The Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Coronado, Calif., has opened Albaca, a new bayside dining venue.
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 designated as Alta and Baja. The new concept celebrates Latin, Baja, and California flavors.
The hotel used streetsense, a company out of Bethesda, MD, for the hotel’s redesign and the opening of Albaca.
Located on the quiet side of Coronado, near the Coronado Ferry Landing, Albaca has an 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, which transformed the Coronado Island Marriott into a wellness destination though new guestrooms, spa and wellness center, redesigned meeting spaces, lobby and new dining concepts.
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