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Market Restaurant & Bar

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3702 Via de La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255 (El Camino Real)
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Solana Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I have been coming into Market for at least 10 years. It has consistently been one of the finest meals in San Diego with the best service. From the valet to the bartender to the food - it always delivers. The primary reason for this consistency is Chef Carl. He's a real work-the-line, prep the food, wipe... More 

Thank Ted V
Solana Beach, California
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Market is one of the best restaurants in San Diego. It's a high end restaurant that's not outrageously expensive. The food is consistently excellent using local ingredients, including from nearby Chino farms. Service is always impeccable. If there's one negative it's that the wines are expensive with few offerings under $60. This is a great place to go for a... More 

Thank sdphil
Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is outstanding, the ambiance is all right, and the service is very good. It is just off the 5 Freeway near the Del Mar Race Track. It is Valet Parking only, but they do not charge extra for the Valet. The decor is nothing special, but the food is extremely good. The seared tuna that I enjoyed was... More 

Thank Steven C
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't quite sure what Market wants to be, in terms of decor. All of the black kind hits you when you walk in. Not very warm environment---could be lovely with some sprucing up. But the food is top notch. Wonderful, imaginative entrees and appetizers! We loved every morsel. Excellent wines as well. Staff was professional.

Thank HAV847
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorites--I always come here when visiting La Jolla. Wonderful menu with unique pairings of tastes. Try the blue cheese souffle paired with spicy apple. Or the duck paired with a foie gras sausage and warm German potato salad. Terrific service and quiet enough to hold a conversation A little off the beaten track in east Del Mar

Thank sgrahammd
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was packed when we arrived on a Thursday evening. You were fortunate to find a table in the bar and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Sushi was served in the bar but not in the restaurant so I felt very fortunate as I love sushi. The service was impeccable and the ambience was very nice.

Thank whitval
The Colony, Texas
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The location is great, but parking is rough. Service is good. My favorite part was the sourdough bread , amazing! The quality of fish is average for the the high price u pay. The crab Louie salad was good, pasta blah, fresh seafood plate was ok. Go for the Old Fish market experience.

Thank candegurrl25
New York
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from NYC, we didn't really expect anything too high end in the area, but we read some excellent reviews and decided to try it on a Friday night... we were impressed from the very beginning! The cars parked in front give you a good idea of the clientele, and the staff was immediately welcoming and unpretentious, despite the fact... More 

Thank Fizios
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great atmosphere, excellent service and delightful the dishes!!. Creativity, taste and appearance are well know in this Del Mar restaurant. Fixed menu ( a must) changes frequently and opt for the wine paring. You will be pleasantly surprised whit the wines they select

Thank T.t. B
Seattle, Washington
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266 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Came for dinner with friends, started in the bar as our table wasn't ready (we arrived early) and tried the "Spicy Don" which was like a jalapeno margarita. I couldn't really taste the jalapeno, I was expecting a bit more spicy, but they were great anyway. Shared a beet salad ($16.25) for starter, came with fennel and goats cheese, I... More 

Thank Maria B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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

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