Brought my mom to the revamped
Brought my mom to the revamped restaurant for her birthday. We missed some of the Spanish feel but loved the new sofa tables. Food was great!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
All my guests were so pleased
All my guests were so pleased that they all wanted to return sometime soon
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very special experience.
Very special experience. Delicious food. Delightful ambiance.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable lunch with friends.
Nice lunch menu, beautiful property, excellent service & memorable! Valet service.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Appetizers are exceptional,
Appetizers are exceptional, entrees were good, service excellent and scenery outstanding.You must enjoy the outside fire pit for after dinner drinks and conversation.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was absolutely delicious;
Food was absolutely delicious; this restaurants never disappoints; we have been coming here for over 12 years and every time, we have had a wonderful time.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We wanted a quiet romantic
We wanted a quiet romantic evening. The Pony Bar next door was hopping but the restaurant was quiet and beautifully lit. Our Waitress Victoria was amazing so much fun and knowledgable about the menu and the wines and recommended a really delicious White wine. I had the fig and goat cheese salad.YUM my huband had the pea soup with crab the crab was amazing the soup was a little bland. My vegetarian Quinoa was fantastic as was his special of the day :Halibut. The desserts were delicious.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service. Very interesting preparations without going overboard.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoy going for breakfast because the Huevos Rancheros are outstanding! However I think the chef has lightened up a bit on
the spices and perhaps the black beans.......not sure there were any beans under the salsa and eggs but there should be!!
at any rate I'll be back!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always...
Our 1st brunch. All was lovely. Shaun, our Server was most attentive. Great spot! Thanks!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Occassion Dining
From the moment you pull up you are greeted warmly. Upon entering the restaurant you are welcomed and immediately shown to your table. The seating is comfortable, the surroundings so well appointed, you are able to have conversations without the feeling that other diners are listening in. The food was delicious, the portions a little on the small side - but we didn't leave hungry. This is not a place for a routine dinner out. The menu is on the pricey side, but for a special occassion - it's the best!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dinner I have had yet!
Best dinner I have had yet! The food was exquisite and the service was excellent. The dinner was beyond expectation. It was completely worth the price and we will definitely dine here again in the future.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
always my favorite when I'm thinking of Huevos Rancheros!! and Saturday was NO exception!! It was AMAZING! properly done,
nicely seasoned! Everyone should GO!! beautiful fire in the fireplace and nice sunny morning; all-inspiring!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Dining Experience
The evening was lovely there was a wedding party in the courtyard which made the space festive and we had drinks in the Pony Room which is a fun and happening space and then escorted to a private booth in the dining area. We have dined here before and enjoyed it very much. The portions are generous and the food wonderfully fresh and creative. The service, our server was Victoria, was delightful and very professional. It was my birthday which made it extra special and two of us are gluten free and we had many choices including desert. Highly recommend
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for my birthday dinner. Had never been there before. It is a beautiful
restaurant Service was exceptional and the food was excellent. It
is my new favorite place to dine!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Bauer creates amazing trios
Not only is the Rancho Valencia setting amazing but Chef Bauer is bringing unique menus together in fabulous trios or daily fresh specials that makes for a memorable meal - The emphasis on special in special occasion you can't go wrong with a visit to Veladora or the Pony Room for any celebration.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have celebrated my friend's birthday breakfast at Veladora twice now and it is the place we both wish to go; always the best
in all areas and the Huevos Rancheros were better than ever, as was the mushroom omelet!! the staff is so cordial and enjoys
remembering the guests by name, when presented.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
After reading some of the
After reading some of the reviews we were hesitant to try the new restaurant but we are so glad we did!
