Welcome to Rancho Valencia. Where lush citrus and olive groves meet sunset skies dotted with hot air balloons. Where cuisine is crafted using fresh, seasonal produce, herbs grown right on property and local Temecula honey. And where the steaks come from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. It all adds up to an exceptional dining experience that is far from the ordinary, and simply perfect.

Our talented culinary team, led by Executive Chef Joshua Holt, works personally with some of the country’s most notable farms to source the elements for Rancho Valencia’s cuisine, ensuring only the best ingredients and freshest flavors possible at our two restaurants. Veladora brings together stunning valley views with Coastal Ranch cuisine in a captivating, candlelit modern hacienda setting, while The Pony Room serves up craft tequilas and cocktails alongside rustic American cuisine for lunch and dinner.



Prepare for more than a few magnificent surprises as you dine at the exquisite Veladora restaurant. Taking inspiration from Rancho Valencia’s Mediterranean influences, Veladora serves fresh, handcrafted and simply delicious Coastal Ranch cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All in an inviting hacienda atmosphere, where sun-dappled afternoons and stunning valley views fade into captivating candlelit evenings.

Our talented team of chefs let the true flavors of seasonal ingredients take center stage on a menu that blends a bounty of fruits and vegetables with unique pairings of seafood, poultry and varieties of meats. Sample slow poached Maine lobster with a lemon vinaigrette, burratta cheese, and pickled and roasted beets with avocado. Or savor a slow pan roasted filet mignon. The choices are abundant. And abundantly delicious.

Veladora is temporarily closed.  Please join us at the Pony Room by reservation only.  Call 858-759-6246 or visit to reserve.  


The Pony Room is a favorite among locals and resort guests alike. In addition to a wide selection of locally brewed craft beers and 100 variations of tequila, the Pony Room also serves one of the area’s most impressive collections of high-end wines and hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind signature cocktails, like the Sassy Sangrita with Herencia Blanco Tequila, Cointreau Noir and our house-made sangrita.

Our fresh seasonal dishes are uniquely presented on items like reclaimed wine barrel boards, cast iron and slate. With 100% al fresco dining among fountains and fireplaces in a romantic Spanish Colonial setting, guests enjoy breathtaking valley views in a casually comfortable atmosphere.

But The Pony Room is more than just a bar, serving rustic American cuisine in a sumptuous al fresco environment seven days per week.  On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the Pony Room rolls out to the lantern-adorned Croquet Lawn with cabanas, firepits, and market lights for live music, signature Pony Room cocktails and full dinner menu.

Please join us at the Pony Room by reservation only.  Call 858-759-6246 or visit to reserve.



Savor Coastal Ranch cuisine in the comfort of your casita. A most private dining experience serving selections from Veladora, The Pony Room and beyond, in-room dining comes complete with our signature Rancho Valencia service.

Enhance your visit with our collection of signature in-room amenities crafted with locally sourced ingredients. With fresh options like the Wellness Welcome featuring a cold-pressed juice for two alongside our house-made cardamom energy bars, or The French Toast including macarons and a bubbly pairing of Roederer Estate Brut, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of luxury to your stay or to surprise a loved one.


Rancho Valencia offers several private dining options, such as the opulent Wine Cave, the romantic Secret Garden, our lantern-adorned Sunrise Room, or the enchanting and luxurious private Hacienda, built as the original adobe homestead of Rancho Valencia’s lush 45-acre of orange and olive groves.   Elevate your next special occasion in one of our uniquely California, elegantly designed private dining venues.


To explore our private dining experiences, please call 858-759-6259 or email