Ususally the meal and service at Veladora is excellent. However, on this past visit, the service was extremely slow. By the time the server finally brought our food, my soup was cold and the quiche barely luke warm. The plate had clearly been sitting out for some time. I found the chairs quite uncomfortable. Like the seats along the wall, the chairs need back cushions (in my opinion). They've changed the plate on which the trio is served and the cramped presentation made it a challenge to enjoy each part of the meal. I finally had to just remove the soup bowl from the plate in order to eat the quiche. So, this was a disappointing visit and the first disappointment in many, many visits. Hopefully, this feedback will help Veladora revisit the seating, the new trio presentation, and provide some server coaching. If I experience this disappointment a second time, it will be the last for this restaurant.
An amazing hidden gem in San Diego! The setting, the staff, and the chef, the combination makes for an evening to remember.
Wonderful time. Incredible food.
Stone fruit salad was lettuce and4 slices of pear, which is not a stone fruit. Half dozen oysters were very small. Main courses of lamb and scallops were good but served warm at best.
The environment was very welcoming and subdued. We sat outside. There was music but we were able to carry on a conversation very easily. The service was fabulous and the waiter knew what he was talking about in terms of food and wine. We had the sea bass which, in our opinion, was too salty. The waiter did warn us but we were still expecting it to be less salty. The soup, bread and everything else was outstanding. Would definitely go back but would try something else and listen very carefully to the waiters comments.
Great lunch! Beautiful, delicious and great services! Thank you, David!!
Great brunch! I always love this place but the inside is kind of dark but this time we sat outside and it was wonderful. Steven our waiter was very kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Food was delicious!
Service started out at 5 stars then went downhill . We had to send food back; we had trouble getting the servers attention.
My husband and I were celebrating our 21st anniversary . The whole crew made our experience a memorable one. The staff was very attentive and well informed regarding our special occasion. Our server, Rich, was fantastic. Last but not least, our meals were delicious.
The service was awesome! Our server Gulia was amazing and the food was great! Thank you.
We have been die-hard Veladora fans for years, and were sorely disappointed in our last visit. The plating was beautiful, the service impeccable, but the food was blah. Under-seasoned and unremarkable. Hoping they were just off their game that one night, otherwise it we may have to find a new special occasion spot in SD.
I love the elegance of the dining room. The lunch menu has a section for Trios which contains good values.
We ate dinner here for my daughter’s college sendoff celebration. The staff had written her a handwritten note. The server was also very kind and engaging. The food was delectable and beautifully prepared. At the end, they brought us two free desserts and sent us home with chocolates as a gift to my daughter. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Excellent locale also visited by tourists. The staff and ambiance are always on point. Tonight’s salmon was one of the best I have had and my friend had the filet which is always a good option.
Don’t leave without trying their soufflé, it’s amazing.
We love this place. The ambiance, food and service is excellent
Thank you so much
Marshall was the best! THE FOOD WAS PERFECT. Diana was thrilled with how she was treated for her birthday!
Always good at Veladora. Food was excellent. Best corn soup I've ever had. Service (Chip) was perfect.
Great table, food, service = great evening
We had a great time!!! The food and service was excellent
Thank you 🙏🏻
This is our go to restaurant for all of our specials occasions and this particular night was our anniversary. We both had the Iberico jamon which was thinly sliced on top of an incredible tampanade and it was fabulous! The service as usual is impeccable without being obtrusive and the ambiance is just right. I can't say enough about Veladora and think it is one of the superior restaurants in San Diego and thank goodness it's in my neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe!!!
Great anniversary dinner listening to flamenco guitar music on the patio and enjoying a terrific dinner from appetizer to dessert
5 stars all around
Delicious food and wonderful service. Chip was our server. Very professional!
Service was exceptional from start to finish. Prompt, food was amazing, and glasses were always full!
Very nice but expensive.
Our complaint was well received by management. Re: Cathrene
Everything was a culinary delight from start to finish! The very BEST!!!! Fresh & so very farm fresh!
Elegant restaurant that is among the best restaurants inSan Diego Co. The menu is fairly unique in that it is not for everybody, but over the years my guests have been able to find items that are suitable for them. The ambiance of the restaurant is quite varied in that you can choose to east inside or outside.
Consistently outstanding. Creative Chef, seasoned staff.
Fantastic food and service!
The food was not worth the price, but it wasn't bad.
Greatest restaurant ❤️
Very overpriced place. Go to Pony Room next door and get some appetizers instead.
The attention paid to us by the staff was exceptional. We had a wonderful experience! My mother and I dined there and we both were extremely impressed with all aspects of our evening!
The room, wine, food was terrific. But the best was the service we received from Chip. A true pro. He had us get The Judge, and our lives were transformed. Thanks Chip.
This was our first time in this restaurant and... it was outstanding! Everything was top notch - food, service and the whole environment was just spectacular. Our waiter Chip went above and beyond in recommendations and accommodations. Highly recommend!
Very elegant and delicious food! Perfect for a romantic evening.
Birthday. A lovely place to spend a birthday. Four of us shared 3 appetizers and 2 main courses. But we enjoy sharing plates to get many tastes and good conversation about each. We were happily satiated. Beautiful setting and service.
Nice looking place which we have visited five or six times. Except for being slow occasionally we always looked forward to returning and this time booked a room for a week stay at the resort. We had breakfast and dinner this trip. The breakfast was good with an excellent server but the server at dinner made a $25 mistake on our bill which he said he would fix but did not and we failed to catch it in time. Annoying. He corrected my wife's "gnocchi" pronunciation which we really didn't need and the bill was enormous. We have enjoyed this place but not this trip. This waiter should transfer to Camp Pendleton.
Dan who runs the wine program is outstanding! He offered great suggestions, had incredible table presence and perfect service. Food was amazing and our server was efficient and really friendly and accommodating. Outstanding experience!