The meal was fantastic and the service was impeccable. The management really knows how to make their guests feel special. The ambiance was perfect and the view from the dining room was relaxing. Outside tables were even better. The wine list was exceptional and not at all like it was described by one reviewer. We can't wait to return!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely check it out
Had dinner with my wife and two foodie friends. Everything exceeded our expectations and we all have basically dinned everywhere.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a birthday at Veladora and had a wonderful meal with great service. The menu was diverse offering a vegetarian option as well and the food presentation was excellent. I had the quinoa and my husband had halibut, both were delicious. He was still hungry even after devouring lots of bread with oil, vinegar and aged cheese. I was fine. Was a little disappointed they didn't bring a complimentary birthday dessert as so many restaurants do. We plan to celebrate other birthdays here and recommend this restaurant to friends. The restaurant is beautiful and has a unique atmosphere combining wood beam ceilings and a rustic feel with contemporary furnishings and a nice view of the area.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and ambience were
The service and ambience were outstanding, but the food did not quite live up to the surroundings. Appetizers were excellent but main courses were only so-so and dessert was a disappointment. The dessert was a cheesecake with salted caramel gelato but all that we could taste was the salt. Both main dishes, lamb loin and wild boar ragout, were also overly salted and not particularly flavorful. Next time might try just doing drinks and appetizers in the pony room. Many restaurants in the area which I would rate higher.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the finest dining experience
One of the finest dining experiences we've had, and we are world travelers. Each of our food choices (from the wild boar to the lobster risotto) were perfection, but the most special and mouth-watering dish was the crispy pork starter (unbelievable!).
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had visited Veladora two
We had visited Veladora two years ago before the remodeling and enjoyed it very much.
This time was the same---beautiful restaurant with incredible food!
We were celebrating a birthday and spent about three hours there--the staff was kind and courteous.
No one was hurrying us to leave.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than ever
Rancho Valencia was always a hidden gem,now that all is new,it is better than ever.our host Simon was most gracious,and the overall experience was quite enjoyable.....we will return soon...check out third new Pony Room bar,it's quite cool
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
always the BEST
we come as often as we can; never disappointed; the food was magnificent; steaks prepared to perfection; service was managed as requested, so we could enjoy our wine; we'll be back
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very romantic. Old Rancho décor. Food was excellent. Portions small for the price by 1/2.
Service beyond excellent. Nice touches: Crème fraiche amuse; house baked biscuits to dip in evoo, reggianno and aged balsamic vinegar; handmade chocolates and gumdrop after dessert; complimentary Cava for our anniversary.
We loved it.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressive Relaunch of A Classic
We have dined here many times before, and enjoyed it. The renovation and rebranding of the new spot makes a good thing even better. The wine list has grown, and the menu has solidified the connection between farm and table. My only minor quibble was with the service- there was a large party seated next to us that seemed to syphon off staff, and our wait between dinner and dessert was much longer than it should have been. BUT this is minor and I am sure will get worked out as the new spot continues to blossom. Wow and kudos.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for our 9 year anniversary, and which we had been married at the resort 9 years ago. They treated us very well and welcomed us back. The staff is very attentive, and they make sure you have a great experience. Everything we ate and drank was fantastic, and we will be going back soon.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veladora is outstanding. The
Veladora is outstanding. The service is spectacular, the food delicious and the atmosphere is lovely. It was perhaps our best overall dining experience in San Diego in many years. We can hardly wait to go back
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around experience
I took my wife for her birthday. We very much enjoyed our dinning experience. Our waiter Chip was phenomenal and provided excellent service and made the night very special for both of us.
Also, our bartender we had at the bar before dinner was excellent. She took the time to explain the menue and speciallites offered at the bar.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st class all the way
Pick a category and Veladora exceeds your expectations. This is a hidden gem for all occasions and is rated at the top of the list in many professionally reviews. I will return for breakfast dates, lunch, brunch and dinner dates with my wife. Also. Special occasions are perfect for tge service and quality of standards that are beyond reproach. If you're a food: look no further.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely lunch and a wonderful
Lovely lunch and a wonderful dessert for the birthday lady, beautifully presented. Will definitely go again.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great services & food.
Great services & food.
Consider expensive in San Diego area, but definitely an excellent food & its quality.
$30 corkage fee.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best service in town
Went to celebrate a birthday dinner. Hostess greeted us and wished my date a happy birthday by her name. For the rest of the night, most of the staff knew our names and greeted us. The cocktail I had was excellent and we had several wines by the glass/enomatics that were very good. The food was very delicious, and presentation beautiful. As the title suggests, service was impeccable. Food was fabulous.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!!
