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ALBACA

4.5
4.5
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Enjoy the California sunshine while eating dishes created with local ingredients at ALBACA, Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa's signature restaurant. Gather with family and friends with a cocktail and fresh cuisine by the pool or around a fire pit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Coronado Exchange Cafe Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar All Day Menu Daily 11:30 am–9:30 pm Pool Bar Sat, Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 435-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Andre Blasczak

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your private event. We offer outdoor patio dining space and inside the dining room. Most tables have incredible view of San Diego's Skyline. We also offer complimentary custom menus and group pricing. Please note that although we can reserve areas of the restaurant and the patio, there are no closed-off tables or partitions.

  • Private party contact

    Susan Galloway: (619) 522-3150

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Cross street

    Glorietta

  • Parking details

    Validation for up to 3 hours.

  • Public transit

    Coronado Ferry, Metro Transit System across the street, public ferry to and from downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp District, and the convention center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseQuiet

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  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great menu options. Lovely views outside.
  2. AT

    AndyT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food in a great location. Marco was a fantastic waiter.
  3. GA

    GARYB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience. Great service, food was delicious, nice surroundings. We were married there 17 years ago, went for a birthday dinner, all was great. Nice to bring back the memories of our wedding day. Would recommend to all.
  4. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This is a good spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s a nice view of the habour and well priced. The staff are also super nice. I would recommend Turkey BLTA and fish tacos for lunch. They also have good martinis there.
  5. EG

    EmilyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good, and the wait staff was friendly, but slow. Our waiter seemed to be covering the whole area, inside and out by herself. We will go back, as the food and drinks were very good.
  6. F

    Firsttimers

    Greensboro

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great menu to keep everyone happy. Excellent shrimp pasta, fish tacos and quinoa bowl. Nice wine list too. Service was great and prices seemed appropriate for the food and location.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was great and funny too!
  8. GW

    GlennW

    Key West

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Chicken wings were greasy awful. Beet salad as equally as bad. Surprising because breakfasts here have been good. Recommendation, go for breakfast not dinner.
  9. f

    foodpick

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Can’t beat the view. Enjoyed the food and good service too
  10. NI

    NISE

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Shrimp pasta and fish of the day meals were tasty! Lovely cocktails as well.
  11. KM

    KarenM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Baja Cioppino was awesome good!! The Charred Brussel Sprouts and Pork Carnita Sliders the same!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Spectacular view, nice people, fast service, very good food.
  13. SG

    SusanG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting at Albaca at the Coronado Marriott is so beautiful! You can sit indoor or outside on the patio with wonderful views of downtown and pool area. We had margaritas, guacamole and chips and the quinoa/lentil/chicken salad. All were delicious! A perfect setting to avoids crowds and waits.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, great view, great food, great service!
  15. RS

    RebeccaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitstaff, accommodating chef, delicious culinary delights. Ambiance second to none. We enjoyed our dining experience immensely.
  16. q

    q9bus

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We were a party of five and I had requested a patio table because we were there to support the musicians, this was noted in my reservation. Our table was one of the furthest away from the musicians and we couldn't see them because they were beyond the restaurant on a lower level. Two of the guests in my party ordered both soup and entree...the butternut squash soup and the tacos for my friend and the catch of the day for me. Other guests ordered beverages, one wine and one non alcoholic beverage. My soup arrived at the same time as my entree. I was not expecting to have this served this way. I asked the server to please call the waiter as the server said it was up to the waiter. Soon the manager arrived and I explained the situation to her. Additionally, both soups were lukewarm...not hot, not cold, but lukewarm. The manager politely took back my entree, but both my friend and I decided to keep the soups as they were. I would like to add that the food was very good....good flavor for the soup and I enjoyed the catch of the day as well, although I do not know if it was just kept warm once it went back or if I received a new plating, which is what the manager said would happen. Although the wine ordered arrived in a timely manner, the soft drink did not arrive and had to be requested again after that guest's dish had arrived. At the beginning of the meal, I asked for some lemon for my water and that did not arrive until I asked again once my meal had arrived. The manager checked back with us and the waiter explained that he put the food order all in at the same time....I understand that, but it was his job to note that two of us had ordered two parts to our meals. At the end of the evening, we determined that we would return should those musicians play again, but it would be for drinks or something other than a full meal. View, setting were wonderful.
  17. W

    Winston

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Limited menu Limited menu Great service Accommodating
  18. CM

    CarolynM

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were checking in and decided to eat at the hotel for ease. What a nice surprise! Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and food was good. Can’t beat a calm setting by the bay with drinks, food snd no rush.
  19. MO

    MeredithO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Ate there for dinner. Great atmosphere, great food. But it took them an hour to bring our appetizer out, and another 20 minutes to bring out our entree. We also ate there for breakfast. Breakfast buffet selection is very good. I ordered food from the menu. Service time was much better compared to dinner time.
  20. c

    cherej

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, service, food and wine. Anna, the restaurant supervisor, was so accommodating and pleasant. Our waiter Alex was great as well. We’ve already been back!
  21. JN

    JacquelineN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally coming back just for the live music. Service was also excellent and the food was really nice. Definitely recommend for a date night!
  22. r

    rhondah

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 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!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Recibieron a nuestra familia en la primera comida del año. Porciones justas y buen servicio.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had a delicious meal! The staff were extremely nice, and the food was exceptional! The views were amazing!
  25. A

    Anne

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving buffet was just OK, and definitely not worth the cost.
  26. JG

    JackG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal and enjoyed the live music. We’ll be back
  27. DE

    DrEric

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great outdoor patio with incredible views. Creative menu, but almost too creative in places.
  28. CF

    CheriF

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Beautiful setting! We took our dog and they were soo sweet to him!
  29. ST

    STEVENT

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 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.
  30. DH

    DavidH

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 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
  31. B

    Brigitte

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 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.
  32. FH

    FoodHopper

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, bonus when staying at the hotel.
  33. FH

    FoodHopper

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and Daniel provided excellent service. He had some great wit as well 😊.
  34. J

    Joey

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellently crafted dishes and world class service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  37. B

    Babs4316

    San Diego

    149 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    149 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.
  38. OH

    OmarH

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A++, Awesome Service, excellent staff, incredible views. Good eats
  39. AC

    AlanC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 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 .
  40. SD

    SDHD

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to sit outside! Nice remodel from a few years ago.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

ALBACA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 435-3000.

ALBACA is rated 4.5 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for ALBACA

2000 Second Street Coronado, CA 92118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Glorietta

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Hours of operation

    Coronado Exchange Cafe Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar All Day Menu Daily 11:30 am–9:30 pm Pool Bar Sat, Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validation for up to 3 hours.

  • Public transit

    Coronado Ferry, Metro Transit System across the street, public ferry to and from downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp District, and the convention center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Andre Blasczak

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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