Petco Park Grub Guide (2023)

Winning seasons don't come easy, but you can always count on Petco Park to deliver tasty food and drinks for Padres fans and visitors. Here's a roundup of top dining options at the Downtown ballpark.

With three restaurants around San Diego, Puestois a local favorite for authentic Mexican food. Step up to the plate for handmade organic tortillas, flavorful guacamole and award-winning tacos like the queso birria (shredded beef short rib) taco, and top it off with a tasty Cadillac margarita.

Baseball, an ice-cold cocktail from Cutwater Spiritsand San Diego's clear blue or starry night skies— that's our idea of a triple play. This local distillery's Three Sheets Rum is crafted from pure cane sugar rather than molasses, and is a nice complement to any Petco Park outing.

Cravory Cookies are familiar to any San Diegan with a sweet tooth. This is the place to go for delicious, fresh gourmet cookies with creative flavors, from lemon bar and salted caramel cream to German chocolate cake and donut glaze.

This foodie gem from Barrio Logan serves Tijuana-style, bacon-wrapped hot dogs on brioche buns. Chow down on Barrio Dogg's El Pueblito hot dog covered with roasted poblano peppers, grilled onion, cotija cream sauce, queso manchego, crunchy fried onions, fresh pomegranate, and smoked paprika sesame seeds.

Authentic, Texas-style barbecue is the hit at Grand Ole BBQ, which was born in trendy North Park. Choose from a menu of low- and slow-smoked meat sandwiches such as brisket, ribs, pulled pork and turkey, plus such delicious sides as their famous Frito pie boat.

Sure, you can get pizza and beer at other stadiums, but not like this. Pizza Port is a beloved San Diego staple, known for its delicious slices and the craft beer it brews. A specialty slice and a Walk-Off Wheat (brewed to be poured at Petco Park) puts pizza and beer on a whole different level.

Seaside Market in coastal North County's Cardiff-by-the-Sea is famous for its tri-tip, affectionately (and feverishly) known as Cardiff Crack. The only place you can get the tri-tip on nachos, however, is right here at Petco Park.

Randy Jones was a southpaw pitcher who spent much of his career with the Padres, using his famous sinker to strike out opposing batters. Now he's famous for his barbecue sauce and grilled goods. The Slugger Dog puts other ballpark dogs to shame, weighing in at a whopping half a pound.

Hodad's is as San Diegan as tan lines and flip-flops. Locals swear by the burgers, but they're not the only ones. Food Network personality Guy Fieri is such a fan (once stating that their bacon is the best he's ever had) that he has his own item on the menu: The Guido Burger.

With two locations inside the park, Blue Water's exceptional, fresh local seafood is a double play of deliciousness. The Field Level outpost offers fresh fish tacos and sandwiches, while the Terrace Level version has an expanded menu with fish plates, clam chowder, poke and sashimi.

You may not think of cheesesteaks and San Diego as going hand in hand, but you might after stopping at Gaglione Brothers. Their classic cheesesteak can't be beat, with your choice of steak or chicken, grilled onion and American cheese. For extra flavor, grab an order of garlic fries.

Turn your Padres adventure into a bowl game with the awesome superfood açaí, courtesy of Sambazon and its tasty, plant-based açaí bowls. Not only does Sambazon offer such tempting varieties as the chocolate peanut butter bowl, berry bowl and protein bowl, it also serves up an açaí margarita.

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If hot chicken is your thing, better wing your way over to this brand-new outlet for its specially created Petco Park signature sandwich, the Hot Hen, featuring seasoned crispy chicken topped with Fresno chile slaw, pickles and fuego sauce, and served on a brioche bun.

Go Italian at the ballyard with Cucina Stella’s Neapolitan-style pizza, or its specialty meatball sandwich, which pairs hand-made meatballs with marinara sauce and parmesan, all served up on a rustic Italian roll.

A returnee to the Petco eating scene, this outpost of San Diego’s Uni Sushi is the place to dash for sushi rolls between innings (or between Padres hits if you’re really quick).

Uni Sushi now has a sister restaurant at Petco with this new addition to the ballpark’s dining menu. Negihama Sushi offers a variety of fresh-made, grab-and-go sushi in the park’s Mercado section.

San Diego’s venerable burgers-and-more behemoth is setting down stakes at Petco to serve up such fast-food faves as loaded tiny tacos, chicken strips, curly fries and mini churros. And don’t miss the signature Purple Haze cocktail — not something you can grab at your neighborhood drive-through.

The name fits when it comes to this popular local outlet’s much-worshipped paletas, the sweet and fruity Mexican frozen specialties. Holy Paleta sells them both plain and “best dressed” (with a choice of sauces and toppings).

Sandwiches are the stars at the Petco outpost of this San Diego favorite, including such signature items as the turkado — a towering turkey sando topped with plenty of avocado.

Get your ice cream on the old-fashioned way with this Petco returnee’s swirly desserts, guaranteed to take you right back to kidhood (as well as take the edge off a balmy summer’s day at the ballyard).

