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Berta's Latin American Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Latin, South American, Central American, Mexican, Spanish, Colombian
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3928 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110-2843
+1 619-295-2343
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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646 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want to try different dishes of Latin America and South America? Come to Berta's. The menu includes certain dishes for various countries for patrons ((indicated where on the menu) to choose and also include ingredients so what ones will eat. The place may look small from outside but enough inside with nicely decoration. On a good weather day, patrons... More 

Thank Prawet J
Browns Summit
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

In Old Town San Diego where Mexican food is the dominant cuisine, this place stands out with an eclectic menu featuring many dishes from South & Central America. Ihad fried plantains with garlic cilantro sauce for an appetizer followed by a lamb dish from Peru. My wife had a Costa Rican vegan dish. Good flan for dessert. After a week... More 

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San Diego, CA
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We made reservations for lunch on a Sunday (Thanksgiving weekend). Charming colonial style house in the middle of Old Town San Diego. Finding parking in the area can be problematic when the public parking lots get full. Fortunately, the restaurant has an adjacent parking lot free for the guests. I was surprised the place was almost empty and remained that... More 

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San Diego, California
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a gem that is easy to miss, nested between a big, loud restaurant/bar and a commercial street in Old Town. But it is well worth finding. It has the most diverse menu of Latin American food I have found in Southern California -- the best dishes from a dozen countries. Also a nice selection of Latin American beers.... More 

Thank Cary L
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great meal. If you've ever been to Latin America you'll think you are there. The food is so good. I had the most refreshing fresh lemonade I've ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Elaine L
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I agree with some of the other reviewers, in that it's surprising to me that there were not more people at this restaurant. It might be (as in my case), that we got there too early for dinner (around 5pm). The food was EXCELLENT! You feel like you're traveling throughout South America, and trying different dishes, from different countries. Everything... More 

Thank TheBrasilian
Morrison, Colorado
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

For 20 years, we have been coming to San Diego for vacations, conferences, etc., and we usually end up at Berta's, one of our favorite restaurants! It seems like every time we've been, we are one of only 2 or 3 other customers here. For the quality of food and friendliness of staff, why is that? Not complaining, since anywhere... More 

Thank jnhort
San Diego, CA
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had been looking to re-experience two dishes from our prior travels: Barceloneta -pincho murono (Spanish grilled lamb skewer) and Quepos- plantanos maduros (Costa Rican fried sweet plantains). Berta's exceeded my high expectations. Another couple joined us to also enjoy: empanadas de queso (Chilean cheese turnovers), pastel de choclo (Chilean layers of fresh corn, chicken and beef baked with olives,... More 

Thank J David A
Santee, California
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I ended up at Berta's because they had the only free parking we could find in Old Town. We reluctantly decided to have dinner there. We shared a bottle of wine from Chile and a Latin American steak dish. The service and food were excellent. Very fresh ingredients and a nice little porch where we were able... More 

Thank Diane M
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had fried plantains with fresh garlic followed by the chicken stew. Everything was so fresh and flavorful! Just thinking back on it makes my mouth water, its that good! Must try !

Thank Kristal Rose M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
Latin, South American, Central American, Mexican, Spanish, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3928 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110-2843
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-2343

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?