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Cafe Del Rey

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Wed, 1/16
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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FRESH FROM THE SEA*
each4.0
Oysters*
as the sea provides, scallion and tomato ponzu, horseradish, lemon
$22.0
Chilled Shrimp
fresh herbs, cocktail sauce
$16.0
Market Ceviche*
please ask your server for today's offering
$25.0
Alaskan King Crab
garlic-infused drawn butter, charred lemon, fresh herbs
$120.0
Seafood Tower*
1/2 lb. ceviche, 6 clams, dozen oysters, 6 shrimp, 1 lb. king crab
STARTERS
$12.0
French Onion Soup
madeira wine, crostini, brûléed Gruyère
$28.0
Cheese & Charcuterie
artisanal cheeses, salumi, walnut raisin bread, roasted pistachios, housemade mostarda, honeycomb and house pickled vegetables
$12.0
Baby Greens Salad
cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled red onions, candied pecans, shaved candy cane beets, sherry vinaigrette
$13.0
Caesar Salad*
crisp romaine hearts, housemade focaccia croutons, Parmesan cheese and housemade Caesar dressing
$19.0
Steak Tartare*
Espelette crusted steak, quail egg, triple blanched garlic, crispy capers, pickled mushrooms
$16.0
Chopped Kale Salad
romaine, golden raisins, heirloom tomatoes, chickpeas, nuts, Parmesan, pickled onions, curry dressing
$22.0
Truffle Pizza
truffle cream, caramelized onions, truffle peeling, fresh thyme, Parmesan
$19.0
Moules Mariniere*
Salt Springs mussels, Bloomsdale spinach, garlic-parsley Pernod butter
$15.0
Calamari Fritti
arugula, sweet cherry peppers, pepperoncini, marinara sauce
$21.0
Bluefin Tuna Toro Crudo*
smoldered leek purée, pickled cauliflower, shimeji mushrooms, shaved radish, pea and popcorn shoots, tobiko, borage blossoms, yuzu vinaigrette, smoked shoyu
MAINS
$36.0
Wild Spanish Octopus*
butter bean ragout, braised Tuscan kale, tomato confit, herb vinaigrette
$35.0
Barramundi
pomegranate gastrique, tahini cauliflower, fruit relish, pistachio gremolata
$37.0
Lobster Ravioli
poached lobster tail, lobster mousse ravioli, lobster truffle sauce, oyster mushrooms, English peas, bottarga
$32.0
Pan Roasted Jidori Chicken
half chicken, roasted garlic crust, sautéed spaetzle, mushrooms, spinach, brandied chicken jus
$34.0
Atlantic Salmon
couscous, dried plums, Italian olives, Brussels sprouts, apple-mint chutney
$29.0
Wild Albacore Tuna
sesame crust, peewee potatoes, baby heirloom tomatoes, kale, olive vinaigrette
$27.0
Eggplant & Zucchini Gratin
roasted eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, butter poached sweet onion, saffron beurre blanc
$37.0
Madeira Glazed Scallops
butternut squash purée, apple fennel salad, crispy spaghetti squash
$33.0
White Bouillabaisse Blanc
Salt Springs mussels, manila clams, whole prawns, fresh fish, fingerling potatoes, baby turnips, thumbelina carrots, clam cream broth
$40.0
New Zealand Lamb Chops
honey-glazed carrots, fennel, saffronlime yogurt, demi-glace
SIDES
$8.0
Garlic-herb Mashed Potatoes
$17.0
Lobster Mac & Cheese
$8.0
Asparagus
$8.0
Garlic Rapini
$5.0
Housemade Kennebec Fries
$7.0
Truffle Fries
$8.0
Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts
SEASONAL COCKTAILS
$11.5
Cranberry Citrus Red Sangria
cranberries, oranges Indaba red blend, mixed spices
$13.0
Strawberry Rhubarb Mule
strawberry infused Tito's Handmade Vodka, housemade rhubarb syrup, lime, ginger beer
$14.0
Whiskey Daisy
lemon, grapefruit wedges, Nolet's Gin, Bulleit Bourbon
$14.5
