Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort

4.5
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Covid 19-Restrictions, please call for details....Pala Mesa’s Aquaterra restaurant has an extensive menu offering sensational comfort options home cooked meals. The restaurant and bar has the best Patio Deck in Fallbrook where special events, theme nights and live entertainment compete for your attention with the best views in town. The fun drink specials and affordable wines make Aquaterra the local’s favorite place to be.

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
  • 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 49 people are saying
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RAL3
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I looked on their website to see the new menu since we haven’t eaten there in a couple years. I made a reservation. When we got there they gave us the buffet menu. I asked for the main menu and the server said they didn’t have one that day which was Thanksgiving. So we stayed and ate the buffet. The food was okay but my steak was cold. It cost $49 per person and if I could order from the menu, it would have been $10 cheaper and freshly made. They should have posted the buffet on their website.

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edwardM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice , relaxing restaraunt with great views and a very friendly staff. Food is very good and reasonably priced. Would appreciate a few more choices on the menu.

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vipSteve
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was great!

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RaeleeC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was our server and she did an amazing job very friendly.

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charlenep
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and good food, we do go back since it is a local place for us.

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YolandaN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We love coming here, but the salmon was terrible- the rice was cold and weird, more than once we’ve ordered something just to find out “they’ve run out”. They used to serve coconut shrimp- now it’s just battered. The batter on both the fish and shrimp is way too thick, not sure when we’ll return.

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal with inlaws. Took time to receive food but it was excellent. Will definitely go again

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Florence
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for 3 people. Everyone ordered different items. Everything was outstanding. Generous portions, enough leftovers for another great meal at home. The baked avocados were fabulous. Fish and chips were the best we'd ever had.
Service was outstanding. This is 4th visit in 6 weeks. Already planning a get together at Aqua Terra. BTW, the chef is top notch. Sure knows how to season.

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vipMary
San Diego
126 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place that we have gone to for years. Like many, they are short on staff and, also, have recently lost their chef so, right now, their menu is limited. Nice music on Friday evenings.

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Florence
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant and relaxing time. Of course, it was Sunday evening so didn't expect crowds. Food was delicious and generous portions. Outstanding server, Monica.

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SueG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, friendly and attentive staff, food was well plated, fresh and very tasty, highly recommend!

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vipsharonredbarron
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice place to have a lunch. Love sitting on the patio with views of the fountain and golf course. Staff was mostly masked, though our waitstaff kept dropping hers below her nose, sigh. Salads especially are fantastic. My spouse loves the prime rib dip. Gonna try the kicked up bloody Mary one of these days.

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GeoA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value and exceptional scenery

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JayR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent as well as service beautiful view!

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JimB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine. Attentive and friendly staff.

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vipWanderer
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Friday nights are music nights. The night we went, the music was extremely loud and not to my taste. That said, others seemed to be really enjoying it. Just be aware if that’s not your kind of thing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Outdoor seating, Food took a little while to come out but when it did it was completely worth it

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bday.. waitress food and desert suggestions super delicious!

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SharonP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Kitchen was somewhat slow. Service was good, but again, a bit slow. Friendly, polite.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would recommend to everyone. Food , service and ambiance is second to none.

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DidiTee
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Aquaterra is always good, and the servers are efficient and friendly. It was a sunny day, so we enjoyed the view on the patio.

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JudithE
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

New chef excellent, service improved since last visit. They will not do separate checks for group of 6 single ladies dining together! Max of 2 checks per table.....very inconvenient. Will not dine here again with group of lady friends.

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KenS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a a party of five. Service was good but food was just average. Nothing special. Endless Mimosas were good. Overall, for the price it was ok but i will go elsewhere for special occasions in future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch.

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SiennaB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went here for Mother's Day brunch. Our expectations were higher than they should have been, however, the menu was a little misleading. The "shareable brunch board" was just plates with mini toaster churros and pastries. The beignets were just donut holes. The crepes felt like they were just reheated. By this point, I was nervous to eat the paella because you don't mess around with seafood. The desserts left something to be wanting as well. I felt a bit bamboozled by the online menu in comparison to what we received. For some, this would be really nice, but I expected much more for $50 a person. For reference, a typical brunch at Wilson Creek Winery is the same price and the food is stellar.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Mother’s Day. Special Menu had items missing during service. Food was ok but needed some more thought and lacked flavor . Servers were very friendly but not very well trained. Special menu was difficult to understand and like I said items aka components were missing from the plates.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Mothers Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipHEHM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is great, the setting is beautiful, they had great guitar and percussion player... the service was a bit challenged, but the manager went above and beyond. Coming out of Covid, we appreciate the challenges and the manager was top notch . We will surely come back.

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SaraW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We go here often and always enjoy it. The outside deck is lovely and the food always good. Bar drinks could use some improvement, so I usually stick to wine. Food is excellent.

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DougT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I would go back. I would alos tell others about going there.

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anonymous
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We've been going to Aquaterra for many years. Unfortunately, their menu has changed (not as good), the service was not good. Once our server arrived, she was great. But we waited for a long time in the lobby to be seated (the hostess disappeared), then after being seated we continued to wait longer. I finally went and asked someone to please bring us some water.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I felt there should have been a covering for the table. At least paper placemats due to Covid.

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DonnaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So relaxing. Service was great. Very friendly staff. 3 of us got the clam chowder and French Dip and it was all so good.

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GregorioG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Becoming one of go to Favorites. Be sure to try the Lasagna simply incredible the garlic fries are wonderful and addictive

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was awesome, tables were all at least 6’ apart, and there were plenty of heaters available. I love this place! The view is fantastic if you’re lucky enough to get there during the daylight hours!

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GeorgeM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We drove from San Clemente to Pala Mesa which is about an hour, to meet my sister for lunch. She drove from Hemet, also about an hour. Even though we had reservations, it was closed. You need to do better than this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks with outdoor patio and nice seating area. Also a plus is the small pond overlooking golf course

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Breadandbutter
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were in the area and looking for a place to lunch. I remembered I had been there 30 years ago. Was not disappointed. Sat outside and it was a gorgeous day in November on the golf course and a beautiful landscape from the large patio.

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JeanneE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very polite and friendly!! Food was excellent! Thank you Aquaterra for an excellent experience!! We will be back!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort using the Order Online button. Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 728-5881.

Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 49 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.