LV Mar

4.5
614 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(650) 241-3111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Manuel Martinez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St.
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Parking details
A public​ parking structure is located right behind us! There's also ample street parking.
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Public transit
Caltrain to Redwood City!
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Entertainment

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Special events & promotions
Visit our website for latest upcoming events
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 614 People Are Saying
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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O
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I was let down by Service tonight.

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E
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We ordered ceviche mix, Tacos with scallops (the tortilla is made out of Jicoma), Tacos with Ahi tuna, etc.
All tasted very good and impressed. We will go back and try something else. The service was excellent.

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PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is solid, with some dishes much better than others. Our server was extremely helpful and accomodating. There is a busy dining room, bar area, and outside seating with heaters so choose what best suits your preferences.

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F
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Am never let down by LVMar’s food. Everything always tastes so good and the dishes are so creative.

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B
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and service here! There is always a good selection, the food is prepared and explained well, and best of all delicious!

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LD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Spent over $70 for lunch for two with one cocktail. Food was good except salad was not dressed.

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KD
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food and the hospitality. Treated line family.

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SS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We ordered a few different dishes and some of them were really delicious (especially the desserts) and some of them were a bit disappointing (e.g. the guacamole that tasted like the avocados were too old/ripe). The service was great in the beginning but when we asked for a dessert menu we waited at least 20 minutes and eventually had to go inside to find another waiter. Even after finally getting the dessert menu, it took at least another 15 minutes before they came out to see if we were ready to order (and only after flagging down another restaurant employee). I believe our original waiter had left and didn't assign someone else to our table because after the main course, we didn't see our first waiter again.

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w
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall it was a great experience. The service was good and the food was delicious.

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KL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night which was to be expected. The wait staff was attentive, but a bit slow as there was a rush of patrons. We tried to order food that wasn't spicy, but it was not possible. Therefore I would only recommend this restaurant to people who like spicy food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday with Bae!! Cocktails and tapas!

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QB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Love this place. Food is fantastic, service attentive and friendly

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S
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and we were still very pleased. Had friends from SF join us and they also enjoyed every dish. We shared all appetizers and entrees.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is maybe my third review for LV Mar and it just keeps on getting better with them. There’s something about their food that makes it unlike anything else we’ve tasted in the Bay Area. Addictive. Delicious! And the drinks are even better :) Gotta love this place. Frindly service and reasonable prices are just a cherry on the pie of their excellence.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great tapas like food and good cocktails! Will go again!

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D
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, and the drink menu is on point!

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WG
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent South American Fusion cuisine. A reliable favorite in Redwood City.

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V
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here to celebrate a birthday. We ordered a number of small dishes - two salads, tacos, empanadas and desserts. There was not a miss in the whole bunch. The food was fabulous and inventive. The service was great. Plates were brought as they were ready and dishes cleared as we moved from one group to another. We never wanted for a refill or service.

This is a great place to dine!

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ZB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We decided to try something new, & drove a little out of our usual circle to LV Mar; & it was totally worth the time & effort. It blew our other favorites away; & that’s no small feat when the restaurant in on the peninsula. Creative seafood dishes with unique Latin flavors. Each dish was unique & so delicious. Best mixed ceviche ever. Fantastic pork belly tacos. Seating was tight, & it’s a bit noisy, but that’s what happens when you’re serving great food & lots of people want to enjoy it. We still had our own space, & felt we could have our own conversation. We plan to return again & again. Chef Manuel clearly knows what he’s doing in the kitchen.

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JB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Bar service was Slllooooowwww! We got our food before our drinks which is a cardinal sin in dining experience. We had to flag down our waiter to order more drinks. Pacing was off. Usually good service but our waiter was off.

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L
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time, and I'm so glad I found it via OpenTable. Will definitely be back. Love the 'Chef's sample' at the beginning of our meal, concept. The food was amazing.. and yummy.. the dessert too! wish we were not going back to work cuz some of the drinks looked yummy too... next time! Our server was so nice/friendly/helpful too...THANK YOU!

