La Food Marketa

4.6
1375 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 1375 people are saying
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Beingme
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Friendly staff.

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Miriam
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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Stoney
Baltimore
8 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
3 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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Stoney
Baltimore
9 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!

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BillBell
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Having outside dining is very nice. We go there often

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Florence
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food, service was spot on and beautiful evening on their patio.

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LeslieP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to La Food Marketa for my birthday dinner and it’s always a hit! The street corn ribs are my favorite appetizer and an awesome new snack that’s fun to try. I got the steak and yucca which was fantastic and cooked perfectly. It’s a super nice date night spot that doesn’t break the bank.

Also, the chips and guac are the best, not to mention the desserts. I can’t leave Marketa without having either.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Not as good as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! Food is great and always comes out on time, service is unmatched and the ambiance is a great vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to express my very sincere thanks to the manager, Lindsay. One member of our group has some significant medical issues, and had much greater than usual difficulty getting in and out of the restaurant. Lindsay couldn’t have been more helpful and good natured about assisting him, even well out into the parking lot, both when we arrived and also when we finished. Lindsay went well above and beyond what most people would have done, and we greatly appreciate her terrific service and demeanor. Thanks also to Gina, our server, who also did a very nice job with friendliness and efficiency.

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SharonA
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner on the patio. Tables separated appropriately. Creative menu, delicious food, good service.

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vipBabaS
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went for taco night, and the tacos were extremely tasty and each was different from the other. We also tried the plantain appetizer and liked that, too.

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vipElizabethM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Food Marketa never disappoints. We enjoy dining there. Inventive food and drinks!

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vipBrianB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

This is a great place, and I go with my wife often. Usually, we have a great experience. On this visit though, I took my father-in-law and was shocked by the virtually non-existent accommodations for people with disabilities. The normal access appeared to be blocked by extra tables which I suppose were added due to Covid. The back door, which was the only way for us to get in using the curb cut somewhat nearby, had no means of entry. I had bang hard until another customer was nice enough to let us in. I urge this restaurant to fix this problem.

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Susan
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server! Very patient with us considering I was challenging due to having dietary constraints. Our server was so kind and patient and made great suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent gluten free options for a celiac. Delicious food and drinks.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner, great location and view, appetizers were yammy and not super expensive. Spicy margarita was delicious

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BenitaT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always. My go-to place to guarantee a good experience.

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vipLouH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The service was horrible and the air condition was NOT working- In edition it said on the menu Taco tuesday for $13 and they charged us $24 because the server did NOT NOT tell us we could not make changes I will NEVR got back unless they s end me $50 gift card

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vipBklyn55Foodie
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very good selection of extremely tasty, well prepared dishes. The drinks are delicious and complement all meal selections. A great restaurant....highly recommended for all occasions.

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Stoney
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio dining. Fare prices for excellent quality fresh food.

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PaigeD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were 👌🏼🔥
Lauren was great. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and unique! We split a few small plates so we could sample some different items. Loved the street corn “ribs”, mussels, Peruvian wings and crispy fish tacos.

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LarryR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everyone in our party was happy with the food. However, our server, who was very, very nice, was clearly new(ish). She wasn't able to describe a beer when I asked about it, other than to say, "lots of people order it." She didn't know how to stack dishes when removing them from the table. At one point, an employee sprayed ant killer while everyone on the patio was eating their dinner. As I said, the food was good. But at these prices I expect top tier service, and no insect poison to be sprayed during the meal.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Air conditioning!!!!!!!!! We will not be back in the summertime!!!

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 1375 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.