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Morada, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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Morada

4.3
4.3
722 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

Housed within Lilian Rice’s original 1923 structure, Morada restaurant pays tribute to that early “house of many rooms” in name and homey atmosphere, which has made it a social center of the Rancho Santa Fe community. Helmed by Executive Chef Antonio Alano, Morada boasts a seasonal menu of coastal ranch cuisine paired with a handpicked wine list, craft cocktails, local brews and the laid back elegance of California ranch lifestyle.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 381-8289

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Alano

  • Private party facilities

    For intimate dining events, uninterrupted business dinners or special family celebrations, The Library and Vintage Room offer the perfect mix of privacy, attentive service and outstanding cuisine. Allow us to create a custom multi-course meal with wine pairings for the occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Dulce Santiago-Montoya - Morada Restaurant Manager: (844) 207-4755

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Linea Del Cielo

  • Parking details

    Self or Valet parking available at hotel or in the village.

  • Entertainment

    Join us every Friday and Saturday nights for live music from 6:00 - 10:00pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • North San Diego

    Californian

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  1. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I’ll be passing on Morads after 3 visits in last 3 months. First visit: inattentive, slow service. Second visit: slow service Last night mediocre food. Two orders of Cacio y Pepe were served barely warm. Same with salmon. We didn’t send back because I was leery of slow service. Patio setting is wonderful and we were entertaining Midwest visitors. Setting doesn’t outweigh spotty service and mediocre food.
  2. JQ

    JQPublic

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great service. Very pretty setting, with the only drawback being a wedding was taking place while we were there, so we had to listen to their event. It seemed to be a bunch of nice people, and wasn't obnoxiously loud or anything, but it just makes it less cozy when the DJ is announcing the wedding party over a PA system.
  3. KE

    KimEats

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The patio seating was lovely and no glaring sun in our eyes at 6:45pm. The en fuego margarita was yummy as well as the short ribs and poblano chicken.
  4. DR

    DRSJ

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my all-time favorite places. There is such a friendship that was formed years ago with some of the staff. Brandon and Christina are so incredible it truly makes my day to see them. I don't think I've ever had a meal there that hasn't been beyond delicious.
  5. RG

    RubenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Soup was good. However baked mac and cheese was bland, and the pasta was very watery. The portion control was way too huge. Should of been smaller and use better quality ingredients.
  6. LK

    LoriK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this place!! Always a few snooty guests but worth it!!
  7. V

    Vigi

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice patio dining restaurant with eclectic menu and friendly server. Good good .
  8. JD

    JimD

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I’m a local and try and avoid your restaurant when you have an outdoor event. Loud music, VERY poor service and not good dinners The server we had last night was the worst I have ever experienced there. I think name was Michael. VERY DISAPPOINTING.
  9. CE

    ChrisE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a secret rare hideaway resort restaurant. It is a mini vacation. Love the laid back elegance.
  10. B

    dBill

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dining at Morada on the terrace is a great combination: delicious menu and outstanding view.
  11. BE

    BjEr

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food was limited and basically like an inexpensive highway restaurant. the Turkey club clearly had pre-packaged, deli sliced turkey. there were 3 choices of Pizza, 3 choices of mac & cheese, a hamburger, BBQ ribs, one salmon dish, and maybe a couple of other items on the menu. the fries were excellent, the rest of the food disappointing. the price? all items were between $19-38. corkage fee was $40 which I didn't realize until I got the bill. I brought a $200 bottle of wine though, so I guess I shouldn't be too upset.
  12. G

    Guido

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food quality was lacking from our previous visit. Slow food service also. Breakfast sent back due to uncooked meat
  13. CS

    CherylS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!
  14. SF

    SusanF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Location was wonderful. Fish tacos were not up to usual standards. Dessert was excellent.
  15. R

    Robert

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. We noticed the shrimp Louie wasn’t on the menu (our favorite) and your chef was happy to make them for us - thank you!
  16. CJ

    CindyJ

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Thanks! We celebrated my friend’s birthday there last July 2 and again this year on July 2. See you next year on July 2!
  17. E

    Effceee

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The patio area has a great ambiance, perfect for Sunday afternoon brunch and our server Taren, was absolutely delightful! Food options were pretty limited and not very flavorful, however the desserts were amazing. Maybe better just for drinks & desserts rather than a meal
  18. SM

    SandyM

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our waitress Taryn was excellent!
  19. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely greatest place for quiet restful meal- all day. Looking out over lawn just lowers blood pressure and sooooths emotions. Great place to take valued guest. Looking throughout inn very interesting. Best to check menu on-line rather limited. Prices about same as any other place of same caliber. go at off peak times valet parking. Highly recommend the experience.
  20. JB

    JimB

    San Diego

    66 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience4
    We've eaten here a number of times before, but probably never again. The breakfast was quite good (for Father's Day), and the service exceptional. But we heard other diners complaining about the new owner's plan to increase prices, which are already high. With absolutely "no" notice - we saw nothing on the menu - our bill included a mandated "20% Breakfast Gratuity" and something listed as "CABC" (we were told it was added to "help offset health insurance for the employees"). Just blatant deception. Whether the CABC charge actually goes to helping employees is anyone's guess - or just pads the hotel's bottom line so the new CEO can get his multi-million dollar bonus each year. Health insurance 'should' be a cost of doing business, not some special charge designed to jack up the bill for anyone foolish enough to eat there now. We heard the new owner plans to jack up the room rates to the $1,000/night range - good luck with that. While Rancho Santa Fe is a very nice area, there is virtually 'nothing' to do in the area. We're stayed there in years past, but clearly never again.
  21. MF

