In compliance with State of California pandemic mandates, La Gran Terraza is temporarily closed until further notice. Thank you for supporting local restaurants. For University of San Diego updates visit the USD Blueprint web page.
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OpenTable diner choice awards: best for lunch, and best for groups.
Loyal E. Horton Awards (NACUFS) excellence in university dining.
Work for La Gran Terraza, USD Auxiliary Services. Note: all hiring is on hold as the restaurant is temporarily closed. Check back for updates.
Give the gift of an incredible experience. Cards are available at the restaurant in denominations of $25 and $50, or contact us for a custom order.
View La Gran Terraza on the University of San Diego campus.
Please visit the USD Parking website for information regarding parking regulations.
Free valet parking is available during lunch for off-campus guests (Monday-Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm) in front of the Hahn University Center.
Handicapped parking is available on either side of the Hahn University Center. If you have a handicap plaque you may park in a handicap or meter spot with your plaque displayed but payment is required at metered spots. To waive the payment you may obtain a permit at the kiosk and display in your windshield along with your plaque.
Special Event Parking
When attending our wine or beer dinners complimentary parking is now available with use of a validation code. The validation code will be given to you when you make your reservation. Once parked, make note of your license plate number, then go to the payment machine and follow the directions.
View La Gran Terraza on the USD campus map. See parking info above.
From the North: I-5 South, exit Sea World Dr. & Tecolote Rd. Turn left at stoplight toward Morena Blvd. Turn right on Morena, left on Napa, left on Linda Vista Rd. Second stoplight is USD's East entrance, turn left.
From the South: I-5 North, exit Morena Blvd. (sign says: Morena Blvd. use I-8 East). Stay right and follow signs for Morena Blvd. Take the first right onto Linda Vista Rd. Third stoplight is USD's East entrance, turn left.
From the East: I-8 West, exit Morena Blvd., turn right onto Linda Vista Rd. Third stoplight is USD's East entrance, turn left.