Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > California >
Apr 5, 2008 03:32 PM

Terra, San Diego - Lunch?

Any reccomendations on what to order?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. My thought is why are you going there? Not to be to negative but I am just not a fan.. There are better places to go.. Can you go somewhere else?

    6 Replies
    1. re: butterbutt

      Yes I can go someplace else. I'll will be visiting the Balboa Park museums soon.

      Any cuisine, high or low price, street stands to worthy sit down places.

      1. re: Gypsy Jan

        I like going to the's right in the heart of Balboa Park..

        1. re: Beach Chick

          Prado is nicer and better food.
          Did Terra a couple months ago and the service and food were very mediocre.

          1. re: keena

            I think it varies and depends. The best meal I had in San Diego in 2007 was on a Sunday night in August at Terra. Took a friend to The Prado for his birthday and ended up sending my entree back because it was inedible, there was no adjustment for the poor entree (which was not eaten or replaced) on the final bill.

            Our tastes are subjective. Neither Terra nor The Prado are particularly good or bad.

            1. re: DiningDiva

              I have only been to Terra for dinner and we only had appetizers. Some were better than others but overall we liked it. If you go to Prado, definitely sit outside on the patio. The food is good but I have not been blown away by it.

              I don't know if you will have a car but in Hillcrest there are a ton of places and it is a short ride or a moderate walk. On University I would suggest Bread & Cie (sandwiches, salads, with fresh baked breads), Chow Noodle House, or Viva Pasta (if you want something quicker, cheap and tasty). These are all near 6th and University.