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Tranquilo- Tequila Lounge - Quemar, Virginia Beach, VA

Quemar

4.7
4.7
173 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.
Brunch EVERY Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am-3pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Mexican, Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm 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 173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Innovative

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Blonde host is rude. Unbelievably rude. Will not be back based on her behavior.
  2. z

    zorba15

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could eat the smashed beet salad every day!
  4. VB

    VBDiner

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mary provided excellent service. Food was pretty tasty especially the mole pork shank and carnitas tacos.
  5. g

    goodfood1

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and drinks. Food was great as well! Fun place to go for dinner and if you want to stay and hang out, there is a lounge! Overall, fun night!
  6. RH

    RobinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Staff was great and entertainment was fabulous. The lounge area could have some fans in there, it became quiet warm on ladies night.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails. Elevated cuisine. Phenomenal service.
  8. M

    Meredith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is wonderful. Drinks are top notch along with new and flavorful. Food is always tasty, I love that i can expect something l’ve never had to very time I visit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night
  10. M

    Money

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good drinks. Fabulous and trendy atmosphere. The lounge had a good DJ that spun good old-school music. Great place to have a date and to party with your friends. It is a grown and sexy type of vibe!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just Love Quemar … The food is fantastic. The servers are fantastic. It has unbelievable atmosphere from fans to DJs and we stay and dance all night. I would tell you come see for yourself it’s amazing we go there all the time. We love it my girlfriends and I .. I recommend it for everyone make your own party have your own phone ….. we Do
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Jeannine is fabulous. She was so knowledgeable really made The dining experience even better. The flavors of the food are so different and fantastic. Great recommendations on drinks also. Can’t wait to come back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so fresh, with so much flavor in every bite. The restaurant is beautiful and comfortable, and the servers are always so friendly. It is one of my favorite restaurants!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had date night with my husband at Quemar and everything was amazing, our server Toni was fantastic and every bite of food we ate was fantastic. Definitely going back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my wife and I’s first experience at Quemar, and will definitely come back. Our server (Grace) was awesome and gave great recommendations on the menu. Jon (the manager) came by the table to make sure we were enjoying our meal. Everything tasted very fresh and delicious. The drinks were very balanced and delicious while remaining innovative. We loved it!
  16. p

    patb

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the best latin american food we've ever had. spices delicate and just right.
  17. k

    kandshuddy

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Quemar and it was very enjoyable. We decided we liked the servers' suggestion of snack and small plates to try different items and it was a smart plan for us. We had the guacamole, empanadas, mushroom tacos, and totopos, and we enjoyed them all. We stayed away from the meals this time, as nothing really caught our attention for the prices. Dessert was a choice of 3 and we chose the Kahlua Creme Brule' to share. It was delicious and light after all the food! The margaritas were good, but not much alcohol (possibly because it was at Happy Hour pricing). We will go back and hang at the bar one evening to compare drinks, and would definitely take friends there to eat for the small plate experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great ambiance and drinks. Exceptional management and ownership. Will definitely return.
  19. JM

    JessicaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Quemar!! Food and service was great!
  20. RP

    RobertP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved the chefs table and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent and the service was perfect.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic drinks and dinner at Quemar. Service and food quality were outstanding. Will definitely visit again the next time we are in town visiting. Drinks were unbelievably good - best strawberry margarita ever!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a few shareable plates. Everything was recommended by server and great recommendations! My second time dining in and enjoyed everything from drinks, food, ambiance, and service!!! Def recommend:)
  23. S

    Sandi

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing !!! Our server Janine was so knowledgeable and helpful guiding us in our choices. She was spot on with every suggestion. Can’t wait to return👍
  24. r

    roshellar

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved it all…the food, the service & the ambience. You can’t go wrong with anything in the menu but my fav so far are the most shroom tacos, loaded yuca and queso!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    With a reservation, our party of 4 had to wait 30 minutes for our table, even though several tables were empty upon arrival, including the booth in which we were eventually seated. We received no explanation from the host for the delay. However, our server was excellent! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive. The food was a mix of decent to excellent. Of three varieties of tacos, the most flavorful were the carnitas, followed by mushroom, but the Al pastor tacos were a let down in both flavor and filling portion. Smashed beets and Peruvian chicken were very flavorful! The ceviche was tasty but way overpriced for the portion amount. We are not in a hurry to return, and when/if we do, it won’t be for a full dinner. We’ll have a drink, enjoy the music and maybe have a snack.
  26. J

