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About Arterra

Arterra is putting itself back on the map with a new chef, innovative menu, exciting events and plenty of music. Diners are invited to travel around the globe one bite at a time with newly appointed Executive Chef Evan Cruz’s new menu, inspired by his expeditions around the globe and ample experience in San Diego and beyond.
Behind the sushi bar, Chef Andrew Hoh continues to create signature rolls such as his fresh Albino Roll and decadent Scrumptious Roll which combine the eclectic flavors of Southern California, a technique he is known for, while inventing new rolls on the spot to diners’ delight.
In addition to their new menus, Arterra has rolled out a new craft cocktail program starting with a new bourbon menu featuring a selection of premium, handcrafted bourbons, bourbon infused cocktails and bourbon flights of small batch, single barrel, grain, age and distillery bourbons. A new wine list and cocktail program for the outdoor lounge are also available.

11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-11:00am. Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:00pm. Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm. Dinner Closed Sunday Bar: 11:30am - midnight. Lounge Menu 2:00pm - 11:00pm. Sushi Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Happy Hour Specials Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 369-6032

Website:
http://www.arterradelmar.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesday through Saturday, 6:30PM-10:30PM

Parking Details:
Valet and self parking available.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Wills

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Arterra has both private dining rooms and large reception venues. Whether hosting a large celebration such as a wedding reception, birthday dinner or hosting a business meeting, Arterra has an ideal spot for your next special event.

Arterra Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (4)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Tapas (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Too noisy. Singer was performing way too loudly and was very disturbing.
Food was very mediocre.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Good for happ hour and dinner. Cool chill spot. Doesn't seem like too many people know about this place so you'll most likely easily get a reservation. You don't even really need a reservation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

You must get the french fries! So crispy. So delicious.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I found the ambiance pleasing but the food was a bit disappointing. Presentation was superb but the food was lacking in taste.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Overall good but the menu advertised on their website and OpenTable was not the actual menu when we got there which was disappointing as we wanted to go for specific entrees.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Very much appreciated that my request for a more private table was acknowledged. Great service. Will return for business meals in the future.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

5 star cuisine. Sub-par seating.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 18, 2017

we arrived a little early for our 11:45 reservation. they told us Open Table needed to be fixed and that they were closed at the time. we could be seated, but there would be no service for 30 minutes or so. Sunday, Father's Day, 11:45. we left

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The fillet and shrimp was excellent. Hostess was great. Manager was very accommodating.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I came with my mom for Mother's Day celebration. We had a very pleasant time. Our server Nathan was very nice, professional and attentive. Food was delicious and great selection to choose from. Thank you for helping make this day special for mom :)

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Excellent food. I had a New York steak that came paired with braised beef cheeks and yukon gold potatoes au gratin. Delicious! This is an excellent chef, and the food here is really, really good. Its in the Marriott, and it does feel like a hotel restaurant, but they are remodelling it in late 2017. If you are looking for great food, this place is worth going to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 17, 2017

The food is always excellent and the service outstanding

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Food was great, service was so-so needed water refills over and over again but waiter didn't seem to mind. Not too happy with the pricing and the house wine I got, it tasted very daint.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Nice overall. Lots and lots of waiting and congestion at the check-in desk.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 27, 2017

The server would disappear. The food was not as good as in the past. The cocktails were delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Great food and service
Great menu choices
Love coming her -
Consistently good food

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Waited 15 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation through Open Table. Once seated, we waited another 15 minutes for our draft beers, which were flat and needed to be replaced with bottled beer. We got some bread and butter about 20 minutes after the bread. The food cam about 15 minutes later and both dishes were not good at all. The pasta was undercooked and the risotto was overcooked. Each of us took only a few bites and ended up not even taking it home. Overall a bad experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was excellent but the wait (between the order and the time when the food actually arrived) was very long. Possibly, due to Valentines Day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The appetizer and entrees were just ok, nothing special. The dessert was a big disappointment. Stale dry cake with a strawberry topping. The strawberries were delicious but the cake was inedible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Pretty good went for dinner, service was a little slow but not bad.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 21, 2017

A quiet Marriott hotel restaurant that was not busy on the weekend. Chicken was dry but service was good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2017

They prepared Salmon on Caesars Salad for me, ( it was not a choice on the menu) It was outstanding. You never feal rushed at Arterra so you can really enjoy the evening meal.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Wait Staff was excellent. Very noisy. Food was average. Wine was expensive per glass. Have been there before many years ago. Not the same experience.

