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The Med

1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-0771
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“paella” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Healthy, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The ambiance/staff pull the boutique charm of The Med together. The food and drinks were delicious, it is a shame I couldn't try everything on the menu. Sweeping views of the Pacific are unparalleled and make the dining experience really stand out in San Diego....More

Thank chelmers24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Saturday evening The Med came highly recommended to us as the preferred local venue of choice. There are few places in the world where I have experienced such a grand ambiance matched with unparalleled ocean views. In addition to the beautiful environment, the service...More

Thank Pearl733
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food, gorgeous ocean view, beautiful dinning room, romantic piano music, and impeccable service from Johan. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We couldn't be more pleased.

Thank Scott S
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 25th Anniversary - Congratulations and thank you for celebrating this milestone anniversary event at THE MED - we love special occasions just as much as regular occasions! Come back soon! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous server Johan!!!!!!!! Professional, accommodating and personable!! Excellent food.... pairing of flavors/ingredients fantastic!! Wonderful way to celebrate our 33rd anniversary!!!More

Thank JJ K
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Anniversary Guest! Happy 33 years and wow - that is exceptional. We are happy you celebrated at THE MED and are very pleased that Johan made the experience more memorable. Come back soon - our new dinner menu launches in August! Mark Dibella, Managing...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was our second time eating here and it didn't disappoint. The service was a little slow but ok. The food was excellent and the view from the patio is perfect...especially at sunset. Great live music!More

Thank AimeeLally
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Great Experience, Thank you for returning to THE MED - we greatly value our many regular guests and I agree, our sunsets are nice icing on the cake for dining on the terrace. We promise to pick up the pace! Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Four of us enjoyed dinner at The Med. While the setting was great and the food was good, the service we received from JoHan was extra-ordinary. He made our dinner the most enjoyable dinner we had during our week in San Diego. My recommendation is...More

Thank Harold W
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Special Guest, Thank you so much for dining at THE MED and for the extra accolades on Johan - we are delighted to have delivered such a memorable experience. See you back soon - our new dinner menu launches in August! Mark Dibella, Managing...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Wonderful food and please ask for Luis. Exceptional service is the norm here!! Epicurean delights that you remember after the meal over and the service that is state of the art!!

Thank Johnabs2009
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Great Guest, Luis is fabulous - just like our cuisine and setting - thank you. We're thrilled that your dining was spectacular and look forward to your return. Ciao, Mark Dibella Managing Director

Reviewed 30 April 2017

It doesn't get better than the La Valencia bar and The Med cuisine! Unbeatable view Torrey Pines and the ocean. Excellent bar staff. Superb service (Johan was exceptional). Spot on menu and flawless execution from the kitchen.More

Thank jbkster
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Stunning! We agree, it doesn't get much better but .... we always continue to create even more things to ensure dining at THE MED is enticing! That includes new seasonal menu selections, nightly seafood options and of course our every changing live entertainment in...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Ordered the special of jumbo prawns and scallops - truly a wonderful dish - everything cooked perfectly - the chef came over to the table to check on everything - that's always special - the wine and the service were also excellent - the waiter...More

Thank Ron C
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Exceptional, You selected some of my favorites (especially the prawns) - thank you! Our team is thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope you return soon. In June we launch our summer dining services including paella Monday's, Baja tuesdays and Supper...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

I was incredibly disappointed with the Med at the Hotel Valencia. My friends raved about this place and took me there for a birthday brunch there on 22 April 2017. Immediately, I was disappointed when I arrived. Although, we had a reservation we had to...More

Thank Dana P
Rita M, Director of Sales at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear Dana, We are disheartened by your experience, this was not our standard of service. We would very much like to connect live so that we can offer more than an online apology. If you could contact us at info@lavalencia.com, we would love to make...More

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Robert S
18 December 2016|
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Response from SoCalSunsoul | Property representative |
THE MED offers exceptional ocean view dining (amazing seafood) in a classic but casual setting. Dress jeans and shirt work well, jackets are not necessary but no tank tops or T-shirts. Mark Dibella, General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$46
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (Herschel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-0771
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at La Valencia Hotel
Description
La V's signature restaurant is reminiscent of a villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With its 7th floor terrace, adjacent to La V's signature La Sala Lounge, THE MED Ocean View Restaurant features al fresco ocean dining overlooking colorful gardens, a sparkling pool and the dreamy pacific coastline. Each of THE MED's three separate dining areas -the casual patio, main dining room and ocean view terrace- offer a new experience with a full range of menu choices. Live music entertainment can be heard Wednesday-Sunday in La Sala Lounge (adjacent to THE MED terrace) which is a great accompaniment, before, during or after dinner. Whether for spontaneous dining or an elaborate tasting prepared by the chef, you'll find THE MED a delicious escape any day of the week!
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