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“Perfection at every level”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $75
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The room is gorgeous, the food fantastic and service exceptional. We arrived half an hour early for our reservation, and were seated with no problem. Even though the couple that joined us brought two bottles of wine out of their cellar, the waiter had a fantastic attitude and no problem whatsoever in chilling the white, and decanting the red, and serving them with absolute style. The service was attentive, and yet unrushed, and it was a perfect evening.

Thank DavidMarino
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

We are staying at villas here. Eating at Veladora was a top notch experience. Our waiter Richard was educated, funny and extremely attentive. The rest of the staff all fantastic too. Cute treats brought between ordered courses. Innovative, beautifully presented, and extremely tasty food. Loved the home grown concept. Truly an exceptional dining experience!!

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Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

I took my wife, daughter & husband for the Mother's Day brunch which was very nice; if you enjoy serving yourself at a Buffet. After the brunch we received the check in the amount of $466.00.

I thought this was very high but said nothing. When we returned home I went on-line only to find that the brunch was $85.00 per person so we paid $126.00 extra. Granted we had one coffee, mimosa and oj. total not apiece. I called and spoke to the manager but was told it was for tax and gratuity which equated to 26% of the bill. If you ever plan to dine at the Veladora and your bill looks to be out of line "speak up".

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1  Thank Jerry N
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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 Fe's well known restaurants, we were delighted with our visit to Veladora. THe service was excellent, professional, attentive without being OTT and the food good.
We will certainly return. Anyone who adds Frette linens in the powder rooms as part of the renovations has got to get my vote for attention to detail and a desire to do the right thing all the time. Thanks for that thoughtful addition to a lovely spot!

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Thank bently1614
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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

Thank AlbertoMay
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