Tags: Live Sports, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Arterra has become our Wednesday night meeting place. The food is so good that we have tried almost every item! I especially love the salmon entree and the way it is served. My husband alternates between the sushi choices and the regular menu--there are so many terrific options.
The service is superior from the hostess to the servers to the bussers. The chefs are so creative that they change the menu with the seasons to offer the best ingredients and create even more choices. The desserts are divine! My favorite is the chocolate silk bombe.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Enjoyed our meal Great place upscale casual dining

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Love this place, great food, service and staff. The only negative if I had to find one, it was a little chilly with air running, staff did lower the temperature. Would bring a sweater.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2016

I was at Arterra 6 years ago and was amazed. So when I saw that they were doing a Thanksgiving Brunch this year (2016), I was expecting a great experience. It was not good at all. The booths and chairs are scarred and soiled. They have throw pillows in the booths because you have to sit on them to keep from sinking into the worn out cushions. I literally felt like I had to climb out to get out. The Thanksgiving brunch was a buffet, and we know that you need to expect chafer food but there was very limited selection. It seemed that they were all about the meat which was good and plentiful. We do not feel that the experience was worth the $49 price. The restaurant never got crowded, so it was not a popular destination on this eating holiday. We won't go back.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Great food !
Excellent service
Great wine selection
Great location !
Love it here !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2016

I always get the Salmon salad which never disappoints me. A great place to meet for a business .

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We were out of town at this hotel, and we were pleased to dine in this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Table of four ordered three filet mignon dinners and one fish dinner. The steak dinners all got sent back because they were served cold and mushy. When it was redelivered,same situation and the vegetables and sauce were tasteless. we sent it back again and refused further service. This used to be a fabulous restaurant; I can't believe what's happened to it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We were seated to have a view, but the only view was of the freeway. The appitizer was wonderful and the Bibb salad had the best flavor! Unfortunatly, the wait for our main meal was at least 45 minutes and it was served to us cold. The shirmp on the risoto was overcooked and the risoto had the worst flavor. The fish my husband got was ok but cold. We were so dissapointed in the main dish, it was not at all worth the 125.00 we were charged for the meal.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Food we had recently - the roast chicken and steak were out of the park
Exceptional food - some of the best dining we've done in a while
Service also very good
We sat too close to the bar so it was a bit noisy -
The food was awesome -
We will be going back soon !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Has been chilly both times I have been here, bring a sweater and socks. Great place for fine dining, gets pricier if you order a bottle of wine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The food was good but somewhat Marriott-like even though I'm sure that wasn't the intent.
Service was quite good.
Our major complication is that all of the inside seating is largely in and around the bar, so an attempt to have a business conversation was interrupted multiple times by loud and uncaring bar patrons (guys) who were yelling out to one another and no attempt by the bartender or maitre'd to remind them that others were dining was made.
If we were not trying to review some materials and look at a laptop screen, I would have moved outdoors pool-side where things are quite nice but a bit to bright and lively for a business lunch.
I'll remember just to come to eat next time and business meal is here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We love the food. Our server was not very attentive. My husband had waved to get his attention a few times. He took my friend's glass of wine thinking that she was done however he never asked her if she was. He did not check on us after our food was served.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Delicious, eclectic menu! Fresh fish and great steaks! Cool cocktail menu, also. We did not have sushi but heard that it's excellent here.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 27, 2016

The lobster roll was delicious. The service was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Brought girlfriend for birthday lunch, everything was perfect, and they also provided a birthday dessert. Thank you for a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2016

My family and I have been Arterra fans for many years. Excellent food and friendly service. It's a hidden gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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