The Petco edition of this much-loved Taiwanese chain offers such favorites as Korobuta pork buns and wild mushroom vegan buns. And you can top that off with a hard-to-resist boba beverage.

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FAQs

What kind of food is at Petco Park? ›

New Concessions for 2022

Local flavor is what Petco Park is all about. New San Diego-based vendors for 2022 include Negihama Sushi, Sambazon for acai bowls as well as acai margaritas, Jack in the Box (yes it is local, founded in 1951 by a San Diegan) and Holy Paleta frozen pops from Bonita.

Can you take food into Petco Park? ›

FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICIES

The San Diego Padres permit guests to bring food into Petco Park intended for individual consumption (not for groups of individuals) and should be consumed in one's seat. Outside food cannot be brought into any ballpark restaurant, club lounge, or suite.

Where is Toyota terrace at Petco Park? ›

Toyota Terrace Infield is right behind the dugouts on the Terrace Level. Because of this, it is one of the best spots in the ballpark to catch a foul ball. Due to smaller rows and in-seat service, these are some of the best seats in Petco Park.

Does Petco Park have all you can eat section? ›

The “All You Can Eat” Seats at Petco Park are located in Sections 125 and 127. Food in these sections includes your standard ballpark items, such as hot dogs, chicken fingers, and Cracker Jacks.

What can you not bring to Petco Park? ›

Inflatable items (such as baseballs, bats, beach balls, dolls, etc.), Frisbees, and other similar objects are prohibited inside Petco Park.

Why did Petco stop carrying Fancy Feast? ›

For example, the culling of Fancy Feast was for the usage of the ingredients artificial flavor and sodium nitrite (color retention). Another example would be the culling of Pedigree for the usage of sodium tripolyphosphate (artificial preservative for water retention) in their products.

How big of a bag can you take into Petco Park? ›

Bag Policy

No bags will be permitted inside Petco Park except for medical and diaper bags that do not exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches, such as small purses, clutches and fanny packs.

Can I bring a small backpack to Petco Park? ›

Bags and backpacks are not allowed, except for single compartment bags measuring 7” x 10” or smaller. Your bag may be subject to search when you enter.

How much is a hot dog at Petco Park? ›

This $6 hot dog is available throughout the park.

Where can I park for free at Petco Park? ›

On-street parking is available for those with the luck/patience to find it. Parking at meters is free on Sundays and outside of the hours posted. It used to be free to park in meter spaces downtown after 6pm, convenient for Padres fans heading to a game downtown after work.

How do you pay for food at Petco Park? ›

CONCESSIONS & MOBILE ORDERING

Petco Park is a cashless venue. Credit cards, Padres Pay and other forms of digital payment will be accepted at all concession and retail locations. Padres Pay is safe, fast, and easy!

What is the sunset patio at Petco Park? ›

Petco Park's newest game day venue! Overlooking 1st Base, the Sunset Patio features gorgeous views of downtown San Diego and combines a semi-private area for your group to mix and mingle with ballpark seating.

Can you bring empty water bottle into Petco Park? ›

Empty, reusable water bottles are also permitted. Size: One liter or less. Also glass bottles, cans, thermoses or alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

What is the best section to sit at Petco Park? ›

Best view: The best views at Petco come from seats in the Dugout Club, Field Box or Premier Club sections. The lower your row number, the closer you will be to the action.

Can you use cash at Petco Park? ›

While Padres Pay is the preferred method of payment at Petco Park, credit cards will still be accepted. Cash will no longer be accepted.

Can you bring candy into Petco Park? ›

Yes, as of August 6, 2021, the decision to ban outside food has been reversed. You are now allowed again to bring in outside food to San Diego Padres games. Bringing in your own food is a great way to save a few bucks.

Can I bring my vape into Petco Park? ›

Petco Park is a smoke-free facility. Guests who wish to utilize standard or electronic smoking devices at a Petco Park event are required to utilize the designated locations outside the ballpark.

What should I wear to a Padres game? ›

Go Casual Or Go 'Home'

In fact its as casual as it gets. So if unsure what to wear, err on the side of comfort. After the game, all but the most fancy places downtown will let you in with a cap, shorts, and even a little mustard on your shirt. Next, you'll need some Padres merch.

Why is there a 2022 cat food shortage? ›

Why are there cat food shortages in 2022? There are two main factors that are affecting the current availability of cat food, especially canned food: aluminum shortages and ingredient shortages.

Why is Fancy Feast not good for cats? ›

Mercury Containing Fish

In fact, many Fancy Feast cat food products contain fish that may carry high levels of mercury. These products can cause the effects of mercury poisoning over a long period of time, and it can result in severe health problems. One common effect of mercury poisoning is kidney damage.

Is Fancy Feast Made in China? ›

Thankfully, Fancy Feast isn't produced in China. As the website confirms, its pet food is only manufactured in the United States, Europe, and Thailand. Most of its ingredients are sourced from USA-approved farms while the fish mainly comes from Thailand.

Is there a bag check at Petco Park? ›

Petco Park does not have left luggage facilities. If you want to visit Petco Park for an event or a game without having to worry about security, leave your bags in one of our StashPoints near the stadium.

