Cafe Marquesa

4.8
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1154 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Café Marquesa’s "Contemporary American Cuisine” does not disappoint. Specialties include grilled meats and fresh, local seafood, complemented by inventive appetizers and salads as well as fresh baked breads and desserts made daily.
Diners at the 50-seat restaurant catch glimpses of kitchen theater behind a hand-painted trompe l'oeil wall. Specialties include Pan Seared Grouper with Blue Crab, Seared Swordfish with Truffled Wild Mushroom Risottto, Shrimp and Grits, and Beef Tenderloin with a Root Vegetable Gratin.
Based on seasonal availability, Chefs Graham Dailey and Jon Mitchell and their talented team of chefs select the finest seafood, meats and produce to design the menu. They present innovative interpretations of classic dishes nightly. A cozy bar is available for drinks, light bites, dessert and coffee or full meals. Friends and hotel guests meet at the bar prior to dinner and before or after the theater.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and the service flawless. My wife and I had the Crispy Hogfish and it was a wonderful blend of flavors. One of the best meals I have ever had. The server suggested the
Beignets for dessert as she said they were "life changing." She was right!! They were fantastic and the best I have ever had. Will be back again!

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KylieW
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Made us feel special celebrating our honeymoon. It was our favorite meal all trip!

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vipDougD
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, lots of flavors in each dish, nice and romantic setting.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Shame on you Open Table!!! You confirmed my reservation for 7-7 & when I arrived Cafe Marquesa was closed!!! Sign on door said closed Monday & Tuesday!! YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT!!!!! Luckily, my taxi driver took me elsewhere to dine, which was wonderful!! I DON'T blame Cafe Marquesa for this snafu!!!! We rely on you for ACCURACY!! BAD BUSINESS!!👎👎👎👎👎👎

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RichardO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and excellent food. We would recommend everything we ordered, including the she crab soup, baby gem lettuce, beef carpaccio, crispy hogfish, and key lime pie. This was the very best meal we had in Key West.

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vipMauriceC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for foodies

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Momo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic. Service, drinks and the meal were outstanding. We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here was amazing, everything from the she-crab soup, the hog fish, beef tenderloin and the key lime pie! The cocktails and wine list are great! Services was top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star!! Great food, service and ambience!

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vipMindyA
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Key West for the weekend. Many places were closed or had modified hours due to Covid. We decided to visit Café Marquesa because of the positive reviews and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious. The restaurant had a very limited menu and explained that they are not staying fully stocked due to the pandemic. There were only four entrée selections. However, they were fabulous. We started with the crusted scallops as an appetizer. The scallops were cooked perfectly. For dinner, I had the fillet and my husband had the fish. Portions were good sized, but we were able to split dessert. The beignets were better than in New Orleans. We will definitely be back on our next visit. Also, they were taking good precautions for Covid. We waited briefly outside for our table and spacing was good. A few restaurants we visited were not as cautious.

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EVEm
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding, refined dining experience. Nuanced appreciation of color, flavor, texture. I had the crab soup, bib salad, grouper, and pork. Best high end dining experience I have had in southern Florida.

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Midwin
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my husband here for his birthday on June 28th. Absolutely some of the best service we've ever had. I truly wished I remembered our waitresses name. She was a STAR! A true spirit of excellence throughout the evening as she made our entire experience impeccable. She was also our bartender and made some amazing drinks. Even bringing my husband a couple to try and making him feel like a true birthday boy. Thank you Cafe Marquesa. We are from Miami so not too far away. We will surely be back and look forward to dining here again.

Midwin

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KendellS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Small menu changes often at chef's selection. Only 4 or 5 appetizers and 4 or 5 entrees, but great variety and top quality! Bartender and drinks were superb as well. Will definitely make this place a regular on our visits.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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russellg
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time thanks. Will definitely go again next time wee are in town.

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ChelseaG
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, best service from everyone. The food was the most amazing food ever the best taste.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was SUPERB! The staff was terrific from start to finish... the food was absolutely THE BEST... presentation was very beautiful!!!

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CollinL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was impeccable. You can tell they really put care into the dishes. The steak was one of the best we’ve ever had!

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vipMarvin
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an anniversary dinner that was fantastic we had crispy fried oysters to start, my wife had the scallops and I had the hog fish with crab slaw one of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten, we finished off with beignets and washed it all down with a fantastic French Rose. The staff was fantastic and provided great service I highly recommend this restaurant when you are in Key West

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly unforgettable evening. One of the most enjoyable dining experiences ever.

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vipBebe
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Food was amazing. We will definitely be back

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vipCraig
Orlando
90 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Best service we have had in Key West! Great cocktails and decent wine list. Loved the beignets

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Hearttoeat
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the wonderful service, the refreshing drinks and delicious food. Best key lime pie in town, and the beignets were unbelievable!

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GailC
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary while in Key West. Cafe Marquesa did an excellent job to make it special. Everything on the menu looked wonderful so we asked the waiter if we could do a tasting menu. He was able to put it together along with a wine pairing. Everything was amazing. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in town. Well done!!

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vipTronc
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only reason it didn’t get a 5 for ambience is the ceiling vents were dripping onto our table.

This is a must visit when in Key West!

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vipmmorgan26
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Key West to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This was far and away the best restaurant we ate at during our week-long visit. Even better than Latitudes, which we had been told was the best. The hog fish was melt in your mouth tender and fried perfectly by an amazing chef that understands the balance between seafood and great southern cuisine. The Beignets we had for dessert exceeded even those from New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, they all worked together so well. I had the Hogfish and my husband had the Beef Tenderloin, both dishes were delicious. We had Martinis and my husband had the Cantelope Martini, yummy. We will definitely return and highly recommend.

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vipDavidT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in all key west by far

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vipKcirbu
Miami
115 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always first class.

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MarshaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little restaurant, fine dining and cost reflects that. Food is great - we were there in early June so there was a limited menu, otherwise it was a good dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess welcomed us so warmly, that we felt we had been at Cafe Marquesa many times before... but it was our first time there during a family vacation.

Waitress, bartender, and the all around fabulous Blondie was hospitable, knowledgeable, friendly, and the ultimate in service.

Thank you for a lovely and delicious evening!!!

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vipRonnie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my husband. One of the five best meals I’ve ever eaten. Great service. Just wonderful. Highly recommended.

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vipChristianO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. We were so impressed with this place. We had a big group and were celebrating. They welcomed us with champagne and really made us feel special. I would go back again and recommend this to anyone going to Key West.

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davidb
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorite places to dine in key west

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LedaA
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite go to places for a fine meal. In a town full of outstanding restaurants. Cafe Marquesa shines on all levels. Memorable!

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KathieW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Key West! Food was terrific!

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vipSparky1976
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite restaurant in Key West! The food, beverages and service are second to none. We will definitely keep coming back!

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Ashm
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow the restaurant did not have my reservation (although I had emails/confirmation texts), but they quickly accommodated us anyway. The cocktails and amuse bouche were excellent, as were our main meals. Service was impeccable and it was such a great experience. Highly recommend!!

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StanleyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant is a little tight. The tables are a little close. Was very easy to start a conversation with the next table. The food is innovative, very good, and well presented.

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JackM
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality and presentation was superb. Great wine list. Venn our server was great. Entire staff was attentive. This Key West restaurant is a must go to !

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