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Mediterranean Room - La Valencia Hotel, San Diego, CA
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Mediterranean Room - La Valencia Hotel

4.6
4.6
1337 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
La Valencia Hotel's premier ocean view dining destination, the Mediterranean Room, is a nod to the property's transportive Mediterranean-inspired look and feel. Formerly The Med, the reimagined space celebrates an all new menu inspired by the California coast and seasonally-driven, locally-sourced ingredients. Dine in the reimagined ocean view dining room, the transformed patio under the palms or the ocean view terrace. Enjoy your favorites daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and enjoy brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Reservations highly encouraged. Ocean View Terrace seating IS NOT GUARANTEED and will be given to GUESTS PRESENT for their reservation based on what is AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.

Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy our dog menu available on our dog-friendly patio.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 275-7574

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fabian Aceves

  • Private party contact

    Kara Elkins: kelkins@lavalencia.com 858-551-3711: (858) 551-3711

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Herschel

  • Parking details

    Our valet parking lot is available for a fee (Located on Herschel Avenue). Two-hour street parking is available throughout the La Jolla Village.

  • Public transit

    Silverado St & Herschel Ave

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment in La Sala Lounge: Friday & Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Holiday Tea at La Valencia

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2022
    Celebrate the holiday season with La Valencia's award-winning tea service! Enjoy a variety of DAMMANN Frères teas paired with scones, delectable tea sandwiches, assorted mini pastries, and more plus a glass of bubbly. Reservations required. Credit card required at time of reservation. Payment due at restaurant. Beginning Thursday, December 1st (12.1, 12.2, 12.8, 12.9, 12.15, 12.16, 12.22, 12.23, 12.29, 12.30) EVERY THURSDAY & FRIDAY in December- Holiday Tea @ $85/person Seating’s available between 11:00-11:30am each day. To book, please follow the link below, choose the desired date and select 11:00am "experiences" for tea reservations in OpenTable. Reservations required through OpenTable. Credit card required to hold the reservation.
  • Gingerbread House Decorating

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 19, 2022 only
    Join us with family and friends for our sweetest holiday event of the year – Gingerbread House Decorating with Executive Pastry Chef Kari! Decorate the gingerbread house from top to bottom with homemade colorful icings, candies, holiday treats, and more under the hotel’s twinkling lights and festive decor. Reservations required. Credit card required at time of reservation. Payment due at restaurant.

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What 1,337 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The service was completely absent for our party of three Sunday brunch. After approximately ten minutes, the server took our drink order (mimosas), took additional 10 minutes or so to bring drinks. Put in shared plate order which took a very long time to deliver, despite holding on entree orders, entrees showed up shortly after dropping off shared plate. Another 5-10 minutes to ask/receive condiments. Server never asked how meal is, no check in at all. No water refill, no offer to get additional drinks from the bar. Dropped bill of and said “thanks” and that was it…Food was good as expected. I called later in the day to share our experience and disappointment, manager called back. Seemed she was more concerned about the server was a top performer and that she often receives praise then about our poor experience. Simply apologized about our experience and hopes we give them another shot some time and offered to buy us a mimosa. For $150 breakfast, suppose I would expect top quality service and a stronger response. Pretty disappointing…
  2. MV

    MitchV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    great location, not the menu I was hoping for.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  3. T

    Turk

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The first table offered was a small table on the patio surrounded by 4 large dogs. Clearly a dog friendly restaurant but wasn't in the mood. We asked to be moved inside to a very bland room. We were expecting a white tablecloth treatment for such a classy place, but the tables were bare. Our drinks were served without cocktail napkins. We were not offered a breadbasket and, when we were delivered the basket, no bread plates nor butter knives were added to the table setting. My wife asked for coffee before dinner and was told that they do not serve coffee at dinner. Interesting. So, she settled for a latte. I had to ask for a steak knife for my ribeye. The only save was the food was exceptional. The ribeye was good, and my wife's salmon was special.
  4. CK

