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The Med at La Valencia Hotel

4.5
997 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.

Experiences

  • Pink Tea @ The Med

    $95.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2021

    Arrive pretty in pink to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at La Valencia Hotel with its first ever Pink Tea. Enjoy the award-winning tea complete with festive sandwiches, pink homemade sweets, scones and more plus a glass of brut rosé and 10% of proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego. Pink attire strongly encouraged!

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 997 people are saying
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Speedldr
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon, I would definitely recommend and hope to return for Brunch soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, amazing food, beautiful view

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vipGeorgeV
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We noted on our reservation it was our anniversary, no acknowledgment. Service was friendly but a bit slow. We requested bread service, the waiter ordered it to come with our meal, never received. The cocktails were delicious. Grilled salmon overcooked and very salty. BUT, the view is to die for, so we will return every chance we get.

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DocFlamingo
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place two grandmothers to celebrate their mutual 78th birthdays. Our kind of food, music, service, and view. The flatbread appetizer was marvelous as were our salad. And we were offered a delightful free dessert to celebrate.

JB
vipJimB
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great! place to enjoy a meal, especially out on the terrace during daylight hours, with the spectacular view. Breakfast dishes we had were quite good, and service was very good too. Highly recommended.

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ChristopherP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Server and service was very nice, not necessarily exceptional, expected more from what I consider a "high end" hotel/restaurant. Food arrived at the table cold-ish, salmon was WAY undercooked . . . did I order sashimi?

Overall I would have been VERY disappointed but had a wonderful time because of the view-the view made it a wonderful evening!

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vipWilliamM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from food to service terrific.
However it was a very windy and chilly evening and we had to ask for extra heaters to be turned on to be comfortable dining outside which was accommodated as soon as we finally asked.

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Gzxxj
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Love the food here. The seafood is fresh and the main courses are excellent!

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MarkS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing view. Good ambiance.

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JohnK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Med is a real treat for locals and visitors to San Diego. Awesome views, drinks, and food. Great place to impress on a first date or anniversary.

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JeffRay
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at San Diego airport, got our rental car, and went straight to The Med for a wonderful lunch on their outside terrace overseeing the ocean.

The service was attentive but not rushed, we had multiple courses and lingered over coffee without being hassled even though every table was taken.

Oh the food was great, maybe because we all were hungry after a skinny breakfast on our inbound flights. The nacho fish tacos with fried wonton skins was spectacular. I had the blue fin BLTA sandwich was lovely. The three of us shared the key lime pie for two.

I have been there before but my two friends had not. They thanked me for introducing them to the Med and buying them lunch!

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EricaR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service & good food! Pricey but we wanted to treat ourselves & it was quite the treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good views of the coast. Good service. Salmon was a bit undercooked but the waiter took care of it. All else was flawless. Good for special occasions.

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vipHoward
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best views in LJ!!!

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ElizabethT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and delicious lunch. The hotel is gorgeous and the views of La Jolla Cove are breathtaking. I look forward to coming here again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view is outstanding and worth the price of admission!!!!

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Sandra
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside! The view of the ocean was wonderful! I had the salmon which was exceptional! My boyfriend had the pork which he also raved about. We shared a butter cake for dessert which we thoroughly enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous view

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Lena
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. I only wish they had a better selection of house California wines by the glass specifically Chardonnay and Cabernet. Edwardo was very attended and gave us outstanding service. This is my go to restaurant to bring my out of town guests and I will return.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with everything and will be returning again soon

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vipPeter8here
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have programmed a better more exotic or lingering sunset with a new crescent moon to boot. The menu was so attractively assembled we wanted everything on it but were delighted by the prosciutto melon and kung pao brussels apps and salmon and chicken mains perfectly prepared. Our serving crew was top notch in every respect.

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JonathonK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good atmosphere with a decent view, drinks were fantastic, highly recommend the Almost Famous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but everything we ate or drank was amazing. And you can’t beat the view! Best view in San Diego!

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vipDeborahN
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I was disappointed; as a local, I love being treated at La Valencia. However, service was not great and we were not only charged for iced tea refills but charged for one more than we had. And in a class establishment like this, who doesn’t carry 1/2 & 1/2 for coffee??

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Patty4real
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views, great service, great food.
I have eaten here several times and am never disappointed.

Would highly recommend!

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KarenV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the start. Staff was kind and attentive. Lobster Benedict was delicious. Their brunch board was a perfect appetizer.

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vipDavidB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. AMAZING view.

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vipRobert
Fort Lauderdale
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always. Stunning views from the Med, great food, and knowledgeable/attentive service. One of our diners is gluten free, and the server knew exactly which options would be safe ... and gluten free bread.
Come dressed up ... this is an upscale venue!

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Halvie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely awesome except for the three small yapping dogs at the table next to ours. Unfortunately all other patrons in the surrounding area thought it quite bothersome, as well.

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vipJena
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The menu is just terrible. Nothing looked appealing and there were not enough options. Just a weird vibe. We left and didn’t order anything.

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food wasn't good at all and service was very poor. Definitely wouldn't go back.

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vipdoug
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor seating with view of the Cove.
Service and food were very good

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ShoreWalker
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It would have been the perfect dinner with my wife and her friend if only my wife didn't find something to be grumpy about before the entrees arrived. :) We were on the corner closest to the ocean, so the view was unbeatable. The service was excellent, as was my vegetarian-friendly meal.

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RickT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place for Sunday brunch. The food is very tasty and the ocean views are outstanding.

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Jerry
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a quiet table for 4 in the bar in front of the window, which provided us a beautiful view. Our server was especially good--friendly, efficient, personable,
knowledgeable. A great experience.

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vipJohnW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service! They're still charging a 5% surcharge on the bill which seems petty and low class for this kind of restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary since we got married at La Valencia. Unfortunately I don’t think it will be a yearly tradition. We weren’t seated until over 30 minutes past our reservation time. No one acknowledged it was our anniversary despite me mentioning it in the reservation. They should really have separate reservations for indoor and outdoor seating. The whole place came off as very disorganized. Prior to arrival I had to call three times to try and figure out what the corkage fee was (one time I was transferred to a voicemail, another time I was hung up on). When you’re spending a few hundred dollars on dinner for a special occasion, you expect more. The food and views are still great but the service is truly lacking. A complimentary glass of champagne would go a long way in these situations but we weren’t even offered that. Too bad. We will be celebrating elsewhere in the future.

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Tanya
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to dine with friends! Truly enjoyed the food and service.

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kristens
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really beautiful at The Med. Great food and drinks and the views are amazing.

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us loved our brunch meal and it was a wonderful treat to be able to go there for my birthday.

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 4.5 stars by 997 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.