Brockton Villa

4.7
2111 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Great Food * Epic Sunsets

Brockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.

Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.

Brockton Villa loves families! Please don't forget to include your little ones in your reservation count!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2111 people are saying
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JAnzaldua
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seated us at one of the best tables with a clear view of the water, and the Coast Toast was absolutely awesome! The hostess was very personable, and the rest of the staff was great. In fact, we came back again during our 4 day trip to San Diego, and looking forward to dining at Brockton Villa again.

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SharonC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great views, service, cocktails and food. We come here often for the fantastic views
and great cocktails and service. Sadly, the stench from the birds and sea lions across the street was so bad we probably will not return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

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SommelierJJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I took my husband to Brocktons for a sunset dinner. Not a great experience. Once the hostess seated us, it was almost 15 minutes before someone, not our waiter, stopped by to bring us water. It was another 10 minutes before our waiter asked if we would like a drink. I ordered a Manhattan, but since they don't have a liquor license, I had to forgo the drink. Our waiter spent A LOT of time with the two women seated behind us promoting his new clothing business. The food was meh at best. Definitely not worth the price. Our waiter was not attentive and didn't return once he dropped off the check. After waiting another 15 minutes, we paid online and cut our losses.

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RachelG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at BV. The food and wine was perfect, and our server was excellent. They have paired down the number of reservations they take in order to maintain the same high quality with a thin staff during this challenging time. While many other restaurants have cut corners, BV has remained consistent in their great food and service. Don’t kiss the Coast Toast!

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vipJillM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was great!

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vipJen23
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location & view! The food was okay, nothing special. My hashbrowns were a fast-food type potato patty which was surprising! You couldn't modify some dishes which makes me think things are pre-made for speed. Makes sense, they are super busy. Definitely worth a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was bad, really below average, which is a pitty given the gorgeous views

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Great
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Top notch service. Oceanfront seating was relaxing. Limited menu for dinner but we hear brunch is not to be missed.

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vipKate
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The view of La Jolla is gorgeous. My friends raved about their coffee, and the value for the amount of food you got was great.

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jtbsdca
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

-I like this place and we come here a couple of times a month. The only "down-side" is the lack of available parking. Sometimes we have to loop around on the street a couple of times before we find a spot.
-The food is always good, and the service is usually pretty good as well, although they've had a turnover of help recently and the new servers are not as attentive as the old "regulars" used to be. Its not bad, just not as good.
-Open Table reservations has been screwing up with the reservations. When you click on the time to make a reservation, it tells you that there isn't one available until the evening. But when you actually look at the times, you'll see that there are plenty of spaces available during the day, so DO double-check. I hope that they fix that...

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brockton is always a favorite... great food, great view and great service. We had the fish tacos, burger and steak - all delicious and cooked just right!

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HIVE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views! Our server was awesome, and food was excellent. Cocktails were excellent, too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view of the sunset hitting the water when we went. Food was great, filled us up. Our server, Freddy, was very funny, outgoing, & took care of us. Service at restaurants is a key factor in how your night might go, and Freddy definitely helped brighten the night. 10/10, would come again, maybe for breakfast this next time.

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AmyE
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Have been going there for 20 years!

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vipFamiliaF
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Can’t wait to return!

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TrinaB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely brunch spot, with elevated view of the ocean. We enjoyed the mimosa flights, each of us tasting a different flavor. Must try the mango chili mimosa, a new fave now.

We all enjoyed the food, all generously portioned and definitely enough to share.

Recommend making reservations since many people were lined up mid morning.

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Jenn
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food by the sea lions and fantastic views. Hope to return soon.

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vipMarsha
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic, service was good. Parking was terrible, smell of the seals and/or sea lions was definitely not great but it was a nice atmosphere overall.

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EnricoS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Poor food, nice view, smell from the sea and really expensive. Not worth its reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

When you make reservations they ask if you are celebrating any occasion and of course you put it on your reservation but disappointed that the host is not even aware about it, the spacing of tables and chairs were very close to each other you don't have any space to pull back the chair just to get seated so skimpy on space. There's very limited menu selection.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Basically paying for the view. Somewhat cramped, but this is understood, being a converted cottage. Salmon was good, but Seafood Pappardelle was bland. Waiter was not very knowledgeable regarding menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Brockton Villa dinners. Good is healthy and tasty!

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PuddinTane
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was fair But service was good. No parking at all and street parking was terrible. Very good Ocean views.

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DawnS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love Brockton Villa. It is my favorite place to take out of town guests for breakfast. This visit was a birthday breakfast for my daughter who also loves this restaurant. I made a reservation on a Friday morning around 9:30am and we had a beautiful table outside. Sadly, we were rushed by our server. I felt like we were pressured to get in and get out quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s our favorite special place when on vacay in La Jolla! The service felt rushed and not as special this visit and they removed some menu items recently that were our favorites (steamers, no longer put fruit on side of coast toast so had to pay more for fruit, etc). But overall still our happy place and we will be back!

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Kent
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was to perfection
Waiter
Cuisine
The view
A place you will always remember

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find, great staff, Freddy was very professional and friendly.

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WilliamA
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The stench of the seals ruined our outdoor experience

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BrooksH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean view ambience cannot be beat. Food and service excellent. Menu somewhat limited, but we enjoyed what we ordered. Allow time to find parking a few blocks away.

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Lisa
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for breakfast on a friday. Got a cute table outside with a beautiful view. The food was delicious, the service was great and the ambience was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coast toast was divine!

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vipRacquelA
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view on the patio upstairs. Large portions.

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vipKymberly
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, perfect outdoor dining. The food was delicious as was the recommended dessert; Coast Toast a la Mode.

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HUNGN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great views, great foods. Casual and great for couple. Gotta try the Coast Toast

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ChristineP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was the only thing good about this place. It has gone downhill. Parking is awful so plan to drive around for 30 minutes. I dropped off my lunch companion to get our table but they made her sit outside (where the smell from the cove was overwhelming but the host did not seem to care) until I got there. They said they couldn’t seat her in case I didn’t show up. Really? I’m going to just leave her there? Not to mention, there were plenty of tables and the inside was completely empty. It was just terrible form. She was an out of town guest and I remembered this restaurant favorably from the past. But no more. I will never return to the restaurant again.

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vipMatthewG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, beautiful views, friendly staff, fantastic food. Highly recommend!

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vipfirsttimediner
Indiana
64 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My family went for a quick lunch. Stunning views and masked staff. :) The coast toast was phenomenal. My 8 year old loved the kids cheese pizza. My mom’s fruit bowl was to die for (so she said!) We will definitely return if we are ever in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a lovely spot for lunch and they serve breakfast until 3 pm so that’s nice to have that option.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever!! Everything was beyond excellent. Could not recommend more.

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You can order delivery directly from Brockton Villa using the Order Online button. Brockton Villa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-7393.

Brockton Villa is rated 4.7 stars by 2111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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