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Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA

Le Vallauris

4.7
4.7
4768 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Established in the heart of Palm Springs at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Le Vallauris has been one of the highest rated restaurants in the Coachella Valley since its inception in 1973. The exquisite cuisine at Le Vallauris is prepared by Executive Chef, Jean-Paul Lair, who has graced the restaurant for over 25 years. The Historic Landmark was built in 1927 as a home for the Roberson family, who managed Palm Springs' first hotel, The Desert Inn. Many grand parties were held in the house for guests such as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and many more. Later on, when the restaurant was established it became a favorite place for Presidents and the Hollywood elite, and local socialites.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 325-5059
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jean Paul Lair
  • Private party facilities
    Le Vallauris has 2 inside dining rooms for private parties each one with a capacity for up to 50 persons. The Patio can also be used on a "buy out" basis for up to 150 persons and a tree shaded Gazebo is available for up to 100 guests. These facilities are able to use an array of "prix fixe" menus.
  • Private party contact
    Omar Haddedou: (760) 325-5059
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross street
    S Cahuilla Rd. and N Museum Dr.
  • Parking details
    Le Vallauris proposes Valet Parking operated by a third party.The suggested fee is $4 per car.
  • Entertainment
    Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,768 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Good for special occasions

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Good for special occasions

4,768 Reviews
  1. PatrickB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional on every level .. Yes quite in that the survey should not take liberties with the graciousness of my being the consumer in demanding the amount of characters ..

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most beautiful restaurants, with the world class menu, not only in Palm Springs but in the country.

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  3. zaynazane

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    so romantic and elegant. The food and service is outstanding!

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  4. Lyssa

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Once upon a time this restaurant was so quaint and classy. But since Covid sadly it’s changed. Last night the waiters bumped into my patio chair 5 times during my dining expierence. They made the wrong drink for me which I returned, and the food was just nothing special.

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  5. Jeffer

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful spot to have a wonderful dinner. We did the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. So so good! Highly recommend

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  6. DaleC

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but not especially great or interesting. The drinks were a bit pedestrian and uninventive. Service was good and the outside patio is a fabulous space.

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  7. TBone

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raymond our waiter was fabulous! We sat at P4 which is a great table outside!

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  8. RobertS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely superb service from Edgar Martinez and Jandy. The food and atmosphere made for a wonderful evening. We had the Veal and Sea Bass and both were delicious. Highly recommend it for a lovely evening out.

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  9. PJTAIA

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Vallauris was fabulous and always is! Service from all staff (Host, waiter, busser, bartender...) was great, attentive, and helpful. (bartender made a mistake and pu a twist in my martini, when I had requested olive... Before I even noticed the water said, "I'll take care of it", and he returned moments later with olives!) The outdoor setting was beautiful and, with the heaters, was very comfortable on this 60ish evening... We will be back!

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  10. LasVegasCouple

    Las Vegas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service in an amazing outdoor area in an historic building. The patio has a canopy from the fichus trees. The martini was excellent followed by escargot that were delicious and a blue cheese stuffed pear not to be missed. The rack of lamb flavor was incredible. One of the best souffles we have ever tasted was the Grand Marnier-incredibly light, fluffy and melts in your mouth. Reservations recommended in advance-not to be missed in Palm Springs.

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  11. LauraO

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the 7 course meal. Some of the food was exceptional, but others were just ok. Our server did not explain allergens or provide food service. She did not know what was in items and was unable to answer questions. The buss staff were more attentive than she was. Overall nice ambiance but not impressed for how much we paid and would likely just order off the menu next time.

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  12. garyb

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is one of the best restaurants anywhere. Service is impeccable, ambiance beautiful, food outstanding. Dover sole is perfectly prepared. Crème brûlée is quite tasty.

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  13. DonM

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an OK meal there . I was disappointed in the beef cheeks and potatoe presentation. The escargot WAS WONDERFUL I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. The Bourdeau blended wine by the glass was excellent until about 2/3 of the way through the pour. There I found significant sediment that should have been apparent to our server as he had to have emptied the bottle in my glass !

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  14. RobertA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s lovely outdoor seating here under half a dozen or more big trees & lights, which creates a unique atmosphere in Palm Springs (there is indoor dining, but I’d hesitate to dine there b/c it’s kind of depressing). But ignore the inside - apart from the nice old school bar for a cocktail or glass of bubbly - and get outside. Service is relaxed, but professional; waiters know the (extensive) menu & give helpful suggestions and the sommelier was bang on with his suggestions (not even the priciest bottle). Definitely among the top 5 restaurants in PS

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  15. MarioM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great everything, staff very helpful when deciding on what to order.

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  16. David

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Beautiful. Best restaurant in Palm Springs. I promise you will not be disappointed. And no, I do not work for them or even know the owner.

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  17. DavidD

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is really a special occasion place. The patio is absolutely beautiful under a canopy of very very old ficus trees. The food is superb, as is the service. It is at the top end of restaurants in the area in every category, including price.

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  18. RobH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous french restaurant with classic french meals, many you won't find anywhere else. My favorite was the grand marnier souffle. Pricy, but a first class restaurant.

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  19. Dragon

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Valauris never fails to live up to the reputation it earned throughout the years. Our experience was once again all we have come to expect. The service was flawless, the food perfect and the ambiance on the patio was lovely. We are only sorry that they no longer serves lunch, but we look forward to returning soon for another delightful meal.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening here. The service was excellent and the pace of ordering and delivery was perfect. Our Waiter was charming and made good recommendations which we followed. The food was excellent, and large servings. Even the chef came out and chatted with the guests. I still think this is the best restaurant in our area. I have found it to be consistently reliable, which others cannot achieve.

