ALBACA

4.4
25 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 25 people are saying
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q9bus
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 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.

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Winston
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Limited menu
Limited menu
Great service
Accommodating

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vipCarolynM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 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.

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MeredithO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 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.

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cherej
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 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!

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JacquelineN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 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!

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viprhondah
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 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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OpenTable Diner
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!

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JackG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EricR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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CheriF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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STEVENT
Orange County
9 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.

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vipDavidH
Los Angeles
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

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vipBrigitte
Los Angeles
24 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.

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vipFoodHopper
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodHopper
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Joey
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently crafted dishes and world class service.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipBabs4316
San Diego
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.

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OmarH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlanC
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 .

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vipSDHD
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRondaV
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very great food! Very unique!

FAQs

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

ALBACA is rated 4.4 stars by 25 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.

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