Cafe Del Rey
Cafe Del Rey
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Cafe Del Rey

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafedelreymarina.com/
  • Phone: (310) 823-6395
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Cafe Del Rey reviews from OpenTable diners
  • A Perfect Anniversary Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Nicholas, our waiter, and Jan, our hostess, did everything possible to make our anniversary brunch perfect. The champagne flowed, our eggs were just right, the focaccia and salads were fresh, and the desserts outstanding. But more than anything what we appreciated was the at-home feeling we got from the staff. Cafe del Rey has for years been one of our favorite spots, but it's an hour from our house. After last weekend's brunch we decided we will make the drive more often. (It's a terrific value for the money as well...not cheap, but when lunch at Macaroni Grill these days is $60 for two if you get a couple of glasses each of their House wine, that little bit extra for brunch at Cafe del Rey is like getting bumped to First Class for free.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hunger
    Hunger
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Dined at the Cafe del Rey twice in one week and the beef, pork and seafood was wonderful. The view was outstanding and Christina was very attentive to all of our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great marina spot
    Asukita
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Close to work. Great place to do lunch or biz lunch meetings with clients. Especially a nice way to get out of the office and see some boats and sun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to impress East Coast visitors
    PeterinRedondo
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The restaurant responded to our reservation request with a window table with great views of the harbor. Our guests were impressed with the views and with the menu. It is a limited menu but each item that we ordered was special in its way. Service was quiet but attentive. The restaurant is moderately expensive for lunch but well worth it for a special occasion. Altogether an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    FoodnikVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The beef tartar and the crab cake salad with persimmons were excellent as was the panna cotta with figs for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really wish they were better...
    SeriousCriticInLA
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Business dinner, after after a year sabbatical from them. Ambience started soft, then got way too loud. Food here is always at least fair-good, and sometimes truly outstanding. Had Salmon, which was over done and too crispy on the top, but very tasty. Would like to see a refreshed menu. By-the-glass wine is OK but limited. Lost their Wine Spectator Award restaurant a few years back - Still, better than almost all of the MDR restaurants. Very nice view and table. Service was only fair as we had to flag down service several time during the dinner for wine, water, and check. Prices were not too expensive for a higher end restaurant. Gladly return if they put up some sound absorption panels and updated the menu. Lightly Recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I just moved to LA from NY and I continue my search for decent food in this town. I didn't find it here. The view and service were the best part of the dinner. The wine list by the glass was pretty much the variety you find in Ralph's wine aisle. Nothing special. Started with salmon carpaccio and mixed green salad. The salad was fine, the salmon was a joke. Moved onto crab cakes - thinking this is on the water, should actually include some crab. Tasteless. Too bad. It's a nice place but the food let's one down.
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  • Lost its lustre and a patron
    notamuncherVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The service was as close to non existence as possible. The restaurant was at least half empty at our 7:30 PM reservation on a Friday evening. The staff was not busy, but rather inattentive and non professional. The onion soup lack character, density and taste. The Paella was the chef's original creation that dismissed the necessary ingredients for a presentable and palatable Paella. The dish contained eight mussels, a indistinguishable form of rice and sliced artichoke. Missing ingredients were chicken, shrimp, clams, calamari and sausage. Allowing this item to be served was an insult to me. The manager was made aware of my negative reaction and offered a replacement entrée. The duck entrée was quite good, but too little too late.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Dining Experience!
    jimcireland
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Visitng Los Angeles, Cafe del Rey was recommended and most certainly did not disappoint. Everything was superb, from the simplicity of booking a table through Open Table, the welcome, the service provided throughout, the very comfortable table and ambience, and of course the food and wine. Very enjoyable night out with great food. Thank-you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was an amazing experience
    Carlos
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    They made our 18 years anniversary unique and made it very personal. We loved it. Food was excellent, the manager, hostess and server.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like going to a fancy home
    JudyTVFilm
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The staff at Café Del Rey has always been friendly and welcoming and the food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service, Good Food
    BaltoDiner
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Took at work group for a weekday dinner. Service was excellent, not intrusive but we never felt neglected. The food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a relaxed business lunch!
    BgCA
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I've been here several times and really recommend Cafe Del Rey for a business lunch. The harbor view, fairly quiet and relaxed atmosphere, good lunch fare and staff make it an easy place to connect and have a conversation without yelling. They have ample seating for larger groups as well. It's a fairly great location when trying to connect with people in the South Bay, west side and is all of 10 minutes from LAX. Keep up the great work! Bg
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happydinerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tasty and fresh food. Friendly staffs. Had a reservation and got seated right away. Little pricy but good experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice place!!
    blaireverett
    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
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    • 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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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    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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    • 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
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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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    • 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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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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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.
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    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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  • 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
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    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
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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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    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.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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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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  • 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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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic