A trusted tipster told us that Delicias is winding down after over 20 years of feeding Rancho Santa Fe and will reportedly serve its last meal this Saturday. The North County restaurant, which counts the well-regarded Paul McCabe among its kitchen alumni, first opened in 1991 and was remodeled in 2012; its sale comes with the option to purchase all furniture, fixtures and equipment, plus a liquor license.
The search for a new tenant for the 5,800-square-foot space is being handled by Colliers International Senior Vice President Bill Shrader, whose family owns the property; Shrader says that he's in conversation with several potential candidates, but nothing has been finalized.
He told Eater, "We consider ourselves fortunate to have a restaurant for 25 years and want to thank Paulo Parviz and Kevin Mabbitt, who built and ran the business for the first 15 years, and Owen Perry, who has owned it for the last 10, for their contributions to Rancho Santa Fe over this long and successful run. We are also excited about what the future will bring and looking forward to having a new restaurant opening in 2016."