How early does Petco Park open before games? ›

All entrance gates at Petco Park open 90 minutes before game time. Gates open 95 minutes before all start times except 6:35, when they open just 65 minutes before game time. There is one other exception: the entrance for the exclusive Home Plate Club opens two hours prior to all games.

What does a beer cost at Petco Park? ›

Beer Prices: How much does beer cost at Petco Park? Prices are in the ballpark of $13.00 – $15.50. So about $1 a sip.

How much does it cost to rent out Petco stadium? ›

A $12,000 minimum is required on all ballpark events. Rates are based on a 4 Hour time rental.

How much is parking around Petco Park? ›

Parking Near Petco Park

Padres Preferred parking is available directly adjacent to Petco Park at prices ranging from $21-$40. Fans should choose a parking location based upon the direction they'll be heading after the game whether it is to the north, east or south.

What items can you bring into Petco Park? ›

What you can bring to Petco Park
  • Small clutch purses, baby and medical bags.
  • Water bottles, factory sealed (plastic and 32 ounce size drinks or smaller)
  • Empty one (1) liter reusable water bottles.
  • Juice boxes.
  • Milk cartons.

How do I get to trolley from Petco Park? ›

Three Trolley stations – 12th and Imperial, Park and Market, and the Gaslamp Quarter Station (Fifth Avenue and Harbor Drive) – are all within two blocks of the stadium. Fans can also use MTS' free Park & Ride lots along MTS Trolley and Rapid routes for easy access to Petco Park!

Where is the best place to sit at a baseball game? ›

The seats behind the dugout are in high demand thanks to their proximity to the star players. These seats offer a rare opportunity to get within a few yards of any major league player. The seats behind the away team's dugout can also have value, especially if a notable player is on the visiting team.

Where should I sit at Petco Park for shade? ›

Where are the shaded seats at Petco Park? As a general rule, the seats in the shade at Petco Park are located: In the 200-level behind home plate. On the 3rd base side of the park.

Where should I sit at Padres stadium for shade? ›

In general, the 3rd base side is your better bet if you are a Padres fan seeking shade. These will be the even-numbered sections. Seats in the 200 and 300 levels will be shadier than field level.

How much is a hot dog at Petco Park? ›

This $6 hot dog is available throughout the park.

What is Petco Park known for? ›

Petco Park is a baseball stadium in Downtown San Diego, California. It is the home ballpark of Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres, and has also been used as a venue for concerts, soccer, golf, and rugby.

How do you pay for food at Petco Park? ›

CONCESSIONS & MOBILE ORDERING

Petco Park is a cashless venue. Credit cards, Padres Pay and other forms of digital payment will be accepted at all concession and retail locations. Padres Pay is safe, fast, and easy!

What MLB stadium has the cheapest food? ›

1. Oriole Park at Camden Yards. You can take the whole family out to the ballgame and spend less than $20 on food and drinks at the home of the Baltimore Orioles, the best MLB stadium and the cheapest professional sports stadium when it comes to food, with $1.50 hot dogs.

Do MLB Players get meal money on the road? ›

Major League Baseball Players Get Money for Meals

Not a bad bump. There was also a new hotel accommodation agreement which we'll get to a little later. But the main benefit that caught my eye was an increase in the daily stipend that players receive when they're traveling with the club.

Can you bring snacks to an MLB game? ›

You can bring in food from outside, but it does not allow for any bottles, cans, coolers, glass containers, or thermoses. Non-alcoholic bottles of beverages can be allowed if it has one liter or less. The exception to this is if you have a suite, in which case you can't bring any of your own food or drink.

What does a beer cost at Petco Park? ›

Beer Prices: How much does beer cost at Petco Park? Prices are in the ballpark of $13.00 – $15.50. So about $1 a sip.

Can you bring empty water bottle into Petco Park? ›

Empty, reusable water bottles are also permitted. Size: One liter or less. Also glass bottles, cans, thermoses or alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Can you use cash at Petco Park? ›

While Padres Pay is the preferred method of payment at Petco Park, credit cards will still be accepted. Cash will no longer be accepted.

What is the shady side of Petco Park? ›

Where are the shaded seats at Petco Park? As a general rule, the seats in the shade at Petco Park are located: In the 200-level behind home plate. On the 3rd base side of the park.

What should I wear to Petco Park? ›

Something not too sweaty. Night games may get a little chilly. Ideally bring or wear some layers to be sure you can dial in your comfort. Speaking of what to bring, here's a guide of what you can and cannot bring to Petco Park.

What are the best sections at Petco Park? ›

As with any stadium, the infield sections between home plate and first base (odd-numbered sections), and between home plate and third base (even numbers), on the lower level, are considered the sections that offer the best perspective on the game.

What size bag can you take into Petco Park? ›

Bag Policy

No bags will be permitted inside Petco Park except for medical and diaper bags that do not exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches, such as small purses, clutches and fanny packs.

Is there free parking at Petco Park? ›

There is no free parking at Petco Park.

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