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The Med

1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-0771
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“paella” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Healthy, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food, gorgeous ocean view, beautiful dinning room, romantic piano music, and impeccable service from Johan. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We couldn't be more pleased.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous server Johan!!!!!!!! Professional, accommodating and personable!! Excellent food.... pairing of flavors/ingredients fantastic!! Wonderful way to celebrate our 33rd anniversary!!!

Thank JJ K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time eating here and it didn't disappoint. The service was a little slow but ok. The food was excellent and the view from the patio is perfect...especially at sunset. Great live music!

Thank AimeeLally
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed dinner at The Med. While the setting was great and the food was good, the service we received from JoHan was extra-ordinary. He made our dinner the most enjoyable dinner we had during our week in San Diego. My recommendation is...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Wonderful food and please ask for Luis. Exceptional service is the norm here!! Epicurean delights that you remember after the meal over and the service that is state of the art!!

Thank Johnabs2009
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Great Guest, Luis is fabulous - just like our cuisine and setting - thank you. We're thrilled that your dining was spectacular and look forward to your return. Ciao, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Reviewed 30 April 2017

It doesn't get better than the La Valencia bar and The Med cuisine! Unbeatable view Torrey Pines and the ocean. Excellent bar staff. Superb service (Johan was exceptional). Spot on menu and flawless execution from the kitchen.More

Thank jbkster
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Stunning! We agree, it doesn't get much better but .... we always continue to create even more things to ensure dining at THE MED is enticing! That includes new seasonal menu selections, nightly seafood options and of course our every changing live entertainment in...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Ordered the special of jumbo prawns and scallops - truly a wonderful dish - everything cooked perfectly - the chef came over to the table to check on everything - that's always special - the wine and the service were also excellent - the waiter...More

Thank Ron C
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Exceptional, You selected some of my favorites (especially the prawns) - thank you! Our team is thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope you return soon. In June we launch our summer dining services including paella Monday's, Baja tuesdays and Supper...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was incredibly disappointed with the Med at the Hotel Valencia. My friends raved about this place and took me there for a birthday brunch there on 22 April 2017. Immediately, I was disappointed when I arrived. Although, we had a reservation we had to...More

Thank Dana P
Rita M, Director of Sales at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear Dana, We are disheartened by your experience, this was not our standard of service. We would very much like to connect live so that we can offer more than an online apology. If you could contact us at info@lavalencia.com, we would love to make...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We ate at The Med several times as we were staying at the hotel. We ate on the outside patio that has gorgeous views of the ocean and the ambience is just lovely, very romantic. The breakfasts and dinners were both delicious and the service...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The food, the people, the service.....wonderful meal in a lovely ambiance. Even with two large groups in the restaurant when we were there it was still a lovely evening.

Thank Pbaileyglobal
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear Fine Dining, Many thanks for the 5 Stars and compliments - we are thrilled that your experience was a hit and are eager to see you back soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director

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Robert S
18 December 2016|
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Response from SoCalSunsoul | Property representative |
THE MED offers exceptional ocean view dining (amazing seafood) in a classic but casual setting. Dress jeans and shirt work well, jackets are not necessary but no tank tops or T-shirts. Mark Dibella, General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-0771
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at La Valencia Hotel
La V's signature restaurant is reminiscent of a villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With its 7th floor terrace, adjacent to La V's signature La Sala Lounge, THE MED Ocean View Restaurant features al fresco ocean dining overlooking colorful gardens, a sparkling pool and the dreamy pacific coastline. Each of THE MED's three separate dining areas -the casual patio, main dining room and ocean view terrace- offer a new experience with a full range of menu choices. Live music entertainment can be heard Wednesday-Sunday in La Sala Lounge (adjacent to THE MED terrace) which is a great accompaniment, before, during or after dinner. Whether for spontaneous dining or an elaborate tasting prepared by the chef, you'll find THE MED a delicious escape any day of the week!
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