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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.

Executive Chef:
David Vilchez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (54)
Waterfront (52)
Special Occasion (45)
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Good for a Date (40)
Romantic (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Business Meals (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Healthy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Live Music (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

On my reservations with Open Table I did check the celebrating of a birthday. After my request for the flourless chocolate cake I was surprised I did not get the candle and happy birthday announcement from them. I did mention it was my birthday. The waitress apologized and said she did not know that. Well I guess the hostess did not communicate that to the waitress. She did add a candle and a happy birthday edible chocolate ornament. That wasn’t the only problem with the restaurant service. We order the Kobe burger rare plus. When we got it, it was more uncooked then rare plus. She took the burger and had new ones made. This time it was border line well done. I did let the waitress know and said not to replace it and I didn’t want to eat it.

The restaurant was nice and had good views of the bay with the boats docked. I thought it was pricy for what it was. I’m surprised the restaurant did not give free dessert for birthdays and did not remove the Kobe burger off the bill since they’ve messed up twice on that. Well I guess you can’t expect that from all nice restaurants. This is a first for me. Every restaurants I’ve gone to have always provided good costumer service and would want costumers to come back. I guess not this one.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful space and customer friendly pricing. Always so unfortunate that food doesn’t taste good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect place for business dinner with dependably great food and top service with dramatic view for people visiting LA

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We love Cafe del Rey .. the food and the staff and management are all wonderful. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely restaurant, very professional staff, good food. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful place to eat. Delicious food and superior services.

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First rate cuisine, excellent service and terrific wines by the glasd

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wonderful lunch with great menu. Excellent wait staff - knowledgeable about each dish, enthusiastic and helpful. We ordered a Virgin Mary that is created on site; excellent spicy balance. The view of the yacht harbor was a bonus. Definitely a restaurant to come back to, and recommend to friends who haven’t been here, or to the Marina in a while. Noise level enabled conversation without difficulty. Overall feel to the restaurant was friendly. Excellent food - highly recommend the fresh albacore salad and the 4-plate tasting menu. The short ribs on polenta and daily market fish was excellent on the day we went. The dessert of chocolate cake with berries was delicious and light. The suggested thin crust pizza as a starter was also a great pick. We loved the carmelized onion and truffle topping.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday, and the waitstaff from top to bottom could not have been nicer. Our brunch at Cafe del Rey really made the day special.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was excellent from the moment I mentioned the reservation. Had a great view of the marina. The food was great. The musician (cellist) played beautifully and even played "Happy birthday " when celebrating my birthday. Definitely would go again.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Will visit you every chance my friends and family have!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The restaurant was recommended to us as visitors to the area. We were pleased with the dining experience and look forward to the next visit. The positive experience started with a very friendly and welcoming hostess to a waiter that made us comfortable and provided excellent service. We particularly enjoyed the fresh oysters from British Columbia and continued with a salmon and Icelandic Cod. Both dinners were thoroughly enjoyed. When the service slowed because of the crowd, the manager (owner) provided us with his apologizes and a very tasty plate of bites..very good. This is the type of service that stands out!
Looking forward to the next meal!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I used to dine here very often 10-15 years ago. My recent return revealed that every dish is still creative, decorative and tasty. Wine list includes some reasonably priced fine imports from Spain. During our dinner some compliments were offered for slow service (though I did not feel that way), which shows how they care about customers.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

always a wonderful experience. Great food - great service - great ambience and marina view.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The music was so loud I couldn't hear the person sitting across from me at a 4 person table. I have excellent hearing. We had to shout to each other to have a conversation. Our first request to lower the volume was ignored. After speaking with the general manager, the volume was reduced slightly, enough for us to hear each other if we spoke loudly. The food is best described as mediocre. Overall a very unpleasant dining experience for the entire group.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was celebrating my birthday on October 19th and I had a wonderful time. The service and my food was delicious. However, my boyfriend's did not like his dish at all. He complained that the pasta was too chewy. He kept this to himself so he wouldn't spoil my evening. Mentioned his dislikes as we were leaving.

