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American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520 (Rancho Diegueno)
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We are always discovering such creative dishes from the chefs at Veladora. With Chino Farms so close, they have the best and freshest vegetables and one can taste the bursts of flavor. It's the flavor combinations and consistently delicious dishes that bring us back time and again, whether to celebrate an anniversary or to gather with friends. Favorite dishes (spring... More 

Thank 2beans2000
los angeles
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

we enjoyed a wonderful meal...the service was friendly and attentive and the food was all delicious without exception!

Thank clarissa n
Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

For appetizers, I had the special of the day risotto and my husband had the grilled octopus. Both were delicious. For entrees, we had the short ribs (melted in our mouths) and the Fettuccine Carbonara could not have been more flavorful.

Thank Cynthia H
Julian, California
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

One of the best in the N county with great food and some of the best service. Pricey but not unreasonable Very nice atmosphere for that special occasion. Be careful not to be near the bar with music and young people on the weekend unless that is what you want . I believe it goes by a different name ---The... More 

Thank JIM K
San Diego, California
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stayed at the Rancho Valencia Resort for a stay cation babymoon and glad that we were able to go to this restaurant at least once- perhaps we should have gone a 2nd time since this was so good! Go at sunset and you can see the sun melt into the surrounds as well as the hot air baloons gracing... More 

Thank MikeWolfRealtor
Orange County, California
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I know, I know. I’m a little late on getting this review posted, but if you’re going to use this review to judge the usual quality of the food and service at Veladora, then just skip right over it. But if you’re interested to hear what Thanksgiving is like at Veladora, pull up a chair and read on. This was... More 

Thank Eric N
San Diego, California
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483 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We at at Veladora last night with two friends. My wife had short ribs, and I had a steak. Our food was excellent. The server was very professional and polite. It is an expensive restaurant.

Thank baltoro
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

You will need a reservation because of the popularity of this outstanding Restraunt at the Rancho Valencia resort. Excellent wine list. Good food.

Thank Photomate
San Diego, California
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

After enjoying Valentine's Day dinner and the Prix Fixe menu last year, I chose Veladora this year for Valentine's Eve dinner, which allowed us to order off the regular menu. We requested a quiet and romantic corner booth, which we got. The service was impeccable again, from the first valet greeting, to the hostess, to our server, and all supporting... More 

Thank ReesCamp
San Diego, California
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233 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

This restaurant is located in the Rancho Valencia Resort. It's an oasis tucked away from downtown Rancho Santa Fe. Parking is easy with the valets. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating areas. We like going for lunch because it's quieter and enjoy seeing all the greenery outside. Our server was Steve and I can't say enough good things about... More 

Thank SanDiegoBJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $75
American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 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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