Cucumber del Rey
white cranberry, cucumber, lime, Hendrick's Gin
$13.0
Naughty Piña
coconut purée, pineapple, lime, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
$12.0
Mezcal in China
grapefruit, lemon, lychee liqueur, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
$14.0
Cocchi Old Fashioned
orange, luxardo cherries, Cocchi di Torino Vermouth, Michter's Small Batch Bourbon
$14.0
Jalapeño Infused Margarita
orange and jalapeño infused Milagro Silver Tequila, cilantro, lime, orange liqueur
$14.0
Ama-Negroni
Cardamaro, Campari, Tanqueray Gin
BEER
$8.5
Absolution, Convert Lager, 6.2% ABV, Torrance, CA
$9.25
Allagash, Belgian White Ale, 5.0% ABV, Portland, Maine
$8.0
Amstel Light, Light Lager, 3.5% ABV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
$8.5
Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, American IPA, 7.0% ABV, San Diego, CA
$8.0
Bohemia, Pilsner, 4.7% ABV, Monterrey / Orizaba, Mexico
$8.5
Dogtown Duck IPA, American IPA, 6.8% ABV, Venice, CA
$8.5
Lucky Duck Agave Blonde Ale, American Blonde Ale 5.3% ABV, Venice, CA
$9.5
Old Rasputin, Russian Imperial Stout, 9.0% ABV, Fort Bragg, CA
$8.5
Red Trolley Ale, 5.8% ABV, San Diego, CA
$7.0
St. Pauli Girl N/A, Non-Alcoholic, 0.05% ABV, Germany
REFRESHMENTS
$8.0
Bottled Water
Acqua Panna Still or San Pellegrino Sparkling
$5.5
Flavored Lemonades
black cherry, ginger, peach, raspberry, strawberry
$5.5
Hand-Crafted Soda
black cherry, Cuban, ginger-lime rickey, Nate's Nojito
$6.25
Republic of Tea
Bottled Iced Tea, Blackberry Sage, Pomegranate Green, Ginger Peach Decaf
WINE BY THE GLASS
Ask your server for our complete list of fine wines
SPARKLING
5 oz Pour $14.0
Gérard Betrand, Rosé, Languedoc
5 oz Pour $10.0
Kenwood, Yulupa Cuvée Brut, California
5 oz Pour $15.0
Mumm, Napa Brut Prestige, Napa Valley
WHITE
6 oz $18.0
9 oz $27.0
Domaine Girault, Sancerre, Loire, France
6 oz $13.0
9 oz $19.0
Epiphany, Grenache Blanc, Santa Barbara
6 oz $12.0
9 oz $18.0
Cline Estate, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
6 oz $14.0
9 oz $21.0
Conundrum, California
6 oz $13.0
9 oz $19.0
Fontanafredda, Gavi di Gavi, Piedmont
6 oz $12.0
9 oz $18.0
Chamisal, Stainless Chardonnay, San Luis Obispo
6 oz $16.0
9 oz $24.0
Davis Bynum, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
6 oz $12.0
9 oz $18.0
Rodney Strong, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma
6 oz $10.0
9 oz $15.0
SeaGlass, Riesling, Monterey
About
Cuisine inspired by the coastal towns of the Mediterranean. Intuitive service and a beautiful seaside setting. The food is about discovery: the freshest fish, fire grilled steaks, roasted free-range poultry, citrus, olives and market fresh vegetables all bursting with flavor. The luscious desserts, sophisticated cocktails and wine complete your journey. Escape to the good life at Cafe del Rey
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch truffle pizza scallops seafood caesar salad fresh fish chocolate cake bread wine list service was excellent marina views window table valet parking beautiful view our waiter the ritz carlton full bar
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Well, if you want a place with ambience, this is a wonderful restaurant for sitting by the window and looking out at the boats and ocean. I ordered a chicken caesar salad which came in a timely manner, but to my surprise the chicken was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mary V
Cafe del Rey M, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