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  21. Powerlady

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive and creative menu. Beautiful outdoor dining under trees. Our table was poor. Right by the door and against glass windows. Great for special occasions.

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  22. BillW

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. A perennial favorite. We will be back.

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  23. Casey

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a restaurant that is consistent through the years in its excellence in food quality and service competence under an elegant canopy of trees.

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  24. CCdeBrat

    Palm Springs

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This has always been my Fav restaurant. But last night was just OK. Escargot was wonderful as always, scallop appetizer was “odd” listed as crispy (but wasnt concur just panko & a lot of breading to size of scallop. Also eat service was not organized & we had to move the plates around to proper individual. Ordered Beal Medallions to share but neither of us thought it packed any flavor. And finally the grand Marnie soufflé was too eggy & fell flat almost immediately. Will go back for sure but hope for better.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sea bass was excellent - the best our guest had ever eaten! The lobster ravioli was also very good with plentiful chunks of lobster. Grand marnier soufflé and fresh fruit with vanilla ice was also worth the wait and made a great finish.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to visit La Vallauris. Excellence all around.

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  27. SteveW

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the same experience we have had in years past. We were a party of two seated at 5:30 p.m. Our table was at an angle. Service was slow and disorganized (drinks mixed up, meals mixed up). Menu was hand-written on a white board in a messy fashion. The food was not worth the price. However, we enjoyed the patio and our wine selection was very nice.

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  28. zulu

    Vancouver

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time here and it did not disappoint Our vegetarian guest was a bit upset about lack of choices for her but was able to make it work

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  29. Musicgrazer

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's Day menu. Service was fantastic (although the bartender added 4 cocktails to our tab that we didn't have and that wasn't checked before presenting the check to us). Romantic atmosphere as usual. However, the prix fixe menu (at $148/per person) had wonderful side dishes and accompaniments but the main component was extremely disappointing -- the filet mignon had a lot of grissle and the Chilean Sea Bass was totally overcooked. So overall the food was very disappointing. The wine list is extremely expensive and marked up - it was hard to find a decent bottle under $150. For the pricing this was a real miss.

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  30. MortonR

    New York City

    176 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were put off to find that there was a prixfix Valentine Day menu, a menu of rather limited choices at $149. The choices we selected were well cooked a beautifully presented. With wine and tip, the mean came to about $500, a ridiculous amount for what we received.

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  31. ChalkKitty

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Chad was a charming and stellar addition to the meal of the year! Five stars all around!!!

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  32. Anniversary

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful valentines dinner with excellent service. The new sommelier, Farouk, helped us with an excellent champagne to start our celebration. Guillaume, our waiter, provided great service throughout the evening. The gravlax starter was perfection. I had the duck and my husband the beef filet - both were outstanding. We always love coming to this beautifully romantic restaurant.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was wonderful- outside seating was fantastic! Food was very good but serving was a bit slow. We will definitely go back!

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  34. Lilc

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our FAVORITE restaurant for a special occasion! Just LOVE it Never , ever disappointed

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  35. GregoryG

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an amazing venue…outdoors, tables beautifully coordinated around trees, many choices, EXCELLENT food

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  36. Strudiepoodie

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must go to for sure! Ask for Raymond. Carlos the bartender was amazing

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  37. anthonyr

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The price did not match the value .. lobster bisque at $20 for a small bowl with no remnants of lobster and partially warm was a failure . The green salad was uninspiring and no taste with minimal dressing . The sautéed whole lobster for $66 dollars while tasty , was a small portion with no accompaniments .. not worth it. The front reception is impossible to reach. I wanted to move my reservation earlier, left several messages. And decide just walk in at 5:30 instead of 8pm.. Informed the host, and he graciously made the change .. afterward, I received multiple texts and calls inquiring about our 8 pm no show..The following day we received another call … Unprofessional for a high end French restaurant.. not a good experience for sure .

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  38. SueB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s too bad the restaurant was sold. From what I have know it was quite a place before but now it has issues. The drinks were ok, the salad very good. My wife’s lobster was tough. My steak was not cooked the way I asked (just a little pink). The server saw it and asked if I wanted to send it back for a little more time on the grill. What I got back was tragic. However that said - the service was great. Kudos to the entire staff. We probably won’t be back - the value just isn’t there.

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  39. Kumtux

    Las Vegas

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our third visit and it just keeps getting better (from excellent to exceptional!) We were promptly seated at a quiet table. Lots of.menu options from which we selected the seven-course tasting menu filled with well-prepared, scrumptious items from beginning to end. Attentive service and fairly priced. We will return!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to dine at in Palm Springs. Always superb in service and food. You know you’ll enjoy every bite.

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FAQs

Le Vallauris is rated 4.7 stars by 4768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Google Map for Le Vallauris

385 West Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Cahuilla Rd. and N Museum Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Le Vallauris proposes Valet Parking operated by a third party.The suggested fee is $4 per car.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jean Paul Lair
  • Entertainment
    Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 325-5059
  • Private party facilities
    Le Vallauris has 2 inside dining rooms for private parties each one with a capacity for up to 50 persons. The Patio can also be used on a "buy out" basis for up to 150 persons and a tree shaded Gazebo is available for up to 100 guests. These facilities are able to use an array of "prix fixe" menus.
  • Private party contact
    Omar Haddedou: (760) 325-5059
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