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Terra American Bistro

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7091 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-1825 (El Cajon and 71st St)
+1 619-293-7088
Today
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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California
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I went with two others for brunch at this very nice restaurant along El Cajon Blvd in eastern San Diego. I had a fish dish, as did my wife and our guest had a mexican style dinner. Two meals out of three were excellent- nicely cooked and presented. My wife's salmon special was a bit undercooked. The service was very... More 

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Thank TravelinBobCA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Inattentive service at the bar. Ordered burger w/egg. Egg arrived after the burger on a small plate.

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Thank Debra P
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lunched at Terra with a group from work and enjoyed the turkey melt with salad, and watched others enjoy salads, all of which were served fresh and tasty and could either be eaten up or partially boxed for a second meal. Good service in addition to great food. Yes it's off to the side of San Diego, but was worth... More 

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Thank sillygranma
San Diego, California
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242 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Arriving for Sunday brunch because we were in the area, we had high hopes because of recommendations from friends. We had a reservation and were met by the icy glare of the hostess and quickly seated and from here, everything began to slide downhill. Parking is also scarce, but street parking is available. The noise level in the restaurant was... More 

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Thank pensando42
San Diego, California, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The rustic exterior and the surrounding neighborhood disguise a culinary treasure. A friend and I had lunch there based on on-line reviews and its proximity to a nearby fabric store. The lunch menu offers a wide variety. My friend enjoyed the chicken wrap with a green salad. I relished the turkey melt sandwich with a side of truffle fries. I'd... More 

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Thank Barbara S
La Mesa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Terra grows their own food is fresh and natural. Menu is seasonal and always different. It is a must.

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Thank E8049SPdonnal
La Mesa, California
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Such yummy food and wonderful service. I highly recommend this restaurant. I have been several times and it is always high quality

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Thank Grossmont9372
San Diego
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213 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a gem in an not-upscale neighborhood. Today we had lunch - a chopped salad and a chicken bowl. Both were worthy of a repeat visit. However, there are so many interesting and tempting menu items I hate think I'd miss out on another delicious option. The service was perfect - promo and pleasant and accurate. What else can... More 

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Thank Jay A
La Mesa, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

After hearing from friends, family and colleagues how GOOD Terra's food is, we decided to sample it ourselves. We walked over from La Mesa Village and sat down to what turned out to be one of the better meals we've had in a long time! Ellie our server was super-helpful with menu and wine suggestions. We started with Matzo ball... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The seasoning of the blackening was delicious.  Although my salmon a sizable thick filet was raw in the middle and this mushiness clashed with the outer shell.  A traditional Ceasar has anchovies which were missing, and croutons,  which were substituded with a sourdough crostini.  I found the sourdough crostini to be a bit stale and had it been cubed and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7091 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115-1825
    (El Cajon and 71st St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-293-7088

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?