Amaya La Jolla’s Southern Charm
The Grand Del Mar’s Amaya opens a sister restaurant on Prospect with the same elegance, grace and dedication to service.
If it’s possible for a restaurant to be casually opulent, then Amaya La Jolla is just that. The newcomer feels remarkably similar to its sister restaurant, Amaya at the Grand Del Mar resort—emanating that same refined elegance, impeccable service and attention to detail. From its wrought-iron entry gates, Italian marble floors and finishes, intricate woodwork and crystal chandeliers to its Southern-tinged, contemporary American dishes, Amaya La Jolla is a true study in restaurant craftsmanship from décor to cuisine. Amaya brought over a seasoned staff from the Grand Del Mar locale, including Executive Chef Camron Woods, manager Nolan Seu and sommelier Andrew Adelson, who oversees an impressive wine collection of nearly 300 labels. Start dinner with the buttermilk-fried quail with smoked mac ‘n’ cheese, followed by the slow-roasted pork chop with roasted apples and sweet potato bread pudding. 1205 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.750.3695. amayalajolla.com