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Morada

4.6
498 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
** PLEASE NOTE, A FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED IN ALL PUBLIC SPACES THROUGHOUT THE RESTAURANT AND RESORT. PARTIES MUST BE COMPLETE TO BE SEATED, AND SHOULD NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 5 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR RESERVATION TIME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK TO MORADA!**
**Please be advised that we have limited outdoor seating and requests for those areas are not guaranteed.

**For your safety, reservations are required.**

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 laid back elegance of California ranch lifestyle.
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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
What 498 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SheilaP
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We had to return one dinner because the quality of the food was so poor. We were offered another entree, but we said no. Since the lunch as dinner menus are the same, we suspected the entree was reheated.

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vipjenfa
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mondays are a great day to dine out. Not too crowded. Love the patio at Morada.

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JennyY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The surrounding is beautiful and food is very good. The service is superb!

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Annie
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful - out on the veranda on a beautiful day - excellent cuisine and excellent service.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Annie. We are delighted to hear that we provided you with the best experience possible. We look forward to having you back again. Have a great week.

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Cherie
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating an award.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was wonderful, service was spectacular, the only downfall was the wedding rehearsal party, they were very inconsiderate of the people dining there.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Anonymous. Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service; and sorry about the wedding rehearsal party. Now that things are reopening and weddings are coming back, we will do our best to control the noise level with groups. Thanks again and see you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I liked but was disappointed after realizing that their online menu didn’t match up with the restaurant it self menu. I picked the restaurant specially because the bananas foster and I was so disappointed that they have not updated the menu.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Anonymous. Thank you for your feedback. The menu online has been updated. We will make sure that in the future it is updated on time. Thanks again for sharing your concern with us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were there for an hour before getting any food. They have almost no staff working there so it took forever. At least they could serve you some bread while you wait an hour for your appetizers. Won’t go back until life is more normal and they have a staff back

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Anonymous. We sincerely apologize for the wait time. The management has taken steps to fix the wait time issue. Thank you very much or sharing the concern with us. We are grateful and are still looking forward to see you back again.

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Flame
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just what we expected. Thank you so much. The staff was as fantastic as they could be. We were taken care of and left for our quiet conversation. Thank you again RSF Inn. It’d been 20 years to come back! Can’t wait to come again soon.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Flame. Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipSusan
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service! the waiter was helpful and the service was just right - leisurely enough to enjoy the ambiance.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Susan. Thank you for sharing your experience. Please visit us again soon.

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ccrsf
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Morada has been one of our favorite place until this past time. Although the waitress was very nice, the service overall was very disappointing. We were not told that the kitchen was closing nor offered any dessert: so no dessert, no coffee, no tea. :(

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi ccrsf. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and we are very sorry you were told about the closing time and were not able to order dessert and coffee. We will bring up this issue with the team to ensure that it never happen again. We hope you will come back sometime to give us a chance to make it right.

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vipMimbo
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really happy with our lunch. Delicious shrimp Louie salad and great service.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Mimbo. We have shared your review with the chef and he is delighted to know that you loved the Shrimp Louie Salad. Have a great week and come back to visit us again soon.

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Gretchen65
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Grilled Reuben ever! Wine selection good. Great place to enjoy good friends and good food!

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Gretchen65. Thank you for sharing your experience. Please visit us again soon.

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Cdelmar
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not sure how to rate this. We arrived at 6 PM and still did not have our entrees until after 8 due to an “issue in the kitchen” according to our server. Food was OK but definitely not worth that kind of wait...

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vipSauceontheside
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere, feels like on vacation when sitting on outside patio. Service was excellent with Max as server.

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kimmb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Maybe they haven't gotten their groove back, but was not impressed at all. We had a 7:15 res, and we were staying at the hotel, so we walked over at 7:20. They said table would be ready in 10, we tried to order a drink from the bar, but the bartender was too busy with waiter orders. The hostess comes to seat us, and is taking us towards a room indoors and we say can't we sit out here on the patio, it was lovely and she said on no, we have 8 oclock res's coming. So she does seat us outdoors but it's a small patio that looks like they threw some four tops out on it but it did have a fire place. The waiter never brought my husbands beer, ever. Even when we reminded him. I ordered a margarita it was very woodsy. Almost like a bourbon whiskey was in it. Not a typical marg but I drank it. It is not their full menu which is on the website, so that threw us for a loop and my husband is vegan but he managed to find something to eat. The food was just ok. My son had Tomato basil bisque soup, I did not taste basil at all., or see it. No garnish. And they forgot a spoon, and when they brought a spoon, it wasn't a soup spoon. Nothing to right home about. For that price, I expected delicious, nothing delicious on that table except the chips and quacamole. And that was delicious. Save your money. I am sure there are better places and better value in the cute little town. We still tipped well, hey, they have been hit hard by Covid, but I won't be eating there again. The best part about staying there was the woman who checked us in at the hotel front desk. She could work at any 5 star resort and be an asset. Should have gotten her name. A real pro.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Response: Hi Kimmb. Thank you for taking time to share your concern with us. We sincerely apologize for failing to meet your expectations. We take your feedback seriously and will take every necessary step to make sure that it does not happen again. The concern about the food has been shared with the chef, the beverages manager is informed about the drinks. Thank you again for your review. We hope you will give us another chance to make it right.

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vipKiki
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I have been here many many times. Normally the wait staff is good about my egg allergy and this time - not so much. Their crema for the fish tacos tasted like (and I believe had) mayonnaise! The fish in the fish taco's was dry.
That said - the corn side was AMAZING - corn was grilled and tasted fabulous.

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vipSanDiegoReviewer
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old-school style in an elegant surrounding. Enjoyed the dark rich interior of the Inn, with a varied menu. Excellent service provided by a friendly knowledgeable wait staff who is able to offer a jammy cab for me. We dined on crabcakes which were fresh crispy and delicious, brussels sprouts which were a bit overcooked, and delicious fish tacos. Would love to come back and dine on the patio with the outdoor lights once the weather improves.We will definitely be back.

Morada
Responded 3 days ago

Hi SanDiegoReviewer. . Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. We have shared your suggestion with the chef about the Brussels Sprouts and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipDelighted
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet for a nice breakfast and a place to chat without competing noises

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was a chili evening and the ambiance would have been enhanced if the beautiful stone fireplace had been lit.

There was a very loud dinner meeting going on at the adjacent table with lots of profanity being used. We could hear every word and both of us were desperately trying to get AWAY from work for the evening. It felt like we were in the board room with these people.

The server did not bring bread to the table and we had to ask. This may be standard for this restaurant but it seems to me that most better establishments serve bread with your meal.

The lobster was not served with drawn butter, we had to ask.

Service was slow, we had to ask for refills of water. A carafe left at the table might be a nice idea.

The food was superb. Absolutely delicious. The steak and lobster portions were small and everything is alacarte.

Overall, super food but the service and value could be better.

Stunning interiors!

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Rose
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and a beautiful location.

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LA3456
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, COVID 19 polices in effect with distanced dining which I appreciated. Service was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lovely staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Good food. Good prices. I will be back.

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vipJenniferS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good- lots of choices for very different tastes.

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vipRachella
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot indoors and out. Service was outstanding and our dinner came out piping hot. Delicious the whole way around!

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KJPACA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, excellent experience... the fries are outrageous good :-)

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EllienL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent...warm & friendly. The crab cakes out of this world.
I'd recommend outdoor dining

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JoseV
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, the menu, perhaps, is a short one, the plates we try were tasty and with a good presentation. The service, that day, was a little bit short, so we had to wait more than desirable.

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BillT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere at Morada is always pleasant - especially out on the patio where you can enjoy the best of San Diego weather. Try the Royce Salad or calamari or ahi poke. It is really hard to go wrong.

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vipCarinG
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Having brunch outside adjacent the to hotel's lawn was lovely. We appreciated the extra special touches of an Easter brunch menu and a live musician. Tables were nicely spaced out and they brought in extra tables, chairs and umbrellas to accommodate all the dressed up diners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We are local and always come here for Easter brunch, but wouldn’t have known it was Easter if the bunny didn’t stop by and deliver a chocolate egg with peanuts (were not alerting but were super surprised) right after breakfast was served so guess what - the toddler didn’t eat the breakfast but instead ate the chocolate - no special Easter brunch and our food was served cold and there was egg shell in our over medium eggs and the waffle recipe and waffle iron were different and bland this time and these are a regular favorite! It was disappointing and unfortunate.

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janetT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I made a reservation for outside, but didn't realize you had to ask for front. I didn't like the back. The table and chairs were not comfortable.

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vipKiki
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a relaxing quiet spot to have lunch with a friend or spouse - especially in the courtyard or outdoor patio. The food is delish and staff accommodating. GREAT spot!

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vipGinnaB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience! Our service was exceptional !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got married at the Inn 16 years ago and returned for an anniversary dinner. We had a great experience overall. It was nice to return to reminisce and enjoy a nice meal. We were seated outdoors. The service was excellent, food was hot and delicious and the setting beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful experience overall!

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jenniferlaca
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pablo was excellent - very patient and attentive! we’ll be back!

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vipJimB
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and it is always very pleasant eating on the front patio overlooking the front lawns and trees. We had to wait about 15 minutes before anyone came to our table to take our order, but the waiter nicely removed the cost of our drinks from our bill, so I gave them a 5 for "service." All in all, a very! nice experience.

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vipDesireeD
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

food was a surprising disappointment. But the hotel and ambiance was wonderful- probably good for a drink and appetizers.

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vipdean
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome server and service.

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

Morada is rated 4.6 stars by 498 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.