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Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook, CA

Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort

4.4
4.4
92 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–6:15 pm Dinner Daily 11:00 am–6:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 728-5881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Fallbrook

  • Cross street

    I-15 & SR 76

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. B

    Busybody

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was good but the restaurant could use some updating.
  2. HC

    HeatherC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there for Thanksgiving. Pretty view. Really nice buffet with a variety of options. Great drink prices and the servers were really nice. We’ll definitely be back.
  3. JG

    JohnG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were disappointed in the quality of the food for a Thanksgiving Buffet. The value was not worth the cost
  4. RH

    RodneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving was a wonderful day at Pala Mesa! Our dining experience was splendid and the buffet was an amazing selection of deliciousness! We definitely will come again for holiday celebrating!
  5. A

    Anon

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Attended the buffet. Standouts were the salads and parsnip mashed potatoes.
  6. AG

    AppleGuy

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Horrible service. Mistakes made on our orders, part of our order missed. Lots of employees standing around Monica, was the only one that did a good job, and she wasn’t our server.
  7. KD

    KatrinaD

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service, delicious dinners and both Sara’s were amazing!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Monica was great! She brought great energy and was very prompt. Love seeing her when we come in
  9. C

    Calmtnbkr

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had not eaten at Aquaterra for a long time and were very pleased to find it still so pleasing. We had a 6:30pm reservation which was unnecessary because there was only 2 other tables occuppied when we arrived. Our guest was a few minutes late but staff cheerfully stayed and served us well even though technically kitchen should have closed. Food was wonderful
  10. JW

    JeffW

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and staff were great! Temperature was a little warm in the restaurant and we were told there was no air conditioning. Hoping that will be corrected during renovations!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful…. Sat outside…. Service was perfect and professional..salmon and short ribs…. Both delicious…. Definitely will come again!
  12. N

    Nani

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice view quiet great service. We enjoyed the service.
  13. LV

    LynnVonB

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Lovely view, quiet area for conversation, food was delicious. Service was poor. I was served the wrong beverage, but it was quickly replaced - very weak & blah lemonade. Lunch plates took a very long time to be served, but we were not in a hurry. Upon serving, my plate had sweet potato fries instead of “plain” fries. That also took a very long time to be corrected. I had requested no tomato or avocado on my sandwich. There was no tomato, but plenty of avocado. My husband had to beg for a soda refill, but she declined to ask anyone else if they needed anything, thus had to make two trips as another in our party of four also wanted a refill. Interestingly, the bill was promptly delivered. We will likely return as we enjoy the food and the ambiance, but we’ll make sure to again allow plenty of time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Food took forever. Got a salad, which wasn’t bad… but hot $10 salmon added and it was the smallest piece. Not worth ten extra dollars. Place was beautiful.
  15. JQ

    JanQ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was beautifully presented and ample in portions. Server was gracious and friendly and knew her menu. Food took a really long time to get to table after order. Dining room much too warm with no air circulation. Restaurant said they had no control over the air conditioning in their area.
  16. SD

    SkipD

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place to get a relaxing meal. Food was good. Servers were busy (maybe too few), but tried to help.
  17. BP

    BillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s like getting out of town! Ambience and food great!
  18. CM

    CaroleM

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We waited a while to be seated, our drink order came twice, we were at a golf course view patio restaurant and they initially seated us at a hidden view table while plenty of the good seats were available (We asked to move and were accommodated). Part of our food order was forgotten so we cancelled it. The food was DELICIOUS, the menu is unique and varied.
  19. RB

