Valle Michelin Star: Oceanside Restaurant Gets High Honors -

Valle Michelin Star: Oceanside Restaurant Gets High Honors

The Michelin Guide on Tuesday officially made a new addition to the list of San Diego restaurants, awarding Oceanside restaurant Valle a Michelin Star.

Valle is located in Oceanside and serves an upscale take on Northern Mexican cuisine in a beautiful environment with ocean views. On Tuesday, the Michelin Guide awarded Valle its first Michelin Star, according to Eater San Diego.

In a live-streamed broadcast, the Micheline Guide California said that Valle chef Roberto Alcocer “brings his refined, modern expression of Mexican cuisine stateside at this elegant space in the Mission Pacific Hotel, overlooking the scenic Oceanside Pier.”

The Valle Michelin Star means that there are now five restaurants around San Diego County with at least one star. Notably, well-known restaurant Addison in Del Mar was recently given three Michelin Stars — the highest honor available.

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Other San Diego restaurants with a Michelin Star include Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad, Soichi in University Heights, and Sushi Tadokoro in Old Town. Each of those three also have a single star.

According to the Michelin Guide, restaurants with a single Michelin Star feature “high quality cooking” and are “worth a stop.”

Alcocer is renowned for his cuisine and has worked in Mexico’s famous Valle de Guadalupe wine country. He founded Valle in 2021 to bring an elevated take to the coastal Mexican food commonly seen throughout Baja California. Now, the Valle Michelin Star has cemented his reputation.

If you decide to give Valle a visit, you can expect delicious surf-meets-turf items like A5 Wagyu beef with shitake mushrooms and daikon confit, a Pelican harbor “catch of the day” fish with roasted fennel and requesón chochoyotas, or braised Niman lamb in a birria broth.

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