Barona Resort & Casino Awarded for “Best Casino Restaurants” by California Restaurant Association

For the 7th consecutive year, the California Restaurant Association (CRA) San Diego Chapter has honored Barona Resort & Casino with a Gold Medallion Award for “Best Casino Restaurants.” This prestigious award collectively recognizes all of Barona’s restaurants for offering the best overall casino food and customer service.

“We are honored to have received this award again this year,” said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. “Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients in each expertly prepared dish and our service is second to none. We work very hard to create a memorable dining experience for every player and it is rewarding to be acknowledged for delivering on that promise.”

Players have a wide variety of casual and fine dining options to choose from when dining at Barona. San Diego’s loosest casino is home to six signature restaurants including Seasons Fresh Buffet, Sage Café, Ho Wan Noodle Shop, the Barona Oaks Steakhouse, Italian Cucina, The Plaza, and El Rancho Grande, as well as several casual eateries in the food court including a Banh Mi Sandwich Cart. And, with the casino’s unique gameside dining service, players can even have many of their favorite Barona dishes served right at their slot machine or table game.

“Congratulations to Barona Resort & Casino on this well deserved award in recognition of their dedication to San Diego’s restaurant community and hospitality industry,” said Jan Borkum, administrator of the California Restaurant Association San Diego Chapter. “Barona offers an exceptional dining experience for their players and their commitment to culinary excellence can be found in every bite they serve.”

The California Restaurant Association’s Gold Medallion Awards is San Diego’s most prestigious culinary industry event. It is an opportunity for industry professionals to honor their fellow restaurateurs for their business practices, concepts and achievements in more than 40 award categories.

Barona Resort & Casino, a AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego’s leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. LEED Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Barona is San Diego’s leading destination resort featuring 400 guest rooms and suites all with beautiful views of the Barona Valley, a variety of award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.