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The Med at La Valencia Hotel

4.6
798 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We're open daily for outdoor dining. Indoor dining is available at a limited capacity with a limited menu.
We appreciate the continued support of our loving community and are thrilled to welcome you daily to enjoy your favorites at The Med for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus join us for weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday.

Reservations are highly encouraged, especially on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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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 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.

Experiences

  • Springtime Tea at La V

    $69.00 per person

    Apr 8 - May 7, 2021

    Welcome spring with La Valencia Hotel’s award-winning tea service on Patio Sol from April 8th through May 7th! Join us for our first ever brunch tea beginning at 11:00am and enjoy a variety of DAMMANN Frères teas paired with scones, quiche, delectable tea sandwiches, assorted mini pastries and a complimentary glass of bubbly to start. Credit cards required to secure reservation. Our team will be reaching out to you to ensure your booking is confirmed.
  • Mother's Day

    $99.99 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Celebrate mom at the iconic La Valencia Hotel in the heart of La Jolla. Enjoy a specialty three-course menu prepared by Chef Timothy including your choice of herb ricotta gnocchi, verlasso salmon or lamb chops, plus delectable desserts and more. Looking for the perfect gift? Shop our Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop and treat mom to a curated gift basket including our new Pink Lady lavender candle, sweet treats and more. Menu available from 10:00am-7:00pm. Reservations and credit card required reservation. Our special events sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your seat today for mom’s special celebration. Tables are socially distanced and face masks are required on property. $99++ per adult | $45 per child for kid’s three-course menu

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 798 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuzanneM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The musician was WAY too loud! The food was lukewarm.

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JennLem
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and there was live music!

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JamarisW
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time listening to the live music ( Jemille Vialet) during brunch.

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KevinD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience, with a great atmosphere and vibe. Amazing view

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MmmmK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Refreshing cocktails with a beautiful view. Great service and were accommodating for us to move seats for a better view and more shade.

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vipMissB
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had lunch outside on the balcony on a beautiful sunny day. The view overlooking the Cove Park my friend had the caesar salad, both with salmon. All in all, a perfect day in paradise!

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vipMaryR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and fantastic ambiance. It was a beautiful evening on the terrace.

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MichelleR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time! The presentation was excellect, room was perfect, service was great. The only complaint was the price... a little too high in price, plus there was an automatic 20% tip and a service charge.

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JessicaG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view. Loved the Spring Tea and every bit of what they served as part of it. Would love to go again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had the exact same Lobster sandwich at George’s yesterday and yours was not as fresh. We had told our friends how wonderful the food has been ( for the 10 or more years) and we’re disappointed. I hope it will be better next time. The Churchills

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vipKathyM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. The views - inside and out - were a gorgeous feast for the eyes. The food was excellent - we brunched on lobster salad, crab cake, frittata with truffle fries on the side. We enthusiastically recommend giving them all a try. The cocktails were delicious, as well. Our thanks to the team taking on so many extra tasks, with care and attention required by current Covid-impacted circumstances, and doing it all with a smile! We're very much looking forward to coming back to The Med very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in La Jolla. Gorgeous view, great food, great ambiance, and outstanding service. Looking forward to going back to this spot.

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RubenA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a drink or to watch the sunset!!!!!!

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vipcocofoodie29
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was very slow. Was just food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town for the day. Lovely service and nice presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They food, service and ambiance were great!!

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ElizabethG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome views, and exceptional service.

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vipTablefor4
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seated at conference type table with low chairs even though we had a reservation.
I had taken guests 3 times in 7 days and the food quality and serving size was not great in comparison to the previous days. My brother-in-law had the cob salad-very small and looked more like a side salad. My sister had the flatbread, much smaller than my serving the previous day. I can vouch for the Beyond Burger-very good.
I had to go to the bar to get our drinks after a 20 minute wait. Another long wait for our food.
No one came back to check on us or refresh water and iced tea.
Very disappointing, considering I had reservations.
I would like to give it another try, but my companions absolutely do not.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

View exceptional looking out over a park to the sea. Server slow and not very attentive. Menu more conducive to a brunch/lunch not dinner. Only 3 dinner selections to choose from. Definitely will go back to see that view. Parking difficult at best. Best option to park is $15 hotel parking. 15 minute parking space close to hotel to get parking pass.

