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Veladora

4.6
4.6
822 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

Prepare for more than a few magnificent surprises as you dine at the exquisite Veladora restaurant. Taking inspiration from Rancho Valencia's Mediterranean influences, Veladora serves fresh, handcrafted and simply delicious Coastal Ranch cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All in an inviting hacienda atmosphere, where sun-dappled afternoons and stunning valley views fade into captivating candlelit evenings. Our talented team of chefs let the true flavors of seasonal ingredients take center stage on a menu that blends a bounty of fruits and vegetables with unique pairings of seafood, poultry and varieties of meats. Sample slow poached Maine lobster with a lemon vinaigrette, burratta cheese, and pickled and roasted beets with avocado. Or savor a slow pan roasted filet mignon. The choices are abundant. And abundantly delicious.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Creative Western, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 759-6246

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Holt

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is complimentary to guests dining at Rancho Valencia.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Raw

  • Hawaiian Kampachi$22.00

    tomato water | apple | avocado emulsion | lime oil

    • Acorn Tamworth Prosciutto

      sliced a la minute with a pairing inspired by our Sommelier

      • MP
    • Brandt Steak Tartare$27.00

      bone marrow aïoli | cured yolk | heirloom potato chip

      • Chino Farms Crudités$19.00

        seasonally-inspired | market dip | burnt citrus

        • Oysters on the Half Shell

          • each$5.00
          • Half Dozen$25.00
          • Dozen$46.00

        Taste

        • Corn Soup$21.00

          crab | popcorn

          • Spanish Octopus$25.00

            house naan | milk aïoli | tomato fondue

            • Eben-Haezer Scotch Egg$19.00

              merguez | mustard hollandaise | english pea bagnet vert

              • Lobster Ravioli$21.00

                passion fruit velouté | tarragon pesto | roe

                • Saraspe Spot Prawn$32.00

                  citrus carpaccio | cauliflower | candied macadamia nut

                  • Farmer's Market Vegetable Salad$19.00

                    raw & cooked vegetables | charred avocado mousse

                    • Potato Salad$18.00

                      grilled scallions | green garlic | arugula | manchego

                      Savor

                      • Mero Sea Bass$57.00

                        noilly prat beurre blanc | peas | bacon bits | leek | beech mushrooms

                        • Ora King Salmon$55.00

                          smoked chino farms beans cassoulet | 'nduja | alliums | pancetta

                          • Game Roulade$49.00

                            celery & apple pappardelle | confit duck cigar | date jus

                            • Brandt Beef Rib Cap$57.00

                              parsnip | confit shallots | black garlic | coffee

                              • Iberico Secreto$56.00

                                citrus herb spätzle | hazelnut romesco & crumble | pickled pearl onion

                                • Snake River Wagyu Shank$175.00

                                  ginger beet sauerkraut | pommes maxim | tomatoes | wild garlic

                                  • Rabbit Lasagna$39.00

                                    beet | braised rabbit | foraged mushrooms

                                    • King Trumpet Scallop$35.00

                                      peas | citrus beurre blanc | truffle

                                      Homage to the Classics

                                      • Sangria$15.00

                                        Brought to the U.S. in 1964 at the World's Fair in New York; daily inspired | your choice of red or white

                                        • Brandy Alexander$15.00

                                          Born at Rector's, New York, 1919; brandy | crème de cacao | vanilla ice cream

                                          • Mariposa$15.00

                                            Norman Jay Hobday, Henry Africa's Bar, 1970s; a classic lemon drop shaken with lavender from our gardens

                                            • Monkey Gland$15.00

                                              Harry MacElhone, Harry's New York Bar, Paris, 1920s; gin | orange juice | grenadine | absinthe

                                              • La Vie en Rose$15.00

                                                Origin unknown; gin | cherry liquor | fresh citrus | sparkling rose

                                                • Harvey Wallbanger$15.00

                                                  Donato Antone, Duke's "Blackwatch" Bar, 1950s; italian vodka | valencia orange juice | herbal liquor

                                                  • Millionaire Cocktail$15.00

                                                    Dushan Zaric, NYC's watering hole Employees Only, 1930s; bourbon | house-made pomegranate | grenadine | absinthe