My apologies that your dish was not up to par. We are always very accommodating and we will run to the ends of the earth to help make sure your experience with us leaves you happy. If we did not make this right with you...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

Some things never change. You can read my review of 5/2017 and it is pretty much the same. The food is still uneven with some things being works of art - notably the lamb chops, and some things are just ordinary like the avocado toast...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jean H
Cafe del Rey M, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you Jean, kind of you to write this review. We are working on some menu changes which should be implemented hopefully before your next visit. I hope you continue to enjoy coming here and enjoying what we have to offer.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Went for brunch. Menu was just okay, nothing particularly interesting. Food was just okay. Service was quite good and so was the location, at the marina. However, I did have a strawberry, rhubarb, ginger mule and it was wonderful!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2peripatetics
Cafe del Rey M, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you for the compliment on the Strawberry Rhubarb Mule. We are currently updating the brunch, some more new items coming next weekend. I do hope try us again and perhaps try us for dinner where the menu is a little more diverse, as you'll...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Cafe Del Rey is a great place to go for a mid-week lunch. They have a full bar - and pour a very generous martini. While you're waiting for your entree, the complimentary bread and olive tapenade are a nice way to start the meal....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GareThere
Cafe del Rey M, Social Media Coordinator at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for the review and kind words! The seafood roll is definitely a staff favorite as well. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

For the money the branch packages are the best here and it’s consistently very good. The Caesar salad is amazing and so are the eggs Benedict. You can’t beat the view of the marina it’s fun to sit there all afternoon and they’ll let you.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ninappriebe
Cafe del Rey M, Social Media Coordinator at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for the kind words Nina! Yes our views of the marina are truly amazing and we are so happy to hear that you enjoy our brunch packages. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This was the last night of a big California trip. We were staying at an airport hotel and used Foursquare to identify somewhere decent for the last dinner. Decent was an understatement in the extreme. We were greeted as though they were delighted to see...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Susan G
Cafe del Rey M, Social Media Coordinator at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you Susan for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and a nice ending to your California trip. We appreciate your review and please do come see us again next time!

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

What a refreshing change from our last meal. The setting, overlooking the marina offered an excellent backdrop to the evening.The service was exceptional with an engaging waiter and the food was delicious. There was live music but not intrusive which added to a very pleasant...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jagilby
Cafe del Rey M, Social Media Coordinator at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! So pleased to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time. Please do visit us again soon!

Reviewed July 28, 2018

We went to Cafe Del Rey again last week and, once again, had the best time. The food is just wonderful and the service can't be beat. Cafe Del Rey is in the Marina and if you are a visitor do stop for lunch or...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Cafe del Rey M, Social Media Coordinator at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you so much Elizabeth! We appreciate your kind words and are so happy to hear about the wonderful time you all had! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Del Rey celebrating our daughter's move to the area. Our waiter, Vladimir, was fantastic! He made great suggestions for cocktails, food, and wine, and also spent time telling us about the area. The oysters from British Columbia were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nbwm88
Cafe del Rey M, Social Media Coordinator at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time and Vladimir is always on his A game. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to the Marina!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

We went for a birthday and were specially greeted by the Hostess Angela and our waiter Jesus went out of his way to make our celebration special. The variety of choices and the preparation are terrific. The General manager Craig Porter is well respected by...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jerry H
Cafe del Rey M, Social Media Coordinator at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank Jerry! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time on such a special day. We strive to always give exceptional service. We hope to see you again soon!

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Bdwyfan
November 26, 2016|
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Response from minniecap2016 | Reviewed this property |
I would advise to call the restaurant. They are usually very friendly and will be happy to answer your questions. That way you get the correct answer.
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Joyce Q
May 10, 2016|
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Response from minniecap2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am vegetarian and love the truffle pizza. if you are vegan, the chef will prepare something special for you. please advise your wait staff when you are seated.
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Shel W
July 29, 2015|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
To be on the safe side, make a reservation.
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