They had good food but I expected a little more flavor.
Noisy with poor, slow service (as in order 2 cocktails instead of just one). I considered offering to tend bar to facilitate service. The food is quite good but the service is deplorably slow/ inefficient. This should be a quick fix that needs to be enacted ASAP.
Was fabulous I love the food specially The sopes and the drinks spectacular
Great food and excellent service from the entire staff serving our party. We will definitely return soon!
Was a great night went on valentines day. Took my GF on a Vday date and everything was going great. We got the chips and guac in which the guac was bery good. She ordered two twcos and I ordered enchiladas. Her tacos were a little on the cold side but was taken care of with a fresh new set. My enchiladas were bery good. Overall great experience.
Presentation, ambiance, and the staff were good. The food was well below expectations.
Second time here, so good. The food is simple yet creative and ambitious, with top notch ingredients and lovely presentation. The service is also excellent. We enjoyed every single bite!
This was our first time here and on Christmas. We loved the food. Can't wait to go back! The beef and carnitas were outstanding.
Delicious food and wonderful service. Highly recommend, especially before or after a San Diego Symphony performance due to the special discount.
Our waitress didn’t seem interested in waiting on us. She had a full fifteen minute conversation with a table outside before she retrieved our drinks. The menu online isn’t reflective of what this restaurant actually has. I picked it originally because the menu said it had oysters and then when I arrived I was disappointed that oysters were no longer on the menu. The atmosphere is very nice, my octopus taco was okay, but I wouldn’t come back.
The $15 Restaurant Week lunch menu is an amazing value!
It took the waiter a long time to take our order after the hostess sat us. After the order was taken it took a long time for the food to be served. In the meantime, there was no offer of chips, more water refills or beverages ... overall lacking in the customer service area. It was extremely loud. The lunch options were few, the menu online said Tortas, there were no tortas. Not sure I'll go back.
Our cocktail snacks was divine. I took a friend who was leaving San Diego for her last margarita for a while and Curadero did not let me down. I highly recommend their unique and delicious margaritas (and the food it good too - get the guac.)
2nd visit nothing like the first visit
Not going back
Love the drinks, the atmosphere and the service, but the food was bland.
So much fun. Server Dani was great. A hidden gem on Fifth street.
We had tickets to a concert at San Diego Civic Theatre, wanted dinner nearby (so we wouldn’t have to move the car) and Curadero was within easy walking distance. The menu (Mexican) looked better than just tacos and burritos so we made a reservation. We were seated right away and were really happy with the food (although the guacamole needed salt) but both the drinks and the food were slow to come out. We had plenty of time before our show began and we will come back again but only if we have plenty of time!
Fish tacos were fishy and the “TJ” Caesar salad looked like it came from some airport grab and go kiosk. But.... the real problem was the one ridiculously drunk party that they just kept liquoring up. Amazing that a near empty restaurant can be that noisy.
Parking was difficult as restaurant is located in a hotel downtown. Had to valet park for $12. It was so loud inside we had to shout to hear ourselves. Food was excellent and large enough portion to share a dish. Drink menu is fun. Service was pretty good. I’d go back again but not at prime time on a Saturday evening.
The service was good and the menu was diverse and interesting. The ambience and decor were lovely.
Curadero has quickly become our go-to place for pre-theater meals and drinks. Its location near the Civic Theater (and the House of Blues) is perfect but more than that, the food is great! Service is quick but not rushed and the servers are efficient and pleasant. We usually get there for happy hour before a show and three courses and drinks for two ran about $50. Get guacamole!
Love the decor and innovative menu. Guacamole was superb and ceviche was wonderfully acidic. My husband ordered the enchiladas and thought they were yummy. Friendly service.
10/10 authentic, truly outstanding
Great restaurant inside the Kimpton Palomar Hotel. Ambiance, great food and delicious drinks
The person serving our table really left a lot to be desired. Had he not been so arrogant, it would’ve been a better evening.
Great lunch & breakfast menu. Tasty drinks!
Food was ok. Didn’t die from it, but nothing to write home about. Everytime you ask the waitress a question she would say “I don’t know, let me go ask.” And then she’d disappear for a few minutes. Guess it’s better than making things up, but learn the menu ! I would temper all of this by saying that I really don’t like the whole downtown scene, so I didn’t have a great attitude walking in. Dirty, loud, crowded and a lot of homeless wandering around. I honestly don’t see the point.
Knew nothing about the restaurant except that it is close to the symphony hall. Turns out it is in the old Salt Box restaurant location. The margaritas were the best I have ever had - no mixes. Try the classic as it is very dry and well balanced - served up. Guacamole was extremely fresh and very large for sharing. The ceviche was also wonderful - lots of perfectly diced veggies in with the seafood - hot but not overly so. Tried the octopus tacos as well - delicious. We will be back to try the entrees next time.
Drinks overly sweet.
Food bland and mushy.
Not a win.
get some real salsas and season the food please. You need a mexican in the kitchen ASAP!
Curadero was a new find...close to the Civic Theater and with food choices that seemed good. It fulfilled our expectations and more. Every bite of food was excellent, as well as good service. Authentic, spicy...just great! If I have one quibble it is that a large party came in after us and instead of sitting down and ordering they meandered around their tables which meant we had...let’s just say it...people’s rear ends practically in our faces as we ate. I’m pretty sure there’s a nice way for management to handle this in the future. But, all that being said...I’ll be back and I’ll be back with friends and family!
Excellent food, service and with Saturday happy hour prices.
Excellently prepared creative Mexican with very friendly service and great margaritas
At first I must admit I was apprehensive as the place was empty at 12:15 on a Saturday for lunch, but the food ended up being wonderful and the servers were very nice.
Service was very slow. Sat for 10 mins before we were given menus or a glass of water
I would recommend to a friend for the drinks alone
Great Appetizers and drinks. Bartender was very good
Good food. Friendly staff. Nice place.
The starters of Guacamole and Brisket Tacos were pretty good and had some modern flair. The Pozole was terrible. I never send food back, but I could not eat it. It was unusually bitter and the pork was just greasy threads. The hominy was overcooked. Big disappointment since I love Pozole. Then, I ordered a ceviche, but was brought the wrong one... meanwhile I waited 15 minutes for it. I had to flag down the waiter to get it corrected. Sangria was way too sweet. Strange, uneven meal. I also was wondering why Open Table is promoting this place when you cannot get points for dining. We won't be back.
The people that work here were really nice !! The food was good and reasonable at happy hour time :)) I think we almost tried everything on the menu . Would definitely go back !!!