La Food Marketa

4.6
1414 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 1414 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from out of town were so happy to go to a great new venue!

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stubonedoc
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very authentic and a bit spicy, see the menu. Really well done in the kitchen, the drinks are superb. Service was a bit slow but well-informed and with good attitude.

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Greencath
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Prices a bit high for value of some items, ex, $15 for soup & grilled cheese. Charming atmosphere, great server. One person loved the food (chicken w quinoa), others just so so (burger and grilled cheese). Overly long wait for food, upwards of 20 minutes at about 2 pm. I would like to give it another chance but was a bit disappointed.

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vipElise
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We requested an outdoor table and even though it was cold, we sat outside. Propane heater was provided and wait staff were very accommodating. Food was tasty and the wine was good, too.

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LexiF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious chips on the house, butternut squash soup and brussels. The reuben appetizer also phenomenal. Great calm music and ambiance and stellar service. Will be back soon.

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KarinaH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were good. Introduced the place to some family, they are sure to return.

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janiss
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out. We shared a couple of small plates and a large plate. Everything was very different and tast.
We had the tuna small plate, the cauliflower and a chicken dish.
Margaritas and wine. Would definitely go back - there are other things I would want to try

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ChrisEats
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There for a relatively early dinner before an event so they weren’t very busy, but food and service were both exceptional. Lived up to the hype from numerous friends!

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EboniT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Taco Tuesday is highly recommended

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BethelH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. My first visit. Good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible and our food to die for everything is so delicious Reuben quesadilla was probably one of
My faves!

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SuzetteG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service . The fried Brussel sprouts, street cauliflower, hot chicken tamale, sunken cheesesteak burrito were all very good. Of course the Mexican chocolate bread pudding for dessert is a must.

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ErinD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was so good! The service was a bit slow, but nothing to deter me from going back.

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CATRST2
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique flavors and excellent presentation. Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipdiner
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for lunch. Good outdoor seating. Fine fordinner

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Mich
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The loaded yucca fries are addictively delicious. & Remember to save some room for their amazing churros! We can’t wait to go back again soon.

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CassyS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was As well. The menu was hard to pick from as there were so many good choices. We enjoyed sitting outside and the fabulous service. Our birthday girl even got A treat which was much appreciated!

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vipKaralynG
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
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
61 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 19, 2021
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 on October 19, 2021
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 on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere. Great food. Great service

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vipChristinaL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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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MGM714
Baltimore
46 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
22 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
80 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!

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 1414 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.