cafeteria type place above it but Alberts is a little hard to find because its below the main level. Food looks good. Heres a link to the menu:
            http://www.sandiegozoo.org/zoo/albert...

            1. re: stonedes

              I will give it a try next time we're there....thanks for the link

          2. The Prado is just south of the zoo in the main part of Balboa Park near the Space Museum. You can easily walk to it from the Zoo's main gate. Eclectic menu - but enough standards to please everyone. Ideal for a late lunch, be sure to ask to sit outside.