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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520 (Rancho Diegueno)
+1 858-759-6246
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Niagara Falls, New York
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions over the years and remembered it fondly as a truly fine restaurant. However, my last visit was a shock and totally destroyed my pleasant memories. The ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful, and if you don't if you like servers who have refined the art of an insult this is the... More 

Thank Dan B
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Arriving at Veladora restaurant is an impressive experience. Located in the exclusive area known as Rancho Santa Fe, the drive through the grounds of the Rancho Valencia resort is beautiful. The restaurant is beautifully appointed, with influences of grand baja mexico. Throughout the restaurant, big windows can open up and let the southern California weather enhance your views and dinner.... More 

Thank DanoUSA13
Salt Lake City, Utah
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had a delightful lunch at the Veladora. The service by Yola was very sweet. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We hope to return someday!

1 Thank Jerard77
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The highlight of our recent weekend in Rancho Santa Fe was dinner at Veladora, the restaurant at Rancho Valencia. The whole resort was remodeled from top to bottom about 5 years ago, and the attention to detail is obvious in the restaurant. We had a perfect evening from the moment we stepped inside the iron-scrolled doors that now separate the... More 

Thank Fritz W
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Although the breakfast was somwehat safge and traditonal, dionner is where this place really shines. An absolute orgy for your senses, the food and presentation are absolutely outstanding. Worthy to be named with some of SoCal's finest restaurants for sure.

Thank stevethibault
San Diego, CA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 45 - USD 75
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, 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 Cir, Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520
    (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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