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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
Veladora has quickly become my favorite upscale restaurant in the San Diego area. After my first visit to the restaurant, I knew that not many others around could even begin to compete. From the food, to the atmosphere, and the staff, everything was amazing. Thank you for another great experience!
This was my first visit to the Rancho Valencia property and to Veladora. My fiancé and I went to celebrate our engagement and it was perfect for the occasion! The service was lovely, all of the food was delicious, and it's a gorgeous spot to dine. We also had a night cap in the bar and there was some killer, fun live music. It's not somewhere I can afford to go all the time (!), but I wouldn't hesitate to go back for another special occasion.
Delightful in every way. We have dined here many times and are never disappointed. The evening is always an event and , although the food is the highlight, the servers are charming and offer great tips on other good California and even foreign restaurants in this case, Mexican restaurants not far from San Diego in Baja). We will return again and again!
The service was abysmal. After waiting nearly an hour for two entrées we were finally told that the computers were down. They should've explained that from the outset so diners knew to expect delays. We inquired a few times to the status of the food and everyone said they would check and never got back to us. I took my 91 year old mother in law for her birthday and I was embarrassed at the service and not even a mention of her birthday. And when we did get our meals the order was wrong. VERY poorly managed. I expected more from Rancho Valencia.
Absolutley amazing experience. The space, design and staff are incredible. Our meal was perfect and very creative. Wine menu is very impressive, with a wonderful by the glass selection from their Coravin. Also visit the lounge, the Pony Room for a cocktail! This is as good as dining gets.
My wife and I were there to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary while staying at the resort. The service was exceptional, the waiter was great and answered all our questions! The food was great! We are happy we made reservations to eat there! We would go back again.
While our waiter was competent and friendly, overall service here was poor. It took forty minutes to order and required us finding a staff member. Additionally, once ordered, we had to ask for plates and ask again for the drinks and bread we had requested. The food, however, was very good. Perhaps we visited on an off-day. Nevertheless, there are many wonderful restaurants and we don't at all feel tempted to return here and give them another chance.
Veladora has exceeded excellent.
The food always delivers, but the manager has, honestly, been a weak spot. However, Poor managers have been made up for with exceptional service from folks like Marcia. But Veladora just added a new manager to the team who is excellent.
Wow - this incredible restraunt is going to become even more spectacular. Watch out French Laundry and Eleven Madison Park!
Veladora has become spotty ... two weeks ago it took 45 min to be served. Last week, the place was empty and it still took a long time. The server kept forgetting requests made (fill coffee, bring butter, etc.). To top it off, a party seated inside the restaurant had their dog with them. Not sure if thats to code or not - whatever ... the real issue was not question of sanitary conditions but a question of ambiance. This dog was whining and whispering the whole time .... getting up and down and moving around. Disruptive. I don't want to pay that kind of $$ for brunch and have it be like I'm in someones dining room with their dog who doesn't behave
My husband and I went to Veladora to celebrate my 76th birthday. The staff are all very friendly, offered sincere and warm BD wishes. The food here is outstanding, portions fairly small for the price, but delicious. We started with a glass of Cava each and split the lobster salad, which was beautifully presented and had a wonderful combination of grilled lobster, prosciutto base, crispy bacon and thinly sliced nectarine (which apparently wasn't ripe - it had NO flavor). I ordered halibut, on the well done side, and it was PERFECTLY cooked, accompanying sides well matched and delicious. My husband ordered the lobster pot pie, which also was delicious, but rather scant for the price. Halfway through my meal, having finished the sparkling wine, I wanted a glass of chardonnay, but Marcia, the server, never came back to our table till the end of our meal, never noticed our empty glasses to see if we would like anything additional to drink - so we are disappointed in this omission and lack of attentive service. She did check on us moments after our meal was delivered to see how it was - but that was at the very beginning of the meal. Never saw her again till we were finished. We noticed she was very attentive to a larger table of guests, constantly refilling their wine glasses, etc. We would have given a 5 star rating if this service had been as expected and as is usually done. In spite of this, we highly recommend this restaurant and will go back again often. On a positive note for this server, she made a special effort to run my husband's credit card out to us as we were waiting for our car - he had left it on the table. Very thoughtful and much appreciated.
We've been blessed to enjoy Veladora, and the Pony Room next door, many times. It's always creative and cooked to perfection. This last occasion, however, was absolutely amazing. The filet, best ever. The Iberco pork chop, one of the best dishes ever. Many thank you's to the staff at Veladora, especially Chip who made the recommendations.
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.
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