Mother’s Day in La Jolla

white tea cup and saucer on white table adorned with light pink flowers

La Jolla has a reputation for being a community filled with strong women dating back to its earliest beginnings. So what better place to celebrate Mother’s Day than in La Jolla.

Many of La Jolla’s top restaurants are back for another year of tasty offerings to help you celebrate the occasion. After brunch, show Mom around the town and check out some other activities in La Jolla. The streets are lively, there’s a variety of boutique shops where moms can indulge in some retail therapy, and there are many outdoor activities to show moms a fun time.

Where to Dine in La Jolla on Mother’s Day

Estancia in Bloom | Daily, 4 pm – 10 pm

9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Estancia La Jolla is in bloom with its decked-out botanical speakeasy at their Greenfinch Bar. Colorful blossoms are perfectly placed around the garden making for a lovely Mother’s Day background that mom will love! It’s a great place to stop for a cocktail, enjoy the sensory experience, and take photos with the family. More details here.


white tea cup and saucer on white table adorned with light pink flowers

Photo by Sixteen Miles Out on Unsplash.

Spring Tea at the Mediterranean Room | May 12, 11 am – 1:30 pm

La Valencia Hotel | 1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA, 92037

If your mom loves tea, the Spring Tea event at the Mediterranean Room will be the perfect Mother’s Day treat. So you can beat the Mother’s Day weekend crowd and enjoy this Friday event to celebrate with your mom. La Valencia’s award-winning tea service features a variety of DAMMANN Frères teas with tasty small bites like scones, quiche, sandwiches, mini pastries, and a complimentary glass of champagne to cheers to mom. More event details here.

$89 Adults | $65 Children

Mother’s Day Ice Cream Social | May 12, 2 pm – 3 pm

The La Jolla Community Center is serving up a cold treat for you and all the moms in the community.

$10 for Nonmembers. Purchase your tickets here.

A.R. Valentien | May 14, 10:30 am – 3 pm

11480 North Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

A.R. Valentien is an elegant and upscale dining experience located at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. For Mother’s Day, guests will enjoy a special 3-course brunch event. Enjoy the views of the pristine Torrey Pines Golf Course and the stunning Pacific Ocean in the distance. They’ll be serving items like cream of celery soup, french toast, white wine braised Alaskan halibut, spring vegetable shakshuka, lavender honey cake, and more

$145 for Adults | $75 for children (11 and under)

Eddie V’s | May 14, 10 am – 2 pm

1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Eddie V’s is one of La Jolla’s top stops for celebrating special occasions, and Mother’s Day is no different. This Mother’s Day, they will feature a delicious selection of seafood, steak, and classic brunch items. Enjoy items like lobster bisque, smoked salmon, steak and eggs, lobster quiche florentine, and sweets like warm cinnamon rolls and banana foster cake. The children’s brunch includes scrambled eggs, chicken fingers, and mac and cheese. See the full menu and reserve your table here.

$52 Adults | $16 Children


a baking sheet of ten golden baked blueberry cinnamon rolls

Photo by Yosep Sugiarto on Unsplash.

Estancia La Jolla | May 14, 10 am – 2 pm

9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

The plush gardens at Estancia La Jolla welcome all incredible mothers to enjoy a beautiful brunch buffet at the Greenfinch Restaurant & Bar. The Mother’s Day spread will feature an impressive selection of savory breakfast options, made-to-order stations, sweet treats, and more. Guests can also raise a glass of bubbly to toast to Mom with bottomless mimosas. All with gorgeous garden views as the backdrop to your celebration. Make reservations and check out the full menu here.

$110 for adults | $55 for children (free under 5) 

Georges at the Cove | May 14, 10 am – 3 pm

1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

Georges makes things special for Mother’s Day with a holiday brunch menu featuring classic favorites with an updated twist. The views are stunning, making for a perfect backdrop to celebrate Mom. Enjoy poached shrimp, avocado focaccia toast, huevos rancheros, chocolate blackberry tart, and more. Add a mimosa or spicy bloody mary to top it off. See more menu details and reserve your table here

four people holding iced cocktails cheers their glasses together in celebration

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash.

The LOT | May 14, 9 am – 11:30 am

7611 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Take mom to the LOT this Mother’s Day for a mouthwatering brunch buffet and a movie! The lavish buffet spread will feature menu items like grilled swordfish, slow-roasted prime rib, lemon ricotta pancakes, honey-glazed carrots, and more! If you bring the little ones, they’ll be happy, too, with kid-friendly classics like macaroni & cheese, chicken tenders, and corn dogs. Check out the full menu, and if you like what you see, reserve your table.

$70 for adults | $35 for children 12 and under (Beverages are not included)

La Valencia | May 14, 10 am – 7 pm

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA, 92037

Treat your mom to the classic luxury dining experience at the iconic Pink Lady in La Jolla. The La Valencia Hotel will serve a three-course culinary extravaganza curated by Executive Chef Fabian Aceves. Savory dishes like hamachi tartare, succulent lamb shank, glazed cod, and rich chocolate pistachio torte. Your mom will feel well-loved after this lovely Mother’s Day meal. See their event page for more information and to reserve your table.

$129 for adults | $45 for children


For more current events happening in La Jolla, see our events page.

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Valorie Hirsch

Valorie Hirsch is a Content Manager and writer at lajolla.ca, helping readers discover the best of La Jolla, from things to do, dining, events, and more, so visitors and locals can have the best experience and stay connected. A San Diego native, you can usually find her enjoying live music shows, hiking local trails, tackling the world's most difficult reads, or catching up with her favorite Instagram cat celebrities.
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Valorie Hirsch

Valorie Hirsch is a Content Manager and writer at lajolla.ca, helping readers discover the best of La Jolla, from things to do, dining, events, and more, so visitors and locals can have the best experience and stay connected. A San Diego native, you can usually find her enjoying live music shows, hiking local trails, tackling the world's most difficult reads, or catching up with her favorite Instagram cat celebrities.

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