I wish it wasn't freezing cold is my only complaint!!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
service was outstanding. The staff really went out of their way to make our dining experience highly satisfying. Everyone was hospitable.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Great - service not up to par
I ate dinner at Veladora for the 3rd time last weekend. The food and atmosphere continue to be top-notch. Our service was hit and miss which at this level of restaurant is unexpected. For periods of time the wait staff was very attentive and then they would disappear for 20 minutes and missed a few details of our orders. Noteworthy on the food side are the: Octopus Carpaccio, Lobster Salad, Dorade fish & the Lamb Sirloin. I'll probably go back b/c the setting in the Rancho Valencia Resort is very beautiful and the food is excellent.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Elegant Dinner
Had an anniversary dinner at this Rancho Valencia Resort restaurant. Recently remodeled and upgraded in a hip and tasteful way. Unique and tasty menu items found nowhere else. Great service and ambiance. Go there for an great experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A beautiful restaurant and setting. Just fabulous! Staff and service was exceptional! An absolutely delightful experience. My brunch was just so-so, the flatbread wasn't completely cooked. I'll definitey go again, though, and hope for better food.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my first time here
This is my first time here and the food was amazing!! It's so close to by neighborhood so we will definitely become regulars!!!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Service
Elizabeth and I love Veladora for those occasions where the ambiance and service is second to none. The little extras provided by the chief was a pleasant surprise.
A nice bonus were the cocktails. Not too sweet as so many other restaurants error on the side of. Delightfully fresh and ice cold.
This was our sixth visit (we actually got engaged in your restaurant before it was renovated) and we'll definitely be back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as usual. Modern
Excellent as usual. Modern without being outrageous. One of the best in San Diego.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, as always
Veladora is our anniversary special place - the ambience is great, the decor is warm and relaxing while being sophisticated. The food is really terrific, and not too expensive when considering this is a place for special occasions (unless you have alot of $$, which it is clear some of the patrons do). We still enjoy it - we bring a bottle of wine typically, to keep the overall cost down. The bar is really great and lively, while the dining area is quiet and relaxed. We really enjoy this restaurant and will come back regularly as a special place to celebrate our anniversary...
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellant in all aspects Food, service, admosphere. Innovating without going overboard: You still recognise what is in front of you. One of the best in Southern California.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perhaps just another pretty face
The restaurant redo has brought it from light and airy to dark, subdued, wood heavy with an eclectic them that is hard to pin point.
Most of the dishes have a twist that makes them rich and creamy. Even the vegetarian choices. One of our group ordered the boar combined with creamy polenta. The polenta was plentiful, the boar - just a few small pieces, whereas the filet portion of another diner was plentiful. The overall feeling was that all of the food was too salty. Put it on the table (it really isn't so guache) and let the diners choose!
The wait staff was alert, professional, unintrusive and accommodating to some of our alternate request. The experience over all was good, the food - a bit disappointing.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been a couple of times
We have been a couple of times since the renovation and it is always a lovely experience. Staff is attentive, the room is beautiful and comfortable and the food is good and appropriate portion size. The only "complaint" is that the menu is limited. A couple more options for entrees or 1-2 daily specials would broaden the appeal.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our 12 Anniversary immensely at your restaurant. Service (Chip) was impeccable and spot-on and the food was truly a treat. We both enjoyed the 4 choice meal. My faves were the squash soup and the boar ragout! We will return! Love the focus on local, sustainable produce and green choices esp. Regarding the water bottles (carafes) reused at site.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
After their recent renovations, the restaurant and hotel are really one of the best little secrets in North County now. Very reminiscent of the high-point era at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in the early 2000's.
Expect an average cost with wine for $150 - $200 per person.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great family occasion
Our family of six was so blessed to have been there. Really great meal, and nice round table for meaningful conversation. Thank you Veladora.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely one of the best in San Diego. The prices were also reasonable for the quality of food and service.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM