LV Mar

4.3
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832 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Welcome to LV Mar!

Michelin Recommended 2015, 2016, 2017.

Specials

Bottomless Mimosas Brunch! Eggs, Tapas, Cocktails and more...

Enjoy Brunch at the patio, bar or main dinning room. Great selection of egg dishes, tapas, seasonal bottomless mimosas and cocktails...

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 26, 2020

Ends: January 27, 2119

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-2:45PM
Sat 11:00AM-2:45PM

Happy Hour Every Day! ;-)

Great Value! - Share our tasty crafted tapas, beers, wine, sangria & cocktails in the heart of downtown Redwood City! *Offered at the bar, lounge and patio only. Last Call 5:50 PM. Capacity and weather permitted. Taxes and Gratuity Excluded.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 26, 2020

Ends: January 27, 2119

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:45PM

Sharing Lunch with Friends and Teams!

Share our tasty Creative Tapas and Daily Chef's Specials! Receive a complimentary house amuse bouche... Ask your server for daily selection. *Offered Monday - Friday 11:30-2:45 PM. Based on availability.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 27, 2020

Ends: January 28, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:45PM

What 832 People Are Saying
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J
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service and food were great at this restaurant. It is very popular and gets busy but the staff operates well.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am a vegetarian and have been to LV Mar many times. Always great food and the Pisco sour is just amazing. The service is fantastic too

TS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and great entertainment! We dined for Valentines Day and it was well worth the money! Lovely food drinks and even a complementary rose!

LD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there on Valentine’s Day so we didn’t have the normal menu but a 3 course prix fixe. I wish we had had the option but the food was fine. Two of us had the salad with palmitos (good dressing, frisée has never been my fave but it held up and liked the candied nuts. The other two options weren’t faves. The scallops wrapped in bacon were generous. The risotto was dry and the rice was undercooked. The strawberry mousse was ok but the chocolate was meh. My brother had the tres leches cake and my aunt the coconut flan. She said it wasn’t that coconutty. Coffee was super strong. Honestly, the best part was the service - warm, welcoming, attentive and just made you feel a part of their family. Roses given to the ladies. Music was live and got loud as the evening wore on and we were near the kitchen. I can’t imagine if you were close.

DL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day. We arrived with our two young children in an empty restaurant and were told “you made a reservation outside” (clearly didn’t).
So we were parked outside with a heater going on and off to finally off.
Talked to the manager and showed our reservation online. He apologized and offered to take two drinks off. Nice way to discriminate against family.
And these food of the set menu sucked (typically the food is good)

GC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, bright flavors. Excellent balance on the ceviche.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and speedy service (thanks, Sofia) great food.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My coworkers and I frequent LV Mar for lunch. Their ceviche is a must have and the simple wine list makes it easy enough for everyone to find something they’ll enjoy. Unfortunately, the waiter we had this visit was not attentive. It felt as though we needed to shout out our drink and food order as he ran right pass us.

It was disappointing that the service was subpar and we were not greeted with the plantain appetizer, when the table next to us was. Overall, the visit was a miss.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just ok. I’ve been to their sister restaurant la viga many times and it’s so good. So this was disappointing. Over priced and not that great. Plus they put us in the little bump out room separate from the main dining room which KILLED the overall energy and vibe.

JA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The folks there kept apologizing tjat service was slow since they were short-staffed with a big party. Otherwise they were great and good-humored. Cocktails were interesting and powerful. Standouts were the oysters, shrimp & mussel dish and desserts. Too noisy inside though,

DS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good, food was adequate but not memorable. More attention to details could help. I ordered the cheese fondue. It was solidified cheese, nothing fondue about it. The rest of the food was ok. Portion sizes were on the smaller side but that was fine too. Just not as tasty as it should be. I would probably not go back. The service was really what made me like my evening. Good people.

SK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I thought it was a wonderful dining experience. Great food. Wonderful culinary experience with contrasting tastes. The tuna on pear cannot be skipped. Excellent cocktails. The server seemed a little bored and forgot about us at the end, but it did not ruin our experience.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great casual lunch spot for meeting with coworkers. The food choices range from hearty to light and refreshing with a good (small) selection of cocktails and wines. We always enjoy the plantain appetizer the chef offers upon seating, only wish it was part of the menu! The waiter was attentive, which experience has told me can be a hit or complete miss.