    CynthiaK

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Valencia Hotel is spectacular. It feels as though you're on the Mediterranean. The Med never disappoints,. The ocean view balcony is spectacular. The menu is interesting, especially the ahi poke nachos and crab cake sandwiches.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster Benedict good
  6. a

    amindr

    Orange County

    135 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The menu getting worst the Martini was terrible I had my drink and left to dinner to smiths restaurant The server was great but we ordered the prawn as appetizer Terrible we did not eat If used to be my favorite place to eat So bad now
  7. C

    Cathie

    San Diego

    266 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious entrees and cocktails. The room was cozy and inviting. Great service, too!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We came for my birthday to get some drinks and some food around 1:00pm. The restaurant wasn’t busy. We were sat on the patio with a few tables around us empty. Our server came and took our order for drinks. We then ordered through a different worker for our shared breakfast board ($34), 3 cocktails at $16 each, 2 cappuccino at $6 each, and a soda. We were handing back the menu to the waiter and he made a comment that the patio was full dining. He made this comment in a condensending tone. We asked for him to clarify what that meant and he said we had to at least order 2-3 entrees for our 5 person table. Feeling awkward, and pressured we ordered two more drinks and two entrees. The entire time multiple tables around us were empty, one table was occupied by one person doing work on her computer, and another table was 3 people sharing the board just like us. The rest of the meal our waiter ignored us the entire time to the point that someone at our table had to go and get the waiter for our bill. it felt like we were treated differently just because we weren’t going to spent $100s on lunch. Our meal ended up being $190 bucks without tip, we tipped even with the poor service and left. I’ve been here multiple times in the past and have never been treated like this. Quiet frankly I felt like I was treated as less than or not worth the waiters respect just because we were coming here for a mid-afternoon snack/drink time.
  9. T

    Torontiff

    San Diego

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    La V made our occasion very special - do tell them if you have something to celebrate, and they will add customized touches that delight your guests.
  10. KB

    KristenB

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    We had a completely memorable three hour meal at La Valencia. The service was exemplary, down to the birthday card greeting and complimentary dessert. Food was delicious and ample. Thank you, La Valencia!
  11. a

    anonymous

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  12. TB

    TheBev

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch in The Mediterranean Room, on the outside patio, overlooking the ocean. It was just delightful! The food was incredible (recommend the Wagyu burger) and the service was top notch. A wonderful way to end a lovely weekend in San Diego. We will definitely go back on our next trip. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
  13. CG

    CaliGuest

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great venue for brunch. Spectacular view of the ocean. Good service and food selection.
  14. MT

    MonaT

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous oceanfront venue and lovely and delicious meal. Special place.
  15. JH

    JohnH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at La Valencia!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch is the best !!!
  17. F

    Fudd

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was good, especially my friend's chicken; very juicy. I had the salmon and it was good too especially with the little potato fingers. Ambience was pleasant with the fire lit in the tiled fireplace. The guitarist/singer outside on the front patio was ok but maybe a little loud. Otherwise mellow and relaxing. The cocktails and wine were good too. The charcuterie cheese plate was just right, not too overwrought. I cannot wait for the Whaling Bar to be restored but it sounds like it's going to be another year?
  18. SM

    SamerM

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all aspects. Spectacular ocean view from terrace.
  19. CK

    CynthiaK

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vistas from the outdoor ocean view balcony are spectacular. The menu never disappoints, especially the ahi poke nachos and crab BLT sandwich. Especially perfect for lunch and brunch.
  20. NK

    NKKAllos4

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the tea event and it was outstanding! Delish, generous portions, wonderful service and ambiance. Can't wait to do it again!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. View to die for on a lovely clear morning. They accommodated our special request which was very kind of the wait staff.
  22. A

    Annie

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter's birthday. Beautiful view on the patio and room for a stroller and my granddaughter and also dog friendly for Dot the Wonder Dog. Wait staff was fab and food was great too!
  23. D

    Diana

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem in the heart of La Jolla. Excellent views, food, service and even entertainment. It should be on everyone’s list for dining.
  24. AL

