El Balcon is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelle S from I love going there. The food is always ready in a prompt manner and the sauce variety is excellent.
Date published: 2019-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tracy M from Not really a dining experience. Lack of seating so we just grabbed our food to go.
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Casey a from This restaurant is amazing and the owners are just the sweetest people.
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by jacquie w from I love all the food I have ever tried here. The people are always so helpful and the I appreciate the condiment bar they have.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by jacquie w from The food is excellent and they are always packed. It is a good idea to call your order in ahead of time so you don't have to wait in the long line.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Casey a from I'm giving it 5 stars because I come here all the time and I know it's amazing food, amazing quality, and the owners are just the nicest people. However, tonight was the first night in my 4.5 years of going here on a pretty regular basis that our experience was less than extraordinary. They were out of pupusas (say what?!), they were out of salsa, they were out of horchata... The list goes on and on. It was so strange, we have been here for lunch and dinner on a quite regular basis and never seen this before, ever. I've never once seen them say they don't have pupusas or that they don't have any of their salsas. That's unheard of. Their food is seriously amazing and very authentic, so I would still give El Balcon 5 stars. There's nothing like it in the area and after growing up in California, this place satisfies all of my cravings of Mexican food from SD.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by Heather P from We can't have dairy..so when we say "no dairy", it saves them money (no cheese, no sour cream) yet, if we ask to substitute avocado - they charge us $1. Kind if lame.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Isabel C from There's a few tables for sitting outside in the nice weather. Great staff. Always accommodating.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by Heather P from Great food, a bit of a long wait usually.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heather P from Very very friendly staff
Date published: 2016-03-01
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Minimum purchase of $20 at restaurant. Dine In Only. Not valid for Friday. Valid after 1:00 PM only.