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Tranquilo- Tequila Lounge - Quemar, Virginia Beach, VA

Quemar

4.6
4.6
469 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Please Call if No Online Reservations Are Available !! - 757-965-2066 -Walkins Welcome!!!!


Scratch Kitchen with Latin American inspired cuisine.

Come enjoy a cocktail in our Tranquilo Lounge on one of our comfy velvet couches with your friends, or grab dinner in our dining room for a date night while watching our chefs create our beautiful dishes in our open concept kitchen. With over 90 Tequila and Mezcals to choose from, you'll have the option to sip on our patio, at one of the two full-service bars, in the Tranquilo Lounge or in the dining room while enjoying scratch-made tacos or ethically raised bone-in ribeye.

Open Friday and Saturday nights with late night snacks from 10-11pm and good vibes till 12am.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Mexican, Peruvian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 965-2066
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Evan Drake
  • Catering
    Quemar offers numerous food, drink, and hor doeuvres packages for any type of occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    Quemar has a multitude of offerings for your private event, whether in our inviting tequila & mezcal lounge, gorgeous indoor & outdoor patios, or our dining room. If you are interested in hosting an event at Quemar, do not hesitate to stop by or call us at 757-965-2066.
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Beach
  • Cross street
    Across from Cardinal Road at intersection.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 469 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Hot spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Innovative

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Healthy

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Hot spot

469 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was delicious. All the flavors were perfectly balanced. The menu is all bangers, elevated classics and signature dishes all created and curated by expert staff. Service was friendly and accommodating. It’s upscale without being uptight.

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  2. Sproquita

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I treated our friends to dinner at the chef's table, a booth facing the open kitchen. The menu offers vegetable-heavy, delicious South American fusion fare not available anywhere else. We ordered different things including the fish special, halibut, chicken tacos and burritos. Everything was delicious.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, cocktails and service are always good. We ended up dancing for hours in the lounge afterwards. Good vibes and crowd.

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  4. Foodie23456

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not overly impressed with Quemar last night - we will probably not return. We booked the chef's table for my husband's birthday. I'm not sure if they do anything for birthdays but we saw a cake with a candle headed to another table as we prepared to depart. We chose the guac and chips with a salad to start and all had various tacos including chicken, mushroom, fish and steak. You get three tacos for around $17-19 and no sides - so I added red rice for $4. On Thursday margaritas are $5 which is a good price. I had the hibiscus tea, it's very sweet. I asked how sweet it was and was told not much, but it is very very sweet. We were not overly impressed with either the service, or the food. The steak for the tacos was rubbery and not a good cut, the fish (mahi I believe) in the tacos was good and those were the favorite of the night. We didn't get an extraordinary amount of food and it was still around $180 for 4 people with minimal drinks and only 2 apps and tacos. Our waitress was nice to me, but annoyed by my high maintenance mother-in-law and my husband didn't enjoy his birthday meal at all. Just something off about the whole experience. We will not be back for a while. There is a limited menu here and the food is so-so for price and portion size.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pork ribeye I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this spot and that dish!! Great taste, great ambiance, great time.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best restaurant in Va beach. Perfect food and ambience with awesome service. Drinks were outstanding. Definitely recommend to everyone. Now, It’s my favorite place to go now.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grace ...once again a great Ambassador/ server for Que Mar....new mother to be...hope she returns if it fits morherhood!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a usual fan of Quemar; however, this experience kind of made me feel a certain way. There two parties ahead of me on the physical host line. One group didn't have a reservation while the next couple just made theirs minutes before entering the restaurant. When it came to, my wife and I waited an extra 10 minutes. If we had an actual reservation, why should we wait for a table to be cleared. I understand that I was third in the queue, but the fact of the matter is that I had a reservation well in advance. To make matters worse, we wait almost 15 minutes to get our drinks in, then another 10 for our food order. For a solid year and change, they had this "fall off the bone" pork dish. It was divine; unfortunately, it was taken off the menu last week. I get that menus have to rotate, but at one point classics should be classics (it was apparently ordered a lot). The bone in pork ribeye was good, but nowhere near as good as the aforementioned dish. The drinks were great though. Between the waiting and the meh food, I was slightly disappointed. I might have to venture to other restaurants before I decide to drop more money on this place.

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  9. BrittanyB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Toni was the best server I’ve ever had.

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  10. VanessaG

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant, good ambiance and food. I didn’t like that they have valet parking the place was not busy and parking is right in front of the restaurant, 2 steps out of place I could step into my vehicle. The valet told me if I parked it myself it would have to be on the service street… made no sense to me. Other than that it was nice. I probably won’t go back just because the valet thing, he was nice but that “rule” is ridiculous.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Food and service was absolutely beautiful.

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  12. SherriP

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere and the food was delicious! I had the smash burger and the guacamole with chips which was fresh and so tasty. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful! It was our first time there and she took the time to explain the menu and drinks. She was very energetic. Our food was amazing! Only negative thing I have to say is that the parking was horrible. You can only do Valet parking but due to the small parking lot it was a bit of a wait to get our cars back. The Valets were very nice though. Also the nachos could’ve had more toppings. We had more chips than we did toppings.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was good but was serving a large group and our service was slow. The food is good but the arroz con pollo presentation is terrible. Please leave the chicken as a whole piece. Other dishes were okay. Great cocktails.