    MichaelF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good place, good is a bit pricey, but location and ambiance are very nice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beware that the new management refuses to accept gift cards that were purchased before the change in ownership last month. This was not announced, anywhere or by anybody, not even communicated to the waitress. The manager on call seemed to make an effort to address our frustration, but his management clearly doesn’t care. It is a bad omen for how the new management considers their customers. They don’t live up to fixing an issue they either missed or bought and just push the problem to the customer. The food and ambience is delightful, which is why we were there in the first place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food!
  24. SG

    SusanG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast is my favorite. Their Egg Benedicts is the best in San Diego!! Trust me ... I've been to many breakfast restaurants. Their brunches are divine!! I've been dining at the Morada for 25 years!
  25. P

    Paul

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server, John, was wonderful. He was the best part of the evening experience. The food was only average- the tuna especially was below the quality of fish that we expect. We realize this is a transition period, and are hoping for better with the new ownership and chef. The outdoor dining space was very comfortable. We recommend Morada going forward with confidence the food issues will improve.
  26. GN

    GamsNEggs

    San Francisco

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tell Steve Herman he doesn’t need a new chef! The food is fantastic. We love this place. I sure hope he doesn’t ruin it!
  27. GH

    GoHawks

    Des Moines

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The Royce salad was outstanding. Had the salmon and it tasted fishy. Not worth the value at $36. Service excellent. Good choice of wines by the glass.
  28. ED

    EdwardD

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family dinner on beautiful patio Food and service was excellent
  29. C

    Cdelmar

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Fortunately they are getting a new chef on June 1. Great atmosphere and setting. Salads are good but rest of menu is so-so.They just told us they are raising their corkage fee to $40 which may keep us from coming back.
  30. l

    lynn

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    No atmosphere in the dining room. We were the only table seated except for an employee. Dog at the bar :(((( sitting on customer's lap... No music. Food took along time between appetizer and main entree.
  31. k

    kathleenm

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was outstanding! Outdoor dining was the very best!
  32. BY

    BarbaraY

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table on the patio, location was lovely and quiet even though there was a wedding underway on the lawn and another room nearby. Food was excellent and quite reasonable.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always enjoy our experience. The food, location, ambiance is great. Truly a gem in the heart of san diego.
  34. EB

    EmmaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Absolutely appalling service. It was not the waitresses' fault, but they were clearly understaffed and the kitchen was way backed up. I made an RSVP a month ago for Mother's Day. We ordered at noon and the food didn't come until gone 1 and it was cold. Really disappointing and will not be back.
  35. P

    Parquito

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Understaffed and extremely slow service. Tried to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they dropped the ball all around.
  36. D

    Danat

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Always a lovely brunch here. Food was great, server was very slow but perhaps new. Do want to mention that when we stood up to leave, my husband realized on the walk into town where we parked, that I sat on what appears to be a large pile of berries. A good 6 inch by 3 inch stain formed on the back of my jeans, which so far hasn't completely come out.
  37. WI

    WILLIAMD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service were both very good for our anniversary dinner!
  38. t

    tgregory

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We have gone to the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for years and loved every time, but today, we were disappointed. We brought an elderly friend to celebrate her Orthodox Easter. The food was not up to par at all. My Crab Benedict was so salty I could hardly eat it. The Mahi Sandwich was very mediocre which is unusual to have anything at The Inn not be great or special. Our server, Christoph was very distracted and every "ask" took a long time. The poor Hostess was running around bussing tables and trying to seat people with no help from any busser. It will be awhile until we come back.
  39. S

    Scotty

    San Diego

    74 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Before Covid, we used to come here quite regularly for weekend brunch. This was our first time after Covid, and it was a bit disappointing, mainly because service was rather slow. We sat at the table for 15 or 20 minutes, before a server showed up. It may be that this place, in common with quite a few others, has become a little bit short of staff. We noticed that the woman at the reception desk seemed to have to double up to bus some recently-vacated tables, and to deliver water and so on.
  40. M

    Mark212

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Went for Sunday brunch and it was probably the worst omelette that I've ever had in my life. Dry, overcooked, and came ridiculously late. Cappuccino was terrible as well, arrived cold. Server was inattentive and after I asked for the check, he didn't come back to get my credit card. My friends all left for another event and I stood around at the bar for twenty minutes to get someone's attention to pay for the bill. Finally I was able to just hand a server the slip and some cash and left. Horrible experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • 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

FAQs

Morada offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 381-8289.

Morada is rated 4.3 stars by 722 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Morada

5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Linea Del Cielo

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Self or Valet parking available at hotel or in the village.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Alano

  • Entertainment

    Join us every Friday and Saturday nights for live music from 6:00 - 10:00pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 381-8289

  • Private party facilities

    For intimate dining events, uninterrupted business dinners or special family celebrations, The Library and Vintage Room offer the perfect mix of privacy, attentive service and outstanding cuisine. Allow us to create a custom multi-course meal with wine pairings for the occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Dulce Santiago-Montoya - Morada Restaurant Manager: (844) 207-4755

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