Bar Traza

4.4
57 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Overlooking the hills of La Costa and the resort's lush golf courses, the new Bar Traza offers rustic Mediterranean shared plates in a Spanish Colonial-inspired setting. Influenced by his Israeli roots, Chef Adam Solowitz along with Emmanuel Trejo have developed an eclectic menu featuring local, organic ingredients. Be sure to try one (or several) uniquely profiled cocktails from the award-winning Flavor Origins menu, which encourages patrons to embark on a cocktail discovery from comforting to adventurous.

Bar Traza is now serving brunch on weekends! Try our new house specialties such as our Baja Omelet with chorizo, caramelized onion, feta cheese, dill crema, salsa and potato hash, or try something on the sweeter side like the classic Brioche French Toast with cinnamon crunch and berries. Regardless of what you choose, you can't go wrong savoring our stunning views with a sparkling mimosa in-hand. Grab a friend (or a few) and toast the weekend with us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 57 people are saying
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JosephineO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic.
Nice food and services, view.
My family love it.
Thank you so much!!!

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TONYC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a pleasant surprise for our anniversary brunch. Services were extraordinary, everyone chip in and assist quite professionally. View and ambiance is also exceptional. You are also free to work around a huge resort and golf club. There has been some issue with our order, but they fix it without any hesitation. I had a little challenge at finding the parking lot. A little more sign of direction for first time visitors would be nice. We were not the only ones got lost in the nice huge resort.

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vipAnaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Way overpriced, especially the salads. They weren’t fresh, you could tell the arugula was sitting in the dressing for a while, wilted and pretty gross. Can’t believe I paid $20 for that, shame

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LaurieB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great views of the golf course. Staff worked very hard to please.

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vipCourtneyW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always ask for Roberto as your server! The best:)

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vipsdfoodie
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The setting of Bar Traza's patio looking out over the pool and golf course is just gorgeous. Our server, Melanie, could not have been nicer. The food however was disappointing. My breakfast potatoes were overly salted and tasted pre-made. The "bacon" used in my country omelette were light pink salty chunks of what looked like ham - which I had to remove - instead of just using the delicious crispy bacon they served on the side. Another person did not enjoy the fish tacos. It just wasn't the brunch any of us were expecting, especially given that a dinner we had had at the main restaurant at La Costa some months ago was truly exceptional.

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NinaP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I came with 3 friends at dinner time on a Thursday. We were sat at our table promptly, as it was quite empty. The server lacked any kind of charm or polish. We ordered drinks that took a long time to come out. We asked for water, which we received 15 minutes after asking for them and we’re never refilled. After we received our food, no one came out to check on us. Our table was wobbly and we asked our server to fix it 3 times before he came with a wedge to put under one of the legs. I understand things are different in Covid times, but this is supposed to be a 5-star resort and it wasn’t remotely busy. I was thoroughly unimpressed. I tipped 20% purely out of obligation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old friends gathered for lunch and a spa day. The service was impeccable and the food delicious.

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markG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the patio, overlooking pool and golf course on a beautiful Sunday. What could be better?

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vipCHUM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Bar Traza has great views. The food is good but very limited. Not enough selections on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not the special venue I was hoping for for a friend’s birthday lunch. No attention was paid to my special reservation note (what’s the point of having space to write a note?); the hostess was gruff and unwelcoming; service was slow. Our busser (Jose) was wonderful and our server (Carlos) was really nice. Overall, the food was just okay and the ambiance was lacking. I’m sure it’s adequate if you are a hotel guest, but as a local who wants celebrate a special occasion, skip it.

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vipSocalgirl
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

It took 40 mins to even get a drink after being seated…

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Soccerplaya
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dining outside is quite dark/dimly lit. The food is good!

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BarryK
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Very dissapointed! Food was terrible! We would have had a better hamburger at In N'Out.

Nice setting (outside), good service, friendly staff, but the food was NOT good. Again, very disappointing for a resort of this caliber ....

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spot on every time! Service is great, especially since the dining area is sprawling on multiple levels. Best kept secret in North County. Shhhh!

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vipChristineB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was average. Great location for a casual dinner

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vipPatD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables overlook pool and golf course, nice view of mountains, casual patio. Mediterranean menu was a refreshing change from Mexican
Service was efficient but not jhurried. Would come again.

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Robot
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, and service! We had a great evening with a wonderful view of the golf course.

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LeanneB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service! Delicious food! Would totally recommend!

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SeeverS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place. We sat outside. The ambience is amazing during the day.

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vipLindaT
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus provided excellent friendly, and informative service, very well done.
Nice menu selections, we enjoyed the fish tacos and grain and salad with salmon.
Would recommend, and we sat on patio near the pool.

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vipLindaT
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining for breakfast, we enjoyed the service, very friendly from the young lady with the pony tail and hat, sorry forget her name
Enjoyed the special eggs benedict
Would recommend

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Stamos
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super bomb and the drinks had just enough of a kick where the price makes it worth it

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vipLizC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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CourtneyD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice staff and fun views. Very nice when staying onsite.

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vipGMan
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food, fast service. Would like to see expanded food options as the menu seems limited

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with my family here. Great outdoor seating, nice and relaxing. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.

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Bonnie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great meal, but limited entrees to choose from. Service was great.

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Stars
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with outdoor dining overlooking golf course and pool.

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rawtillnoon
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Very little vegetarian options

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ElizabethL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a family of five with a baby in a high chair and a toddler.

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vipHolly
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it from the food to the service. Excellent.

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JimR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The ahi was basically a poke bowl with sweet rice yuck. The shell fish on orzo was very chewy and oily. The shrimp caesar was pretty good.

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Rachael
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking views, exceptional service & delicious food!

Always a treat and delightful experience!

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amyw
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service. Sat outside on the patio. Plenty of heaters and a nice view.

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vipGaffer
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food actually was not great.
Surprisingly.
Go for a drink
But lunch
Not so great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Will be back!

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vipLisaO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a wonderful raised platform outside and had an incredible view of the golf course and hills around LaCosta. Bar Traza is a hidden gem in this giant resort - perfect for a light dinner after a full day of activities or a drink and a snack in the late afternoon. We are locals and enjoy the ambiance and the menu, which is limited, but has great portion size and like all LaCosta food, is 5-star. Wait staff was attentive but not hovering, food is great - but the view will get you everytime.

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vipJayeM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice outdoor views and comfortable surroundings. An awful lot of babies and small children for an adult beverage bar.

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vipCathyG
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we’ve gone there for lunch. Although it was only on the dinner menu this time, they graciously accommodated us and served their DELICIOUS Ahi Tuna bowl (served “poke style”). They further accommodated us by fixing it salad-style over lettuces, rather than over sticky rice. We also love their olives + almonds as a starter! We brought another friend, who was also impressed. We shall return soon...and often!

FAQs

Bar Traza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 930-7058.

Bar Traza is rated 4.4 stars by 57 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.