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Veladora. Where coast meets ranch. Where sun dappled afternoons fade into lantern lit evenings. And where all things fresh, handcrafted and simply delicious reside.
Rancho Valencia's captivating signature restaurant serves Coastal Ranch cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a stunning modern hacienda setting.
An extensive wine menu of over 600 selected wines is on hand for sipping and savoring, as well as a welcoming private wine room featuring our rarest bottles for the most special of occasions.
The culinary team's farm-to-table philosophy is infused throughout Veladora's program, featuring local produce and herbs, flowers and honey cultivated and foraged right on property.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Monday-Sunday: 7:00am-11:00am; Brunch Sunday: 11:00am-2:30pm; Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:30pm; Dinner Tuesday-Sunday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
FOR A MAP TO RANCHO VALENCIA, PLEASE GO TO: DIRECTIONS (http://www.ranchovalencia.com/directions_california_resorts.asp)
$31 to $50
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Valet parking is complimentary to guests dining at Rancho Valencia.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call our Sales Department who will be delighted to discuss with you, the many options available.
Private Party Contact:
Sales & Catering: (858) 759-6259
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Veladora Ratings and Reviews
Our first visit was awesome. Ambiance as in European style, not stuffy but in a very friendly personable way. Cushy couch seating. All food items are creative and flavorful and as a world traveler and constant food critic, I was extremely impressed. We all felt like we were visiting a good friend home, what more could you ask for. Extensive wine list. We noticed a cool looking bar area so will visit that soon for a cocktail. Everyone in the bar was smiling and happy - definitely a place to go to next. We will be back soon.
A little difficult to find but well worth the time. The service was excellent. Unfortunately we were seated between the two wine glass stations so we got a lot of traffic behind us on both sides. While not ideal, we nevertheless had a good time. The menu was varied and nicely presented on the plate. The cocktails and wine list offered good variety. Our desert (the apple crisp) was excellent. An excellent alternative to Market. Veledora would be my preference.
Veladora is a beautiful restaurant with exemplary food and service. It is the perfect spot to commemorate a special occasion! You will feel transported to another place and time when you dine here -- it feels like you've left home and entered a different dimension! Incredibly beautiful and elegant!
We had brunch at the Veladora this past Sunday. What a find. We were sat at a huge booth with comfy pillows and a view of the fireplace. On either side of the fireplace was large windows with gorgeous views of the greenery outside. The menu isnt too broad and our dishes were so amazing we almost licked the plates, prices are well worth the quality of food. Our waiter Steve Took really good care of us and made us feel like VIPs. I will definitely return here.
It was our anniversary and we were married there. Always look forward to this exceptional restaurant , only for the first time the food was just ok. The farm salad was a real disappointment-- so small and in no way noteworthy. My John Dory was delicious but my husbands seabass was just "good". There were no specials and I just hope this was unusual and not typical. I will still look forward to our next dinner there with optimism
Fabulous dinner, we all had something different and each dish was as enchanting as the other; portions were of a good size and the menu was tidy in that it did not have too many options which makes you think its all coming out the freezer! It was all fresh tasty and pretty on the eye. Our Server was fabulous too :) .
We had an amazing evening at Veladora! Everything was perfect from the time we walked in the door to when we sat down. The Salmon entree was unbelievably delicious as was the lobster pasta and brussels sprouts. The wine and cocktail selection was perfect and we can't wait to come back! A must if you live or will be visiting the area!
We live nearby, so we eat at Veladora at least twice a week when we are in town because it's so convenient and the food is so good. A friendly staff is inconsistently good (some of the servers are truly outstanding, while others have to be tracked down to get refills on drinks), and the food (especially the Hamachi Crudo from the bar) is varied and well prepared.
A huge standout for the food is the filet, maybe the best filet I've ever had. Also, everything at breakfast is really good. It's one of our favorite breakfast places ever and fortunately it's right down the street.
I don't recommend the tuna two ways. It's fine, just very bland, as is the French Dip sandwich on the lunch menu. The salads are all quite good and the salmon Caesar is quite delicious.
The feel is casual, yet romantic enough for the most special, special occasion. Highly recommended if you are looking for a place to stay (there's a lovely hotel here too) to take a date or just to have a nice meal. They also have a great private dining room in the back and a wine cellar perfect for events.
Another amazing meal! House-made bread that melts in your mouth to start! For an appetizer, I enjoyed the Foie Gras on toasted brioche with a sweet crunch of crushed hazelnuts on top and little buttons of pumpkin puree on the plate that combined to create the perfect blend of creamy, crunchy, rich & sweet decadence! Entree was the Lobster Pot Pie! (Not your Grandma's pot-pie!) A lobster bisque flavored base with carrots & celery and LOTS of lobster. An airy puff pastry is baked over it which is gently broken by the server to add a bit of sherry gastrique that is served on the side so you may add to your own taste. Very rich and really delicious! The bread pudding was something like cookies and cream -- oh my! Amazing!!! Can't wait to go back!
Great place for date and occasions.
The place is really hard to find.. especially in dark. But once you get here it's nice.
Valet is complementary. Nice.
The food was excellent, and the service was courteous. No complains.
Everything was too nice and too fancy for a $50 dinner, which is what you pay for in SDRW. I'm not sure if it's as much worthwhile in a regular, but this is a must go for SDRW.
I can definitely see this place where I'd have a night to remember.. Definitely coming back in a summer night.
Don't leave without ordering the grilled octopus and lobster pot pie. The oysters were great too. They have a nice wine selection that paired well. Overall food was great. The service was exceptional! Our server, Richard, and the other wait staff were PERFECT! I can't think of anything they could do to improve. They anticipated our needs and checked on us several times without being intrusive. I appreciate that. Will definitely come back.
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