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Morada

4.4
634 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
** PLEASE NOTE, A FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED IN ALL PUBLIC SPACES THROUGHOUT THE RESTAURANT AND RESORT FOR NON-VACCINATED GUESTS. 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 634 people are saying
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NicoleM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Will definitely be returning again.

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vipTerri
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening. Morada shows up incorrectly I think on apple maps so we ended up at the back and it was hard to find Morada (no real signage) but it was worth looking for! Great service, great food.

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vipMikeP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have been here for brunch and lunch, but the dinner was only subpar. Drink was mostly alcohol with no no flavor. Chicken and fish were over cooked but not so bad that we should have taken it back.

Service was good.

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SusanS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience5

It took an hour to get our food after we were seated. Waiter never refilled coffee or checked back after serving our food. Food was cold. The ambiance is wonderful and we have dined here many times. This was the worst service we have ever had. Waiter had long hair and tattoos, don't know his name.

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vipIrish1nSD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Gosh, it was such a disappointing experience for our New Year's Eve dinner. Our first time dining at Morada, it came highly suggested by friends.
The lack of staffing was a huge negative impact on the evening, starting with an abandoned Valet station (which the restaurant was unaware of) Signs were out, folks waiting in cars, no one ever came. Then there was a line to check in for dinner. The staff was literally running to keep up. When we booked were told they hold a table for 10 mins only. It took us 15 mins to check-in. Once seated our dining experience took a little over 2.5 hours. I was offered a free glass of wine after my meal finally arrived with cold sides and meat overdone. It had to go back. Luckily we were in good company and understand the impact of short staff. We tried to keep it all in the correct perspective. Unfortunately, our bill did not take into account our patience or perspective. Our special occasion dining experience missed the mark. Beautiful decor but for some reason, the flameless candles and fireplaces were not lit.

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Nana
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed at hotel 3 nights and severs knew after one day what we liked and and anticipated our requests. Quality of food excellent and chef willing to take special requests.

Morada
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hello, Thank you for staying with us! We hope to have you with us again in the future. I am so glad you enjoyed the service and food at Morada Warm Regards, Dulce Santiago-Montoya |Outlets Manager

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vipABinLA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks in peaceful outdoor setting.

Morada
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for the kind words! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your comments! Warm Regards, Dulce Santiago-Montoya |Outlets Manager

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Robr
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were looking for a festive place for a holiday lunch and the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe checked all the boxes. The restaurant was decorated beautifully and our server, Mitch, did an outstanding job. He recommended the steak sandwich, which was delicious.

Morada
Responded on January 10, 2022

I am so delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us at The Inn. Thank you so much for taking the time to share these kind words with us. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Warm Regards, Dulce Santiago-Montoya |Outlets Manager

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ReneeR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service was prompt. Always a nice ambiance.

Morada
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share with us! Warm Regards, Dulce Santiago-Montoya |Outlets Manager

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vipjanet
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday experience. Loved the food and the beautiful venue

Morada
Responded on January 10, 2022

We are so happy you had a wonderful birthday with us! Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share with us! Warm Regards, Dulce Santiago-Montoya |Outlets Manager

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SusanneS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining at The Inn for more than 60 years! It never disappoints. Five cousins had a beautiful Christmas Lunch and it was delicious and delightful. The servers went out of their way to be helpful and cheerful. The Inn is still a Classic!

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Happycouple
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

morada was an excellent spot to celebrate our anniverary!

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vipJuli
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Meal ingredients were fresh and tasty. Service was terrible. Even with a prior reservation and arriving on time, the staff member who seated us was rude verging on hostile. Waiter was friendly but disappeared after taking our order. Was impossible to track down for further service. Provided two credit cards and asked the bill be divided 50/50. He returned the cards with separate checks but it had been divided one-third/two-thirds. Had to go to front desk to ask for help with correction. Very frustrating for a simple order of two identical salads, one glass of wine and two coffees. Could not have been easier.

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vipFrederickG
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was great!

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JohnZ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always like dining at Morada but this time the menu had changed up and it was even better than before. Delicious! Love that it is dog friendly as well.

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espark
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Inn - relaxed, good food, great service. Will go more often.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the ambiance, cozy comfortable seating. I wasn’t super impressed with the menu but my husband said it was some of the best lobster he’s ever had. If you’re looking for steak or surf and turf then you’ll love it.

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vipJeff
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Morada used to be the place to go to. Outdoor tables are beautiful. Indoor not so much, plus no Holiday decorations. Service was super slow, food was average, not worthy of the past excellence.

Much better choices are available.

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vipFoodieSD
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Met girlfriends for lunch. Our server was fabulous. The food was good. The wine prices were high. Overall, had a great time. The server made the afternoon.

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ChrisE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waiter was very helpful with recommendations. The food was delish and although the menu is small there is a nice variety.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food in general is just okay to subpar (fish was over cooked and was supposed to be blackened but wasn’t).

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IreneL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed with my Reuben sandwich ... meat was very tough, dried and tasteless ... worst Reuben sandwich that I ever had!
Would have sent it back but since our guests had a limited time for lunch so I didn't, but really should have done so.

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JamillaN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu was great and this is one of very few restaurants where they don’t blast music and you can have a conversation! Bravo!

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vipJaysonB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening at Morada, which we love! This gem at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is excellent. Great vibe and good food. Really enjoyed the lamb and duck tostadas tonight and our server was excellent!

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Patron
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant overbooked reservations and so the kitchen was swamped. Food took an hour to be delivered, and wait to order was unnecessarily long as well.

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vipNeinak
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful outdoor brunch with excellent food and attentive service. We will be returning.

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vipkeithh
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday on the patio, beautiful sunny day, fantastic food and excellent wait-staff…what could be better?

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vipFrederickG
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

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vipjohn
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One main dish cold. Poor show. Should have removed item from bill

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PhyllisO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, John, was exceptional. He ran after us with my sweater and then had to run after us with our credit card. We were just so relaxed and happy with our dinner and the service that we forgot everything else.

Morada
Responded on November 22, 2021

I am so glad you had a wonderful visit with us. We hope to see you again! Dulce Santiago-Montoya |Outlets Manager

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NancieC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your restaurant and your servers. Always pleasant and professional. We’ll see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance good, food is just average

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Service is horrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful park-like setting for wonderful food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot!

JP
vipJeremyP
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Very disappointing for our anniversary dinner - or for any supposedly high end restaurant. Waiter didn't stop by for at least 10 minutes after we were seated. Didn't even get water for 25 minutes and that was after we ordered it. Low end service - main courses literally dumped in front of us right next to empty appetizer plates, no effort to remove them - we had to ask. Wait staff did not notice missing cutlery or lack of sweeteners for iced tea. Indoor dining area was freezing cold with generally a complete lack of ambiance. An attractive fireplace was not lit. Only saving grace was the food was very good, but without ambiance and good service we won't return.

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vipr2ro
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

In short, I would not return. Sorry

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vipLisaN
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were seated inside rather than outside, so there was no view of the lovely grounds at the RSF Inn ): The interior is rather bland and needs more interesting decor and fresh flowers - especially since we were two ladies celebrating our birthdays. We both ordered the chop salad with chicken, but there were hardly any pieces of said chicken...and the few morsels in the salad were overcooked. The waiter was sweet, but seemingly overwhelmed and forgetful about salad dressings, exchanging cold coffee for hot coffee and the coordination of our birthday dessert. Oh well ):

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vipFrankT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always enjoyable. Good food. Friendly service. Quiet. Cool. Sunny pleasant

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vipSDKiki
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and outside table great!

FAQs

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

Morada is rated 4.4 stars by 634 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.