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Morada

4.4
221 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
Morada restaurant takes its name from Lilian Rice’s 1923 moniker for The Inn, itself, meaning “house of many rooms.” Locally sourced California cuisine and a comfortable sophistication carry on the feel, welcoming locals and guests to gather, share old stories and fresh selections, and feel at home.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Breakfast menu available daily from 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch menu available Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch menu available daily from 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner menu available from 5pm until 10-11pm, depending on day.
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Phone number
(858) 381-8289
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Linea Del Cielo
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Parking details
Valet available or self parking in the village.
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Entertainment
Join us every Friday and Saturday nights for live music from 6:00 - 10:00pm.
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Engage With an Unassuming Tone of Country Comfort. Removed from distractions, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is your ideal destination. From 20 to 350, and from interior ranch warmth to famously manicured lawns, you’ll also enjoy perfect planning that’s as personal as it is professional.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 221 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our server Braun was excellent. His down to earth personality mixed with professional expertise was great.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Just loved visiting Morada this year after the remodel on our birthday! Our waitress was excellent and the dinner was fantastic. We both had the scallops with mussels. It was divine!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is one of our favorite weekly date night restaurants. Ask for Elise to be your server. She’s the best. The food is delicious and always cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good venue for quiet conversations. Friendly waiters.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The menu is not very good, but the friendly service and fabulous views make up for it.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had an amazing breakfast this morning. We were celebrating my birthday so it was a family get together. The food was incredible and service excellent. Our favourite place for breakfast in North County.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always good. Thank you

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Nice place. Quiet. Food is very good especially the veggie pot pie and the Thai flavored sea bass. Prices are a little high, but it’s Rancho Santa Fe...

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

This was all based on a quiet table in the bar area

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was wonderful!! The Green Curry Chilean Seabass was amazing! Would love the recipe! The only downside where we were sitting outside was over near their pool they store their tables and things for parties and they were making so much racket! Not the norm but a problem for us.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I love it here!! We had dinner on the patio with our dog one night (super dog friendly) and breakfast here one morning.

For dinner - we both had the braised short ribs and our dishes were a 10! Tons of flavor and a beautiful presentation. Dutch was our server and could not have been nicer and charming! Both he and Connor took care of us all evening. Incredible food and service all around. A beautiful ambiance ...as well as over-looking their lovely grounds.

For breakfast - we both ordered the Huevos rancheros. Yum!! Can’t go wrong with their breakfast (or brunch) menu. Our server Mitch was a delight and also added to our amazing experience here.

We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Breakfast, as usual was fantastic. Wonderful ambience and amazing food. Perfect start to the day.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We loved our martini Basel Crisp and the scallops. The duck breast was rare and superb.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

There was a really obnoxious, obviously drunk woman in the bar speaking very loudly and singing along the woman who was entertaining. We were sitting all the way on the other side of the dining room but could still hear her VERY clearly. We asked to move outside because it was ruining our date. The waiter was very kind and said we could. The food runner brought our entrees out at the same time as our salad, which was kind of a bummer. The waiter fixed it and brought out new entrees later on (at least he said they were new). The food was pretty good (short rib and chicken). The waiter was nice and attentive.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Disappointed by a basic breakfast that was overpriced and had potatoes that were not tasty. Service was excellent and the setting was beautiful. I did not get my money’s worth.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

The staff at Morada truly understand service. It is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Morada never disappoints. We love coming here for relaxing weekend meals and special occasions in the beautiful terrace.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Nice local place to dine with friends. Excellent food always and fine service.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service! Awesome drinks! Phenomenal service!

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1.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Not worth the expense, and the restaurant is dated and food, aside from the bread, rather bad.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I don’t understand why this restaurant can’t expand their menu. The site is beautiful, the food is good, but the options on the menu are very limited. We were there with a large group and the older couple couldn’t find anything they liked on the menu. Although we’re local we don’t go there much because their menu is very limited.

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We went to Moradoa with our family members that recommended it. The restaurant is part of the inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The inn was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the ambience of the hotel was very cozy. Unfortunately, our dining experience did not live up to expectations. Albeit we were a group of 9, we waited over an hour to get our meals - which were luke-warm burgers, and an under cooked pork chop. (I also overheard smaller tables complaining about the wait as well). Our waiter was fantastic and very apologetic about the situation - discounting a portion of our bill. Kudos to him for recognizing a poor customer experience, and trying to make it right.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was a buffet. All dried out. Meat was terrible. Vegetables were worse. Shrimp and salad bar were fine. The Desert bar was as well. It was a lot of money for extremely average food. We stayed st the Inn and hat experience was very good. Just bad food. Not up to the standards of a Starwood property

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The food here is great. Unfortunately, the Christmas Eve service was slow as they got my reservation for an inside table wrong and wanted us to be outside. This caused us to wait for 30 minutes.

