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Marketplace Grille

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1030-C Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, San Diego, CA
858.456.9576
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Description: Once upon a time within the royal palaces of ancient Persia, chefs...
Once upon a time within the royal palaces of ancient Persia, chefs invented tantalizing dishes. These delightful recipes tickled the royal palates. We borrowed a little ancient wisdom and added our own unique southwestern mesquite to middle eastern invention. The result is mouth-watering. Imagine fresh and natural marinades designed to compliment our gourmet meats, seafood and vegetables, simmered over mesquite coals dripping with flavor. We think you'll agree this experience is best described as "The Thrill of the Grille!"
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food at reasonable prices

Four of us enjoyed our lunch at the Marketplace Grill, which is adjacent to several other restaurants. Each of had something different, but all the choices pleased our palates without making an inordinate dent in our wallets. The service is friendly and prompt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2014
RichT529
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Alexandria, VA
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh, always perfect and great owner and staff. If you want simple Mediterranean food, this is the place. An easy get in and out place with a wonderful patio to sit and eat. Truly a La Jolla gem.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Four of us enjoyed our lunch at the Marketplace Grill, which is adjacent to several other restaurants. Each of had something different, but all the choices pleased our palates without making an inordinate dent in our wallets. The service is friendly and prompt.

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La Jolla, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Food tastes good but using a hair dryer to fire up the flame onto the meat is a little sickening. In this day there are new ways to cook food that is probably healthier. Had to find other places.

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I ordered the hummus, it was delicious and served with fresh soft pita bread. My husband got their chicken bowl with herb rice. I had a few bites, it was very good, very flavorful. Their iced tea is great too.

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Yes, you can eat at Marketplace Grille at one of the outside tables, but most locals prefer to take out Middle Eastern "fast food" though the food takes longer than true "fast food." Good kabobs with wide variety of protein choices. Vegetarian options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

The freshest, tastiest food we found in LaJolla was at MarketPlace Grill, located at 1030-C Torrey Pines Road. Basically Mediterranean, everything is fixed from scratch, grilled in sight, and served at outside tables. This little gem is tucked in a small strip center and not so easy to find but I promise it is worth the effort to search it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1030-C Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 858.456.9576

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Grill

Description

Once upon a time within the royal palaces of ancient Persia, chefs invented tantalizing dishes. These delightful recipes tickled the royal palates. We borrowed a little ancient wisdom and added our own unique southwestern mesquite to middle eastern invention. The result is mouth-watering. Imagine fresh and natural marinades designed to compliment our gourmet meats, seafood and vegetables, simmered over mesquite coals dripping with flavor. We think you'll agree this experience is best described as "The Thrill of the Grille!"

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