Nation | Tribe: Barona Band of Mission Indians
1932 Wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside, California 92040-1546
888-7-BARONA | 888-722-7662
Barona Resort & Casino was voted "San Diego's 2022 Best Casino" by readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Barona Casino is an Indian gaming casino owned by the Barona Band of Mission Indians. The casino is non-smokiing and features 2,200 slot machines, 75 table games and a poker room. Barona also has a 400-room hotel, a day spa, six restaurants and a food court, and an award-winning golf course.
Barona Resort & Casino is located in San Diego County in Barona Valley about 30 minutes from downtown San Diego.
San Diego Union-Tribune's 2022 San Diego's Best Readers Poll
Source: San Diego Union Tribune
2022 Best Local Casino - Barona Resort & Casino
2022 Best Loosest Slots - Barona Resort & Casino
2022 Best Coffeehouse - Barona Coffee Company
2022 Best Steakhouse - Barona Oaks Steakhouse
2022 Best Chinese Cuisine - Barona Ho Wan Noodle Shop
2022 Best Casino Dining - Barona Italian Cucina
2022 Best 24-Hour Cuisine - Barona Sage Cafe
Gaming Guide 2020 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2020 #1 Best Casino
2020 #1 Loosest Slots
2020 #2 Luckiest Casino
2020 #2 Best Players Club
USA Today's 2019 Best Casino Outside Vegas
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2019 #1 Best Casino Outside Vegas
Gaming Guide 2019 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2019 #1 Best Casino
2019 #1 Loosest Slots Casino
2019 #1 Best Players Club
2019 #1 Best Service
Gaming Guide 2018 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2018 #1 Best Players Club
2018 #1 Best Service
2018 #1 Best Buffet - Seasons Fresh Buffet
2018 #1 Best Fine Dining - Barona Oaks Steakhouse
Gaming Guide 2016 Southern California Reader's Choice Awards
2016 #1 Loosest Slots Caasino
2016 #1 Best Blackjack
2016 #1 Best Service
2016 #1 Best Players Club
Barona is currently expanding, remodeling and renovating its gaming floor, food court and amenities.
The casino gaming floor was recently expanded by 30,000 square feet to accomodate non-smoking players. The new area includes 535 new slot machines, two gaming tables and a new VIP Club Barona booth.
The poker room, promenade, and food court have been remodeled. This includes new offerings in a larger food court area, The current buffet patio will be enclosed.
A new and notable addition is the Welcome Home entrance featuring the Welcome Home Oak Tree.
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Open 24 hours daily
Minimum gambling age 18
Gaming space totals 300,000 square feet
2,200 Slot Machines - Denominations start at a penny
75 Table Games
Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, PaiGow Poker, Let It Ride, Three-Card Poker, Super Fun 21, Casino War
Poker Room - non-smoking with 15 tables
Barona Steakhouse - Reservations recommended. Open Sun-Thu 5PM to 10PM; Fri-Sat 5PM to 12AM midnight.
Italian Cucina - Traditional dishes. Reservations 619-328-3125.
Sage Cafe - Casual dining. Open 24 hours daily.
The Plaza - Dinner only. Fresh seafood dishes.
Seasons Fresh Buffet - 850 seats, Mon-Thu 10AM - 10PM, Fri 10AM - 12AM Midnight, Saturday 10AM - 12AM Midnight, Sunday 10AM - 10PM
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill - Open 8AM-10PM daily
Feisty Kate's Burgers and Malts - Open 10AM - 2AM daily
The Pizza Place - Open 24 hours daily
Barona Coffee Company - Open Sun-Thu 7AM - 10PM; Fri-Sat 7AM - Midnight
HoWan Noodle Shop - Open Sun-Thur 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1am
Gameside Dining - Special gaming floor dining menu and service
El Rancho Grande - Mexican cuisine - open 5PM-12AM
Mon - Sat: 9AM - 8PM
Sun: 9AM - 6PM
Appointments: (619) 328-4772
18-hole championship golf course
Barona Casino is located 30 minutes from downtown San Diego in Barona Valley.
August 8, 2022
Barona Resort & Casino has been voted the Best Casino and the Loosest Slots in the 2022 San Diego's Best Readers Poll published by the Union-Tribune. Both awards have been won by Barona for the past 12 consecutive years. Barona also finished in first place in five other categories:
2022 Best Local Casino
Barona Resort & Casino
2022 Best Loosest Slots
Barona Resort & Casino
2022 Best Coffeehouse
Barona Coffee Company
2022 Best Steakhouse
Barona Oaks Steakhouse
2022 Best Chinese Cuisine
Ho Wan Noodle Shop
2022 Best Casino Dining
2022 Best 24-Hour Cuisine
November 11, 2020
In a press release this week Barona Resort & Casino announced the cancellation of its annual New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[No Ads]
May 26, 2020
Barona Resort & Casino will reopen its casino and hotel tomorrow Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10am. Both operations will be temporarily limited for health and safety. The Barona Creek Golf Course will reopen in mid June.
