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Morada

4.5
466 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 466 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lovely staff

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vipRachella
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EllienL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
4 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
1 review
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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CarinG
Orange County
10 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
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
41 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
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
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
14 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
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome server and service.

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IreneH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience is always very good here, the service is excellent and there is variety in the menu. Very pleasant and relaxing.

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viplynn
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch was fantastic!

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vipKevin
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner in the library room.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service food

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Santana
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was my first time dining in Rancho Santa Fe. I was on a double date with some friends.
Atmosphere and restaurant setting was amazing. The food was amazing as well (Fried Calamari-Crab Cake-Short Ribs-Pork-Brussel Sprouts)

We sat outside in front of restaurant and it was a bit chilly. There also were not enough heaters for all the tables.

Overall experience was an 8.5/10 (Would come back)

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vipPete
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT OUTDOOR AREA VERY WELL PRICED MENU FOOD WAS TOP NOTCH

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vipDave
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner, table , view and great service

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vipirisheyes
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for lunch with friends and felt safe outdoors with plenty of distance between tables.

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vipFrederickG
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and fantastic outdoor dining venue!!!

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HarlyS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Inn. We felt safe, everyone wore masks, it was quiet (i.e. no street noise like other venues), the staff was attentive, we never felt rushed and most of all the food and wine were excellent. Our go to place now!

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GinaA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Inn

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dine
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great outdoor dining lovely view and friendly service staff

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DianeM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The setting was tranquil. The menu provided a lot of choices. We ate outside on the veranda and I would love to go back soon.

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vipBobby
Mexico City
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service, we wait more than 45 minutes to get our breakfast!!
The food ok but a horrible experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very quiet, tucked away restaurant. Little pricey for quality of food, but consistent quality service and prime location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food, and the ambiance was perfect for a Valentine’s date night!

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vipJeffH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day

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ValentineVisitor
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First, the good: food was very good, both ordered the Reuben. Had planned to order fish tacos but they were not local fish as stated on menu and only limited to mahi mahi. The glass table was spotless, cutlery, etc. all super clean.

Second, the average: It was valentine Sunday lunch so 15 minute wait at table before we were approached for an order and another 25 minutes before the sandwiches came.

Third, the poor: disorganized at entry check in and need to learn some professionalism. We were told to arrive 5 minutes ahead and were actually 10 ahead. We waited while the hostesses dealt with one customer ahead of us with no reservation. Then we continued to wait because we were told our table was being cleaned a total of 20 minutes. While we waited a party of 6 came with same reservation time we had, and were seated immediately at a lovely table on the veranda with a view. We were next shuttled off to an interior (no view) patio where smaller tables were seated. After our long wait, this seemed rather unfair and when I asked about a table with the view the response was "fully committed". Message here: Do not expect great service unless you are a large party! We are locals but do not plan to hurry back to Morada with so many fine and well run restaurants here on the coast!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We made a reservation here for Valentine’s brunch to enjoy the beautiful view and patio. Instead, we were seated in the back in the dim library. Service was very slow and food was ok.

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Lonstance
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Max was friendly, knowledgeable and engaging.

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vipArthurJ
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We always enjoy the food and ambiance here. This past Sunday morning however, some of the service was poor, with a friendly waiter who however ,never apologized for the following.
After our food was served, we needed to wait around five minutes for our server to appear to tell him we had no silverware. When he brought it, after a few minutes,we noticed that our napkins were damp. We began to eat, not wanting our food to get colder. We again, sat with damp napkins on our lap ( it was around 59 degrees outside ) when 10 minutes later, our server arrived asking if we needed anything. We asked for dry napkins and explained the problem. He returned , not promptly with different napkins. It almost appeared as if he didn’t believe us.
It was Valentines Day but the restaurant at 10 AM was not so busy to warrant this lack of attention. We are usually not complainers
But this seemed a bit much.
We may still return since we enjoy the food and ambiance,
I’m not sure.

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Chico
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love going to the Morada during those special times of life when a good meal and great service can really make for some memorable moments! Thanks Morada Staff!!

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation at Morada day before Valentine's day.
We were seated outside directly in front of the fireplace which created a lovely ambiance for my partner and I.
No negative reviews at all. We're two women, so we get cold easily. But our server, Dutch, surely delivered. He brought us over a heat lamp and blankets!
The food was fantastic. We ordered the crab cakes to start and split the short rib which was cooked perfectly.
Truly one of our favorite dates! Thanks so much. We will surely be back.

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drd1
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Very good service, food, and understated elegance. Highly recommended.

FAQs

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

Morada is rated 4.5 stars by 466 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.