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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

4.2

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2011

Great spot for a business lunch

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2011

My wife and I were staying at the hotel and did not want to venture out. We ate at the restaurant and were actually quite surprised by both the quality of the food and the service (which was outstanding). Would definitely consider coming back even if not staying at the hotel.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2011

The place was dead. We we're the only reservation @ 730 and they shut the kitchen down after our entrees were served. The food is great and the service was good but they need to get some butts in those seats.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 24, 2011

Service was terrible. Restaurant wasn't that busy. Food was mediocre. Not what I'm ussed to from Arterra (it's usually pretty good). Probably won't go back again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 16, 2011

I went with a group of ladies for our Mom's Night Out. Some people ordered salads and the portions were very small. Our server was also NOT attentive and at the end of the evening I even had to ask someone to find her so we could pay the bill. And it was very expensive. I ended up paying $45 for a caesar salad and one martini.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2011

Went for lunch and was not dissapointed....Arterra is always consistent for good food and atmosphere. The burger was outstanding...a bit too much garlic on the fries but overall very, very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2011

Located in the Del Mar Marriott. Great lunch selections and outstanding service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 5, 2011

The service as well as the food was great and would have warranted the tariff had there been a view of something ( like water ) other than the street view which is offered.

The noise level was more than energetic, it was too loud for any kind of normal conversation.

thank you

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2011

Food was very good but service was variable as we had multiple waiters serve us.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2011

My experience at Arterra was good but less than what I was hoping for. The food was probably the highlight. My sushi was very fresh and tasty. These are my gripes: I went with a group on Friday night and the live music was horrible. It was an older group singing all classis rock like Simon & Garfunkle. The music did not fit with the style or scene at all! In addition the wine & beverages were completely over priced. The house wine was $9 a glass and that was THE LOWEST glass of wine on the menu. It seems strange when other nice restaurants in the area offer a larger variety at $6 or $7 a glass. I would maybe try it again on a night without music but then again the wine prices make me cringe. Sad because I really wanted to like it

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2011

I went for the Taste of Arterra so I'm sure the ambiance is going to be a little different than the usual restaurant set up. But the food was delicious, the servers were quick in cleaning up, and the seating by the pool is very cool.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2011

We went to Arterra for a fundraiser. They were introducing the new chef. The food and ambiance were fantastic. The wine and spirits were wonderful. The outdoor and indoor ambience was fabulous. We had a great time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2011

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2011

We had a great time!
Thanks Arterra, and good luck with your new ambiance and menu.
The service was great, the food was really fun.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2011

Great venue! This review is for the Arterra's Re-Grand Opening on 2/17/11- Food was great, and plentiful, and the outdoor patios were perfect for the event. The 10.00 "donation" was very inexpensive for what was offered, and the live music was a great addition, which added ambience and flair. The event was "open" tables of food, so you could have as much as you wanted, but there were not "waiter" as such on the outdoor patios, so I couldn't rate for service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2011

We attended their new menu tasting event. It was a wonderful introduction to their new menu. The cocktails were very unique and definitely worth coming back to try at a more leisurely pace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2011

We attended their Taste of Arterra and found everything to be outstanding. We are looking forward to returning for dinner sometime soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2011

Great event to experience the abilities of the chefs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Great atmosphere but the dinner food was disappointing. Next time will try the sushi bar which looked great. Also would like to try the outdoor patio.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Food was good, service was better. We had the short ribs and fish. It was good food and desert was excellent. The noise level was low and we had a nice romantic dinnee!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2011

Food was pretty good, desserts were mediocre, and the service was poor. Our waiter/bust boys were not attentive to our ongoing needs (refilling beverages, cleaning table between courses). We had to ask for dessert menus and the check.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2011

WAY OVER PRICED FOR WHAT YOIU GET! EXAMPLE, $12 FOR A CEASAR SALAD THAT HAD 4 SPEARS OF LETTUCE AND A PIECE OF SHAVED PARMASEAN CHEESE. MY TAB FOR 5 PEOPLE WAS $200 AND IN MY OPINION IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE $100 RANGE FOR WHAT WE GOT!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2011

The food was delicious but a bit overpriced for this economy. I would definatley come again and recommend it for my friends and family! The only thing that I suggest be fixed was the music, it was very loud and my family and I practically had to yell to be heard (we were also sitting two tables in front of the stereo so that might be why...). Very good food! :D

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2011

My best friend and I have started a tradition of taking each other here for birthdays (rather than giving gifts we don't need). We love it. This time Juan was our waiter and he was wonderful, friendly (with a sense of humor) and a great waiter!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2011

Very very cold inside. I asked if they could do something and told me that the heat was not controlled at the restauranrt but somewhere outside of California! Bad experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2011

Had an 8pm reservation. Service was slow throughout, with numerous apologies for the slowness due to large private group (something the hotel does a lot of, so should not be an excuse). Special Restaurant Week menu was not very good. My seafood entry was served in a plastic oven bag in a bowl, looking more like a full diaper than a gourmet preparation (as there was NO preparation or presentation whatsoever!). Salad was the only exceptional dish that evening. Can not recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2011

This is one of the best meals we have consumed! Flavor and presentation were tops.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2011

most of their seafood dishes are pretty good.
Great place to meet with clients.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2011

When here with a friend as part of restaurant week. Heard it was awesome.

The fare while imaginative was not well executed and imaginative in name only. The appetizer, crab pots de courage, were the highlight of the meal but the meal went rapidly downhill from there. I was served this bean soup that was so green in color that it looked more like an industrial mistake than food. The brown and white tureen did not help the color mistake. The chef's attempt at al dente beans failed.

The main entree was sea bass and mussels un sacchetto. While a beautiful presentation, sea bass was on the tough side and the mussels rubbery. Over cooked, you think?

BTW: The servers were clueless. They could not even identify the dishes they were servi

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 15, 2011

Very good food. Pleasant and attentive waitress but not very knowledgable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2011

Used to be much better

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2010

Just another hotel restaurant now...nothing special.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2010

We are big fans of Arterra and have been for many years. On this particular visit, however, the service was terrible. The restaurant was not busy, but our server virtually ignored us for the first half of our time in the restaurant. The bar was very busy and the live band in the lounge was extremely loud, we could barely hold a conversation in the restaurant because of the music. The food was excellent, as always, though they had run out of some of the dishes by 7 p.m.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2010

My salmon was cooked to perfection! Our waiter was very pleasant and accomodating. Very nice atmosphere, overall...it was a very nice luncheon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2010

Place was really nice but there was only one other couple there with us all night long. It seems to be more of a weekday place and a business type hotel. The food was good but a little pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2010

It was very disappointing. I have seem this restaurant lower the quality and selection of their food. All items ordered were greasy, oily and disappointing.
Over last two years they had decrease their quality.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 13, 2010

Brought visitors who had travelled from Belgium (18 hours of travel) equipped with a Lonely Planet guide. They ate in several places in town and said that this was without question their best meal of the week...

We have loved Arterra for years - it never disappoints even though I have high expectations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2010

The restaurant has one down hill compared to its earlier eays, will not go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Food took way to long to come out and they were not even busy. This place use to be much better. It has gone down hill for how expensive it is. Save your money and go to Ruth Chris or Sibica in Del Mar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2010

Service was great! Quick turn around time for lunch meeting.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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