Cafe Del Rey
Cafe Del Rey

Cafe Del Rey

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafedelreymarina.com/
  • Phone: 3108236395x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: LUNCH

    Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm



    BRUNCH

    Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm

    Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm



    DINNER

    Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

    Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm-9:30pm



    HAPPY HOUR

    2:30pm-close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Chuck Abair
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: N/A

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bali Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is complimentary during lunch and brunch. A $4 service charge applies during dinner
A word from Cafe Del Rey
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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Cafe Del Rey reviews from OpenTable diners
162 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (124)fit for foodies (80)special occasion (76)romantic (59)great for lunch (47)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (39)notable wine list (35)great for brunch (32)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • What a nice place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    WE thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; service was superb from the moment Angela seated us by the window. Food was prompt as was the service for the entire meal. I know I will return when in the Marina area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superior service
    Mudge
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I hosted an elderly relative with a walker for lunch. We were treated at the valet, where her walker was removed and set up and ready for her before her car door was even open. Same consideration inside, with every detail attended to with unobtrusive professionalism. Friendly service, with the slightest hint of solicitousness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lookin4goodfood
    lookin4goodfood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We arrived early and enjoyed a round of drinks in the bar/lounge area - service was prompt and very friendly. Dinner was excellent with choices to please everyone, in fact one of the reasons we chose this restaurant was for it's excellent menu for adults as well as options for children. We had 4 children in our group ranging from a 1 year old to an 8 year old, & the chicken choice for kids was very tasty and moist - not your typical dry chicken nuggets. The monkfish and barramundi dishes were well liked, however portions were on the small side. The service was a little slow, however overall it was a pleasant experience and I would recommend this restaurant. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good
    AprmdVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had an excellent meal and service in scenic spot. Food was very good and included meat and seafood gourmet entres. All this plus the view. The parking valet is a rip off but they require valet parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good but mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant, good food & ambiance. Unfortunately, the service was slow & not up to the level of what one expects at this kind of restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The shear artistry of the salad master is extraordinary. The sliced radishes were off the charts along with the greens and dressing. The slmon was fresh and nicely flaked
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent
    DonZ
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Been going to this restaurant for many years. It has always remained one of the best restaurants in the marina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jerry's
    Jerry
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Service, food and atmosphere were all outstanding. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Concierge4life
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I took my family here for my mom's 60th birthday dinner and had some great food but not very attentive service. We arrived a late around 9:15 for dinner and were not greeted by a hostess until a lady (maybe a manager) walked in behind us with her purse and walked us to our table. We ordered the swordfish which was my favorite, the chicken pesto pizza and the free-range chicken to share between four. It was enough food for all of to share and the dishes were worth getting again. The server might have had a group in the other room because he was not checking on our table as much as he should have been and did not do a great job at making any kind of connection. Overall great food but needed better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    seafoodjunkie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were very pleased with the quality of food. It was all cooked perfectly. Loved the tapenade that came with the bread before the meal. Very friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly
    GRP1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Bar was busy and only one waitress. Needed at least two. The one waitress should receive an endurance award. She was really doing a great job just too many people. The hostess and our dinner waitress was great. Friendly, helpful and courtesy. Food was very good. Good food, great service and wonderful view. I'll be back. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love to Dine Here
    polarVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Whenever I come into Los Angeles, I try to make to Cafe Del Rey for dinner. Though out of my way, worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Selection
    Jedon415
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was the first time that I had been to this restaurant and I had certain expectations when I arrived because I found the restaurant on Zagat and I already checked out the menu before booking my reservation, so I was hoping to have a great experience here, and they definitely delivered. The only negative thing that I would have to say was that I had to ask for my server after waiting for over ten minutes to order my appetizer. Other than that, the restaurant was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Eats
    ServicedLikeRoyalty
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I experienced a delicious meal, he had the Baraumundi and I the Pallea. It was memorablelicious!. It took a while for our meal to be delivered, noted 26 min. beyond the normal time, so the manager comped our cocktails, much to our surprise and joy. We re-ordered cocktails and left feeling well cared for and so satisfied. Thanks to our Australian beauty server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was there for my birthday dinner and thoroughly enjoyed every moment! They printed a souvenir Birthday menu, treated me with royalty and made my evening a superb event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    BenningtonVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We're lucky enough to live a few blocks from Café del Rey, and we always enjoy it. Always an interesting menu with a fine emphasis on fresh seafood. Great view of the Marina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinnner With A View