    ALEKANEKELO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my parents here, great spot to view a bit of the sunset, food and drinks are great just very limited menu, portions might also be a tad minimal. But overall great experience!
  25. PB

    PhilipB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of options....went with mahi mahi sandwich, it was great excellent.
  26. TS

    TukisaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel is my favorite and makes dining a friendly experience. Love the views.
  27. JS

    JamesS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    We sat on the patio and the railing is all rusted and the stucco is in disrepair. How far the Grand Lady has fallen. We we lucky to get a table outside as the new dining room looks like a convention room. Who ever bought this hotel should sell it to someone thank has funds to restore it and has high end hotel expertise.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’ve been to La Valencia for drinks a few times, this was our first meal. We really enjoyed it! The view, obviously, is unparalleled. Even with a think marine layer and no sunset to speak of, it was still beautiful. We each had a “signature cocktail”, and both were terrific. My Apple cider mule was fantastic. We tried three tapas: baked goat cheese (the nut medley has peanuts), fried Brussels sprouts and the mussels. That would’ve been enough for us, for sure! All were delicious. We got a ribeye as well and took most of it home for leftovers. It, too, was very good, but the price is pretty steep on it for the quality of the steak. Still, very good. Overall, this was a pleasant surprise, even going in with somewhat high expectations. From start to finish, we really enjoyed our evening!
  29. GA

    GABRIELM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful place and nice view. The food is only normal
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening- delightful service, beautiful view, delicious foods accommodating all preferences.
  31. f

    feghali1982

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice hotel with nice view ! Should visit
  32. MD

    MinneapolisDiner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly service. Good food. Great view and great ambience.
  33. DG

    DaveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved a table for the outdoor terrace on a Friday night. We were seated immediately and we were not disappointed with the marvelous view of the ocean at La Jolla. Kayla our server was wonderful, friendly, and very knowledgeable being a local. The food was delicious. I would go back simply for the tasty Shawarma Spiced Octopus. The wine was good and we topped of the night with drinks in the front patio with live music.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    All was excellent, except that the person clearing our table was rude, cleared dishes before I finished eating, the waiter brought dessert before two of us were finished and that part of the meal was sloppy and disappointing.
  35. C

    Cheryl

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The restaurant is lovely, but the music in the "outdoor room" beside us was deafening, which made it a little hard to converse. Our waiter was very busy with a large party and we waited a beat or two too long for everything. We ordered wine as soon as we could get his attention after our meals arrived, but the wine came as we were almost finished. The food was very nice, the cocktails were as well, and dessert knocked our socks off. My daughter had the burrata salad, which she said was tasty although the chunks of peaches were off-putting. I had the scallops, which were done to perfection. For dessert we had the olive oil cake, which was a delicious, very dense almost pound cake texture served with whipped cream and berries, and a pot de creme, which was out of this world delicious. Go early for sunset, and don't expect to be seated by the outdoor bar unless you are a hotel guest.
  36. R

    Ralph

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, service, and the prices are reasonable for the high quality and service. Ocean view, too.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hotel is stunning!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming back here when we visit. The food is always great and the view is to die for.
  39. B

    Billy2013

    San Francisco

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another yummy bfast on the amazing open air patio.
  40. GP

    GeetaP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    The view was breathtaking on the terrace but the food was disappointing. We ordered garlic hummus which was good. But the other two dishes- Tuna poke nachos and Tuna salad were disasters. Tasteless and rare and uncooked to the point where we couldn’t eat them at all. We were still charged for it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Mediterranean Room - La Valencia Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (855) 275-7574.

Mediterranean Room - La Valencia Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1337 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 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mediterranean Room - La Valencia Hotel

1132 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Herschel

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Our valet parking lot is available for a fee (Located on Herschel Avenue). Two-hour street parking is available throughout the La Jolla Village.

  • Public transit

    Silverado St & Herschel Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fabian Aceves

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment in La Sala Lounge: Friday & Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (855) 275-7574

  • Private party contact

    Kara Elkins: kelkins@lavalencia.com 858-551-3711: (858) 551-3711

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