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LV Mar, Redwood City, CA

LV Mar

4.5
4.5
938 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
LV Mar is a neighborhood tapas & cocktail eatery with the belief that the richness of life should be savored at every moment. So our mission is to create a transcendent dining experience characterized by culinary discovery, sociability, and relaxation. So as our guest, our promise is to continually offer rich tapas and cocktails with innovative flavor profiles, personable service from a knowledgeable & engaging staff, set in an elegant space that engenders comfort and community. In addition to regular dining, join us for daily Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, and Lounge Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30pm-midnight with DJs and dancing!

Welcome to LV Mar!

Michelin Recommended 2015, 2016, 2017.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 241-3111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Martinez

  • Private party facilities

    LV Mar is a popular destination to celebrate special private and corporate events, such as: wedding receptions, holiday parties, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate dinners & lunches, product launches, and presentations. Let us know how we can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Manuel Martinez: (650) 241-3037

  • Neighborhood

    Redwood City

  • Cross street

    Main and Jefferson St.

  • Parking details

    A public​ parking structure is located right behind us! There's also ample street parking.

  • Public transit

    Caltrain to Redwood City!

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Brunch & Bottomless Mimosas at LV Mar

    Multiple dates available
    Have an eggcellent weekend with us with our special brunch menu alongside bottomless seasonal mimosas! Enjoy dishes like Huevos Rancheros, Huevos Ahogados, Chilaquiles, Omelettes and French Toast. Al fresco and indoor dining available. We serve brunch on Monday holidays in addition to every weekend.

Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour at LV Mar

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join us for our daily Happy Hour from 3-5pm. We offer specials on house cocktails, beers, and wine alongside food specials including small bites and sharing platters.

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What 938 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

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  1. JT

    JTSM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails. Very unique flavors. The team went above and beyond with warm hospitality and great menu suggestions. I love this place!
  2. LA

    LAURAM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef can do nothing wrong - it is always beyond expectations each time. He is not only magic with seafood but can pull or a holiday Prix fix menu beautifully as well. Thanksgiving was an abundance of inspirations and flavors that pair beautifully with one of my favorite cocktail programs in the Bay Area. Service was delightful. All around excellent experience. I've come to expect nothing less.
  3. D

    Dania

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! They were able to accommodate for a large group of us and there was a very little wait time for our food/drinks. The food and ambience were great. I would definitely go back again. Thank you!
  4. SS

    SusanS

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner at LV Mar. All of the food was delicious and beautifully presented.
  5. GC

    GraceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! The ahi tuna plate, salad and chips were amazing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Nothing was good.
  7. PN

    PriyaNJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and celebrated my friend's Birthday.
  8. LU

    LUISjpim83

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I really enjoyed the service, the food was so fresh and delicious.
  9. AM

    AmandaMD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food as always. Bravo chef manuel for an amazing staff and delicious menu.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Food fine - but service was the and wait time was the absolute worst
  11. S

    Sak8

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food was strictly okay. The server recommendations were terrible.
  12. TV

    TanjaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our only negatives are that it's really pretty dark in there--plus, the printed menu is on blue paper, with blue ink and really small font. It was impossible to read! thankfully they still have the QR code so we could read the menu on our phones. Amazing food and service--really delicious
  13. SM

    SeanM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed sitting outside underneath the umbrellas with the sunshine around us and ambient warmth. Food is fantastic and service was great! Wonderful place for lunch, just go with the specials and enjoy! I am sure dinner is nice as well.
  14. CS

    CindyS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Wonderful cocktails - great food! Good thing it's a sharing menu - then you can try some of everything!
  15. ST

    SassyTraveler

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This was the firt time for two of us and the other two have ate there before pre-Covid. We all did not think the food was good. The two that ate there before said the food was not as good as their first time. The empenadas were very doughy. The food just did not see as fresh. The steak was cooked well and the chick overdone. The La Chachacha drink was excellent and we are not bourbon drinkers. The service was medicore. We sat at the bar an hour before our reservations and the bartenders were not friendly, no smiles, no acknowledgement of any compliments we gave them on the drinks. We ordered chips and guacamole and the guacamole was oily and bland. The place was not busy at all sadly. There was not thank you from any of the staff for anything.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food not as good as previous. Ceviche mixta was excellent,oysters were fresh but too heavy handed with the hot sauce, poblano rellano was undercooked and cheese not melted but that sauce I could eat like soup, quesobirria had great flavor but half of tortillas was soft. It seemed as though everything was pre-made and re -heated which was different than my last visit. The drinks took forever to get to us and food was served too fast- tapas should be served spaced.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunch on a weekend, expected higher occupancy, no problem! Waiter was very kind and patient with two of us that couldn’t decide on what to order. Menu had a great variety!
  18. BD