    WhenDoWeEat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. Since we got a bit lost in finding the place, we were late for our 8 o'clock seating, but there was no problem at all. We were seated at a table right next to the window with a view of the harbor. I think it would be close to impossible to choose anything less than stellar from the menu, since everyone at our table was incredibly pleased with their choice. Can't recommend Cafe Del Rey highly enough. A true gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marina Del Rey Favorite
    Steve
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my first visit to Cafe Del Rey and I enjoyed it very much. I started with the seasonal beet salad, moved on to the duck, and finished with the sweet potatoe cheesecake. The view of the marina was pleasant and the service above average. While the prices were high, it was appropriate for a farm-to-table approach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • problem with open table reservation
    deebee
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Your site asked me if I wanted to add an invitee. I put my girlfriend's email in. Evidently it did not go through because she didnot show up. Really dissappointed that I trusted the process, which is my fault. Maybe use an email alert system
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you dinner with a client
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had 3 in our party and each ordered a different seafood entrée. All were spectacular! One of the great things about Café del Rey is that the menu is simple, fairly small & everything on it is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Waitress was outstanding. There, but not there. Handled our wine request with expertise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Local Nice Meal Out
    DddddVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Consistently good food and wine. This place never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent for a MDR business lunch
    BgCA
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been here many times and it never disappoints. The marina view is outstanding, and the food is really good. It's also failry quiet so you can talk without yelling. The staff i exceptional and the service outstanding (it also has free valet parking... so bonus there!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent as always
    DiggieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had been going tomCafe Del Rey for years and they are consistent. It's a nice neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Makes for a terrific evening!
    FatTony
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I am never disappointed by my experiences here... whether just in for cocktails or enjoying one of their prix fixe tasting menus Cafe Del Rey is always stellar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great
    FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Another great meal with great service. Brunch on a Saturday, tomato soup was delicious, asparagus and mushrooms with fried egg was awesome. Pastries are always phenomenal. Looking forward to our next visit, hope it's soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view great food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had the duck which was just the right portion, prepared perfectly and had a great presentation. The environment was great as the sun was setting on the marina, sailboats were coming in and the restaurant was beginning to fill up for dinner. The service staff was very attentive. My water glass was always filled after every drink. The cocktails were a great compliment to help enjoy the sunset. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no curry please
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I asked for no curry on a dish, it came with curry. However the graciousness evoked by the staff when we sent it back illustrated that the customer came first. I have the feeling that no matter what the staff would do anything to make their customers happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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  • Good Food, Good View
    Broadway
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Cafe del Rey is located on the water in Marina del Rey and affords a wonderful view of the marina. The food is excellent, served by an attentive and friendly staff. Valet parking. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dining
    Dave
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent service. Attentive staff, who catered to our needs without rushing us. Delicious and creative cuisine. Great ambiance and fabulous view. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thinking of eating here? Don't.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waiter recommended two mains - the scallops and wagyu beef which we ordered with excitement. When the plates came, they were quite beautiful to look at, but that was about it. Remember folks, looks can be deceiving. The scallops and sausage with fig were cooked nicely, but somewhat bland. The best part of that plate was the handmade sausage which was a main component, but the piece they provided was the size of a thumb. Whatever the beef was that they served, it was NOT wagyu beef. It was a large end cut of something very tough. We are from cattle country and I'll tell you, what we paid for was neither delicate in texture nor melting in the mouth. Last effort - dessert was taken off our bill because it was inedible.
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  • Great place to celebrate!
    KRC1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service and very good food! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigGVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As they say, the food is inversely proportional to the view, and this place proves it. Great view, mediocre food, high price points. Service was very good, however. Avoid the octopus (the chef's pick) - rubbery, tasteless.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IKEC
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    SEAFOOD ALL GOOD, WINE REASONABLE, AND NICE AMBIENCE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    FarmBoy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Very nice, took my family there (mother & sister) while visiting the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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  • very good dinner
    stayhungryVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    was pleasantly surprised with the experience top to bottom. reception, seating, servers,food,wine line. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a memorable experience!
    Aliash
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was excellent but the meal was not as good as I was expecting! I think the ambiance, location and the service might bring me back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Beautiful setting of the marina, great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View! Excellent Service!
    LocalHotelTeam
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Thank you for a fabulous dining experience, Café del Rey. The view was great and the seating wasn’t cramped; very comfortable. We loved our server. She was very professional and fast, and all other servers I came in contact with were warm and friendly. We all agreed also on the nice food presentation and quality. The environment was classy, but not stuffy. We will be recommending this restaurant to our guests. Oh….. and how can I leave out the delicious truffle pizza appetizer! Wow! Very good. Thanks Café del Rey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great service.
    FussydinerVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great server, wonderful food, not rushed. Thanks. We'll be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet