- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
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.
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.
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.
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!
Literally coming back just for the live music. Service was also excellent and the food was really nice. Definitely recommend for a date night!
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!
Recibieron a nuestra familia en la primera comida del año. Porciones justas y buen servicio.
My daughter and I had a delicious meal! The staff were extremely nice, and the food was exceptional! The views were amazing!
Had a lovely meal and enjoyed the live music. We’ll be back
Great outdoor patio with incredible views. Creative menu, but almost too creative in places.
Beautiful setting! We took our dog and they were soo sweet to him!
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.
Sergio our waiter did an excellent job and added to a very nice breakfast with good food and ambiance
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.
Outstanding food and service, bonus when staying at the hotel.
Food was great and Daniel provided excellent service. He had some great wit as well 😊.
Excellently crafted dishes and world class service.
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.
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.
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.
A++, Awesome Service, excellent staff, incredible views. Good eats
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 .
Nice to sit outside! Nice remodel from a few years ago.
Very great food! Very unique!
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.