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5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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Price range: $45 - $75
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rancho Diegueno
Description: 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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90% Recommend
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The atmosphere of the courtyard is lovely and made a perfect spot for a late lunch! With the fireplace blazing and the noise level muted by the lateness of the reservation it turned out to be a great find. While we have been staying in the region for a number of years and almost always visit another of Rancho Santa... More

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Rancho Santa Fe is one of Southern California most exclusive neighborhoods, surrounded by Golf, Tennis, Polo and horses. This restaurant represents our neighborhood. Its just perfect ! The whole menu was fantastic, the food and service are superb ! Alb May

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Carlsbad, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A recent review touted their extensive renovations, and after viewing the menu and photo gallery online, we decided to try their brunch/lunch offerings on a Sunday afternoon. The courtyard entryway to the resort/restaurant set the tone for our experience. We were immediately drawn in by the sounds of a bubbling fountain, patrons enjoying themselves and an inviting outdoor fireplace. Upon... More

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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Have eaten here a number of times and very visit has been exceptional. One feels like you are sitting in a well designed and appointed dining room. The servers are friendly and helpful. Food and flea ours are unique and delicious. Wine selection is very good as well. Highly recommended

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We went to Veladora to celebrate an anniversary & birthday. The restaurant is lovely- the fireplace in midroom was blazing and the subdued lighting made for an enchanting atmosphere. We were seated in a booth practically in the entrance - not desirable. But our waiter appeared instantly and throughout the evening the service was attentive. We ordered drinks and appetizers... More

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had breakfast and dinner at Veladora. The lemon souflee pancakes for breakfast are heaven. The filet mignon for dinner is like cutting butter with a knife...very tender and well seasoned...cooked to perfection. The Apple Crisp for dessert is a must.

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Indian Wells, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Menu varied and excellent fish dishes served. Relaxed and friendly service. New furnishings are interesting and creative. Think they need more booths to accommodate four comfortably. Chairs and tables in center of room not as desirable.

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The first thing I noticed was that the atmosphere was unlike that of most resort restaurants. Unpretentious yet chic. Our server was very well versed in the menu and offered his actual opinion rather than the typical "well, everything's good on the menu". The selection on the menu is somewhat limited but the quality and presentation of the food is... More

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Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

What a dynamite "down to the studs" redo of an already great space. The food, service and wine list are absolutely perfect-this is a rare example of "fixing" something that was not really broken--but elevating it just the same. The beauty of the ingredients (and the respect that they are given) is incredible. I do not wish to imply that... More

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New Jersey
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217 reviews 217 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Since its opening in 1989, this award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa located in southern California are my friends’ favorite SoCal resort. They recommended we should have dinner here. When we arrived we checked out the 1BR and 2BR casita’s for a possible future stay. My party of 4 had an early 6:00 PM dinner reservation. Almost no one was... More

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Simon C, Executive Chef at Veladora, responded to this review

Dear Tony J, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Rancho Valencia and Veladora. We are so pleased to see that your friends enjoy the resort! We are committed to delivering an incredible dining experience for each and every guest at Veladora, and offer our sincerest apologies for your less than stellar dinner. The experience you described is not characteristic... More

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