I give your restaurant 5 stars and the company that I work for has booked one of your banquet rooms for a brunch. Thank you for making my birthday special. Loved our name on the menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Visiting from the mountain west, so dining marina side is a treat in and of itself. An unexpected plus was the beautiful live guitar music wafting through. Excellent menu with good choices of sea food and meats, a suggestion would be to have a couple of vegan options. Nice wine list, very knowledgeable women server helped with wine selection.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service and water view! Scenery can't be beat. It is pretty expensive but worth it on special occasions.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love how we are treated we love the service and the food is always good

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

the manager, Brian , is so wonderful to us. We are frequent guests and love it when he is there

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My first time at this restaurant but my business associate and his wife love this place and he wanted to show it off to me. I couldn't have been more pleased. Amazing service from the minute we walked in the door. Amazing food, fit for foodies. From the appetizer to the main meal and onto the deserts. All were great next time I am in the area, I will be visiting again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice view over the marina, elegant table setting and good service. Healthy, fresh options, friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

So disappointing today and I eat here A LOT, first, our server was sick or had allergies during service, then they were out certain items on the menu, then food was taking longer than usual, then came out tasting mediocre, then music was just too loud for the tiny space or maybe because of where we were seated BUT TONIGHT WAS HORRIBLE. If I base my recommendations on tonight, I wouldn't be back, but I'm hoping that was only a glitch which definitely did not warrant my $225 dinner bill.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Have been to Cafe Del Rey a half dozen times in the last two years and it keeps going down. Food is good, but it took forever to get it last Sunday evening. The Manager on duty just stands and watches, does not get involved or direct or talk to customers. Our waiter was waiting on a big party plus our table, it took forever to get drink refills and the bill. This was my last vist.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Both orders were undercooked. Everything was over priced including the valet at $6, which is a rip off in an area like the Marina

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Met there for a business lunch. View of the marina is gorgeous and the food is delicious. I had the sesame crusted albacore tuna salad and practically licked the plate. Not too loud but definitely not quiet. Service was wonderful from the hostess to the waiter, very attentive without being annoying.

Highly recommend for a business lunch and will be back for dinner and weekend brunch in the future.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food and view. The hostess was amazing. I suggest the octopus as a main course. Out of this world delicious.....

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was very good. Our server was attentive and the food came out quickly, almost too quickly since we had not quite finished the first course when the second one came but that never bothers me.
My only complaint was the 25 minute wait to be seated with a reservation on a Wednesday night. It was not busy and there were several open tables.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I was amazed at how amazing this restaurant was. Me and a few friends could easily stay all night and order everything on the menu. The good is well priced and the service excellent. The servers time when to bring out ur meals perfectly. For three people we totaled $280 cheaper than I expected. However you can go for much less than that. I recommend requesting a table by the window at sunset to enjoy the full view.

Service 5/5
Food 5/5
Drinks 5/5
Price 4/5
Atmosphere 5/5

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Solid menu; prices are moderate to high, but food is good. Our table had a perfect view of the marina, and the restaurant has an excellent location. Our reception at the front desk was gracious and inviting. The highlight of our evening was our waiter, Vladimir. A Bulgarian with multigenerational experience in wine-making (not to mention stories about his time in Alaska), he was gracious, knowledgeable, and perfectly in tune with our dining desires. We brought a bottle of 2007 Signorello Padrone, which we shared with Vladimir; corkage was $25. We also ordered several additional glasses of wine. Toward the end of the evening Vladimir poured us a complimentary taste of the wine that the patrons at the next-door table were drinking, and he poured them a taste of the wine that we were drinking. Of course we were drawn into a conversation with the next table, and then actually joined them. They were New Zealanders and we had a delightful time getting acquainted. Vladimir knew just what he was doing. Very nice, memorable evening. And just a few steps from the Ritz.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The live music was too loud in the dining area. Otherwise, fine.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 8, 2017

It was my friend's birthday and she asked for seafood. I immediately thought of Cafe del Rey. It's one of my favorites. From the moment you enter the front door, you are greeted with a warm smile and immediate seating. The dining room looks out on the Marina, so every table has a great view. The service is friendly and efficient, and the food is superb. My friend was pleased and so was I.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very nice, Clean, great View. Professional service. Great Food!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We have always had a lovely meal at Café Del Rey. It is one of our favorite special occasion - or "anytime" nice restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It's been a while since we've been here, but honestly don't remember it being this good. Everything was just right! The whole dining experience couldn't have been much better. Really looking forward to coming here more often!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Vert disappointed with the food but didn't complain because we didn't expect it to get better.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Took advantage of summer special. Food delicious, good service, large portions, lovely offering

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The staff is outstanding. We loved our food, and wine, and I had two very good cocktails.
The view of the Marina is excellent. Not all tables have equally good views, and the orientation of the building prevents having a view of the actual sunset. Still, it was a very charming space, and a delightful dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was very slow due to a large party. It would have been nice to be warned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious, the view of the water was beautiful and the service was out of this world. Very unique and tasty cocktails. Even had an awesome Nutella cocktail on the desert menu! Both the manager and our waitress gave us recommendations of things to do in the area since it was our first time in California. Everyone who works here is extremely friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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