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  15. AnnA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was great. Will definitely be back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I've worked in restaurants a majority of my life and i know what to expect from good restaurant with good food and service. The entire dining experience was mediocre. The food was mediocre. The drinks were mediocre. The service was mediocre. No reason one app and all 3 entrees my friends and i ordered came out at the same time. I got 3 oysters as an app. It's not somewhere i would go again or tell a friend to go. The ambiance was cute but that's it. Overpriced too for what you get.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday at Quemar, from the valet parking to the food; everything was excellent!

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  18. JamesH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time here. VB’s newest great date spot. Love it.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost perfect. Service was okay until the end. Server cashed out bc of larger party and never can back to check on us. Great place. Very artistic.

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  20. Rejinae

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was a nice setting the stuff and the waitress we had was super nice and friendly. The food and drinks were fantastic! I’ll definitely come again.

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  21. KristinL

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great and so passionate about making sure we had a great experience. We tried a little bit of almost everything and it was all outstanding. Definitely a special night out type of spot but we will definitely be back.... the cucumber margarita was my favorite!

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  22. DONT

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I totally forgot to take pics of the food. But the ambiance was amazing. It was 4 of us and all of our first time visiting. I had the Cadillac Margarita , it was really good! The drinks and food was good for everyone. With the only exception of my ribeye steak. I asked for med-well it came out very dry, all sliced up with the bone away from the steak (which makes it cold faster). Then to get the bill and the steak alone with only one side was $69. It was a descent size steak but not a $69 size. I’ve seen tomahawk steaks for $70-$80, this was no where near tomahawk size. I will like to return and try other items but just wasn’t all around satisfied at this visit.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good never disappoints, great drinks and reasonable price!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    we orders the ceviche and the Fish of the day and they run out of both ours reservation was for 8 PM !!

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  25. DateNightCouple

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were squished at a little square side table essentially situated in a walkway. I requested a booth in the notes of our reservation. Would have loved to have been sat at more comfortable area of the restaurant. At one point, our table had a large appetizer plate, our two dinner plates, two glasses and our glass water bottle for the table. There was just not enough room for a comfortable dinner reservation.

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  26. AngelaH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff and all other employees were wonderful! So personable yet professional. Easy to figure out gluten free and dairy free option.

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  27. MargaritaH

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its a noisy restaurant overall. Appetizers and small plates are the way to go. Queso, guac always good. Main entrees are quite overpriced but meat dishes are worth it

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  28. DanielleS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a beautiful experience. I came for my birthday and it was worth the drive out. From the food, to the waitress and the immaculate vibes, I will definitely be back soon!

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  29. JamesH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fish tacos I’ve ever had. Ambiance was nice. Staff - specifically Toni, was amazing.

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  30. CarlE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, everything was so fresh and delicious. The drinks were all bright, clean, and tasty

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambiance were absolutely amazing! 10/10 did not disappoint!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress made sure she told us that night was her last day of work with Quemars, which was obvious by her demeanor as soon as she came to the table. We all felt rushed and as tho she was irritated by us being there. The food was mediocre, drinks were good, service was absolutely terrible. I don’t think we’ll be back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3.5% transaction fee added to ALL bills. Even when I offered to pay in cash to have that silly fee removed, our waitress said she can’t. I disagree with business owners passing their credit card processing fees onto their customers because that’s the cost of doing business and i don’t like business owners nickel-and-diming their patrons. However, if I pay CASH and still cannot have this fee removed from my bill, that just feels like stealing. Unfortunate to leave the restaurant with such a bad taste in my mouth after enjoying an otherwise tasty dinner.

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  34. Tyvon

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I like the atmosphere it was very nice and laid back, but I do think Quemar should have it to where it has a layout of the place where you can reserve specific tables.

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  35. Shawnnaa

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So great I love the vibes and it’s so chic!! Perfect for date night and very romantic.

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  36. CassieE

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiance and I went to Quemar for Valentines Day/his birthday. I was excited because of the hype the restaurant has gotten. Our server was pretty bad and did not explain anything about the restaurant or the special that we would have saved money on. Quite frustrating. I will give it another try!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there for Valentine’s Day. Overall it was a great experience. The service was good and the food and drinks were amazing. I am not a fan of forced valet parking but I can overlook this as long as everything else is spot on. I will definitely return.

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  38. EddieS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for my anniversary and I had the best experience. The highlight was our server (Toni), she could not have made our moment more special. She is the best server I have ever experienced. I would return just for her. The food was great, the ambiance was awesome. GREAT place to dine.

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  39. Stephen

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved this place. Great food and drinks! The live band was amazing and service was outstanding! Will definitely be back again to try more drinks and food!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I love going to Quemar but the service was absolutely horrible last night. It wasn’t even that busy. We waited 25 min and had to ask if we even had a server. He forgot our drinks after asking twice. We had to wave him down several times to order and then to get the check. Luckily the food is amazing otherwise I wouldn’t go back.

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FAQs

Quemar is rated 4.6 stars by 469 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Quemar

1201 Laskin Rd #100, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-5200

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Across from Cardinal Road at intersection.
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Mexican, Peruvian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Evan Drake
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 965-2066
  • Catering
    Quemar offers numerous food, drink, and hor doeuvres packages for any type of occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    Quemar has a multitude of offerings for your private event, whether in our inviting tequila & mezcal lounge, gorgeous indoor & outdoor patios, or our dining room. If you are interested in hosting an event at Quemar, do not hesitate to stop by or call us at 757-965-2066.
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