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Veladora

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American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (Rancho Diegueno)
858-759.6246
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This restaurant is at Rancho Valencia
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Veladora. Where coast meets ranch. Where sun dappled afternoons fade into...
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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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Incredible, superb, fantastic

I was staying at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and booked a reservation at Veladora - about a 10 to 15 minute drive from the center of town. The restaurant is located behind gates on the property of the Rancho Valencia Resort. I felt a little out of place driving my Prius to an expensive resort like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
GareThere
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Culver City, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Culver City, California
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was staying at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and booked a reservation at Veladora - about a 10 to 15 minute drive from the center of town. The restaurant is located behind gates on the property of the Rancho Valencia Resort. I felt a little out of place driving my Prius to an expensive resort like this -... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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485 reviews 485 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

From the moment you hit the entry into the compound, you start thinking about how great this will be. The stately feel of the loggia is welcoming, as were every staff person present. This remodeled version is excellent. The food was creative, well prepared and tasty, the wine list extensive and accessible. It did take a longer time than most... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When staying at Rancho Valencia, there are many nearby dining choices, but you probably don't want to venture out, because you're enjoying yourself too much. Fortunately, the onsite restaurant Veladora is a perfect dining choice. Sit on the veranda and enjoy the perfect temperature as you survey the surrounding countryside. A diverse, delicious menu provides plenty of choices and entices... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the world, so it was an easy choice to celebrate our anniversary. We were late for our reservation due to some unexpected traffic, but we were still greeted like special guests . We were seated immediately at a table with a wonderful view of the resort. Since it was a special evening... More 

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California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

From the moment we arrived we were treated like special guests. It was our Anniversary dinner and we were seated in a banquette. Our waiter was very attentive yet also gave us time to just relax and enjoy our champagne. Dinner was excellent and the desert was amazing. W would come here again to celebrate a special event!

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southern CA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One star for the front desk. One star for the ambiance. Zero stars for manager, service and food. Long wait for the food to arrive. Food was brought lukewarm and meat was overcooked and chewy. Waitress nowhere to be found, and were ignored by other service people when trying to catch their attention. When waitress finally arrived, she send the... More 

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David S, General Manager at Veladora, responded to this review

Dear travelerSOCa, Thank you kindly for sharing the detailed feedback regarding your recent dining experience at Veladora. I am sorry to learn that your visit was anything less than wonderful, and I appreciate the information that you have provided. What you have described is not representative of the experience that we want to offer to our guests. It is with... More 

Rancho Santa Fe, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Recently voted no 1 US resort, and our experience lived up to the lofty expectations. Wonderful setting on the Valencia Resort, the Veladora Restaurant has undergone a recent major remodeling. The staff are well trained and provide first class service. Sommelier was very helpful as we debated wine choices. Food is always high standard, monk fish was delicious. No hesitation... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I live locally but wanted something extra special for Valentine's dinner so made a reservation many weeks in advance for Veladora. We arrived at the resort, a valet promptly greeted us and took our car, and we made the short walk to the restaurant. We were promptly greeted and seated, feeling very welcome. The restaurant looks as... More 

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Sacramento
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Excellent restaurant for both breakfast & dinner. Service, food, and wine list are top notch. Ate in this restaurant multiple times and it was consistently great. Jeff, the Manager, will make you feel welcome.

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Calgary
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We ate here while staying at the Rancho and it was expensive, but a total pleasure. The service was attentive and accommodating, but not intrusive. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. The food was amazing. I had a fantastic steak, perfectly cooked and my wife had Dover sole, also perfect. We had kids with us, but that was no problem.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 858-759.6246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 75
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?