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LA
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I went to this restaurant for a business meeting lunch and chose it because it seemed quiet with an interesting menu. I ordered the chicken sandwich—it was very flavorful and unique. My colleague ordered the fish tacos. He really liked it. We were supposed to sit outside but work was being done on the patio. Service was good. I would go again!

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s
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

From the reviews I had high expectations. The service was outstanding. The quality of the food was average, not bad but not great. The hot tapas was cold. The Duck tapas was undercooked and very fatty. The salad dishes were good. Still a fun place for everyday dining

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f
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous! Miguel, our server, was excellent. This is my third time here, and it seems like it gets better and better! So many delicious dishes, it's hard to pick just one to recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Awesome waitress but we were seated 45min late for a 715pm rez and then when seated they had gotten creative with a makeshift table on a slant in the walkway of many pedestrians. We finally shifted to the table we were supposed to have another 15min later, no apologies, no dessert on the house, nada. The waitress we did get was great though after the initial mishaps.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration!

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S
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here for my birthday dinner with friends. We ordered many dishes and entrees to share and enjoyed every dish very much.

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DT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Loud and cramped. Too many people and not enough space.

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MS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had reservations for 4:30 on a Saturday and I thought that was overkill, but by 5 pm every table in the place was full... The food was "good" the Duck Breast was too "RARE" to the point of being Red and Chewy...... Oh Well... The other dishes were not memorable but were acceptable. If you like everything from the Sea, you may like this place more than my wife and I...The place did smell like the Ocean!

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SG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our lunch at LV Mar. We ordered the tapas lunch option which gives you up to 4 different tapas to choose from with 4 price points depending on whether you order 1, 2, 3 or 4 tapas. The only complaint we had was that the waiter didn't warn us that 2 tapas for a normal eater (we were 3 women) would be plenty of food. We ordered 3 each and it was way too much food. The good news is that the portions are generous but the bad news is that we could have shared different plates if we had ordered less food and different from one another rather than all ordering the same 3 from the list.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had several tasty plates to share among us, and all were well-seasoned and interesting!

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service! The Fundido de Queso, Empanadas de Pollo and Patatas Con Jamon were excellent! I also ordered the Ensalada de Arugula which was good, but the peaches were too overcooked for me. The Carmen Serdana cocktail was also very good!

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Getting tapas is always a nice experience, but I'm not sure LV Mar lives up to its price. Our meal for 2 was $150, and I didn't feel that any dish was spectacular.

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CL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The wait staff is attentive but not overbearing. It is a bit pricey but good for a special occasion.

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e
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LV Mar is consistently first-rate. The wait staff is fantastic. The food is very delicious and tasty, inventive, and not overly salted. The ambience is warm, inviting, and casual. Two thumbs up.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time as usual. Really love LV Mar

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Took 35 mins to get a drink. Server was MIA. Once food and drink arrived server wanted to know if we needed anything.

Very weak performance. Doubt we will return.

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P
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have actually been twice in the past two weeks. We sat outside for a nice lunch both times. For cocktails we tried the Campo Verde (most ordered), the Mixteca (great smokey mescal) and the ojitoes verde. All were winners. We shared a number of Tapas dishes including the Patatas con Jamon, fundido de queso with chorizo. The skewers of shrimp wrapped in bacon with frisse were outstanding. Dessert was helado de la Casa and an unusual Irish coffee with chocolate whipped cream. Our server Jacqueline was very friendly and understanding of our lack preparedness when we should be studying the menu. This is still our favorite restaurant in Redwood City. You don't find this style and sophistication of presentations anywhere else. We were happy to introduce two new patrons.

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AB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location in downtown of Redwood City. Lovely meals prepare by great chefs. I enjoy the customer service as well the cleanliness. This is great place to host a business meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took a while to get the cocktails, but the hostess was excellent after that. Food on the spicy side

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