Boasting panoramic views of the San Diego Bay and iconic Coronado Bridge, Southern California wellness resort, the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa’s new bayside dining experience, ALBACA, is now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Coronado Island.
Helmed by Executive Chef Rafael Corniel and Restaurant Chef Aaron Obregon, the restaurant combines the names “Alta” (AL), “Baja” (BA), and “California” (CA) to form the word ALBACA. The name is derived from when the Californias were one, and such designated as Alta and Baja. The new concept celebrates timeless Latin, Baja, and California flavors through simple food created with great ingredients that bring the best of the Californias to Coronado.
Personifying the resort’s focus on wellness, ALBACA’s menu is also designed to promote wellbeing through local ingredients, health-conscious dishes, and thoughtfully crafted menus. ALBACA also offers a selection of diet-friendly menu items created for a variety of palates and preferences, with Chef Aaron Obregon’s own veganism inspiring a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes.
ALBACA also launches with it an impressive beverage program through a new indoor-outdoor bar, which features local craft beers and Baja wines. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails – dubbed “zero-proof,” bring forth creative libations and mocktails, best-enjoyed poolside or on the restaurant’s picturesque patio.
A selection of ALBACA’s menu highlights include:
Chia Bowl Apricot | pomegranate | toasted almonds
Coronado Benedict Cornbread biscuit | pork belly | poached egg | cilantro jalapeño hollandaise | rosemary potatoes
OG Avocado Toast Multi-grain bread | poached egg | cucumber | radishes | ricotta cream | asparagus | tomatillo chimichurri
Vegan Hash Tempeh chorizo | mushrooms | potatoes | cheddar cheese | salsa verde | crème
Cinnamon Roll Toasted marshmallows | candied hazelnuts | nutella crème anglaise
White Bean Hummus Roasted mushrooms | tempeh chorizo | herb oil | grilled bread | tomatillo chimichurri
Meal Bowls Forbidden rice mix | pinto beans | queso fresco | roasted vegetables | avocado | tomatillo salsa | with choice of chicken, fish, poached egg and tuna
Shrimp Rolled Tacos Bean puree | pico de gallo | avocado | tomatillo salsa | queso fresco | crema
Local Tuna Sandwich Roasted tomato | arugula | avocado | fried onions | umami aioli
Impossible Burger Cheddar cheese | almond mayo | roasted tomato pepper jam
Peel N Eat Shrimp Cilantro jalapeño remoulade
Green Bean and Beet Salad Arugula | agave cider vinaigrette | ricotta yogurt | toasted pumpkin seeds
Charred Cauliflower Black and blue butter | green mole sauce
Papas Al Mojo Crispy Idaho potatoes | aioli | red mojo sauce
Clam Toast Braised clams | bacon | aioli | salsa verde
Seafood Pasilla Rice Squid | octopus | wild Mexican shrimp | local fish | aioli | chimichurri
Duck Carnitas Forbidden mix rice | braised beans | pickled onions | charred tomatillo salsa | corn tortillas
ALTA Crispy Chicken Fideo seco | vegetable mole | local squash | cream
Snake River Rib Eye Black and blue potatoes | charred tomatoes | red and green mojo sauce | jalapeño corn cake
Located on the quiet side of Coronado, just steps away from the Coronado Ferry Landing, ALBACA features an idyllic indoor-outdoor design with a sun-drenched patio and bayside lawn overlooking the waters. The opening of ALBACA concludes the resort’s multi-year renovation journey, which transformed the Coronado Island Marriott into a wellness destination though new guest rooms, spa and wellness center, redesigned meeting spaces, lobby, fresh dining concepts, and more.
ALBACA is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.