LV Mar

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661 reviews
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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.

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Michelin Recommended 2015, 2016, 2017.
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Specials

Happy Hour: Sips and Bites to Share!

Happy Hour= Tasty Tapas and Refreshing Cocktails in Beautiful Downtown Redwood City!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 6, 2018

Ends: October 7, 2117

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:30PM

Bottomless Mimosas, Brunch and Chilaquiles!

Enjoy Brunch At the Bar, Patio or the Main Dining Room with our flavored Bottomless Mimosas and tasty Egg Plates!
Saturdays and Sundays ! 10:30am-3:00pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Sun 10:30AM-2:45PM
Sat 10:30AM-2:45PM

Share+Enjoy= Tasty Lunch Tapas!

Enjoy a chefs inspired amuse while your tasty tapas get prepared for your enjoyment! (A bite per guest or one plate per table. Based on Chefs Choices. Ask server for the Daily Amuse)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

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

What 661 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was surprisingly good! And portions bigger than we expected for tapas. Our server was so friendly and helpful. She brought us a vegetarian menu. The room was so loud though, and the tv took away from the overall look, which was otherwise chic.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food, the drinks, the set up. Couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate a birthday with a group of girlfriends.

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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P
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with excellent service! We enjoyed every dish.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ceviche mixto was excellent!

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L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a Friday night, we were seated in a small back room which cut out the noise from the bar area. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was exceptional! Stand outs were the scallop “tacos” and arugula salad, but EVERYTHING, we had was truly delicious. Oh, and the Tres Leches dessert!!! I will be going back soon!

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l
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing tacos, not your ordinary fare, fabulous Margaritas with a great bartender and excellent service

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AM
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, we loved our cocktails and every dish we shared among the 4 of us. They had a new white shrimp ceviche-ish dish that was great, the calamari was some of the best we've ever had, the corn and the octopus tacos were great, as was the duck. All service was great, and we love that they open at 4, making an early dinner after an afternoon movie very simple.

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EV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious twist on Mexican cuisine. The blue corn tortillas are fantastic, the sangria delicious and the dessert -- a guava mousse -- superlative. We come here on a semi-regular basis, often before or after a movie, and we really enjoy it.

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D
San Francisco
142 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve, and Luiz was a wonderful server. He and all the others had a great attitude about being there that night. The food was creative and delicious.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to LV Mar for NYE and the food was absolutely amazing! It is Spanish based food but each item was like something you've never had before. Their fried Scallop Tacos were unreal. We sat outside in chilly weather and the heaters were working just great where we didn't need to eat with a coat on. Oh and their cocktails are amazing as well. I highly recommend LV Mar for a date night or to grab food and drinks with friends. You can order about 2 tapas per person and still feel full but everything is on the lighter side.

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N
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good New Years dinner - we thoroughly enjoyed all our tapas and tacos. The piano music was a nice addition - not too loud, but nice for background noise.

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place, excellent food and service Noise level pretty, difficult to converse. Will definitely return!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server was SO attentive and polite. Will definitely return!

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EE
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We walk in with reservations for a Saturday night at 6:30 pm. The restaurant was about 1/3 full. For some odd reason, the host sat us down in a table where there is high traffic. During our dinner, we noticed that there were other two seat tables that were empty so we are puzzled why the host put us in a table with such high foot traffic. Otherwise, our waitress was great. She made great food and drink suggestions. She had the biggest smile. We had a pleasant dinner except for the seating.

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place with great food! Would highly recommend this casual innovative cuisine spot in downtown Redwood City.

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R
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I had reservations for 8 people on a Thursday at 6 pm. We arrived at 5:30 pm and wanted to start with cocktails before sitting down. We ordered 4 drinks at the bar (happy hour price) and received 1 of the 4 drinks before we were seated. The hostess insisted we take our table, since the bar is very small. It took at least 20 minutes and 3 reminders to receive our 3 additional drinks. At the same time, the other 4 diners finally arrived and ordered additional drinks. In the meantime, the manager or waiter insisted happy hour prices only available at the bar; however, the hostess insisted we take our table. It's not the price, it's the principle! I demanded happy hour prices for the first round...they honored HH pricing for the first round, but why do I have to demand HH pricing. We moved, so they can serve more people at the bar.

The same type of service continued for the entire evening....BAD. The seafood tapas were outstanding, but they really need to work on providing better service. We had probably 2 waiters and random people serving our tapas. NO ONE seemed to be in charge and overall experience was terrible. Everytime we order more drinks or even a bottle of wine, it took 2 reminders and at least 20 minutes to bring the drinks.

I grew up in the restaurant business and we made our money on the bar, so LV Mar really needs to train the front staff. We spent close to $1K that night, so I expected better service.