JP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times. Always great food, service, and ambiance.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food presentation was great. Our service did a great job. I changed my reservation about 3 hours prior and they were able to accommodate us. Much appreciated.
The oysters were GREAT! I ordered a lemon drop, it tasted like lemonade so I did send it back but they gladly remade it. The appetizers are great, perfect for large groups.

Overall I will definitely come back..great job cooks! 👍🏽

j
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The noise level was quite annoying. Some investment in sound acoustics would be nice. The tables are too close together. The tables were unstable. I had to ask host for a leveler but he gave me dirty look like i was annoying him. I had to ask again from a busser. These are things that should be done prior to opening. Overall this place was satisfactory.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LV Mar has delicious small plate food. The service is attentive and it’s a great place to have conversation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We came for a pre-fixe NYE menu and it was pretty good, our table service was lacking and we needed dirty silverware replaced , had friends ask for extra items during dinner (lemon for waters, things like that), waiter never came back with anything. They had no plan for how to actually handle NYE despite attempting to and it was so chaotic and uncomfortable that we left. They basically tried to turn it into a 90s dance club that nobody wanted, and in order to do that they had to remove existing customers from tables and offered no service during the change over. In fact, our seats were literally taken FROM us, despite having just dropped $300 on dinner (over 4 people). Disappointing.

c
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for before or after your favorite movie. Plenty of delicious choices and excellent sangria!

LV Mar
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate it! Plenty more sangria to pour in 2020, cheers!

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SH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY pleased to have chosen this place - great menu. Everything was very tasty. Nice cozy corner at the windows to wait for your table.

TA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

The food and drinks were ridiculously overpriced for how mediocre they tasted. The only redeeming component was the nice waitstaff.

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Terrible service. Awesome food.

L
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food to share with your friends. Cocktails were great and service was top notch.

ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Disappointing. Had a fantastic experience in July--food was fresh, interesting flavors, lovely service. This time, the food was so-so, the host was rude about where we could sit based on our Open Table reservation for 3 people--he would not give us the empty four-top nearby and squeezed us onto a two top that was haphazardly leaning on uneven pavement on the patio. Our server was fine. We had hoped LV would be one of our go-tos for RWC but alas, back to the drawing board.

LL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for all the offerings that you have -- and for the wonderful sample at the beginning!

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arroz con Marriscos, the best! Ordered the scallop taco and that was great too!

JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent - color, taste, amount are all just right to have customers get a taste & get full. A little on the expensive side. My husband & I ordered 2 tapas plates & 1 entree, no drinks & our bill was $100.

AM
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails and innovative menu items. We always go back.

R
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very unique tasty dishes... more of a Peruvian flavor.

BP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Good service. Food is OK but nothing special and we tried 7 different plates. Nothing to be remembered. Very pricy for what they offer.

L
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is amazing, the staff is incredible, the drinks are excellent, and the ambience is warm and friendly.

RK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

LV Mar has become a reliable favorite. The crab tostada is fantastic!

OT
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and great service, the tables are quite close together so if you get placed beside a noisy table it has the potential to spoil the experience.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I held a dinner meeting in the back room, which worked beautifully. We sampled almost the full menu and nothing disappointed!

LB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! The Lechuga y elote with salmon is my favorite salad ever!

LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went based on previous experiences at sister restaurant, La Viga.

Food was not as good and quite a bit more expensive. Actually food was just ok. We sampled a variety of dishes and the consensus...MEH!

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was terrible and overpriced. Service was awful and they gouged us. Great ambiance and location.

A
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I found this spot underwhelming and I probably wouldn't eat here again. At this price point, the service leaves a lot to be desired. It was hard to get wine ordered, hard to understand food recommendations. The guy refilling our water was way more appropriately attentive than our waiter. The food was pretty tasty, not the best tapas I've had at this price point, but pretty good for what's available in RWC. If we had service as expected, we probably would have felt better about this spot. It just wasn't as good as we were expecting based on other reviews here and Yelp.

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service awesome food

AG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louis and Roberto gave us excellent service.

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