                                                    • Figgy Stardust$15.00

                                                      A twist on the classic Old Fashioned 1862; fig | honey | mole bitters

                                                      Sparkling Wine

                                                      • Forest-Marié "Brut de Blancs" Trigny, Champagne, France

                                                        • Glass$22.00
                                                        • Bottle$76.00
                                                      • JCB No. 69 Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé, Burgundy, France

                                                        • Glass$20.00
                                                        • Bottle$64.00
                                                      • Campo Viejo Cava Brut, Riserva, Penedès, Spain

                                                        • Glass$16.00
                                                        • Bottle$55.00
                                                      • Veuve Clicquot "Yellow Label Brut" Reims, Champagne, France

                                                        • Glass$32.00
                                                        • Bottle$125.00
                                                      • Billecart-Salmon "Brut Rosé" Champagne, France

                                                        • Glass$40.00
                                                        • Bottle$160.00
                                                      • 2006 Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" Reims, Champagne, France

                                                        • Glass$75.00
                                                        • Bottle$290.00

                                                      White Wine

                                                      • 2018 Delille "Chaleur Blanc" Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                        • Glass$17.00
                                                        • Bottle$60.00
                                                      • 2018 Arona, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

                                                        • Glass$14.00
                                                        • Bottle$50.00
                                                      • 2018 Chateau Langlois, Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, France

                                                        • Glass$16.00
                                                        • Bottle$56.00
                                                      • 2018 Nigl "Freiheit" Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal, Austria

                                                        • Glass$13.00
                                                        • Bottle$48.00
                                                      • 2017 Tyler Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, California

                                                        • Glass$15.00
                                                        • Bottle$54.00
                                                      • 2017 Dumol "Wester Reach" Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California

                                                        • Glass$32.00
                                                        • Bottle$125.00
                                                      • 2018 Jean-Marc Brocard "Vau de Vey" Chardonnay, Chablis 1er Cru Burgundy, France

                                                        • Glass$20.00
                                                        • Bottle$80.00
                                                      • 2017 Hill Family, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California

                                                        • Glass$16.00
                                                        • Half Liter$36.00
                                                        • Liter$65.00
                                                      • Rancho Valencia, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California

                                                        • Glass$15.00
                                                        • Bottle$55.00
                                                      • 2018 Domaine de Terrebrune Rosé, Bandol, France

                                                        • Glass$20.00
                                                        • Bottle$76.00
                                                      • 2016 Weingüter Wegeler "Graacher" Riesling, Mosel, Germany

                                                        • Glass$13.00
                                                        • Bottle$52.00
                                                      • 2018 Scarpetta Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

                                                        • Glass$15.00
                                                        • Bottle$52.00
                                                      • 2017 Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas" Blanc, Paso Robles, California

                                                        • Glass$16.00
                                                        • Half Liter$36.00
                                                        • Liter$64.00

                                                      Red Wine

                                                      • 2016 Patrice Rion Pinot Noir, Côte de Nuits Villages, Burgundy, France

                                                        • Glass$20.00
                                                        • Bottle$80.00
                                                      • 2018 Walter Scott "La Combe Verte" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                        • Glass$18.00
                                                        • Bottle$72.00
                                                      • 2016 Melville "Estate" Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, California

                                                        • Glass$16.00
                                                        • Bottle$64.00
                                                      • 2015 Ettore Germano, Nebbiolo, Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo, Italy

                                                        • Glass$18.00
                                                        • Bottle$72.00
                                                      • 2010 la Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain

                                                        • Glass$21.00
                                                        • Bottle$78.00
                                                      • 2017 Robert Biale "Black Chicken" Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California

                                                        • Glass$16.00
                                                        • Bottle$60.00
                                                      • 2016 Colomé "Estate" Malbec, Salta, Argentina

                                                        • Glass$16.00
                                                        • Bottle$60.00
                                                      • 2013 Vesper Carignan, McCormick Ranch, San Diego County

                                                        • Glass$14.00
                                                        • Half Liter$32.00
                                                        • Liter$60.00
                                                      • 2015 Paul Hobbs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

                                                        • Glass$40.00
                                                        • Bottle$160.00
                                                      • 2016 Alpha Omega II, Cabernet Blend, Napa Valley, California

                                                        • Glass$20.00
                                                        • Bottle$80.00
                                                      • Rancho Valencia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

                                                        • Glass$15.00
                                                        • Bottle$55.00
                                                      • 2017 Turtle Rock Willows, Cuvée Grenache Blend, Willows Creek District, Paso Robles, California