    BDUB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kudos to Armando and Edwin… besides the food, they are why we come back! Very attentive snd some great suggestions for dishes I may not have otherwise tried!
  19. MW

    MaryW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group ordered a large number of items to share and the quality ranged from very good to outstanding. Try the scallop croquettes and the atun con caique and the tres leches cake for desert. You won't be disappointed. The service was very good.
  20. DD

    DeeDee

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good. enjoyed the cerviche, empanadas and tacos
  21. MG

    MovieGirl5

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just wanted a nice dinner to share with my siblings. The food was beyond our expectation as far as tapas. They were elevated meals. It was wonderful.
  22. l

    liliana

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my friends on a Friday afternoon and we had a great time. The waiter was very friendly and the food was delicious. We shared a few tapas and also shared a family meal. We had mojitos as well. Tacos were my favorite! Can't wait to go back again!!
  23. ML

    MelissaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Servers were great and helpful and accommodating. Food was good. Hostess was rude and not willing to be accommodating to a large party for which reservations were made. Although, it ended up being more people then the original reservation was made for, it felt as though they were trying to make our table smaller as people ran late while they weren’t particularly busy at the time. Bartenders were also great. Also don’t allow for more 3 cares to split the bill for large parties.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Coffee flan was fantastic! Appetizers weren’t very good.
  25. S

    Sadik

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An energetic place with great ambiance, LV Mar is my go-to for Tapas with the happiest atmosphere around! The food, service, and location are fantastic. Sometimes they even have live music, which pairs really well with the overall vibe of the strip. Get the cayo dorado and pancita de puerco tacos. Thank me later!
  26. S

    Syip

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at this place. We ordered small plates enough for two people. Delicious ingredients and colorful.
  27. 4

    4real

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with lots of options for vegetarian. Great service, good cocktails.
  28. RC

    ReneeC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My cousin, a pescatarian, is in California for a week and, after thorough research I decided on La Mar for dinner as it has several vegetable and seafood options. We thoroughly enjoyed dining at La Mar. The food was excellent and we were thoroughly satisfied (and full!) with four tapas dishes. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend.
  29. a

    anonymous

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Absolutely the worst menu in terms of clarity blue paper with light green text in a small font, outdoor tables with no light. A woman at the next table asked her server if they had something against old people. The service was good and the server was pleasant and helpful. We were expecting a tapas place but we couldn't tell due to the menu difficulty and ended up ordering a seafood platter. Overall it was ok, the halibut was very dry so very dry. The shrimp and lobster were fine with the scallop well done. It was a busy day as "Music on the Square" was being held.
  30. LR

    LeslieR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was delicious. I would highly recommend.
  31. S

    Sophia

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LV Mar is a great place for date night, hanging with friends, anything that embodies a nice evening. I recommend share plates for the whole table as the porridge
  32. JW

    JaneW

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were three friends trying multiple tapas, easily sharing the tasty dishes.
  33. s

    samw

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here several times and consistently, the food is really good. Menu is fairly broad so plenty of choices too.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mimosa brunch was the best. Bottomless watermelon mimosas and tapas. Quesabirrias was soooo good and the torta Cubans I def recommend
  35. LR

    LyleR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LV Mar is one of our favorites and we have never been disappointed. Had a lovely meal with my brother and sister-in-law who were visiting us from SoCal August 13, 2022. We enjoy the outdoor dining, the cocktails and the tapas.
  36. e

    eatdrinkandbemarried

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in the South Bay. Tapas are creative and delicious. Cocktails are also amazing. It's usually a little hectic, but staff do a great job.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails.
  38. JS

    JenniferS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh, artfully displayed, and really good!
  39. L

    Lovetoeatandcook

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant sitting outside. Nice service. If you're ordering tapas, do get the roasted cauliflower--YUM!
  40. S

    Sak8

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and stellar service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

LV Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 241-3111.

LV Mar is rated 4.5 stars by 938 OpenTable diners.

LV Mar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for LV Mar

2042 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main and Jefferson St.

  • Neighborhood

    Redwood City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    A public​ parking structure is located right behind us! There's also ample street parking.

  • Public transit

    Caltrain to Redwood City!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Martinez

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 241-3111

  • Private party facilities

    LV Mar is a popular destination to celebrate special private and corporate events, such as: wedding receptions, holiday parties, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate dinners & lunches, product launches, and presentations. Let us know how we can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Manuel Martinez: (650) 241-3037

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