1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
From the terracotta tiles and 16th-century ceiling pattern in the foyer to the ruby red Moorish lamps and maroon leather benches, The Prado at Balboa Park oozes otherworldly comfort. The menu spans various cuisines but seafood-based plates like blue crab, shrimp, and cod "sea cakes" and lobster saffron broth paella stand out. However, you'd be remiss not to try the wafer-thin seared American Kobe Beef sushi roll -- seriously, how do they get that meat so thin?