La Food Marketa

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Chad Gauss & La Food Marketa offer an up to par, down to earth restaurant experience in Quarry Lake featuring soul satisfying food from the Americas. Our focus is simply fresh, approachable, and fun! We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs. Our bar offers well thought out drinks and bangin' happy hour specials. Come in & smile! We will do the rest!

Outdoor seating is available and we will accommodate all requests to sit outside to the best of our ability!

If your preferred reservation time is not available through OpenTable, please give us a call.
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j
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Surprisingly good. Service was great and seated immediately. All wait staff are well trained. Menu heavily Spanish/Mexican. Well prepared. Black bean soup is very good. Also had lamb shank. Somewhat overdone but a hard dish to make for a restaurant. We will go back. Perhaps in the Spring when one can sit on the deck and the noise level will be lower.

KE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second trip here. Only reason we haven’t returned sooner was due to it being an hour from home. Well worth the trip. You can tell each ingredient is fresh and prepared to perfection. Great American twist on classic Mexican flavors.

RL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very casual and upbeat atmosphere! Food was delicious and portion size was perfect (not too little-not too much) Guacamole was some of the best I have ever had! The server was pleasant and attentive. This was my first time there and I will definitely be a returning customer.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our second time at the restaurant... We were really looking forward to trying the brunch and we were not impressed. The Tres Leches French Toast was dry and the other plates did not impress. Dinner is amazing though, will definitely be going back for that.

RA
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Not our first time at Marketa but our first visit for brunch....and not our last! Everything was delicious AND piping hot (a pet peeve of mine). Menu is diverse, drinks were yummy too.
My only complaint about this location vs. the Hampden restaurant is that the one in Hampden seems to consistently have very friendly servers - sadly not always the case here. That being said, we always feel so welcomed at the door! Already made a res for our next brunch!

LS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was pretty good. Had to send back a dry burger and burnt bread but the replacements were great. Good drinks.

E
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal! Shout out to Angelo at the front of the house as well.

OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite uptown place. Consistently excellent food and drinks, but the real gems are the staff. These are the happiest, kindest restaurant workers in town and tellingly they’re the same people who’ve been there for years. I think there must be a culture of care for them and you can tell by the way they, in turn, treat patrons. We always leave full and happy. Xo

EG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

after raving about food, brought a celebration lunch group and was disappointed. food was 50% good, otherwise fair. I will return as it is one of my favorite area resturants

c
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Not a place I would go again.

KG
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

It was the worst experience I’ve had at the restaurant. We were seated next to a party near the back and we wanted to leave since we sat down. They were so obnoxious and it ruined the entire experience, we were never offered to move tables or anything. Very dissatisfying.

KG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will make it a weekly place to eat. Service was amazing and the food was great.

SD
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Food Marketa is always a fun experience. We go there often and love the cuisine. This past weekend there were four of us and between the beef saltado and fish and chips, it was hard to select a favorite. The service by Tracey was excellent too. Don’t miss this local gem at the Quarry!

J
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always like it here.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wen’t with my mom, husband and newborn for dinner and we loved it. Staff was super attentive and the food was amazing. Definitely going back for the brunch. The Octopus is a must have.

J
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks are always excellent. The Leche de Tigre infused tequila is my favorite!

I
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best! Best food, best people, best service! Our happy place!

d
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Liked the Scotch eggs very much. The seared rare tuna was also delicious. . Good chunky guacamole.

PN
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious and the atmosphere was hip and fun with families, couples, small groups of friends - everyone! We especially enjoyed the music (old school R&B) and the welcoming staff. Awesome experience!

RB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Waitress was very attentive and food did not take long to come to our table

LT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Six of us and several different dishes. Be sure and start with the exceptional guacamole and queso. I had Mom’s turkey tacos and I would have sworn I was eating a beef taco. Very good. Fish tacos are a favorite and always great. Salad with salmon was perfectly prepared.

We eat here at least once a month. Always consistently good with great service. Highly recommended.

J
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistently delicious - doesn’t matter if we are on a date or a family dinner the meal is always great!

m
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Superior friendly service -- delicious food -- and cold martini -- an all around great time!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks as usual. Really enjoyed the octopus, the black bean soup, and the cauliflower.

p
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food. Very Good service.
Great brunch-lunch place.

W
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WOW! I had the most delicious dish on this visit that totally blew me away. I wanted to try something different so I ordered the yucca crusted trout with shrimp scampi spaghetti squash, smoked aji dulce, lemon & parsley. This dish was prepared perfectly and the flavor of the trout mixed with the shrimp scampi spaghetti squash was absolutely amazing. My wife had the mole chicken with yellow rice, star bright radish, orange zest, white sesame, which was a very generous portion. The service as usual was spectacular. If you haven't been here before, make a reservation right now, I promise you'll have a fabulous experience.

L
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick dinner tonight, appetizers and dessert. Attentive and quick service and meal preparation. Always an enjoyable spot!

L
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating new job offer.

DR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, especially on Taco Tuesday! My son and I go for dinner whenever the opportunity arises, even if that means 3 times in 1 week!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared food, attentive, friendly staff.

l
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming one of my favorite restaurants. From the great service to the delicious food, I always enjoy my time at La Food Marketa. Today, I had the yucca fries, Brazilian Shrimp, and Challah Torrez. Everything was delicious. Our server, Tracy, was wonderful, as well.

LN
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, huge portions! service was a little rushed, as we were wanting to relax a little more and take our time at dinner. But I guess on a busy Friday night, they need to turn tables!

D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I would have given a much higher rating but was very dismayed at staff - hostess and prep staff - constantly handling and looking at their cell phones especially in the food prep area behind the dining counter. The phones were in the counter, staff touching, scratching faces , scalps checking phones. No hand washing. Cell phones are known to harbor tons of bacteria...think about where they have been. After seeing this, don’t think we will be back. Staff needed better training

BS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every course and every drink was outstanding. We were celebrating a birthday with brunch and we enjoyed every minute. We’ll be back!

AJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance & the service were great & the food was delicious! Definitely coming back.

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went on a Sunday night. There weren't many people there and we sat with empty cocktail glasses for a bit longer than I would have liked. Food was great. Waiter provided great recommendations. Overall, 4 out of 5 stars!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Tracey was fantastic! We absolutely adore her!!

SH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Menu is always creative, food is awesome, great service, great drinks.

L
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious tacos. We also really enjoyed the street cauliflower!

G
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly place. If you ask for a half of glass of beer or for white wine of room temperature you'll get it. Food is delicious, I would recommend Brasillian vegetables with shrimp and also Baltimore club tacos.
La Food Marketa is the best restaurant around.
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