    RobertB

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The service was very slow because only one waitress was working. The hostess was grumpy. The waitress was great but by herself she could not handle the load.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious as usual. This was my third visit there but this time around the service was slow. The restaurant wasn’t busy at all. We rarely saw our server and just wanted a drink refill and ended up not getting it since we were done eating. Waiting for the check also took longer than usual. Another server noticed and tended to us so we were grateful. I’d go back again but hopefully this won’t happen the next time I do.
  21. d

    deedee60

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    We had reservations and waited for at least 10 minutes at the hostess stand to be seated. We only got seated because the customer behind us got in front of us and got someone’s attention. The server was efficient. Food was good but I expected a more upscale menu. I’ve been going to this resort for years. I live close by. My daughter got married there. I’m disappointed to say this resort is not what it used to be. I wish it were still a nice place to go for a nice dinner. Not pub type food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food quality was very poor. Our server was kind and made up for the disappointing brunch items.
  24. A

    Anonymous

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Brunch food was awful and not enough selection. Dessert options were not good and mini cheesecake slices were mushy.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch. Hostess did not acknowledge us standing there , when I asked if we were in the right place she said I’ll be with you in a minute… another 5 mins goes by before being acknowledged. Sat down and waited 15min a for server to come take drink order - she did not tell us about the brunch buffet or what we were supposed to do - or where it was located etc. Waited for drinks to arrive , plates were not cleared and no one asked for drink refills etc. I had to ask . It was very embarrassing as this was my daughter in laws first Mother’s Day and we wanted to go somewhere special. My husband and I had one of our first dates here 30 years ago. My two adult children paid as it was Mother’s Day. I would have complained at the time however as it was Mother’s Day I did not want to spoil it for my family. The venue was awesome - view of the golf course etc. I called on Monday afternoon and asked for the manager to tell him our experience and the supervisor April said he would be in on Wednesday and ask him to call me. She was very nice and apologetic. I did not get a call back from the manager Tom and am very very embarrassed and disappointed.
  26. JO

    JrOC

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    The service was slow at best and almost none existent. We were seated and didn't get water or a hello from our waiter for a good 5-8min. We had to get up and request a waiters help. Because it was a buffet we didn't expect constant server attention but until I started getting up and ordering drinks from the bar directly our waiter wasn't paying much attention. Over all not terrible just not great.
  27. AS

    AliceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely fabulous - the food was scrumptious and beautifully displayed and the service was superb.
  28. TD

    TeresaD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent as usual. I absolutely recommend this restaurant.
  29. CA

    CAgalfoodie

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great lunch and dinner. Allowed us to stay on property and avoid the freeway traffic.
  30. SJ

    SteveJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable and food was great. Service was good and we got to watch golfers teeing off on the 10th hole. We will definitely eat at that restaurant again.
  31. L

    Laura

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were seated inside away from others - a group of 7. The restaurant has some old charm but is in need of flooring updates. Super old carpet. Good okay. There used to be an Awesome chef there but no more. Appreciated the table away from others. Enjoyed our company.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service.
  33. F

    Florence

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food outstanding. Unique menu. Well priced. Food perfectly cooked. Seasoning was great. This restaurant a hidden gem
  34. R

    Ramir

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ms. Monica was very pleasant (our server). Her recommendation were spot on along with her timing to the table. As for the food, the google pictures are spot on, except for the portion size. There is plenty of food served! You will not leave hungry! Just make space for desert. If you can.
  35. OB

    OldBeachbum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on Valentine's Day and the ambiance was just right. Good food, good service and wonderful live music to enjoy. We been here before and it's always a good experience.
  36. NM

    NancyM

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines dinner with my husband. Intriguing special Valentines Menu which they were willing to substitute the main course (meat for fish). Everything tasty and cooked well. Deserts were yummy,
  37. JR

    JayR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Awesome food Great atmosphere
  38. GP

    GrayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our server was fantastic. A very enjoyable evening
  39. E

    Elaine

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outdoors, very comfortable. Friendly service with no delays. The food was tremendous - we highly recommend the crab appetizer.
  40. MG

    MikeG

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We live close by and this restaurant has very good food, especially for the price.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 4.4 stars by 92 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


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Aquaterra Restaurant at Pala Mesa Resort

2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028-9771

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-15 & SR 76

  • Neighborhood

    Fallbrook

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–6:15 pm Dinner Daily 11:00 am–6:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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