La Food Marketa

4.6
1397 Reviews
$30 and under
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 currently available. In the event of inclement weather, incoming reservations will be seated on a first come - first serve basis. Tables currently sitting will be allowed to move to another table if possible, but tables themselves cannot be moved under any circumstance. We have limited space under cover and cannot accommodate every one to be out of the weather. If you have already ordered food and choose not to stay you will be given boxes to go.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1397 people are saying
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vipKaralynG
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

People were seated before us after we got there. Food toke the longest time yet. Checks mixed up and we ended up paying even more.

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David
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service. We ordered a 3 course dinner from the Restaurant Week menu. Too much food; we should have taken our desserts home.

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BaltoPaul
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Some tasty and interesting menu options. New twists on some standard Mexican favorites. Generous portions. Servers use a "team" concept, so we were well attended to. Only negative is that the place is too damn bright. Needs less overall lighting and more spot lighting. The ambiance was more like a fast food joint. But everything else was great, so will be back.

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Stoney
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

For the first time there were a few missteps last evening. A one inch to an inch and a half dark brown bristle was found in our margarita. Most likely came from the brush that cleans the stemware. Then when the bill arrived we were charged full price for our tacos even though it was taco Tuesday! Despite these mishaps the food was excellent and we will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere. Great food. Great service

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ChristinaL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday here on Sunday and we had a wonderful time! The portions were generous and everything was delicious! Our server Sam provided outstanding service as well. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipNancy
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating and excellent service. Food was very good.

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vipMonica
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the Sesame-Crusted Tuna Tostada and it was delicious! The tuna had a perfectly seared crust yet beautifully raw inside, the chipotle mayo was spicy without burning my mouth and the tostada was crispy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent this establishment because the food and device are consistently great! From the mojito to the street cauliflower, you won’t be disappointed.

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vipsamrab
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live walking distance and I love to go there frequently for amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything took too long for a business meeting. We ordered at 12:10pm and our food wasn’t served until 12:55pm. That’s too much time on a Monday for lunch. They are more of a leisurely restaurant. I don’t recommend business lunches here. Food was pretty good; service was slow.

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yummyfood5
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to service was excellent! We each had the BBQ Chicken Quesadillas and they were perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We truly enjoyed our meal. The portions for the Small Plates were surprisingly "large". Our preference would be less creamy sauces / less fattening versions of the items we ordered, the STREET CAULIFLOWER, PLANTAIN WINGS, THE MUSSELS, STREET CORN "RIBS".
thank you!

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vipMGM714
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Server made an error in our order, they did correct and apologized but didn't offer a discount. The service which is usually outstanding was slower then usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food wasn’t good to us. We ordered Peruvian Wings. It was a wet sauce that had not so good seasonings. Tasted nothing like your traditional Peruvian spices i was expecting. We also had mussels which were in a cream based sauce that mimicked Alfredo sauce. We attended yesterday (10/5) for lunch with a reservation and still had to wait because of staffing . The host ended up seating and serving us and it was pretty much mediocre. I had a great experience over at Citron across the street so i was expecting similar but was disappointed unfortunately.

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Bonnie
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! Always great food and great service! Love the mussels!!! Excellent Tuna Poke Salad!!! Yummy Tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious small plates with Latin flavors. Street cauliflower and Yucca fries topped with shredded short ribs and runny egg are not to be missed!

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was delicious, and the portion sizes were hearty. The outdoor seating area was quiet and comfortable. I wasn't crazy about my red sangria. It was okay.

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mgbc
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grace is amazing! Very patient and made great suggestions. We loved the birthday treats at the end - very kind. WIll absolutely come back.

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vipMichaelF
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and delicious food

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PigtownDesign
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful as always. Made a last minute reservation so had to eat inside.

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Beingme
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoy going to this place. The food and service are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint was I thought $10 for the little bowl of guacamole was a bit high. Last time I was there they gave us a nice size bowl. Our server was wonderful!

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Raymond
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Friendly staff.

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Miriam
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience at La Food Marketa. I went with my friend and we both loved our meals, especially the chips and queso at the beginning! Service was great also, overall great experience.

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CaroWay
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Grilled octopus was spectacular, as was pan de queso. Love that they have small and large plates. Lots of choices for vegans and people who need to eat GF.

Service was really good, but it just took a little too long for our server to come over and greet us and take our beverage orders. Did not detract from the experience.

So nice that they have an outdoor dining option. The parking lot at Quarry Lake can get a little noisy with hot rods, and random sidewalk smokers are annoying, but in general the patio is lovely.

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SuzetteG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food expertly prepared with excellent service. All around great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both excellent!

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Rosie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and delicious.

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vipStoney
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently delicious food. If you could only tell who the wait staff is! Excellent patio dining.

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Loulou
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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JCBJr
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service and server was fine but drinks came after apps showed up. Chips are SO salty you have to wipe them off. Brazilian Vegetables was no where close to what it was called on the menu. Burger (we got on a bun) was good.

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liliant
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

AMBIENCE: the outside sitting area could use some sprucing up. Perhaps some trees on planters, something, to make it more attractive. FOOD: I had the Sesame Tuna and the Key Lime Pie; both were very good. I want to go back as soon as I can to have the Sesame Tuna again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to go somewhere nice but not FANCY to celebrate my wife’s first day with students at a new school. Food was very good, atmosphere nice, wait staff was attentive and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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KateL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting menu and delicately spiced food. Vegetarian options. Delicious! Outdoor patio provides a quiet, well-spaced dining experience. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

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vipAXAfoodie
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner and service was spectacular!

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CarolynE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food exceeded expectations across the board! We will definitely return.

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vipStoney
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices, excellent food! Service has improved, less of a hobo look. Perfect patio for casual dining.

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SLYumyum
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but wish they could have turned up the A/C. The food was amazing. Great selection and great service. Will definitely go again soon!

FAQs

La Food Marketa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 415-0606.

La Food Marketa is rated 4.6 stars by 1397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.