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About Cafe Del Rey

Cuisine inspired by the coastal towns of the Mediterranean. Intuitive service and a beautiful seaside setting. The food is about discovery: the freshest fish, fire grilled steaks, roasted free-range poultry, citrus, olives and market fresh vegetables all bursting with flavor. The luscious desserts, sophisticated cocktails and wine complete your journey. Escape to the good life at Cafe del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: LUNCH

Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm



BRUNCH

Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm

Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm



DINNER

Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Sunday: 5:00pm-9:30pm



HAPPY HOUR

2:30pm-close

Cross Street:
Bali Way

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 823-6395

Website:
http://www.cafedelreymarina.com/

Entertainment:
Fridays and Saturday nights in the Lounge.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is complimentary during lunch and brunch. A $6 service charge applies during dinner

Public Transit:
Free Marina Day Shuttle available until 9pm.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Regatta Room seat up to 60. It is private and overlooks the marina. Contact cdrevents@cafedelreymarina.com

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Private Dining

At Cafe del Rey, our chef’s dedication to food and wine is showcased by his custom menus and unique dishes. Our motivated team is ready to work with you to perfect your next event and ensure a memorable experience.

Cafe Del Rey Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (51)
Special Occasion (41)
Scenic View (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Business Meals (27)
Romantic (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (10)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (6)
Live Music (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food, great view, good service. All around great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Thank you to the staff for treating us so well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Cafe del Rey is a wonderful restaurant, in a beautiful location. Our meals there are always delicious and the staff are very friendly and efficient. The valet parker is great! Thank you, Cafe del Rey!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a "premium" quality seafood restaurant. All the fish on the menu was fresh and wild, and the preparations were just perfect. When you want a healthy alternative to those chain "fish" restaurants. this is a go-to place! Also, the service was so personalized and wonderful, the General Manager came over to welcome us to the restaurant just after being seated, and checked back with us several times through the evening. He even came over to talk to us about their fish selections, where the fish were from, defining the term "wild" and in particular when it comes to salmon and tuna, how that term is being mis-used (they did not label their product as wild) but he explained that these were not "farmed fish" either.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful dinner. The food is very good. Our server was very helpful as my friend has some food allergies and our server was very thorough and thought ahead to what options were available for her.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We were three long time friends celebrating a birthday. The atmosphere is lovely, the service was outstanding. I have some food allergies and they were very conscientious about making sure my food was free of the allergens. The food was unique and delicious. My only concern is that you may remove items from your order but to replace an item you have to pay extra.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was decidedly average, in fact rather disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Average food served tepid. The sauce was bland, not even sure there was one. I am easy to tempt and even the dessert menu was uninspiring. All and all; a good place to miss.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The noise level on a Saturday night is a bit too much for conversation. We enjoyed the view and our server was very good. The food was good but it could be a bit more exciting. We heard about the layers of flavor the chef likes to use but it was hard to find them. Presentation was lovely but wanted a bit more taste. Portions are very small.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We really appreciated the personal service we received. It was our wedding anniversary, and the manager and staff came by more than once to be sure we were satisfied with everything. My daughter had called ahead to contribute her credit card for part of the bill, and our menu said, "Happy Anniversary from your Daughters". I thought the personalized menu was really nice, and a keepsake for us. We were also treated to a glass of champagne for the occasion, and dessert as well. Very nice, and a great restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great server and fabulous food. I had the octopus special

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice experience from the time I walked in the door.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The cold apps were good. The scallops were good, but have had better. The steak didn’t have much flavor and would have loved a starch with it.
The service was slow and the waiter barely checked on us.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was great! Nice view of the harbor boats and loved the live music

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Beautiful location and view, great friendly service, excellent food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love it. Always good. A very classy place with great views of the harbor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Three scallops!! Manager added a few more to main course

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is part of Tavistock Restaurants and not up to their standards by virtue of it being nearly empty on a Friday. The wine was overpriced, the server obsequious, the food also overpriced while mediocre. Even the managers were overbearing as they “dropped by” and interrupted conversation more than 3 times. This time interest, it’s them keeping busy. They should learn from Napa Valley Grill how to run a sister restaurant.

