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
156 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (121)special occasion (75)fit for foodies (64)romantic (56)great for lunch (48)neighborhood gem (42)great for brunch (38)notable wine list (32)good for groups (31)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service.
    Fussydiner
    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
  • It's been better....
    FineDiner101
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Having been here before, it was disappointing. While we were waiting for our table, we went to the bar for a drink. My dates drink had so much ice in it that it was watery and completely sub-standard. I mentioned it to the server and no offer to replace it or anything. We moved into the dining room as our table was ready. Our server seemed disinterested, the food seemed bland that night. They were having an off night. I will give them one more try, but only one. Something has changed, be aware they were Not that busy on a Saturday night! Good Luck!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for Business meetings
    Bean
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Recommend for small business meetings, service was excellent...prompt service, excellent menu choices and great view. Will be coming back here for more meetings, nice to have LAX fairly close by...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riley
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We enjoyed a beautiful marina setting and great food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE place to eat before flying LAX
    bg2atCorona
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Environment was upbeat. Service was excellent. Food was tasty and just the right amount. Great place to bring friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Marina dining!
    lilfoodiegirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My niece had a 5 hour layover at LAX, so I picked her up and brought her here. I'd never been here before, but it looked great online. I wasn't disappointed! The food was great, we had salads, french fries and pie with ice cream. The view was beautiful, and we took a little walk afterwards along the pier. Such a nice day to send her off on the next leg of her trip! I highly recommend coming here, it's very close to the airport but you'd never know it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the Marina
    Violet
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A great go to place for special occasions. Can't believe it's been there for at least 25 years!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had a delicious lunch with exceptional service and beautiful views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Place
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Just the pretty view you would expect from a dock-side restaurant. Although the bartender on duty was totally overwhelmed when we got there Sunday afternoon (the place should have gotten her some help) once we got to our table the service was crisp and the food was excellent. The portions were somewhat small but filling none-the-less. I had the restaurants version of Paella with cous-cous instead of rice (I like rice better) and it was delicious. My wife had the fish special and it was done well also. Worth a repeat visit for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • See the Marina
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    BEST RESTAURANT IN THE MARINA WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    ExplorerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Never had a bad meal in this place. Fabulous arctic char, duck and salmon.p
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice restaurant close to Lax
    EnriqueVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very Good atmosphere, service is very friendly, food is good, I only regret even we had reservation we had to wait 20 m for a table
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, view and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Cafe Del Rey is a great. All of the tables in the dinning room over look the marina. The food is fantastic. The wine list and menu creative and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I perfect place for a business dinner with good food and wine, and not to big a place. Noise level on the higher end of the scale, but nice view when you have a window table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer views of the marina!
    laladinerVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    What a beautiful ambience at Cafe del Rey! We thought the Salmon on the Dine LA menu was superb and the service was fantastic. It sits next to the Yacht Club and has such a gorgeous view of the boats on the water!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not up to par
    LADaveVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Been dining at Cafe Del Rey for 20 years, a great setting. I was disappointed by the food experience this past time. The fish seemed "old" and not "right off the boat" Same view by my guest. Maybe an off night.
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  • Great view, good food
    WineLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The fish is always very fresh here and well prepared. They have some non fish items for those in the party that don't care for fish, but we always get fish. On this visit, the service was very good. The service is normally good, though when it is busy the service sometimes slips a bit. The wine list is good with some acceptably priced wines by the bottle. The wines by the glass are a better deal than they appear as they usually poor generously. The restaurant's wall that faces the marina is all glass, ask for a window table so that you can see the boats in the marina. The downside of the window tables it that if the restaurant is busy, the noise reflected off the wall of glass can rather drown out the conversation at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fred kreger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have been coming here to celebrate special occasions. Mary at the bar is one of the main reasons. Always makes us feel special and we really appreciate her level of service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outsanding staff
    BowerAudri
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very personal , great staff, asked for steak that wasn't on the menus but it was catered. That a WOW. Thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in noisy environment
    Hagr64
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food and the service was truly excellent A bit more noise dampening and opening up the window side with floor to ceiling glass would up the place from good to great. Dont miss their line caught Swordfish. Its perfect. So kitchen is excellent, service is nice and good, environment also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The staff here is delightful! Very friendly, feels like a "local hangout". We came for a birthday dinner. They sat us at a table with an amazing view of the harbor. There was even a custom printed menu that said "happy birthday". The meal was delicious, we loved everything, especially the key lime pie dessert. The final nice touch was the gift box of cookies the valet placed in our car. I was thrilled with this restaurant! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.