New Bayside Dining Concept, Albaca, Now Open At The Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa - Coronado Eagle & Journal | Coronado News | Coronado Island News: Coronado Home And Business

New Bayside Dining Concept, Albaca, Now Open At The Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:48 pm

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 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.

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.