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American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (Rancho Diegueno)
+1 858-759-6246
07:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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San Diego, CA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

House-made bread that melts in your mouth to start! For an appetizer, I enjoyed the Foie Gras on toasted brioche with a sweet crunch of crushed hazelnuts on top and little buttons of pumpkin puree on the plate that combined to create the perfect blend of creamy, crunchy, rich & sweet decadence! Entree was the Lobster Pot Pie! (Not your... More 

Thank divedogs
Rancho Santa Fe, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times. Pre Remodel and Post. My wife and I have always enjoyed the food. Portions could be a little more generous. Until recently it was not in our lunch rotation for the week until we found out they are Dog friendly. Not only Dog friendly, but they offer a Menu for our furry... More 

Thank paulR9375UK
Noel D, General Manager at Veladora, responded to this review

Hello Paul! I am thrilled to see that you - and your Pekingese - enjoy Veladora. It is our pleasure to welcome dogs at the resort. Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts regarding portions. It is with your helpful feedback that we can continue to improve our offerings. We look forward to seeing you soon for lunch. Warmly, Noel... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We scheduled a private dinner in the wine room for our clients. The chef prepared a made to order 5 course meal with wine selections. I can honestly say this was the best meal I have ever had. The provided two servers for a party 6 and they were very professional. This is exactly what we wanted to share with... More 

Thank NEIL B
san diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Recently we had a business meeting at Veladora. It is such a beautiful room with stunning views over the lower beautifully gardened tennis courts and views westward out towards the Pacific Ocean. The ambiance is spectacular with the warm velvet looking sapphire colored walls, the fireplace always illuminated and the adjacent inner patio beckoning. The colorful Damien Hirst butterfly art... More 

Thank kari b
La Jolla, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the boring menu, the food is excellent. The menu descriptions don't do the food (or the chef) justice. But the superstar at Veladora is a waitress named Marcia. We go there because of her - she is incredible, attentive without being in your face and immensely knowledgeable. She has an enormous mastery of wine and how... More 

Thank Floyd M
La Jolla, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great food, better than described on the menu - so that's a pleasant surprise. Had the most AMAZING servie of my life from Marcia - it doesn't get any better.

Thank Floyd M
San Diego, California
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We are always discovering such creative dishes from the chefs at Veladora. With Chino Farms so close, they have the best and freshest vegetables and one can taste the bursts of flavor. It's the flavor combinations and consistently delicious dishes that bring us back time and again, whether to celebrate an anniversary or to gather with friends. Favorite dishes (spring... More 

Thank 2beans2000
los angeles
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

we enjoyed a wonderful meal...the service was friendly and attentive and the food was all delicious without exception!

Thank clarissa n
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

For appetizers, I had the special of the day risotto and my husband had the grilled octopus. Both were delicious. For entrees, we had the short ribs (melted in our mouths) and the Fettuccine Carbonara could not have been more flavorful.

Thank Cynthia H
Julian, California
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best in the N county with great food and some of the best service. Pricey but not unreasonable Very nice atmosphere for that special occasion. Be careful not to be near the bar with music and young people on the weekend unless that is what you want . I believe it goes by a different name ---The... More 

Thank JIM K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$75
American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
    (Rancho Diegueno)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 858-759-6246
  • This restaurant is at Rancho Valencia
Veladora. Where coast meets ranch. Where sun dappled afternoons fade into lantern lit evenings. And where all things fresh, handcrafted and simply delicious reside. Rancho Valencia's captivating new restaurant is now open and serving Coastal Ranch cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a stunning modern hacienda setting. An extensive wine menu of over 600 hand selected wines is on hand for sipping and savoring, as well as a welcoming private wine room featuring our rarest bottles for the most special of occasions. Our farm-to-table philosophy is infused throughout Veladora's culinary program, featuring local produce and herbs, flowers and honey cultivated right on property.

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