The reopened casino will be non-smoking. Every other slot machine will be turned off to maintain social distancing between players. The slot machines and chairs will be sanitized after each player.
Table games will be limited to three players. Dealers will wear gloves. Cards will be changed frequently and chips will be cleaned daily. When a player leaves a table, the table rails and chair will be cleaned.
Poker will remain closed until further notice.
Roulette may have four players separated by six feet. Craps may have six players which also require separation by six feet. Dice will be sanitized for every new player.
Availability will be limited to the Food Court, Sage Cafe, In-Room Dining and Gameside Dining. Other venues will open in later phases.
Hotel capacity will be reduced to fewer rooms. The fitness center and spa services will be closed. Elevators will be limited to four
November 2, 2019
Barona Resort & Casino in northern San Diego County, California is the "2019 Best Casinos Outside Las Vegas" as determined by the readers of USA Today. The selection was a surprise to many who expect either Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun to be voted number one.
Players chose Barona Casino based on these key factors:
Barona Resort & Casino has been certified for the loosest slots, video poker, blackjack, and roulette in the San Diego area. The casino offers players a wide selection of 2,200 slots machines with denominations starting at a penny. There are 75 table games with friendly dealers and staff.
Barona Casino has also been recognized with these recent awards:
In addition to the casino, Barona also offers a luxury hotel with 400 guest rooms and suites, a luxury spa, award-winning dining, and Barona Creek Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course.
February 26, 2019
March is a "Month-Long Special Promotion Month" at Barona Resort & Casino as the casino celebrates the one-year anniversary of opening its "Welcome Home" expansion area.
The Welcome Home expansion added the following features:
30,000 square feet was added for a non-smoking gaming area. It included 535 new slot machines, two gaming tables and a new VIP Club Barona booth and new bathrooms.
The poker room was remodeled. The promenade was remodeled.
The food court was upgraded and rebranded The Barona Loop. Additional eating venues were added.
The Welcome Home Entrance became a centerpiece with itse inspirational Welcome Home Oak Tree.
To celebrate the initial opening in 2018 Barona Casino offered a special promotion of 5X Points All Day Long through March 2018.
This year to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Welcome Home opening, Barona Casino is offering the same special promotion: 5X Points All-Day All-Month March 1-31, 2019.
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August 28, 2018
The San Diego Union Tribune recently released their annual "Best Of" winners. Readers of the publication vote for their favorites and decide on the winners.
Barona Resort & Casino has won again in the poll. This will mark the eight year in a row for the resort casino as a favorite. The awards are for Best Casino, Loosest Slots, and Best Casino Buffet.
A total of eight first places awards were won by the resort casino.
Other awards were for Best Place to Work, Golf Course, Best Steakhouse, 24 Hour Restaurant, and Casino Restaurant.
Recently a large expansion and renovation project was finished at Barona Resort & Casino. A new game area was added that offers smoke free gaming. The space for this area is 30,000 square feet. Additional shopping and a larger food court was also added during the expansion project.
There are 2,200 slot and video poker machines in operation at the resort casino. There are also 120 game tables.
The resort offers 400 guest rooms and suites. Barona Valley views can be seen from the rooms. The resort has a AAA Four Diamond rating. The event center can host a variety of events. There is a spa.
The Barona Creek Golf Club offers championship 18 holes of golf. For the last 16 years the golf course has ranked in the top 10 best golf courses by Golfweek Magazine.
Celebrate the Opening of Barona's New Welcome Home Expansion with 5X Points All Day Long from Monday, March 5 to Saturday, March 31
SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Head to Barona Resort & Casino Monday, March 5 through Saturday, March 31 and get 5X Points all day long while playing on any of the hundreds of new slot machines in Barona's recently unveiled "Welcome Home" expansion.
As San Diego's Best Casino, Barona recently expanded its casino floor with the addition of 30,000 square feet of non-smoking gaming space featuring 535 new machines, two table game pits, gorgeous new bathrooms, a new VIP Club Barona booth and new offerings in a larger food court area. Prominent in the new space, known as the Welcome Home entrance, is a landmark Welcome Home Oak Tree, a beloved symbol for the Barona Tribe.
"We are excited to invite everyone out to experience our new Welcome Home expansion with 5X points in March," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "As soon as players enter the beautiful new space, they'll be wowed by the stately presence of the oak tree which conveys that Barona is a gathering place for friends and family. Our players are family and we want to welcome them home to Barona."
Club Barona members will receive 5X Points while playing on any of the slot, video poker and keno machines in the new Welcome Home space.
About Barona Resort & Casino
Named Best Casino and "Loosest Slots" for seven consecutive years in the San Diego's Best Union-Tribune Readers Poll, Barona Resort & Casino is the ultimate gaming entertainment destination featuring 2,457 slot and video poker machines and 118 table games. The AAA Four Diamond rated property features 400 spacious guest rooms and suites with beautiful views of Barona Valley, award-winning dining, Spa Barona, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, ranked in the Golf week Magazine Top 10 for the past 16 years. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit www.barona.com, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662).
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