                                                        • Glass$17.00
                                                        • Bottle$65.00
                                                      • 2012 Château la Garde, Cabernet Blend, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

                                                        • Glass$22.00
                                                        • Bottle$82.00

                                                      Last updated: February 24, 2021

                                                      What 822 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                      4.6
                                                      4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                                      • 4.1Value

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                                                      1. w

                                                        wannabfoodie

                                                        Orange County

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great atmosphere, classy yet casual vibe, went with my friend and we had a good time; the food was on par and the service was exceptional. I will be back if not for the scrumptious brunch foods and service, then for the gorgeous views!!!

                                                      2. TL

                                                        TorontoLA

                                                        San Diego

                                                        33 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        33 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Amazing restaurant. Every time we come it is the same excellent: food, service. They treat you as a special guest. 10 of 10.

                                                      3. LH

                                                        LoriH

                                                        San Diego

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent service Dinner was superb

                                                      4. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Cincinnati

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 11, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Tonight was an outstanding meal. Marshall was a great waiter.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We will certainly be sharing your compliments with Marshall as well as our culinary team. We hope to be of service again soon. Most sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      5. CC

                                                        CarlosC

                                                        San Diego

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Service is amazing

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear CarlosC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are thrilled you had amazing service, and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      6. KD

                                                        KimberlyD

                                                        San Diego

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great service great food great restaurant !!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear KimberlyD, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      7. ME

                                                        MarkE

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The food and wine pairings were great, especially the rabbit lasagna. We were impressed that the busboy help someone in our party to install Instagram on their iphone!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear MarkE, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We love to hear about experiences like this; we hope your guest is up and running on Instagram like a pro. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and wine pairings as well. We appreciate you choosing Veladora, and hope to have you back again in the near future. Most sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      8. JM

                                                        JasonM

                                                        San Diego

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Amazing service from beginning to end. Every staff/service member was extremely professional, polite, and knowledgeable. The food and drink were amazing; down to every little detail. Definitely on the more expensive side, but worth every dime when the service and food create a true dining “experience”.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear JasonM, We so appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating and share your experience with us. It's wonderful to hear that you found our staff professional, polite, and knowledgeable, and that you enjoyed every detail of your meal. Thank you again for choosing Veladora; we hope to be of service again very soon. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      9. D

                                                        Dara

                                                        San Diego

                                                        43 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        43 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        I had not been to Rancho Valencia in quite a while, and so Veladora was a real surprise but a warm and elegant one. The service was absolutely personal, solicitous, and delightful and the food unique, creative, and delicious (octopus starter, lobster risotto, Iberian pork). We most certainly recommend and will return!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear Dara, Thank you so much for leaving us such a wonderful review! We're happy that you felt your service was completely personalized and that your dinner was delicious. We appreciate you sharing such high praise with us, and we hope to be of service again in the near future. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      10. b

                                                        bryana

                                                        San Diego

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Start to finish one of the best meals ever! Our waiter knew our food preferences from visits a couple years ago - even though we had never met him, nor had we ever formally made any requests - our prior waiter listened and noted it in our reservation. Paying attention to details like that only make the already amazing food and experience that much better. Well done Veladora!!!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear Bryana, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience! We are overjoyed and honored that this was one of your best meals ever. Thank you again for sharing your compliments with us. We hope to be of service again in the near future. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      11. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Diego

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        This is the first and definitely will come back for special occasions. Every staff knows what they are doing. I will highly recommend this place

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Thank you so much for leaving us a 5-star review and rating! It's wonderful to hear that you felt our staff was very knowledgeable and that you'd like to come back. Thank you for recommending us; we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      12. g

                                                        gourmet500

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        18 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        18 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent eggs benedict with lobster. Excellent service to provide for free some side items. Overall a wonderful brunch experience! The ambiance is unbeatable.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear gourmet500, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lobster benedict and had excellent service! We hope to have back again to dine very soon. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      13. H

                                                        Hammond

                                                        San Diego

                                                        78 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        78 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The food and service were terrific! Had a great time. Thank you.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on March 13, 2020

                                                        Dear Hammond, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and rating. We are so happy to hear that you had terrific service and food! We hope to be of service again in the near future. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      14. H

