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Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
+1 619-564-3333
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“salad” (13 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best thing about this place was waterside dining. The food was mediocre at best. I had a Tuscan Kale Salad with crispy chickpeas, feta and heirloom tomatoes. The tomatoes looked and tasted like regular cherry tomatoes. The crispy chickpeas, were not....they were soft and squishy....More

Thank Patti223
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were waiting for our rooms to be ready and craving after several hours of being in the plane...well we were not disappointed, the guac with nachos VERY GOOD, the chicken quesadilla delicious and the shrimp salad also yum. Definitely going back!

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stayed at the Hilton for a convention next door and the restaurant staff clearly was not staffed sufficiently for the breakfast crowd as wait time was 20 minutes for a table of 3 with quite a few tables that needed to be cleared which...More

Thank jd50005
Reviewed 9 September 2017

but they proved to be worth every penny, ... We had a fish dish "Spaghetti Allo Scoglio" with shrimps, mussels, swordfish, and grouper. That was really delicious.... and then we had a Prime Ribeye Steak with truffled butter... Prices are steep, the wine list is...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Breakfast Buffet is good but expensive particularly if you are feeding a family. It has the usual selections of good Breakfast Buffets in good hotels and the food is well prepared, well presented and very good. The location on the Bay was great for views....More

Thank wfs74
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Good quality food, attentive staff, very comfortable environment with air-conditioning to get out of the sun.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 24 July 2017

It's a little more pricy but if you order from the menu chances are you'll be paying the same price or more for the breakfast buffet. Now, depending on how hungry you are in the morning, they have a continental or full buffet option...and there...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The food here is still good, for the most part, if you get the right item. My friend said the risotto was awful, mushy and flavorless. Her burger replacement was great though. The biggest issue is with the service. Last night's was AWFUL. The restaurant...More

Thank farscapeprincess
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Went with several friends tonight and was severely disappointed. Service is beyond slow, servers are not paying attention, and the food was overpriced and not even remotely edible. We have also visited this restaurant a couple other times this week for breakfast and the service...More

Thank Jean O
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The buffet is absolutely the best! The chefs will make you an omelet however you like it. And with a smile too! The staff at this restaurant are very friendly and helpful.

Thank kim p
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14 September 2017|
Response from Stephan G | Reviewed this property |
hi there, why dont u go to google with: Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront and ask them eiher via fone or mail directly,... thats how i would do it...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7897
    (Harbor Drive/Park Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-564-3333
  • This restaurant is at Hilton San Diego Bayfront
With an emphasis on global coastal cuisine and wines that span all oceans, Vela is a revolutionary culinary concept. Showcasing breathtaking views of the bay, this San Diego waterfront restaurant features a unique wine list and a menu that truly thrives on the principle of "farm to fork."
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