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Valentina, Encinitas, CA

Valentina

4.8
4.8
1681 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary European
We look forward to welcoming you.

Valentina is casual neighborhood bistro and wine bar located in Leucadia along Hwy 101. Named after the owner's daughter, Valentina is a casual and welcoming spot that patrons can enjoy for good food, wine and the company of good friends. An eclectic mix of seasonal plates has been inspired by the owners’ passion for travel, reflecting the style of the classic bistros of Mexico City, Spain, and France.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Basque, Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 943-6686
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Freyberg
  • Catering
    Please contact us for private events and catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private events and catering.
  • Area
    Encinitas
  • Cross Street
    Europa
  • Parking Details
    Street parking only.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Summer with Friends Tasting Menu

    USD 91.00 per person

    Prepaid

    4 June 2024 only
    Join us at Valentina to welcome back Chef Bobby Yates in a collaborative five-course tasting menu with Chef Jonathan Freyberg one night only: June 4th. Bobby has been sharpening his skills in the kitchen of James Beard semi-finalist Scoundrel (Greenville, SC) and is back to visit and collaborate with Chef Jonny, preparing plates such as grilled California halibut with salsa vizcaina and artichoke purée and tuna crudo with saffron and guajillo. The sommeliers have prepared two different wine pairings for the evening as well as a non-alcoholic beverage pairing. We'll see you there!
    Summer with Friends Tasting Menu photo

What 1,681 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Best Overall

  • North San Diego

    Best Food

1,681 Reviews
  1. PeterP

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the space, the food, the service. The big stars for us were the Patatas Bravas and the Anchovy Toast, but everything was outstanding.

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    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good but over salted mussels and fries. Excellent service.

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  3. BeverlyM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary here per the recommendation of our daughter. Charming ambience, excellent service, and amazing food. We shared the sashimi, patatas bravas, craquetas Iberico, sea bass and basque cake and crema catalena. All excellent. Several staff acknowledged us for our anniversary, which was welcoming. We’ll definitely come again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambiance! Love that it’s a smaller space and the service was amazing. Would 100% recommend

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  5. DeanT

    Charleston

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and cuisine! Thank you David Mackerel special was special along with the tartar and the Dutch pancake was perfect

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place for dinner and brunch with family or girlfriends. They treat you so nicely (I got free churros for my bday brunch).

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A really fun variety of delicious choices. We’re torn between ordering the same things we had last time or trying something new. That’s a great problem to have. Very attentive servers, the food arrives quickly and is plated artistically.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience here. The food is incredible. We ordered 5 different tapas and all of them were delicious. Everyone is really nice here too.

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  9. DeanT

    Charleston

    169 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very well prepared dishes. Good service a bit load for conversation Good taste & flavors

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance and service. A fun place to dine with unique flavors. Dinner portions could be a tad larger but the small plates were perfect; we ordered several of those as our main meal and shared. We often dine at Valentina, both for lunch and dinner.

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FAQs

Valentina is rated 4.8 stars by 1681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Valentina

810 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2073

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Europa
  • Area
    Encinitas
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Basque, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking only.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Freyberg
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 943-6686
  • Catering
    Please contact us for private events and catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private events and catering.
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