La Food Marketa

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1102 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1102 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to visit- not just for the food but the ambience and the service provided.

HH
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent everything- especially the white sangria!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good... service a little slow

G
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place. It is the best restaurant in the area. Very friendly and accommodating.
Food is great.
Thank you La Food Marketa.

NH
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good atmosphere, good drinks and food.

KC
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time dining here. Overall, excellent food with unique flavors. Mike, our waiter, took the time to go over the menu and recommend a few of his favorites. Will definitely come back.

CG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was amazing! The food, the atmosphere, the service. I will keep coming back for sure!

M
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday brunch with good choice of very tasty food.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is fabulous. A bit pricey but worth it. Great service but loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and laid back. Exquisite food and good service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service 😘

J
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff here are always excellent. We are greeted at the door, seated quickly and always welcomed with house chips and salsa! The food is hot and fresh and the drinks are delicious. We love that the menu is ever changing and that they still keep some of the classic favorites on the menu too!

K
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! We love the atmosphere!

DB
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was exceptionally good. Vince, our server, was friendly, funny and very attentive. We ordered four different dinner entrees and all were very delicious. Apps and drinks were also good. Everything was even better than the menu descriptions. We have eaten there many times and La Food Marketa keeps improving.

BK
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black bean soup and corned beef quesadillas are AMAZING

BW
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an enjoyable time with friends. Nice atmosphere, waitstaff was attentive and offered good suggestions.

GB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have a severe allergy to raw tuna and sensitivities to soy bean oil and gluten. I made my server aware of my dietary restrictions and he made a entree suggestion for me. The kitchen modified my entrée to my specifications and they nailed it!!! It was fabulous! I can’t wait to return.

SM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the favorite restaurant for our family. We are treated well by the staff and always have a great meal. The food is consistently delicious and I love the inventiveness and creativity of the dishes, everything is flavorful. Love the Marketa!

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic from food to service

LC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting this restaurant. Food was wonderful as were the margaritas.
Pre-show dinner with friends.
Saw Wicked at the Hippodrome. Only fifteen drive from this restaurant.

B
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there twice in three days!!

B
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable and enjoyable!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating friends engagement

SH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly my favorite restaurant People make fun of us for going there so frequently but with the menu always changing and the food and drinks consistent it’s a winner for us.

JL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

La Food Marketa is my favorite restaurant, but my boyfriend ordered the Cordon Bleu Tacos and he thought they were very bland. The North By Southwest Salad is one of my favorites, as is the Tuna Tostada. If you chill easily, I'd ask not to be seated by the windows as well...it's a bit drafty.

K
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fun environment. We felt very rushed by our server who mentioned several times that they were booked for the night and wanted us to order as quickly as we could.

OT
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We both had the TRES LECHES FRENCH TOAST. I loved it but my friend thought it was too sweet. (There is no such thing IMO!). Was loud as usual, hindering conversation. The service was great.

o
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

one of our favorite places to go ~ a great place to take friends out for a special celebration. Love going during warm weather, the outside dining is delightful

SC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Wait staff outstanding, courteous and attentive.

DC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a favorite of mine. for a casual bite or a spacial occasion.

PE
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took advantage of Taco Tuesday and happy hour. I really thought I got a lot for my money. Happy hour house wine was $5 a glass and a generous pour. Sangria was tasty too! The complimentary chips and salsa were fabulous. I don’t think I’ve ever had such thin tortilla chips before and I can’t wait to go back for more. My fried fish tacos were a guilty pleasure and totally worth every calorie. Service was very professional (but I gotta be honest, the bartender’s nose ring was off-putting. I don’t mind a piercing, but the bull-ring is not pleasant to look at.) Anyway... See you soon, La Food Marketa!

MJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious my favorite spot

A
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here for brunch pretty often. I have never had a bad experience. The brunch menu is so creative and the drinks are always great!

r
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very good... Not outstanding. Our food too an inordinately long time to come. They weren't that busy. I can understand when that happens, but the server should be aware, bring us an extra appetizer, whatever. And the food wasn't worth the wait.. Very good, again not outstanding.

I ordered a cappuccino with dessert. The waitress forgot it. When I told her, there was zero apology. She just said she'd get it.. And since she already gave us the check, she indicated they wouldn't charge us. That's great because we were finished dessert and I really didn't want it anymore... But there was no downside since it was free. She came back with the 5 dollar cappuccino and a revised check. I was too embarrassed to day anything in front of our dinner partners, but I was not happy. I drank it quickly without pleasure since we needed to leave ...and left.

Not a great experience. They can do better.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely as always.

HK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservations are recommended as the place was PACKED on a Saturday night. The food was amazing and the portions were pretty big for the price we paid. The waiting area is small so we ended up seated at a table that was surrounded by people waiting. It was a little awkward as they watched us eat. Other than that one table, the rest of the space seemed relaxed and well decorated. The fried green tomato appetizer was my favorite dish of the night.

j
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
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.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both amazing! I can't wait to visit again.

KE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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.