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The Med at La Valencia Hotel

4.6
1072 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner, The Med is the premier dining destination of La Valencia Hotel with a sophisticated dining room and iconic ocean view terrace with views of the La Jolla Cove and Pacific Ocean. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 1072 people are saying
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4.5
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vipSFDINER
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
the only knock was the construction noise from inside the hotel.

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vipAnna
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Had a nice dinner with our family.

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CoriG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel, scenery, & delicious food & drink!

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StarleneD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and food. Very healthy portions. Beautiful hotel.

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Mary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and ambience were great. However, we weren’t told ahead of time at the 5% price increase and that seemed a little bit sneaky.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is amazing, the service is really nice and the food is good too a perfect combination to celebrate a birthday party

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viptomg
Minneapolis
74 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent fresh California food. The three hummus appetizer was outstanding!

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vipTommy
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were married in the garden so we visited for lunch on the patio. The restaurant is under renovation so not much seating and we had to wait a bit.

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SynC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is so nice at this restaurant

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vipSunday
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view Service was great and so was the food

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LaurenceG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean views from the outdoor terrace seating. Brunch was quite good and reasonably priced fora hotel. Very friendly and professional service.

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MickeyM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful with ambience, friendly staff and excellent food. Unfortunately m, a road crew was shredding dead palm tree vegetation nearby and it was very loud.

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SynC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful spot in La Jolla with great food and experienced staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoor tables were too small. Moved inside for a better view and more room.

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bajajulio
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Classic hotel. Eggs Benedict are perfect.

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marym
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm generally pretty skeptical about brunch however, I was pleasantly surprised at the Med. The food was delicious, plentiful, and reasonably priced especially when considering the locale as well as the holiday weekend.

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CarlF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from Sam. Food was good with some great. Perfect portions. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Linda vista y buena comida

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vipEduardoB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice location but prices are steep...place is well kept up, and continues to have a great view

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DS21
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Fantastic meal with a warm, inviting ambiance. Great for a meal with family, friends, or for date night

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manuelc
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, very good food and superb service.
Come back every time un la joya

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view & amazingly good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good overall. Food wasn’t as nice as the venue and the drinks were high La Jolla prices. The outdoor patio is excellent. Without the ocean view this restaurant wouldn’t be worth it. But the view makes the prices okay

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely room! Dessert was disappointing- strange texture and temperatures as if it had either been sitting a ling time after being removed from the oven or had been pre- baked, refrigerated and then unsuccessfully warmed up. Beef tenderloin and mushrooms were delicious!

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BronC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

20 minute seating delay, hard on elderly parents. No enforcement of mask mandate (staff were masked, a plus). Music volume made conversation problematic, and wasn't seasonally appropriate. Wait staff were attentive and helpful. Ham entree was nearly flavorless (hard to do with smoked ham) and a beef entree was nearly raw and had to be sent back. Overall cost of $700 (including tip) was far above the value of the meal and venue.

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CynthiaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day at La Med was wonderful, from the festive decorations to the interesting menu options to overall warmth of the venue. Very European feel.

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vipJimR
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service - great ocean views from terrace bar as well.

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DanaK
Chile
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Awful awful awful!!! We reserved a table weeks in advance. At that time there was no pre fix menu. When we arrived we were seated in what appeared to be a banquet area and seated at a round table for 8 (there were 4 of us.) zero ambience. The fixed menu had 4 entree options. We each ordered one of them. With the exception of the beef tenderloin our food was AWFUL. Soup was weird, salmon undercooked and cold, risotto tasted off. It was our sons 30th birthday and it was a horrible disappointment. We did not order any alcohol or beverages. Our bill was $535!!!! No wine, apps, nothing but what was on the pre fix menu. $535!!!! Never again.

Update on 12/30
Spoke with V, the Food and Beverage manager about our experience. She was very sorry to hear we were unhappy and eager to offer a complimentary meal for my family to make up for a disappointing night. We are excited to return to The Med for a do-over!
Stay Tuned!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Sat down and didn’t get a waiter/waitresses in an awkward amount of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Christmas Day - beautiful place but there was an egg shell in my brothers meal— cocktails were good, and the service was kinda slow, it wasn’t necessarily even busy at 11am on Christmas Day… but we waited a long time for water or for the waitress to come check on us, esp after we let the busboy know there was an eggshell in the meal

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MichaelE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

See ratings. Thanks.

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David
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic San Diego setting, savory faire selection with service to complement. Thanks to the people who worked from those on the line to the guys at the entrance and everyone in between. They holiday decor and setting was beautiful. Good crowd too to keep this landmark location going strong.

It was a special Christmas!

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BostonELIZA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant. Quintessential La Jolla luxury. When you have something to celebrate or you just want to treat yourself.

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CBinPB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Steak wass tough and overdone. Same with grilled veggies. Overpriced and overrated.

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vipBossyMurph
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Overlit dining room, Ungracious (not rude) service. Long wait to be acknowledged once seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Christmas treat. Food was surprisingly good and service was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect breakfast in a perfect place

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. Had a great table overlooking the water. Food was very tasty and service was excellent!

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vipCDCA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The hotel ambiance was awesome . There were multiple families with loud kids and running in the dining room. This is an expensive upscale hotel. Sadly it diminished our experience. Not really the restaurants fault but it does change the experience. Everything g else was top notch especially the service and beauty of hotel.

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joan
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Expected holiday decorations on table. However it was bare upon our arrival, even tho we'd made reservations several days earlier for seven guests.
Healthy choices on menu, brunch and lunch. People liked dishes with salads.
Two orders of waffles were served barely warm. Had they been sitting on counter before being served to table?
Courteous, professional wait staff.
Nice living room ambience, but too noisy for quiet conversation.

FAQs

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

The Med at La Valencia Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1072 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.