Fodor's Expert Review Veladora

$$$$ Rancho Santa Fe Service

Setting the stage for your dining journey at Veldora are open wood beams, iron chandeliers, and a Damien Hirst butterfly-wing art piece valued at over $1.1 million—this place is refined without being stuffy. There are nearly 900 wines and 120 tequilas on the menu, giving you more than enough options to pair with the extensive fresh seasonal seafood such as ahi tuna tartare or oysters on the half shell. For heartier fare, diners have choices like Brandt farm filet mignon with a brown butter parsnip or halibut with a smoked bean cassoulet. The coastal ranch cuisine of Veladora features locally and sustainably sourced ingredients in addition to several vegan and vegetarian options. For an after-dinner drink, retire to the Pony Room for an impressive collection of wines and handcrafted cocktails.

Service Sophisticated Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$$ Modern American American

Quick Facts

5921 Valencia Circle
Rancho Santa Fe, California  92067, USA


Known For:
  • Attentive service
  • Extensive wine list
  • Menu for small dogs
  • Remarkable slow poached Maine lobster and pan-roasted filet mignon
  • House-made veal bacon
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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