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Flavor Del Mar - CLOSED

1555 Camino Del Mar #322, Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-3663
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Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 15th Street
Transit: Take MTS Bus to Camino Del Mar at 15th St
Description: Flavor is a mix of what we taste and what we smell, making the number of unique flavors that can be created essentially limitless. This inspires us. This makes us want to create and share flavors that astound, excite and surprise. This is what we aim to do.Here timeless ingredients in unexpected combinations take center stage to create food that is never fussy or over-complicated. Simple food, done well. Period. Owned by restaurateur Jeff Hunter, with a kitchen helmed by acclaimed Chef Brian Redzikowski, Flavor Del Mar breathes an effortless breath of fresh air into the often overdone culinary scene.

33 reviews from our community

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English first
Oceanside, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

I can't believe that there is nothing anywhere that days this place is closed! We drove down to have a girls night and ended up at Pacifica Del Mar instead!

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San Francisco
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The location is great on top of the building with almost floor to ceiling glass windows in the main dining area. Needless to day, the view of the ocean is fabulous. It would have been better had we dined during the day. Service was prompt, polite and professional. The sauteed greens I started with was too spicy for my taste... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Flavor Del Mar and its sister wine bar, Sip has closed its doors for good according to a sign posted on the entrance door. Flavor opened with great fanfare with a high profile chef, a hip and trendy food and drink menu and a bustling and very loud bar scene. No reasons have been offered regarding the closings. I had... More

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reno
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I would not eat here again, better food elsewhere for the price. Had dinner which tasted so so, looked nice, tasted blah. The atmosphere was hip and service exceptionally attentive. Amazing cocktails including the grapefruit cucumber. If it was just a bar, this place rocks, but their restaurant is not good.

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Grapevine, TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great drinks and appetizers on a Monday night. Waiter was also the bartender and was helpful. Lovely view overlooking the ocean. Flavor got busy closer to dinner hours. Comfy seating with contemporary decor. Cool blue lighting in bar area. Tuna tacos were tasty and crunchy. Pork sliders satisfied.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

If for no other reason to go . . . drop by and munch on a side of their Duck Fat Fries. Insatiably yummy!!! Sure, they may not be “light and healthy,” but heck . . . Who really goes out on-the-town to eat healthy for a good time? Don't kid yourself by thinking that dining out is a healthy... More

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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The waiter was great, the appetizers were Fantastic with the exception of the "scrambled egg" appetizer. The eggs were runny and cheese tasted off. The main course across the entire table was horrible. The favor combinations were poor. The Miso glaze was horribly sweet, the beans under the Blackened Miso Cod were undercooked, my wife's steak was tough, stringy and... More

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Tucson, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

While walking by Flavor at lunch time on our visit to Del Mar, we noticed their happy hour prices and thought everything looked excellent. Everything was. I had the mint lemonade which was great although the St. Germaine's was a little sweet. My husband had the spiced tai which we both liked so much we bought the ingredients to make... More

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Vacaville, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Fun joint with great ambiance... I was disappointed with the food all the way around. Tried the lobster tempura and found it lacking in flavor. The spicy shrimp was a bit better tasting. I had the lobster, pea, bacon and mushroom pasta and found it overly loaded with mushrooms and also on the bland side. My husband had the strip... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Granted, we were on a business trip so we could expense $50 towards the meal ... but the views and the food were so impressive it was a GREAT way to unwind from all the office politics. I don't know about you, but whenever my taste buds experience something totally new and novel, it's awesome. And you get that with... More

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