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Veladora

5921 Valencia Circle (Rancho Valencia Rd.) Send to Phone
Rancho Valencia’s signature restaurant offers "Coastal Ranch" cuisine in a hacienda-style setting.
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Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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Veladora Restaurant Review

: Rancho Valencia's Veladora restaurant has a rustic yet sophisticated hacienda-style setting with wood beam ceilings, iron chandeliers and ample windows. The ambience is elegant without being over the top. A Damien Hirst butterfly art piece anchors the room, where guests tuck into spacious leather and fabric booths to enjoy "Coastal Ranch"” cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to the main dining area, there is a private dining room with a fireplace, an al fresco terrace overlooking the tennis courts, and a courtyard patio with massive communal tables, a fountain and outdoor fireplace. Chef de cuisine Matt Borbon and the kitchen team present a pleasing menu with carefully planned dishes, starting with a rustic soup of Kobe beef brisket and vegetables; crab and asparagus risotto; and lobster salad with roasted beet carpaccio and citrus. Among main dishes, grilled California swordfish steak is accompanied by Yukon Gold potato purée, asparagus and vierge sauce. Desserts favor comforting classics, like a warm caramelized apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, caramel and brown sugar streusel. The wine list includes private label wines produced for Rancho Valencia by Coomber Family Ranch in California. There is also a decent selection of craft beers, plus a fine tequila and cocktail program. Service can be on the slow side.

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