Morada

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333 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Chris Haas, Morada boasts a seasonal menu of coastal ranch cuisine paired with a handpicked wine list, craft cocktails, local brews and the laidback elegance of California ranch lifestyle.
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Enjoy $5 beers, $7 glasses of wine and discounts on appetizers.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 11, 2020

Ends: February 12, 2119

Availability: Mon-Thu 3:30PM-5:30PM

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner.

M
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Place that I didn’t know existed. Will definitely be back!

VM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience3

We have eaten at Morada for years and have always had a great experience. We booked their Valentine dinner at the start of the month. We booked at 5p which is when they started serving. Not many people were there when we arrived but they set us in a table that wasn't ready outside. Turns out this table was immediately (and i'm talking >3' away) at the door. At first not an issue then as it filled up the constant door slamming ruined a potentially great evening. And to make matters worse they we setting heaters outside but not at our table. I had enough and went to talk to the manager. He just looked at me a mumbled an apology. Another women came out and talked to us and again we mentioned no heater and the temp was in the 50's. Still no heater. I kept propping the door open but all in all it was a miserable night. The thing that really bugs us is the manager did everything is his power not to do anything at all. Lesson learned. We will go someplace else now.

BY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular, the food is very good, and the service is excellent.

ST
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We have eaten here many, many times. Today however, was not good. The service was excellent, as always, but the food was terrible. Every single one of us was served food that was cold!! My toast was toasted only on one side. It was awful! It is very easy to make toast! Two of us had Lattés that again were served luke warm. This has gone from being our favourite breakfast place to one that we are not sure we are going to visit again xx for quite some time!!

CS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Crowded and louder than I expected. There was live music which was great but added to the noise level where it felt like I was yelling across the table. Food was delicious but not over the top. Service was average.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have tried Morada twice. It has the potential to be an excellent restaurant but the service is beyond terrible. There is no attention, it’s extremely slow and no follow up. My short rib was less than room temperature. I could not even notify the server because she never even checked in on our meal.

KM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Hard to get waitress attention. Sat for 15 minutes before being greeted. Food took a long time. Overall just slow and inattentive this particular evening.

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and ready to accommodate any requests. Great food quality and cozy/warm atmosphere- old world charm. Will be back often!

PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reasonable pricing for the area.....meat items pricey.

j
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were concerned since our reservations were later in the evening with a buffet, it surpassed our expectations. Nice selection for everyone's tastes, we loved the deserts. Chef Haas came out and chatted with us and the service was welcoming and personal. Our server Max was enjoyable.

Very comfortable and exceeded our expectations for a special occasion. Thank you!

LC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate any occasion.
The decor is lovely and service superb.
We go there frequently and it is consistently
Outstanding.

t
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Amazingly lax attitude by staff. Slow service. Old and worn tables, etc. Roof leaks (Rained for two days, so they had a few leaks). Probably considered "quaint" by some. Breakfast the next day, saw a different part of restaurant in daylight. Really worn down. Service didn't get better.

OT
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service is slow here but the food is very good.

TC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Impeccable service, outstanding wait staff and ambiance, great food. We will be back!

B
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Most of us liked the food but three of us did not.
My fish tacos were awful- small piece of dried out overcooked fish. No sauce, a little cabbage- absolutely tasteless.
The street corn accompaniment was ok.
The other gal had the ahi sandwich which she said was rubbery and also had no taste.
Probably won’t go back.

KM
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Went to brunch and encountered post wedding party tent take down and very loud guests. It changed what we normally enjoy about this location.

JF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was a beautiful setting for a wonderful lunch.

AA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat outside for our anniversary and very much enjoyed the meal and ambiance. Service was great up until dinner was served, but then we waited so long for our second glass of wine that we got up and went to the bar to get it ourselves. The drinks were comped so they remedied the problem. Overall, though we enjoyed ourselves.

JK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on all levels...Mallory was outstanding!!!

DH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food and desserts were amazing, only negative is more staff needed as service a little slow, however we all had a wonderful evening and will be back -:)

S
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was very average with spare ribs not cooked long enough. We all agreed that it was below average. They remodeled also and the place looks an old saloon with curved leather seating areas. They went from open to confined dining. The desert chef is the one bright spot. She is from Mille Fluer where she was the pastry chef for 25 years.

PG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful venue for a Wedding Anniversary Dinner!!!

SD
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Unfortunately this one was a mess. The serving staff are very nice kind people it just appeared they were trained on the basics and how to serve at a high end restaurant. Also my Cajun shrimp was not good, and the rice was undercooked and hard. Beautiful restaurant though.

r
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service better than usual. This is such an iconic and beautiful location. I only wish the management was more inspired to do better. The menu needs improvement. However, because the location and venue are so awesome, I always return.

OH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Gorgeous day for sitting out on the patio. Waiter did not bring any bread which would have been nice since my client was 15 minutes late.

PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We requested a quiet booth for our 56th anniversary and it was the most secluded and quiet booth in the restaurant so very pleased. The steamed clams are magnificent!

SD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner wit h fantastic service.
The only let down was the dessert was not up to the standards of the rest of the meal.

S
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Always enjoyable sitting on the Patio for brunch, or any meal. Service and food was not as good as usual. Staff friendly.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, we chose outside dinning, which was well appointed

S
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

BEE PROBLEM. We were went to this restaurant so that we could enjoy an experience OUTSIDE. The environment would have been lovely but we were swarmed by bees who sat on our bodies and our food. The restaurant was kind enough to bring me another lunch but it happened again. We finally picked up our own plates and moved inside. To add insult to injury, the restaurant has 2 charges for the same lunch pending on my credit card. I called the restaurant today to let them know what happened and manager said they have a problem and she doesn’t like bees either. Restaurant offered no compensation for our unpleasant experience or the duplicates charges on my credit card. Would not return there.

K
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been to Morada in a long time and it exceeded my expectations! Food was fantastic, service was wonderful and the atmosphere so relaxing. There was a small bee issue outside on the patio but they moved us inside right away. I have a food allergy and the chef was very accommodating in checking what food had the allergen in it. Only off item was valet - they needed another person to help.
I will definitely go back!!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reception excellent. Table service good. A beautiful spot.

r
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Been coming here for many years. The venue is so special. Service can be sketchy. Menu needs a boost. Needs an updating .

The cocktails are always well done and great wine choices.

CP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was awful. Took 20 minutes to get drinks and over an hour for dinner. Food came out cold.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Friday evening dinner for four. After spending a lovely 30 minutes sipping cocktails in the Huntsman Bar we were greeted and ushered into the main dining room at Morada. Drink orders were taken promptly but didn't arrive in a timely fashion - in fact we had to get up and inquire what had happened to them as our server disappeared. Okay. It happens. But then, main courses were also late and when they arrived it was obvious that they had been sitting for awhile (you know when luke warm mashed potatoes get that "we ain't moving" consistency). Fried chicken was ok. Vegetable pasta was not good. The other main courses were average. All in all, not what you would expect from as lovely a spot as the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Recollections was past visits (pre Marriott) were higher standards. Disappointing as we were considering the venue for a wedding in 2020.

PB
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten out on the patio at the Inn several times: it's always a wonderful experience. This occasion it was a birthday celebration. The menu is great: my wife is now gluten free, and most everything is available GF - including the French Toast!! Fantastic! Their pastry chef is a friend of one of our family members, and came over from Mille Fleurs. You can't go wrong here.

S
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent ambience on the patio. We realize we prefer breakfast and lunch to dinner there. Server was great, service slow in the kitchen. Paul is a great bartender.