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“Convenient location, but mediocre.”
Review of Cafe Del Rey

Cafe Del Rey
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Ranked #11 of 137 Restaurants in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $55
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bali Way
Description: 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
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Was referred to the restaurant by the concierge at the Ritz Carlton. The restaurant was a quick walk away but was mediocre at best for the money paid. In the future, I will try other area restaurants.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Had our wedding reception dinner here and it was fabulous. The food was fresh and flavorful.
We have returned twice since December with the same results. You can't beat the ambiance with a view of the Marina, fast, friendly service. Personnel were all very helpful, from the general manager, the event planner, hostess, servers, and yes the parking attendant!

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We ate here Christmas Eve. There was a prix fixed dinner for $65. We had a crab cake and a roasted beet- burata salad which were good. Things quickly went south after that. My husband had roast chicken which was average and I had salmon with eggplant and pesto. The eggplant was greasy, the pesto separed and oily. The salmon was not of high quality, it was tasteless and plopped on top of the mess, skin side up. Dessert was also a disaster. The pot de creme had scrambled eggs in it, it was curdled and they still served it! We also had a pear tart. The pears were all dried out. The kitchen should be more careful what they send out. On a more positive note, the restaurant has a romantic tone and the servers were very nice. Quality does not match cost.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We loved the ambiance, and its a great place for people watching. We had dinner reservations for 7:30, our table wasn't ready when we arrived so we decided to eat at the bar. The bartender was terrific, and fun. The food was less than desirable. We ordered two appetizers that were nothing notable, and osso bucco - which was dry and tasteless. Would go back for the drinks.

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Met a friend here for a Christmas lunch. I made a reservation in advance because I wanted to make sure we had a window table since this restaurant is on the water at the Marina. Our waitress was great... friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I ordered the Buratta Salad and it was delicious, and beautiful on the plate.but not at all filling. I found myself eating all the bread to curb my appetite. Overall, this is a great restaurant for meeting a friend or a business lunch. Enjoy!

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Thank Robin M
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Cafe del Rey M, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

I am so pleased that you took the time to actually write a review for our restaurant. We just wanted to let you know how much it meant to us and we look forward to serving you and your guests again soon.

Adam Spicer
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