                                                        Heyjude

                                                        San Diego

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Our waiter did an amazing job making the menu come alive for us. The menu itself was fine...just fine. His descriptions were so much better than the written description, and what we ordered was exactly as he described, and absolutely delicious as well. He gave very good advice about what we should order and how much. He made no attempt to oversell. The waiter was an important part of a wonderful meal, but the food itself was also delicious. We will be back! This goes to the top of our list for San Diego County restaurants.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on February 3, 2020

                                                        Dear Heyjude, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and rating. We are so happy to hear that your server gave you a wonderful experience through describing the dishes and that the food itself was also delicious. We are honored to be at the top of your list for San Diego County restaurants! Thank you again for dining with us at Veladora. We hope to be of service again in the near future. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      15. F

                                                        Foodie

                                                        San Diego

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 20, 2020

                                                        overall2food1service4ambience5

                                                        We were there in Sept. and everything was 5 star! Brought a friend for her birthday this week and ordered the same item for lunch, the shrimp and lobster louie salad. There was no resemblance to the salad in Sept. Lots of lettuce, 2 tiny pieces of lobster shrimp was fine. The salad compared to ordinary restaurants for $16.00 SO disappointing. Neither of my friends were impressed and left most of their lunches on their plates. I planned on bringing my husband for his birthday dinner but do not plan on ever coming back.

                                                      16. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Diego

                                                        1 review

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The service was amazing!!! Everyone was so kind, accommodating and on top of everything. Top notch and totally worth every penny.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on February 3, 2020

                                                        Thank you for sharing your compliments with us! We hope to have you back again very soon. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      17. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 18, 2020

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                        Service and ambiance is truly exceptional; celebrating my fathers birthday, our experience was unique and enchanting. Mostly due to the ambiance and Marshall who really made our experience unforgettable! Personable, mindful, and extremely knowledgeable, Marshall left a memorable impact on our experience. Every meal and bite was delicately seasoned and flavorful. Portions are on the small side, therefore plan ahead.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are so happy to know that you found the service exceptional and the entire evening memorable. We will certainly share your praise with Marshall and our entire culinary team. We hope to have you back again soon for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      18. TR

                                                        TessR

                                                        San Diego

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 16, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Incredible service and outstanding food and ambiance. Such a special way to spend our anniversary.

                                                      19. W

                                                        Walo

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        one of my favorite fine restaurants in San Diego... always good!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Dear EduardoBertran, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are honored to be one of your favorite fine-dining restaurants here in San Diego. We hope to have you in again very soon. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      20. EP

                                                        EricP

                                                        San Diego

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great experience for our anniversary. Both food and drinks were outstanding.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Dear EricP, We are overjoyed to hear that you have a wonderful anniversary with us at Veladora. Thank you for leaving us a review and sharing your compliments. We hope to have you back to dine again very soon! Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      21. RS

                                                        RodgerS

                                                        San Diego

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 8, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Veladora was an outstanding experience! The food was excellent, service was impeccable, ambience was beautiful and serene - my wife and I are really appreciating restaurants these days that are conducive to having a conversation without needing to shout at your table mates in order to be heard! We will definitely be back to this amazing restaurant.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Dear RodgerS, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner, and we hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      22. S

                                                        Sean

                                                        San Diego

                                                        108 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        108 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 8, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Veladora is fantastic in every way. The food is complex, fresh and delicious, and the service is first-rate (thanks Chip)!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Dear Sean, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner, as well as the service. We have shared your compliments with Chip and our culinary team. We hope to have you back to dine with us very soon. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      23. GR

                                                        GrandpaR

                                                        San Diego

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 5, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Delicious food and impeccable service. Very disappointed with the decaf coffee. Tasted like stale instant coffee. Restaurant was a bit noisy.

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Dear RogerV, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your thoughts with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We have taken your feedback about the decaf coffee and will be following up internally to improve. Thank you again for choosing Veladora, we hope to be of service again in the near future. Sincerely, Veladora Management Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      24. AN

                                                        ANNS

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Beautiful restaurant and property, so wonderful to celebrate special events with special people. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to share an exquisite experience!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Dear ANNS, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you had an exquisite experience. We cannot wait to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      25. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Diego

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 26, 2019

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Service is perfect. Lots of gluten free options. Beautiful dinning room, very elegant. But can get by with jeans.

