very expensive, but the food was excellent. Nice evening!
We celebrated a special occasion, and we were not disappointed by the service, the menu, or the ambiance. The filet mignon melts in your mouth. So good! Will definitely be back!
Wedding Anniversary dinner.
An excellent meal. Every course was cooked and tasted to perfection. Service very attentive and overall a fantastic way to spend our last night in SD and at Rancho Valencia
Amazing flavor combinations.
Had a lovely dinner at Veladora. Very nice decor and service.
The staff, food and atmosphere were great! We definitely enjoyed our experience.
I was just at the restaurant in March and can’t believe I was at the same place. It was the worse experience I have ever had in all the years I have gone there. Our waiter Chad B was awful. We asked about the specials and he said it’s printed in the menu. The cutlery was not clean. The waiter spilled wine on the table. The waiter was rude. The duck was dry, the Carrot cake and chocolate cake was dry and stale. My husband’s napkin had charcoal all over it.. the busboy splashed water all over the table. After spending 800.00 for dinner. I was beyond embarrassed as this was a birthday dinner for a dear friend. I will never go there again.
We have been here many times and the food and service are always exceptional.
The manager Bujar has put together an amazing team obsessed with service, friendliness and quality and he always makes it a point to greet the diners and get their feedback on how to make things even better. It isn’t often you see someone taking this kind of care at a resort restaurant.
The Sommelier, Dan, has an encyclopedic knowledge of wines, can saber Champagne and is very helpful selecting just the right wine in whatever price range fits your budget. The wine selection runs the gamut from inexpensive but delicious table wine to California cult Cabernets and top French Burgundies.
All of the servers, from waiters to bussers and food runners, who we have experienced are friendly, professional and most importantly share Bujar’s vision of service.
While all the staff are wonderful, exceptional standouts who have gone above and beyond again and again for us include Dan M., Chad, Richard, Scott, Kaylie, Sarah, Canon, Victor and Julio.
Food quality is consistently great and we have enjoyed almost all the dishes we have tried. They serve the best filet in town and the truffle chicken, chino berry salad, green garlic risotto, scallops, salmon and halibut are our favorite dishes.
Some dishes that don’t stand out quite as much are the pasta (too small but priced accordingly), carrot cake, and Iberico pork (a bit fatty and we liked the former preparation much better than the current one).
We also wish they featured specials to let the chefs show their talents off more, as the variety is good for the occasional visitor but sometimes does not change quickly enough for regulars like us.
Whether for a date, business dinner, special occasion or just a great dining experience I can’t rate this place highly enough. I believe it’s the best restaurant in San Diego.
INCREDIBLE restaurant! We've dined here many times and it is always top notch but this particular night it was over the top! I had the beef tartare for an appetizer and it just melted in my mouth. I then had the scallops and was in heaven. I'm not a huge fan of scallops because so often they are poorly prepared in restaurants but these scallops were like nothing I've ever had before. PERFECTION!!!!!!! My husband had the lobster appetizer and the halibut entree and he loved it. In addition to the food our waiter Chip was amazing. We've had the privilege of being seated at his table before and I think I can say he is one of the top waiters around. He's attentive but not hovering, knowledgeable and very pleasant. Between the food, Chip and the decor/atmosphere Veladora Is OUTSTANDING!
Okay, it is pricey, however, it is what you would expect to pay at any high end restaurant. What separates this restaurant from other high end restaurants is the quality of the ingredients, the care and imagination with which these ingredients are used and the textures and tastes resulting from that care and imagination. Individual attention is clearly given to each item on each plate. The service should also be acknowledged. It is personal and informative without being overly friendly. Finally, it does not hurt that the restaurant is located in a fabulous setting.
It was a dreary drizzly day and they were setting up our table outside when we arrived.
I requested to be seated inside. Apparently the table they had planned to use for our
party of 8 was still occupied by the same group that had an 8:30 a.m. reservation, four
hours later. They were very apologetic and finally we were seated at a temporary
table while waiting for a table to accommodate our group. I know they were trying to
be accommodating to both groups, but when one takes advantage I feel something might
have been done.
Veladora is one of our go to places when we have visitors in town - food is great, quiet enough to have a conversation and typically great service. This time in the middle of the meal the fire alarms went off and didn't turn off for 20 mins. I realize sometimes things happen but it ruined our whole evening - we had family in from Europe and it was my wife's birthday, apparently the restaurant thought 20% discount was enough to save an evening that cost of thousands of dollars. They should have comp the whole evening.
Amazing experience! The quality of the service and food was out of this world. Thank you for such a wonderful evening and dining experience. I highly recommend the restaurant. It is one of the best restaurant/resorts in San Diego.
Amazing food and excellent drinks! Great service and value. Complimentary valet was a big bonus.
Great food, extremely good service, great ambiance. Very upmarket though so relatively pricey (we spent $200 on a meal + a couple of drinks for two, including tax and tip), but worth it if you’re looking for a “fancy” date night or special occasion location.
Excellent service... Steve will take great care of you!
Very nice. We will be back.
Truly amazing food. The pea soup, Oh My! Great service.
Food was OK...Pony Room, lots of staff, none being attentive. It appears they might think they are better then they are.
A fine experience
Great good with a great vibe! Food was delicious and perfect for my husband's birthday. Food is very fresh, and the desert is so good! Would definitely recommend for a nice dinner out, or special occasion dinner. Had amazing seafood, and I had yummy vegetarian pasta, they even brought out a happy birthday chocolate for my husband.
We met dear friends and we all had a wonderful meal and the waiter provided great persnable service
I think this is simply the best restaurant in San Diego - if Michelin reviewed Southern California it would have One Star for sure! For great food for serious foodies its a simply a beautiful setting to eat at .
Just the loveliest setting. Always a treat.
We always celebrate our birthdays with lunch at Veladora. Ambience is great, cozy with nice view. Indoor or outdoor dining with a comfortable bar. The service is always pleasant and professional and menu has variety of choices. They provide a pretty little dessert for the B-Day girls.
Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend
The noise level was way too high. They also messed up our order. It was disappointing.
We enjoyed the entire experience and will be back. Thank you.
Great place to celebrate a birthday ❤️
Lovely restaurant. Charming interior, cozy fireplace. Great service. Delicious food. Quiet atmosphere so easy to have conversation!
One of our favorites in the area!
We had a reservation for 8 pm but did not get seated until 8:30 pm. That is a major BAD to me. Once seated though the staff took very good care of our birthday group.
Very good service til the end when our server got distracted by another table and we had to wait for our check for too long but otherwise very attentive. Amazing food. Very original. Nice wine list.
Excellent! Food was delicious, service was outstanding, ambiance was sublime!
We always enjoy our dinners and Happy Hours here. Looking forward to our next visit
Absolutely Mind-Blowing and amazing. No more words needed. Fantastic! Our new favorite restaurant!
Beautiful location. The ambience and decore is excellent. Super staff!
Everything was excellent!