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Market Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Californian
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3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255 (El Camino Real)
858-523-0007
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always excellent

The Market consistently delivers.....amazing food, presentation, vibe ....the best in RSF. This place is known to the residents who want to keep it a secret....you will love it !

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
wrldtrvler39
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Market consistently delivers.....amazing food, presentation, vibe ....the best in RSF. This place is known to the residents who want to keep it a secret....you will love it !

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Vancouver, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Seldom do I agree with the highest rated restaurants. This may be the exception. The concept for this restaurant is farm to table, and it shows. In Europe this is the rule alas in North America this concept seldom occurs. We were traveling the countryside so I was a little worried about a dress code as I had shorts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Although hearing about Market for a long time, I was a first timer. The food lived up to every expectation, plus. Sashimi, lamb meatballs, carnitas tacos, short rib, beautiful amuse bouches, etc... all perfection. Seriously. The service at the bar not only complimented, but surpassed any and every expectation. Atmosphere, food, and Eve at the bar warrant everything positive you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The salmon melted in my mouth like butter. It was cooked to perfection. Manager was very helpful when the dressing on my salad was not up to par.

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Midland, MI
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113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On a recent weekday visit for dinner, a friend and I decided upon the tasting menu at Market, which is five courses with two options for each course and is available with wine pairings. We tried virtually the entire menu between the two of us and swooned over the fish course in particular. The wine pairings were fabulous and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The bar area for this great restaurant is an unnecessary distraction. it oozes attitude and the worst of southern California. Just go directly to your table and enjoy a creative and delicious menu and friendly professional service; representative of the best of southern California..

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Italy
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347 reviews 347 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our second trip to Market and we were not disappointed. Last year, we visited and were seated next to the most disgusting group of men who were each trying to top the other with how successful and wonderful they were...gag! It was really inappropriate and we were sad that our sons had to hear these losers. Upon our... More 

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Del Mar, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was anticipating a glorious meal at The Market but was disappointed with the vegetarian entree which I felt was over salted. The Starter--asparagus soup, a grilled sandwich with a lobster-cheese filling and pickled vegetables felt more like a lunch than a starter. The cheese overwhelmed the lobster. I didn't realize it would be a grilled sandwich which felt too... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely spot. I was excited go as it is rated #1 on Trip Advisor. The menu was very appealing and the service was great. The restaurant is loud and dark which can make it hard to hear your neighbour. Food was great but the location was disappointing. As someone visiting from Canada I would have liked to... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the food was fantastic. But the decor and the service-- well, they were trying just a little too hard. The restaurant just didn't fit with the great impression we have of the town of Del Mar-- authentic, laid back. This place tried too hard to look like and be a Mortons or Ruth Chris. Killer wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 858-523-0007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?