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1.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Disappointing. We were seated outside at first on a cold night we would have rather been inside. I love the patio for lunch but for dinner we would have liked to be seated indoors. Sorry the hostess said can't do a table indoors but there are heaters. Well both my husband and I were cold. We decided to stick it out. 15 minutes later and no greeting or water we decided it was going to be a looong night on a cold patio. Having driven from La Jolla for reservations we contemplated going somewhere in Del Mar. We decided to make it known that we had not been greeted or offered water yet. Ridiculous.
We told the hostess AGAIN we would wait in
the bar area for a table. Then what did they do? They seated us at a bar table. Ok.
Service was ok. Salad came out with our drinks. Forever later our entrees came.

What I ordered was not what came to the table. I ordered the vegetable green curry. What I got was a subpar soup that the guy said was the "setup" to the sea bass minus the sea bass. Seriously that's how he described it. My husband said his duck was just ok.
We ordered dessert. The best part of the night was the live entertainment. Otherwise this place was very disappointing. Good for lunch and happy hour awful for a nice dinner.
Next time we come to RSF we will stick to Veladora at Rancho Valencia where everything is A++++

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

It was an overall excellent experience. Service, food and ambience!

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The outdoor seating with a view of the beautiful, serene grounds deserves 5 stars. My daughter and I had enjoyed drinks and appetizers while watching the sun set a few weeks ago and we were eager to try their brunch. However, the menu had limited options and the food was just okay.

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

thisfancy restaurant has the worlds most boring menu and the music from the bar makes it a lousy place to have a quiet dinner

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a pre-Christmas dinner for my son, his family and us. We sat outside and could see the beautiful lights and ice skating. The food was very good, especially the appetizers. We all had a wonderful time.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was good. Kids running around patio unattended and screaming. Service was not up to a 4 or 5 star restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Great ambiance (intimate). Sunday evening date night. Quiet, great service, great food.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Pleasant property and outdoor patio. Food was fairly good but service was indifferent. Time for getting drinks was long; wine not brought with drinks for those not having drinks; charcuterie plate nicely delivered but no plates; we had to ask them to come back and explain what was what; waiter disappeared for extended periods... So, not a bad night but I wouldn't rush back or recommend it.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We love going to Morada for a nice lunch or dinner! My fiance and I are getting married there next summer and have since eaten there many times with family and friends. Always rave reviews from everyone. Sitting outside in winter or summer is nice as they have heaters and the grounds are beautiful.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

It had been awhile since we were last at the Morada and the menu was totally new. At first I was disappointed, then after visiting with our server I decided to try the Jodari chicken and succotash. It was absolutely delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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3.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Room loud. Food not that good. Service polite but not very efficient.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Giving this experience a marginal four stars. We arrived to find there was a Halloween celebration event with kids running around the grounds and people in costume. Once we got into the restaurant the atmosphere was better. Dining room provided a nice setting although the doors were open to the outside where adults and kids could come and go.

We were seated in a nice booth and ordered food. My wife and I shared the mushroom soup and the couple were with shared a Caesar salad - both were very good. There was a short rib risotto dish on the menu that sounded really good so we ordered it. It was not what I expected. The risotto was not risotto at all; it was a thick pasta in the shape of pearls. The short rib meat was good, but this dish should not be called a risotto if risotto is not being used. The couple ordered the salmon and pork chop and they loved their entrees. To cap it off, we had the banana pudding and donut holes and they were both good.

The noise level was rather high with the event going on so it was difficult at times to have a conversation.

The setting here look beautiful, but it was unfortunate the scene was spoiled by the festive crowd. I would like to return here at a quieter time.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We were very disappointed with our recent meal at Morada. We sat on the terrace and had not been informed when making our reservation that a wedding reception would be in progress on the lawn in front of the terrace. The music and noise from this event made it very difficult to make conversation. Additionally, it took an extraordinarily long time for the server to take our dinner order. Our drinks came very quickly, but we waited a long time before our dinner order was taken. When it finally arrived, my seabass was mediocre at best. It was swimming in a broth with mushrooms floating in it...not very appetizing. We are hugely disappointed as we love the ambiance on the terrace at the Inn, but our meals there of late have been lacking. Small portion sizes and flavors that are ok, but not special. Love the Inn, but disappointed of late.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome outdoor seating ambiance. The indoor dining area is nice also. Great find in Rancho Santa Fe.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service and a beautiful location! We never tire of going here. A true gem!!

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved the ambience inside, I think it is newly renovated and we loved the raving theme. Very warm and elegant. Food was delicious and the hotel looked fab. We would come back again

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