ALBACA

4.3
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19 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Back when the Californias were one, they were designated as Alta and Baja. Our concept serves the best the area's terroir offers with a modern interpretation that fuses the many cultures that share it. Each dish is created with local ingredients and celebrates the farmers, fishermen, and artisans who bring the best of the Californias to us daily

What 19 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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r
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our servers were very accommodating, one offered to cut the steak for a resident which was very helpful. Two of our dinner guests were vegetarian and both ordered the veggie burger, it was out of this world! $40 for a prime rib was a bit pricey but delicious! Would definitely come back again and recommend ALBACA to friends!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Recibieron a nuestra familia en la primera comida del año. Porciones justas y buen servicio.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a delicious meal! The staff were extremely nice, and the food was exceptional! The views were amazing!

JG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal and enjoyed the live music. We’ll be back

ER
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great outdoor patio with incredible views. Creative menu, but almost too creative in places.

CF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful setting! We took our dog and they were soo sweet to him!

ST
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dinner was great, service was great, then we ordered after dinner coffee. It was cold, our server made it right but why would a restaurant keep their coffee off a warmer? Our server didn’t know and apologized. I don’t believe it’s our server’s fault.

DH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio our waiter did an excellent job and added to a very nice breakfast with good food and ambiance

B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed lunch here - sitting outside with the views of diwntown San Diego is the way to go. The bar area inside is also relaxing with a good vibe. Service was on point and the lunch bowls are fabulous.

FH
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, bonus when staying at the hotel.

FH
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and Daniel provided excellent service. He had some great wit as well 😊.

J
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently crafted dishes and world class service.

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The two of us who ordered chicken dishes were extremely disappointed. Clearly not fresh and not prepared properly. The location of the restaurant would leave one to believe it should be a great restaurant, but not the case at all. Needs new ownership or management. They could do so much more with the great location/view. I would also recommend relocating the pool instead of it and the kids who enjoy it being located between the dining area and the view of San Diego.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My reservation through open table wasn’t registered or they didn’t receive somehow but luckily they had available seats. It was a great experience otherwise.

B
San Diego
146 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We live close by and come here often. The surroundings are beautiful, the servers are friendly and efficient. The food is not good. Hotel food is always hot or miss but this Albaca menu is pretty bad - and very odd. Avocado and yogurt drizzled with olive oil for breakfast? And just how do you serve bad Mexican food here?

Do yourself a favor and stick to basic dishes... the Islander Breakfast, or buffet in the mornings and the burger, salads or Fish and Chips the rest of the time. We don’t usually eat that way , but it’s the only way to be happy here. Come for a drink or two and eat a basic meal... enjoy the staff (many of whom have been here for decades and are all so charming) and look out at the bay and city beyond.

It could be much, MUCH better, but it’s pretty good.

OH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A++, Awesome Service, excellent staff, incredible views. Good eats

AC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service for our waiter was horrible he needs much training. we felt like the forgotten table finally Gustapho excellent service manager came to rescue and corrected the situation . We paid our $50 per person and had several drinks but only after asking. I realize it was a buffet however we should not have to track down our waiter to attend to our drinks. I have the service amangers card and will correct
The spelling to make sure he is recognized for excellent attention. Great
Reastuarant their total per table would be much higher if they paid attention to their customers .

SD
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to sit outside! Nice remodel from a few years ago.

RV
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very great food! Very unique!

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