La Food Marketa

4.6
1428 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
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Sueby
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner with and grand daughter and her boyfriend. We were seated immediately greeted by our server and ordered cocktails. Server was perfect very attentive but not bothersome and extremely polite and left ample time between courses without making us feel we were forgotten. Food was excellent really enjoyed the black bean soup and shrimp fajitas. Others had a south west empanada and beef tacos. The key lime pie was excellent too!

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vipfrustrateddiner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience1

I have been to The Food Marketa dozens of times and was a loyal take out customer during the pandemic shut down. I love the food and its a great location for a group that I meet with once every month. But we will be looking for a new spot after our experience last night. starting around 8:15 pm the staff starts sweeping floors, putting chairs up and mopping. they will lean on their mops and brooms and brighten the lights to get people to leave. It is unbelievably rude and has happened more often than not when we are there on a weeknight. We have tolerated it and even laughed about it up until now and I think we are just done with it. It is a terrible way to end a night out by feeling like you're being chased out of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!!! Will be coming back soon.

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onedwoman
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ~ went for New Year's day lunch with friends. The food was great and the key lime pie is worth every calorie! We'll be back!

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Bmoregirls2
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints- our go to for guests and everyone loves it, no matter what they choose!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Server was great, one of our entrees was cold once and barely warm the second time. Food was good just cold.

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Stephanie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at La Food Marketa is excellent. My husband and I try to go a couple of times a month just because we like the environment and the chefs/staff. Everyone - and I mean everyone is so kind and helpful. They are informative of the menu and always attentive to our wants/needs. The food is great, staff amazing, environment - FUN!!! We highly recommend you give it a try.

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LCStern
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Even when a dish we ordered had a sauce that was too salty for my companion, they replaced it right away with something else.

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vipLovetoeatout
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great. It was quite cold inside the restaurant so dress warm. I had to wear my coat the whole time. Very drafty inside, wish they could fix that!

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Nicole
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Comfortable atmosphere, too1

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vipBaltimoreFoodie
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although I have dined here often for dinner, this was the first time coming to Food Marketa for lunch. We shared two lite fare dishes and they were delicious, as always. Overall, it was a great experience.

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marthah
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Easy and delicious a great neighborhood place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 22, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome. Food was delicious.

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vipElise
Baltimore
52 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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vipAlicat
Baltimore
105 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great and food fantastic

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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
5 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
3 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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KaralynG
Baltimore
24 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.

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 1428 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.