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Market Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Market Visit #3

If you are from Houston compare this to Benjy's. Loved the unique menu. Food was delish. Service was great. 6:30 reservation meant not too crowded. Christina has taken care of us on all 3 visits in the past year. We will surely ask for her again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Theresa T
,
Deer Park, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We had the pollo soap and soft shell crab as appetizers and scallops and short ribs as entrees. All dishes are tasty, albeit on the salty side. Portions are just right although some may think it's on the light side. Overall decor isn't special. The waiter was pleasant although disappeared after entrees were cleared and we waited for coffee/dessert options.... More 

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Deer Park, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you are from Houston compare this to Benjy's. Loved the unique menu. Food was delish. Service was great. 6:30 reservation meant not too crowded. Christina has taken care of us on all 3 visits in the past year. We will surely ask for her again.

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ventura
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to this place while attending an event at the fairgrounds. It was excellent food and amazing service. Plan on making this a must stop when you are in Del Mar. You will not be sorry.

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Costa Mesa, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place is great for celebrating anything, the staff is great, food is great and the ambiance is very romantic.

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Dallas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I took her best friend to Market for her 60th birthday. What a great meal. I had the beet salad with citrus and it was extremely tasty. For the main course, I had the short ribs, which is one of their signature dishes and was the best short rib dish I've ever eaten - but it was... More 

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Tucson,Az
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249 reviews 249 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our son and d-in law who live in the area and work in the industry took us there. They are not easily impressed but Market was able to impress us all. Had for starters the beet salad, amberjack tartare and best of all the blue cheese souffle. Then we had 4 entree's- my wife's fish and my lamb were cooked... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The menu is very interesting with lots of lovely choices and the food was all delicious! I had the Jidoori chicken that had a hit of Mexican flavor added to it. Loved every bite.

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Cornville, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ambiance.... check Service ..... check Quality food .... check This chef/owner deserves an award. We had the chefs paring and enjoyed every bite. If I could change one thing .... um .... er .... well ... nevermind. Enjoy!

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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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: Romantic, 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?