We always celebrate our birthdays with lunch at Veladora. Ambience is great, cozy with nice view. Indoor or outdoor dining with a comfortable bar. The service is always pleasant and professional and menu has variety of choices. They provide a pretty little dessert for the B-Day girls.
Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend
We enjoyed the entire experience and will be back. Thank you.
Great place to celebrate a birthday ❤️
Lovely restaurant. Charming interior, cozy fireplace. Great service. Delicious food. Quiet atmosphere so easy to have conversation!
One of our favorites in the area!
We had a reservation for 8 pm but did not get seated until 8:30 pm. That is a major BAD to me. Once seated though the staff took very good care of our birthday group.
Very good service til the end when our server got distracted by another table and we had to wait for our check for too long but otherwise very attentive. Amazing food. Very original. Nice wine list.
Excellent! Food was delicious, service was outstanding, ambiance was sublime!
We always enjoy our dinners and Happy Hours here. Looking forward to our next visit
Absolutely Mind-Blowing and amazing. No more words needed. Fantastic! Our new favorite restaurant!
Beautiful location. The ambience and decore is excellent. Super staff!
Everything was excellent!
Lovely setting, food and menu top tier, service a bit slow but polite and knowledgeable. A remote and slightly challenging location to get to, but worth the wandering back roads.
What a beautiful special spot! The food was so fresh and amazing I have never had bread that tasted this good!! It was such a treat all the way around, the best part of all was our incredible waiter who was so professional and friendly as well as attentive! I could tell the people at the next table were buying bottle after bottle of wine while we brought our favorite bottle to celebrate my birthday. Our waiter treatest us as if we had bought the best wine they had to offer! We will be back! Great place!
Excellent ambiance, great service, abundant wine list, it doesn't get much better that this for all around food and experience.
Consistently always an excellent meal in beautiful space!
The dinner meal was exceptional for all 3 of us. Very fresh ingredients in the salads. The Rib Cap steaks met all of our specifications- outstanding quality meat. The irish salmon was very delicate- my wife indicated she has ever had.
We frequent this restaurant at least every 2 months- it seem better each time-if that is possible.
Great places for an excellent, elegant and quiet dinner. All dishes are very well presented and delicious. Great wine list by bottle and glass
Terrible terrible meal the rigatoni mayaquez was off, sour and hit me badly internally the next morning. Some of the fault was mine for not sending it right back and having something else. We are locals and it will be a long long long time before we ever return.An anniversary spoiled!
Excellent all the way around. Food and service are a 10. Don’t pay attention to the negative reviews - this place is truly magical. We live in NYC and this is among the best dining experiences we have ever had.
Christmas Eve brunch
I'm a big fan of Veladora and the Pony Club. I've had FANTASTIC dinners at both restaurants.
Butt.... my last meal at Veladora was just OK - and that's sad for the caliber of this restaurant.
It was probably just being overwhelmed with holiday diners, but I was embarassed to have brought first time guests to what I exclaimed to be the "best restraunt in San Diego" Normally, you can always count on Veladora's excellent chef's to deliver great food and the service is generally good, and was amazing when Marcia was taking care of us. But my sole was mushy and was served with a couple little potatoes - really? for $60. The risotto my daughter had was poorly seasoned and undercooked - the salmon was reported to be good another guest enjoyed, the pasta was boring. The sommelier was no where to be found and the "normal" 2010 Leoville Barton was substituted wtih a 2014 on the wine list which I stupidly ordered without paying attention to the vintage - my mistake. But seriously, what in the world is a quality restraunt like Veladora doing serving a 2014 Bordeaux - this is infanticide. The 2010's are barely drinkable and they know that. Lets hope this wonderful jewel isn't going downhill.
We've been to this restaurant on several occasions and the experience has always been consistent. Menu is rather limited and prices are high for what you get ($16 salads) but service, ambiance, and the quality of the ingredients makes up for the cost.
I love this place. Food and service are implacable, and the atmosphere is fantastic. Love the convenient complimentary valet parking.
Veladora is not the same experience it once was. The quality of the experience has been reduced while the cost is same or higher. The buffet table has roughly half the items it once had, bringing frowns to my entire family. Once a highlight of the experience, it’s now a disappointing memory of what used to be.
Today’s experience was further detracted by inexplicable unpreparedness by the kitchen. An item on the menu was simply “unavailable”. How does this occur? Why is something on the menu that’s not available! This is not the corner greasy spoon. Isn’t the menu made fresh? Very very disappointing.
After years of frequenting Veladora, we will sadly have to remove it from our routine. Exquisite attention to detail has been replaced by pure disappointment.
On a positive note, the wait staff was outstanding and attentive. Sad that the management could not match the performance of its employees.
I have eaten here several times in the past and found the food excellent. The old ownership and new. On the 16th, a celebration of an important birthday, I cannot say the same. The whole experience was disappointing. Food and service. Not to mention I was asked about our occasion when we booked and instead of getting a customary treat for the birthday we found ourselves walking around the restaurant to locate our server for the check. I'm not sure if it was the crowds during the holiday season but in the end, it doesn't matter. I will not be back. There are too many other choices.
This place never disappoints on any level. Food was amazing and the service was perfect and the place is beautifully decorated for the holidays!
Great meal. Steven is a terrific waiter !!!
We always go to Veladora for special occasions . The food and presentation is always the best.
This is our go to spot in Rancho Santa Fe. My husband and I love Veladora for the amazing food, superb service and beautiful ambiance. The grounds are amazing.
Also the last few years we have been spending Mother's day and Christmas at Rancho Valencia enjoying their buffet and festivities. Wonderful if you have children!
The dining experience was memorable. I look forward to returning in the future
Always a treat dining here. Love the food, ambiance and decor, and always-perfect service.
Great ambience and quiet friendly service.
We would definitely return.
Amazing service, atmosphere, food, wine. Best restaurant I’ve been to in San Diego, hands down.
Absolutely lovely evening with my Family celebrating our relocation to San Diego. I told my friends at the office how wonderful Veladona is.
Steven, our Waitperson was great. (From Stockard C.)
My wife and I always enjoy this restaurant. The entire experience is always first class. There are many small details that the staff gets just right, which make a special occasion that much more special. I have been to other high-end restaurants that do not offer the complete experience that Veladora does.
Fabulous food and service in a beautiful setting. Thank you for a lovely night!
Very Enjoyable Dinner. Great service and fantastic food.