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vipcarrie
San Diego
101 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always Love the venue .... service and music lovely.... food not A+ more b

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MikeP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Sunday brunch was as flawless as expected and will definitely do it again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for brunch this past Sunday. I ordered the Benedict chorizo it came out lukewarm. The food is ok - very basic. The med being in such a beautiful location should match the food they serve. Food is underwhelming - really need to get their culinary chops up. The view and ambiance is really nice! Service is also good. It’s a landmark hotel and place you should visit.

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Eddie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The menú was not good, they had very few things to choose from. Mostly a lunch menú not a dinner menú. Dissappoined

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We did not stay at the hotel, which was beautiful. The ambiance was good. Six of us dined at their restaurant for the first time. We are local, so we frequent surrounding restaurants such as Eddie V’s and Nine-Ten. The menu has very limited options here and it doesn’t seem to flow well. The appetizers didn’t really go with the main courses. Nothing tasted better than average.

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vipMeridith
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous tea! Lots of delicious treats on the tiered serving tray. Being greeted with a glass of champagne was wonderful! The room was beautiful and the view was spectacular. Our waiter was attentive and charming.

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GailP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, chilly because of the ocean breeze, so dress warm.

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vipMagoo
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This experience could have been so much more. There was a wedding going on in the hotel at the same time so maybe they were stretched thin but service was slow and the limited menu left us wanting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We asked for indoors because it was quite windy. Dining room was completely lacking in ambiance: scuffed floor, old furniture, wobbly table, no music.

Drinks slow to arrive. Waiter inexperienced. One dinner arrived then we waited 25 minutes for the other three. Had to ask the waiter what was going on several times. He never once took initiative or seemed to care about us. Table next to us was seated 20mins after us and served 20mins before us.

We will NEVER return.

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Dickie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely and the staff friendly, helpful and just great. I had not been in this room before. It is beautiful with a Spanish tiled fireplace which was warm and beautiful. The Valencia is one of my favorite places to go and never disappoints. Thank you all for giving us, once again a wonderful experience.
Katherine

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food nice people and what a view!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and ambiance

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vipcandy2
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views of Pacific. Hummus trio fantastic. Ahi poke and veggie tacos terrific.

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Scoony
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite lunch spot out on the balcony. I love their Cobb Salad with fresh Salmon and the sherry vinigarette dressing. Service is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hummus trio was delicious! Caesar salad was perfect, so was the Turkey club. Try the Pink Lady, it was delightful! The view is spectacular as well.

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vipSusanM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

La Valencia did not have my Open Table reservation even though I had the confirmation. Since I could not readily retrieve my confirmation, due to wifi issues, I was told to wait for a table.
Meanwhile, my party had been seated 15 minutes and they got in under my reservation.
La Valencia hands great food and ambiance but their staff needs training.

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vipKirky
San Diego
117 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely lunch out on the “balcony”, but did find it a bit chilly in the shade, even with the heaters on. The poke bowl was one of the best we’ve ever had while the lobster salad roll was just average. Our server was good and the service team worked well together in meeting the guests needs.

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GayR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We loved the ambiance but we were disappointed with a limited dinner menu. Same menu we had seen at the pool and for room service.

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TimL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was very generic for an Easter dinner. Lacked flavor and the service was slow. We expected more for the price and that it was a holiday dinner. Would not recommend to friends.

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vipJamesC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service with Edgar on the patio!! Made pie COVID-19 Easter feel normal!

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HeatherC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time at La Valencia. The food was amazing and the views were gorgeous.

FAQs

The Med at La Valencia Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (855) 818-6887.

The Med at La Valencia Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 798 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.