    Jenn

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was tasty (though heavy on the lime). Margaritas were fantastic. It was a busy night so reservations were a must and the noise level in there was so loud even our server mentioned it was hard to hear. While the food and drinks were delicious, some might find the tab a bit pricey.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We chose to reserve regular table and got a high chair table instead, to my question about why, I was told by the 12 year old looking host that “all of our tables are reserved”. Welp, I reserved one too! Now to the food: Tasteless salsas with tortilla chips for 9$, decent guacamole, Chicken Al pastor which was smothered in pineapple flavor, a cowboy steak that was chewy and hard, likely sous vide and then grilled, fat not rendered at all. Dinner for two with one cocktail and two Argus Fresca 144$. Never again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Discovered this place recently after Jake’s parents had raved about it and it being such a close location to our house. The atmosphere and ambience was amazing! This restaurant has top notch authentic Mexican food and after having the tacos, I had to take some to go since they were so delicious. Our server, Mary was very knowledgeable and personable! We will definitely be coming back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    We've come here at least 20 times since it's opened. It was one of our favorite places before last night. We tell all the people in our companies to go here, bring clients and encourage our friends to come here. It's started with being sat outside with an empty restaurant with loads of open tables. We talked to the manager and realized we couldn't be moved, so we moved on knowing we were having first timers join us. Clearly the wait staff were told about our disappointment and treated us pretty awful . Antoine who we had before and had amazing service from was pretty awful last night. Ordered double s with salt , kept getting single with no salt. The tension was thick. Sooo disappointed in the service we will probably never return .
  30. GN

    GreatNeckLocal

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our sever Toni was fanatic as well. The executive chef and sous chef are the dynamic duo and every staff member that we came in contact with made us want to return. This was out third dinner visit in the last month and we are already planning coming back for brunch.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful this evening, but especially our server, Toni. She is knowledgeable, charming, and so very professional!
  32. SM

    SM12

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Best Mexican Fusion! Until Quemar I had stopped eating Mexican in the area because I have always been dissatisfied.
  33. RN

    RobertN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Food was great! Next time I would just sit at the bar to avoid the same waiter we had
  34. AC

    AlineC

    El Paso

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, and the service was excellent. However, the food is way overpriced, the portions are very small, and it was nothing special. The menu makes the food sound more complex than it is.
  35. MB

    MaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, exceptional service, incredible tasting food and such a swanky atmosphere. Made the rare date I get with my husband perfect. 10/10 will go back and eat all the tacos
  36. J

    Jefg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    When we arrived, the chips were stale Our waiter gave us an extra order of fries, charge me for it, and didn’t tell me. The waiter was looking over to see how much I was tipping, and how I read in the service, which was very odd.
  37. CC

    CortC

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience. Toni did a wonderful job. Food was terrific.
  38. GK

    GusK

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The vibe was very cool! It is definitely worth checking out.
  39. l

    lindah

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was out first time in Quemar, so I had no idea what the set up for seating would be. Our friend who dined with us has severe back problems, so when our waitress led us to our table for 4, our friend asked if it would be possible to sit in one of the empty booths we saw. The person helping us went away to ask the head hostess. We were subsequently seated in a nicely padded booth. The head hostess approached us as we were being led to the booth and rather rudely told me that she would seat us at the booth this time only; however, if I wanted a booth in the future, I would need to indicate it in the “notes” section! I was rather shocked, as the restaurant wasn’t very busy. I thought it was a “not so nice” way to treat customers. On the other hand, our waitress, Abby, was a delight!
  40. AM

    AlexandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had brunch at quemar yesterday. The experience was fantastic. The food was among the freshest we have had in Coastal Virginia . The space was absolutely beautiful and our server Toni was very knowledgeable and friendly. We can't wait to come back!

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FAQs

Quemar is rated 4.7 stars by 173 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 31 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 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • 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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