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Pampas Bar & Grill

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8690 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123-1886
+1 858-278-5971
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hayward, California
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68 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Daughter took us for lunch. Nice decor and excellent food, of course mainly meat-based as Argentinian. Service is pleasant. Start with the empanadas.

Thank Nino L
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a great experience, with great service! Dinner was divine and the Tango show was a blast! Drinks were a little over priced but who care when you are having that much fun! You have to try this place a least once.

Thank Gretchen L
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The service was great- I walked in, was seated by a friendly gentleman, who immediately discussed the menu. I asked for recommendations on the menu, which I then followed. The service was great, friendly and accompanied by amazing, tasty food. I really recommend the skirt steak- cooked to perfection and buttery tender. Sangria was very good, and the empanadas are... More 

1 Thank herpdoc
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an Argentinian cuisine. The first time I had the best Mojito, second time a pitcher of Sangria so fruity and tasty. Empanadas and Camarones Al Aji for appetizers. Have to admit, both time I had the filet with a crusty pistachio and blue cheese for my main entry. For dessert had panqueques con Dulce de leche, delicious, the... More 

Thank CliffMargie
la mesa
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

ate here for the third time tonight, on my birthday. after many trips to argentina, i'm often skeptical of argentine restaurants in the states that don't serve authentic food; but this place is the real deal. an authentic menu (and ingredients), with excellent flavors. and really wonderful service.

1 Thank markoestreicher
Carlsbad, California
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We met some friends for lunch at Pampas Bar and Grill recently and were pleasantly surprised at the good food they offered as a lunch special. I had their steak sandwich and my wife had a steak dish. Each came with side salads and drink. Although we weren't there for the evening show, nonetheless, our wait staff kept us smiling... More 

Thank Sagres96
Brunswick, Georgia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I was there last week for an after work business dinner and enjoyed it. Good service, good selection. I would go again for sure.

Thank Charles T
Fountain Valley, California
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Pampas Bar abd Grill is a favorite lunchtime haunt in Kearney Mesa. Great salads, wonderful garlic french fries, tempting empanadas and simply flavorful beef will have you at the first bite. There are daily lunch and dinner specials. There are Evening performances of Argentine dancing. (check the schedule on their website

2 Thank Michael N
so cal
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270 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We went on a Saturday night when they have dinner and a tango show. The good news is that the meal was better than expected with nice choices for a three course meal, although the meat was generally undercooked. The so-called show consisted of 5 or 6 dances by various couples. They were dancing in a small area in a... More 

2 Thank xsteves
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. The food was delicious, and had a great Argentine flair to it. The caramelized onions were a wonderful surprise on both the appetizer and my main course! It's a little off the "beaten-path" but is worth the travel.

Thank seanmcahill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8690 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123-1886
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-278-5971

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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?