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Adobe el Restaurante at Estancia La Jolla

4.1
31 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Known for a decadent breakfast buffet, Adobe El Restaurante is a local San Diego favorite. From custom omelets to sweet crepes and everything in between, you’ll savor wholesome classics while dining on the open-air balcony overlooking Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s lush Garden Courtyard.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:00am - 11:30am; Saturday - Sunday, 6:00am - noon
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Phone number
(858) 964-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Idso
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Parking details
Valet Parking and Self parking available complimentary for the first 3 hours.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Restaurant is. Nice, food we ordered an oatmeal my husband and I and was delivered cold, because we were needed to be in another place sooner and we were starving we ate it, Service is not what is expected , coffee was cold as well.
Not what I was expected

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2009

We shared the fixed three course menu for two for $50. An outstanding value if you can get it.

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4.0Dined on August 29, 2009

I recently stayed at the Estancia Hotel and had the opportunity to try Adobe several times. Although all the food was good, by far the best entree I tried was the duck, wonderful sauce and not at all fatty. I would definitely recommend this dish. The halibut was nicely prepared but a little bland, the short ribs were tasty but not as tender as they should be. The scallop appetizer was excellent, as was the seafood bisque, although the bowl in which it was served was much hotter than the temperature of the soup it contained. The kitchen service was a little slow at times, but the staff at the restaurant and the hotel is outstanding. I should also mention this is a good place for breakfast and their coffee and lattes are both great.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2009

A hidden gem. Estancia did not disappoint. After dinner we went to the outdoor bar area to listen to l ive music and drink yummy wine. We ate dinner outside on the balcony of the restaurant overlooking the courtyard. It was lovely. The duck was delicious, the salad a perfect compliment. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2009

in our party of 3 only 1 of us (myself) really enjoyed their food. the others thought their dishes were mediocre, particularly for the price/style of the restaurant and as the dishes were recommended by the wait staff. Ambiance was very nice and overall we enjoyed ourselves-- when we gave direct feedback on the food, they comped a dessert which was really amazing. Definitely recommend the burger with fries, was just what I was looking for.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2009

Sat outside and ambiance were very nice, but the only downside was the occassional hotel guest walking. The food was just average, nothing special.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2009

Wonderful place. Brought my mom for her birthday. Yummy and pleasant!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2009

This restaurant was a nice, upscale experience with great service. The food was delicious - but the selections for lunch were very few. I would go back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2009

Superb ... food, service, ambiance .. what a gem. All you other people out there ... stay away! I love the un-crowded atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2009

I have been to this restaurant 5-6 times now. We went there recently for Valentine's day and they had a pre-set menu with wine pairings that was very good. To my surprise (and good for my wife) they also had a smaller menu that you could order from if the pre-set menu just wasn't your thing. The flexibility was a welcome change from most restaurants on special occasion dates. We also had dinner in the library with the fireplace roaring near us...very nice, but I am not sure if this was set up just for Valentine's day to accommodate the overflow...if so, a nice surprise (very cozy and romantic). Overall, Adobe el is a great place for dinner or lunch (try the tortilla soup if you are there for lunch - delicious!).

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2009

After being left standing in the foyer for 10 minutes without a "Hello", a table was grudingly set for me. I sat there for another 5 to 10 minutes surrounded by a sea of dirty tables without water or a server stopping by. Get the idea? Service was awful, food medicore and the surroundings were awful. I'd leave the hotel and eat elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2009

We had a great time and the staff took very good care of us. So glad we chose Adobe el Restaurante at Estancia for dinner.

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2.0Dined on January 8, 2009

The food portions were too small and the service was slow.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2008

Great experience...I'll be back for sure. Adobe el Restaurante was the perfect location for my business lunch.

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2.0Dined on September 26, 2008

The food was mediocre for what they charged.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2008

Romantic atmosphere, awesome food and wine list. Top notch.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2008

the seats were very uncomfortable

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2008

Never disappoints

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2008

Our party of 6 sat comfortably outside were able to linger at the table and talk without interruption. Annie, our server, could not have been better -- she was pleasant, capable and fun, and made our experience at Adobe el Restaurante just perfect! I had been to the restaurant before but my colleagues had not, and they were very impressed. I think we'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2008

Very enjoyable. Accomodated all our requests and needs. Staff all very professional/well-trained/polished.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2008

The food, service and view were unbelievable!!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2008

We loved the atmosphere at Adobe! We felt so relaxed - almost like we were on vacation. The food was delicious and our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had an all-around fantastic experience and can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2008

The restaurant exceeded our expectations. We dined off of the restaurant week menu, but the service was provided to the level of a normal diner (not the case in our experiences with all restaurant week locations). All 6 courses we tried we excellent and each would call us back. The outdoor seating was beautiful. Our table overlooked a courtyard with fountain and felt like we were in a secluded hacienda, not in the middle of San Diego. We will definitely be attending this restaurant again soon.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2008

Great menu selection, great items offered even for restaurant week (and full servings!). Will definitely return. The interior could be spruced up - feels a bit like a lobby. The outside balcony tables overlooking the courtyard looked enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2008

Loved our server Marc, LOVED our food, and it is a beautiful property!

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1.0Dined on June 22, 2008

I wasn't able to go to the restaurant, but my family said that the food wasn't that good. The filet was a hunk of meat that wasn't flavorful and was stringly, like a roast. The complimentary valet parking and outdoor dining area was nice. We won't be returning for a meal.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2008

very nice atmosphere; it is in a four star hotel with a spa, but it is not your typical hotel food. the surrondings are" high end " calif. rustic. the rooms run 325.00 to 800.00. the food is is priced just right.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2008

When booking the reservation for the Mother's Day Brunch, it wasn't clear at all, that brunch didn't start until 11:30. Our reservation was at 10:30 and ended up being for the regular breakfast buffet. By the time we relized the mistake, we were already full from eating at the breakfast buffet and I was disappointed because I wanted to treat my wife to the same wonderful brunch we'd enjoyed in the past. Fortunately, the manager realized my frustration and disappointment on this special day, and solved the situation to my satisfaction. As a result, we will definately be back for a wonderful brunch in the future. I would suggest it be more clear on the reservation site as to the exact time that brunch begins though. Thank you kindly.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2008

Very good food. Just ok dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2008

There was nothing the server could have done to improve his service to us that evening. It was literally perfection. He went above and beyond to make our anniversary a special and memorable event. The food was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2006

Went here for lunch. Decor fit the Spanish-style look of the hotel. Food was excellent and service was really good.

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