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 $50
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Valet parking is complimentary to guests dining at Rancho Valencia.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call our Sales Department who will be delighted to discuss with you, the many options available.
Private Party Contact:
Sales & Catering: (858) 759-6259
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Veladora Ratings and Reviews
Don't leave without ordering the grilled ...
Don't leave without ordering the grilled octopus and lobster pot pie. The oysters were great too. They have a nice wine selection that paired well. Overall food was great. The service was exceptional! Our server, Richard, and the other wait staff were PERFECT! I can't think of anything they could do to improve. They anticipated our needs and checked on us several times without being intrusive. I appreciate that. Will definitely come back.
What a great find, we ate here with frie ...
What a great find, we ate here with friends for SDRW they had a nice assortment of choices the cream of corn soup was the best ever, scallop entree was good as was the fish, the hit was a acorn fed pork, it tasted like steak, service was very good 35$ corkage fee was high but overall a nice place to eat in Ranch Santa Fe
Most aspects of the meal was very good t ...
Most aspects of the meal was very good to excellent. However, the $35 corkage fee is rediculous, especially since they did not even offer to decant the cellared bottle we brought. While their wine list is respectable, it does not compete,with any wine lover's who is able to cellar wines for several,years before drinkjing, and thus most of their offerings were still way too young. The Somemlier seemed to appreciate the wine we brought and even enjoyed tasting it. Why then rip off your customers by over grossly charging for merely pulling a cork and washing two glasses?
We had Christmas Eve brunch with friends ...
We had Christmas Eve brunch with friends at Veladora. I love going there because of the creativity on the best produces from Chino Farm. Veggies' colors combinations
are so vibrant, it was just like an art on the plate. The food quality are consistence. I had the best ever lemon souffle pancake, it was light, moist and fluffy. A friend had a French dip sandwich, the homemade chip was out of this world. Our server Steve is friendly, cheerful and attentive. Overall we had great time and great food at Veladora, we also love the X'mas decor, it is very cozy!
We have gone to Veladora's a few times a ...
We have gone to Veladora's a few times a year since it opened under new ownership. The ambiance is really pleasant and the service top notch. The food unfortunately is somewhat hit and miss. On our most recent meal, the pork entree was too salty and the duck entree while very flavorful, had very little meat (just a drumstick portion of the leg without the thigh) leaving me a hungry at the end of the meal despite having a starter course and dessert.
We absolutely love both Rancho Valencia ...
We absolutely love both Rancho Valencia and Veladora. Highly recommend for a date night. Quality food, drinks, ambiance and service from every person you come in contact with- from the gate, hostess, servers to valet. Thanks!
The food isalways good but the service w ...
The food isalways good but the service was just awful! We sat at the table for a full 15 minutes without anyone asking us if we needed anything or even offering water. And then only because we went to the check in stand & asked where our waiter was. Even afrter all this the waiter was pretty aloof & no apology for the wait. It's good food but expensive & lots of good alternatives in the area for brunch/lunch. We've always been fans but will not be anxious to go back.
from our experience dining at Veladora f ...
from our experience dining at Veladora for both dinner and breakfast, I would recommend you come for dinner. dinner experience was a lot more pleasant and enjoyable. breakfast is good here but after having tried dinner the night prior it did not wow us. i tried the lobster benedict which was wonderful but I felt it lacked lobster, I only received a little bit. their tea selection was awesome and it's brought out to you already brewed, you don't have to fiddle with tea bags here. I would recommend their fresh squeezed juice.
we came here for dinner and I must say w ...
we came here for dinner and I must say we were impressed. the food was amazing. we ordered filet which was cooked perfectly, medium rare plus. sea bass was so buttery and did not have an unpleasant odor. we sat in the courtyard, the heat lamp was on to keep me cozy and warm. the water fountain was on with night lights and it was very pretty. only thing if I have to say was not five star was the inconsistency of our server. he started off very warm and as the meal progressed he was less friendly and more abrupt.
We are San Francisco-area-spoiled foodie ...
We are San Francisco-area-spoiled foodies, now in SD county for more than five years. Veladora has been a find for us, because we like great food and knowledgeable servers and sommeliers, all of which Veladora has. It also has a wonderful quiet pastoral setting that is very difficult to find anywhere in the Bay Area (much less other great food cities like Manhattan), so it is quite unique. We were treated to a great experience there, the second time we have been there, but the first we've realized that we need to let people know.
So disappointing. We waited 30 min for o ...
So disappointing. We waited 30 min for our table - despite the fact that we had a reservation. Service was extremely slow. They were out of the best item on their menu (the foie gras). The party next door was so loud that we had to talk over their music. Guests at other tables were so drunk they couldn't walk straight. Really not worth the money.
We have gone to Rancho Valenzia for 25 ...
We have gone to Rancho Valenzia for 25 years. We had not been back in several years. It was the best place I have ever gone for dinner. Yes, it is expensive, but well worth the cost. I can not say enough about all your staff from hostess to servers to your entire group for such a wonderful evening. Next time I am back in California, I am sure that we will come back for dinner.
Magical atmosphere and incredible servic ...
Magical atmosphere and incredible service! When we visit Rancho Santa Fe again, this will be our first stop. Such a wonderful experience, from beginning to end. Food presentation was outstanding and the apple crumble was YUM! Can't wait to return.
Little disappointed with the appetizers ...
Little disappointed with the appetizers and desserts. The entrees were great. The lobster in the lobster salad was over done and chewy. When I mentioned that, the waitress brought another plate with just lobster. At a place like this (where you pay avg $100 person), you would expect them get a totally new salad rather than bits and pieces like I got.
Went for a last-minute lunch/brunch on a ...
Went for a last-minute lunch/brunch on a Sunday. Sat outside with our dogs. They have a special pet menu...awesome! Many great choices. Beautiful grounds. Pet friendly. Great wines and cocktails. It's pretty much perfect here
Special location set in the middle of th ...
Special location set in the middle of the Rancho Valencia resort. Atmosphere reminiscent of what the grand Spanish rancheros may have been like during the early days in California. Food expertly prepared with great variety and wine list to allow pairing with some wonderful selections. Recommended dishes, the lobster salad, octopus, halibut, and short ribs.
Great farm to table vegetable salad for Chino farms and local raised beef selection
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