                                                      26. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Great dining experience. Food was great and the service was excellent!

                                                        VeladoraResponded on January 21, 2020

                                                        Thank you for dining with us recently! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a 5-star rating and sharing your experience with us. We hope to be of service again very soon. Sincerely, Veladora Management

                                                      27. KL

                                                        KarenL

                                                        Orange County

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                        overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                        We sat at our table for 40 minutes without a waiter coming. I tried repeatedly to flag someone down and no one made eye contact. When I finally got someone to come over they were confused and did not really apologize. Service wasn’t great after that either. This was supposed to be a special Xmas lunch. So disappointed.

                                                      28. PS

                                                        PeterS

                                                        Houston

                                                        27 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        27 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        A lovely birthday celebration dinner. Thanks!

                                                      29. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Diego

                                                        1 review

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                        overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                        Service was very spotty . Needed to get up and ask for things . Reservation on open table didn’t specify only outdoor seating was available. Other restaurants provide that info via open table. It helps us make informed choices,

                                                      30. MD

                                                        MamaD

                                                        San Diego

                                                        25 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        25 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Veladora is a lovely restaurant! Beautiful service, delicious food and gorgeous ambiance! Perfect for a quiet, intimate meal - or fun for a group! All around special!!!

                                                      31. SJ

                                                        SterlingJ

                                                        Naples

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 9, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Very Fresh!

                                                      32. A

                                                        Adele

                                                        San Diego

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 20, 2019

                                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                        Ususally the meal and service at Veladora is excellent. However, on this past visit, the service was extremely slow. By the time the server finally brought our food, my soup was cold and the quiche barely luke warm. The plate had clearly been sitting out for some time. I found the chairs quite uncomfortable. Like the seats along the wall, the chairs need back cushions (in my opinion). They've changed the plate on which the trio is served and the cramped presentation made it a challenge to enjoy each part of the meal. I finally had to just remove the soup bowl from the plate in order to eat the quiche. So, this was a disappointing visit and the first disappointment in many, many visits. Hopefully, this feedback will help Veladora revisit the seating, the new trio presentation, and provide some server coaching. If I experience this disappointment a second time, it will be the last for this restaurant.

                                                      33. P

                                                        Peejers

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        An amazing hidden gem in San Diego! The setting, the staff, and the chef, the combination makes for an evening to remember.

                                                      34. EJ

                                                        EricJ

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful time. Incredible food.

                                                      35. RM

                                                        RickM

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                        overall2food2service5ambience5

                                                        Stone fruit salad was lettuce and4 slices of pear, which is not a stone fruit. Half dozen oysters were very small. Main courses of lamb and scallops were good but served warm at best.

                                                      36. s

                                                        sunshine

                                                        San Diego

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        The environment was very welcoming and subdued. We sat outside. There was music but we were able to carry on a conversation very easily. The service was fabulous and the waiter knew what he was talking about in terms of food and wine. We had the sea bass which, in our opinion, was too salty. The waiter did warn us but we were still expecting it to be less salty. The soup, bread and everything else was outstanding. Would definitely go back but would try something else and listen very carefully to the waiters comments.

                                                      37. NI

                                                        NICKNAME

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 23, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great lunch! Beautiful, delicious and great services! Thank you, David!!

                                                      38. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Great brunch! I always love this place but the inside is kind of dark but this time we sat outside and it was wonderful. Steven our waiter was very kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Food was delicious!

                                                      39. MH

                                                        MichaelH

                                                        Palm Springs

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                        Service started out at 5 stars then went downhill . We had to send food back; we had trouble getting the servers attention.

                                                      40. A

                                                        Ajenn

                                                        San Diego

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 11, 2019

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        My husband and I were celebrating our 21st anniversary . The whole crew made our experience a memorable one. The staff was very attentive and well informed regarding our special occasion. Our server, Rich, was fantastic. Last but not least, our meals were delicious.

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                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Rancho Santa Fe

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Breakfast
                                                        Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
                                                        Brunch
                                                        Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
                                                        Lunch
                                                        Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
                                                        Dinner
                                                        Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Californian, Creative Western, Farm-to-table

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Resort Casual

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        Valet parking is complimentary to guests dining at Rancho Valencia.

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Executive chef

                                                        Joshua Holt

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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