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food2
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent, responsive service; great food; friendly staff; perfect ambiance.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Café Del Rey one of my favorite go to's. Quality is always dependable and lovely environment on the water.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The welcome was warm and accommodating. We first gathered in the bar where live music was great, and not too loud. The drinks were well made. We were able to delay our seating and enjoy the bar. I had checked the box on Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday, but I didn't expect the menus to have "Happy Birthday" printed on the top. Nice touch in line with many others including a gluten free version of the amuse bouche for one person in our party. The service was great. The waitstaff seemed to appear right on cue. It was one of those great meals where we looked up and hours had passed. The truffle pizza is worth the drive alone. The tapenade made of green olives was bright and delicious and came with foccaccia. I had scallops which were beautiful and delicious. The birthday cheesecake was one of the best...maybe goat cheese in it. And the valet left a small packet of cookies in my car with the restaurant logo. Another touch that made me feel well taken care of. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Parsnip and cauliflower soup was a little too sweet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Energetic and diverse food offerings made for an enjoyable experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing from the time we walked in until we left. The food, the service, and the ambiance were all 5 star!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food as always and impeccable service. Have been many times and never been disappointed. Nick was a great server and helped make for a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best meals we’ve had at Café del Rey! Their bloody Mary’s are the best!

Tags: Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cafe del Rey is one of our favorite local, upscale restaurants. The food is always excellent, the menu is creative and the service is very professional. And the view of the marina harbor is beautiful. Only problem we encountered on New Year's Eve this year, is they were overbooked and an 8:45 reservation did not get seated until 9:20 (I think the 9PM fireworks show in the park had something to do with it!)

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful setting, great service, delicious food. We went for New Year’s Eve and it exceeded our expectations in every way!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were just at Cafe del Rey for an early dinner on New Years eve. We always enjoy celebrating special events here. It was fun and festive and the food was excellent. This was our best New Years dinner experience- ever. As always the staff makes you feel very welcome. The atmosphere was sparkling and so was the Marina. The food was exceptional. Even though the restaurant was at capacity, the service was perfect. We never felt rushed. We were able to see the 9:00 fireworks. It was a really special night. Cafe del Rey knows how to treat their guests.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hostess was professional; waiter and busboys were attentive, keeping puling water into our glasses :) ; the waiter brought me a knife without my request; accommodated to my request to have the meat cooked a little bit more after my first cut despite the fact that I had consented to have meat medium-cooked when ordering. Even after being returned to the stove, the meat was still tender--- amazing chef.
I am not sea food fan at all but highly recommend the Lobster Tail that has NONE seafood smelling at all . They have separated the lobster meat from the shell so it was quite easy to eat it without any cutting efforts. The restaurant deco is warm and cozy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great place food was great with impeccable service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My go to for meals with good friends and visitors. 5 plate lunch is always well designed and prepared. Very knowledgeable servers makes visits enjoyable as they will guide you thru the excellent menu. Love the chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Tapas, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really delicious meal with a beautiful view. Every detail of the main dish was considered, from the drizzle on the plate to the garnish. All of it worked together so well to create a truly delicious experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We used to like Cafe del Rey, but Christmas eve dinner was a total disappointment. I called to confirm the reservation I had done online, they confirmed and the next day someone called to confirm the reservation again.
I was informed it was a fixed price, which was fine with us, but they failed to inform us that it was a buffet. We don't like buffets, and the one presented by Cafe Del Rey confirmed why we don't like them. The food choice was poor and the food was cold. We were 4 people and none of us enjoyed our meal. The buffet was poorly set up. It looked improvised, as it certainly was. To top it all off they informed Open Table that we did not honor our reservation , which, of course, we did.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We usually love Cafe del Rey, it is our "go to place when guests visit"; therefor we chose the restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. OH were we surprised in a BAD way!!!!
It was horrible - it seems they rented the place to some catering business - NOTHING was like the Cafe del Rey we know and love. It felt and tasted like a Bar Mitzvah food catering place.....a buffet with very little choices, terrible staff, absolutely no taste and no ambiance . If I could I would give "-5 stars" to this.......

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sunday brunch was deliciious. Service was excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We’ve had dinner at Cafe Del Rey before and liked it. This time the chicken portion was very small so I left hungry. It was very expensive overall.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As always it was a great experience at Cafe Rey. A gem at the harbor. Great service, exceptional cuisine and a fabulous wine selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Cafe del Rey is a great restaurant with a terrific view. The food is excellent, as is the service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent meal. The last couple meals we had here were lackluster, but they have stepped up their game with their current menu.

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