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TV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were able to shift from an indoor table to a sidewalk table when we arrived and the service was really on top of it. We did arrive a bit earlier in the evening though, around 5:30. The cocktail menu is impressive. The tapas menu is fantastic. We had guacamole to start (topped with salmon). I've had better sangrias, but we are in CA and not Barcelona..:). Still good though. The ceviche' was awesome as was the gnocchi that was made with the mushroom from blue corn. The octopus tacos were great too. Would recommend for sure.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic. He made sure to guide us to gluten-free options because I am a Celiac. We had my mom's birthday there and she had never had tapas. She was totally impressed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Went here for our monthiversary. The food was mediocre. I feel like you paying for the decor and presentation. Nothing stood out that caught my attention. Also what really made me dislike this place was the fact our waitress took 30 mins to give us a dessert menu and then told us the kitchen is closing soon. She stood there and forced us to order ASAP without giving us anytime to think about what we may want. Also i have mention that it was 30 mins before the kitchen was closing so there shouldn’t be any rush. I do not recommend coming here unless you like over priced food that will not leave you satisfied. Much regrets...

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CV
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our Christmas Lunch here and they have food for all tastes, the Sangria was just the right mix, definitely a great place to try something unique and fresh

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PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and the environment; creative menu and full of great flavor!

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J
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

I was so disappointed to have booked at LV Mar. I had to make a deposit of a minimum of $1000 for a party over 9. I have never heard of reserving and having a minimum unless your reserving a private room. When our party arrived seating was not in order. The food was good and so was the service but so not worth it. I would think twice before booking here again.

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SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A bit loud with the live music but it’s a great place for food and the cocktails are creative.

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MS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy food and good service. A bit pricey, but fun!

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RF
San Francisco
155 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, lots to try and share. Desserts were amazing. Great drinks and wine list.

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w
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great, we had a good time there.

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CM
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed small plates and cocktails before heading to the RWC movie theater. Food was very good, cocktails were OK (a bit too sweet for a drink that shouldn't be sweet). Service could have been a lot better, slow to take drink order, made mistakes on the food order and didn't pick up payment (we flagged him down after several pass bys). Good that we were not in a hurry and could linger longer. Sitting outdoors is exceptional if weather permits. A repeat for sure.

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H
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went there Black Friday. Foods were pretty delicious and well presented, so as the cocktails. Restaurant was only 65-70% occupied, didn’t understand why the server kept rushing us to order o clean up our plates (which were only 80% finished). Overall, it is still a good restaurant so I give it a 4-stars rating.

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HU
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a great time but sadly there is always an issue with getting our drinks within a reasonable amount of time. Perhaps they should hire an extra bartender? The food and regular food service is excellent but 3 stars when it takes 15-20 minutes to get a drink, especially when you have already been served your appetizers:

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YM
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again - AWESOME delicious and so very craveable food - Service so friendly and attentive. My all time favorite for both brunch and dinner - love the freshness and creativity. Wish my tummy was able to eat more!

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

For the price, not much food on the plate. Not sure I’d return.

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P
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

L.V. Mar is by far one of my favorite Redwood City restaurants. On Broadway amidst the chaos of so many restaurants with outdoor seating the exciting food and pleasant service make for an always enjoyable dining experience.

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YM
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE their chiliquiles! The BEST EVER!! Actually their Sunday Brunch was one of the BEST I've ever had - so many selections - and every single dish was delicious - we also got the Heuvos with the fresh and delicious seafood!! And the very attentive service - and my girlfriend and I love that they let us sit there to catch up for 3 hours - not pushing us out. Thank you!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

After confirming my reservation morning of, upon arrival LVMar claimed our reservation was actually for 7:30, not 5:30 and they could only accommodate us at the communal table because they had a large party coming in. The hostess was totally unapologetic and gave off a definite vibe that she would prefer we go elsewhere.

However, after running through her hoops, the service, food and sangria were spot on and we did enjoy our evening despite the unapologetic de facto cancellation of our reservation.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good

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MA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have gone here several times and we have never been disappointed with the food or the service. This is great for the tapas and drinks. Their menu changes and it is always interesting to see what they have. It is not a large menu but worth stopping in for a quick bite. I would highly recommend reservations especially during the weekend nights.

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CY
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This has always been one of my favorite restaurant in Redwood city, but this time I was disappointed with the service. Drinks took for ever to get to us. We asked for lemon, it took a long time to get it, we asked for hot salsa and never got to us. I had to go to the kitchen and get it myself. But the food was awesome as I remembered it. It was a Saturday night, they were busy and maybe short of wait staff. We will still come back.

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J
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food. Loud environment. Only negative is poor service.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time here for most of our group and we all enjoyed the delicious food and tasty cocktails.

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