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Urban Plates

#213 of 3,875 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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12857 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2001
+1 858-509-1800
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for a great lunch. Lots of choices for every appetite and all the ingredients are so fresh and prepared in front of you. Prices are very reasonable

Thank Sylvia L
South America
Level Contributor
441 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Really like this place. Is somehow upscale fast food restaurant, everything from scratch, organic, antibiotic free chicken. The salad excellent, the wild albacore amazing. Kind of expensive for the type of food.

Thank AAppa
Toronto Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What I love about this place is you see your food, pick what you want and the food handler cooks the meat, fish or veggies and puts it on the plat in front of your eyes.

Thank Diane P
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Salads were fresh, lots of different choices. The salmon one is my favorite with the jalapeño dressing. For dessert we shared the mango tart not to sweet just perfect.

Thank Lisa W
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My first trip to Urban Plates and I was not disappointed. Very extensive menu, 11 different salads, 8 complete dinners, which include chicken, fish, ribs. There are 8 different "hot" sides, 6 "cold" sides, 7 different sandwiches, 4 different stews. Gosh, what choices. You can choose Vega, Vegetarian, Gluten Free or Dairy free. There is something foe everyone. Prices are... More 

Thank Deedlv
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food is delicious, served like fast food, but tastes gourmet. Decent prices for a meal that includes an entree with sides, or a large salad. Casual and easy to access.

Thank GetCareerinGear
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered one sandwich, and I was waiting to order everything I'd like, but the waiter just swept the butter then added meat!!! Just this! The sandwich portion was too small!!!

Thank shima p
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have visited Urban Plates for the past few weeks and I must say, they have been consistent with their wonderful service and good food every time. Great salads, plates, soups and pizza, they have yet to disappoint! This is officially my go-to restaurant for lunch or dinner when in the area.

Thank Qiana B
The Woodlands, Texas
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place has a good vibe when you walk in - a nice table vignette outside with a water feature with gas jets flaming starts the visit. The food here is cooked fresh - you can have salad with hot off the stove/grill meat or other vegetable dishes with the aforementioned meat. Everything just looks good behind the counter, so... More 

Thank whiskyandgolf
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I go here often and am never disappointed in the food. The line is a little confusing. It goes well when they put an assistant on the corner but when they get distracted it falls apart quickly. Think about calling the order in ahead of time. They have opened up more seating in back so you can relax about finding... More 

Thank Tracie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12857 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-509-1800

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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?