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Tamarindo Latin Kitchen- Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Tamarindo Latin Kitchen- Del Mar

4.6
4.6
451 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Tamarindo Del Mar
**NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER**

Cinco De May Fiesta
-Not taking reservations all day, walk in only!

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Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 369-0042

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Moreno

  • Catering

    Coming soon...

  • Private party facilities

    Coming soon...

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Cross street

    15th St

  • Parking details

    Parking is 2 hours free in the Del Mar Plaza

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 451 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Hot Spot

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  1. RL

    RickL

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambiance

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was so nice and she brought our son a fun dessert to celebrate his college graduation. Great location across from the beach.

  3. ML

    MimiL

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service and food were great!

  4. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was really great and our waitress was fantastic. The drink ‘special’ was a skinny margarita at $16. Not really a bargain happy hour drink, but it was tasty.

  5. CI

    ChewedItOver

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, amazing service, and upbeat music.

  6. R

    Roxanne

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and cute ambiance! Our waiter was very nice and helpful

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Will be back soon

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Mothers Day was amazing here!

  9. A

    Alina

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time and we went for Mother’s Day lunch. The long stem rose for every mom was a nice touch! From our server to the food, everything was excellent! One of our appetizers was the Queso Fundido—omg, soooo good! We definitely enjoyed our carne asada entrees and the cubano sandwich. Everything was delicious!

  10. C

    Christopher

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Most of the food was meh (though the Pescado Veracruz was very good), the chips were over seasoned and too salty, took forever to get our drinks or get any chips & salsa, no one ever came to remove plates from our table despite our waitress coming back several times to ask if we liked the food and seeing the plates piling up. It was on brand for Del Mar: looked good on Instagram, but no substance on the inside.

  11. TN

    TheNorman

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very flavorful, fresh Mexican food. Haven't had a bad meal.

  12. MW

    MelissaW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Breezy patio good vibe. The service was fast and courteous. The food was very tasty and great margaritas!

  13. BB

    BrownBunny

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    This restaurant has good service and food but the noise level was unbearable.

  14. MR

    MRuss

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Chips had a funky odor/oil that was a turn off. Our server told us another table complained about the chips, too. Other than that, excellent experience overall.

  15. SD

    SDCreole

    San Diego

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    First time eating here, not a bad menu …. But living in San Diego makes for tough competition in the Mexican dining arena . I ordered the short rib entree , not Mexican at all but delicious! Price was fair . Others in my party got a taco plates and the fish entree . All were very happy . It was a busy Friday night so service was a bit slow but once drinks arrived he took our order and the food came pretty quick . It is a loud restaurant so be aware, on the street with indoor / outdoor seating . I’m not going to rush back but I wouldn’t avoid it .

  16. K

    Kirchners

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Our server was very friendly and attentive. The Elote appetizer like many have said is so good, but seems hard to mess up, it’s just a great flavor combo. Drinks were tasty and the ingredients seemed fresh. The meals were the only downside for me. Everything just seemed flavorless. I have the arroz con camarones. Every now and again I got some pockets of flavor but not sure where it was coming from. My husband got the shrimp enchiladas. He said they were good, I tasted his leftovers and didn’t think they had any flavor. We got free churros because it was my birthday. It was a nice touch. I love anything cinnamon and sugar, these were a little different texture. I don’t know what is traditional but these weren’t chewy with a soft center. I still had no problem eating them. The tacos looked good and carnes asada smelled really good. May come back for lunch if I’m in the area or drinks, but not sure it’s at the top of my list.

  17. R

    Red25

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks! We will be back.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Had a great time! Only think we would’ve appreciated is bussing the tables more often, we had some stacked plates that sat at the end the whole time. But our server was very sweet and the food/drinks were amazing! Will recommend!

  19. MB

    MaryB

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING Food! This is our go-to restaurant when we have friends in town. Always great, delicious cocktails, attentive service.

  20. LH

    LisaH

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really fun vibe, great food, friendly staff. Fun place for casual evening out.

  21. H

    Hungrysouls

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We visited on a weekend. It was nice. The ceviche is good. The fish tacos and mole enchiladas were very good. Service was slow. They forgot our drinks but eventually brought after reminding. Busy spot.

  22. R

    Rosangel

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere , good food and wine .. I sat outside and was wonderful.

  23. CI

    ChewedItOver

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  24. JM

    JimM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent Margaritas. I just spent 2 months in Mexico (Punta de Mita) and the food at Tamarindo stands up to the real stuff in Mexico. I had a poached chicken breast in a Mole sauce with black bean and rice. Very tasty./

  25. G

    Gssb

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Wanted to love this place! We came for restaurant week- my partner and I ordered different items to enjoy as much of the menu as possible. While my elobes appetizer was delicious, the guacamole and chips were bland and had a strange texture. Moving on to the main course - his fig mole chicken was amazing and hot( temp) my banana fish was cold and way too thick and the rice was stale like it had been sitting for a day. It was very surprising the difference between the two meals! The chai flan was amazing and sadly the rice pudding was pretty flavorless!! Overall the service and ambiance was great- but restaurant week menu not a winner for us!

  26. HR

    HeatherR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, authentic food. Don’t miss the guacamole or charred Caesar salad. Fun vibe, good service, great location

  27. KS

    KelleyS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love tamarindo! Everything I have had there is delish. The shrimp and Baja fish tacos are my fav though, and the carne asada yucca fries and grande guacamole is life changing

  28. SD

    SanDiegoDiner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service, & do try a margarita tamarindo, amazing - will return soon

  29. s

    smreview

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    the "white" fish selection on restaurant week did not say it was seared ahi. Ahi is part of the Mackerel family. it was very misleading.

  30. TC

    TonyC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time diners and very pleased. Food and service was excellent. The grilled corn is a must starter.

  31. c

    czekin

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a last minute dining idea and we loved this place. Great location (next to new gelato place) and next to rooftop bar. In the heart of Del Mar. Food and service very good and the whole experience was better than expected. Cool spot!

  32. KG

    KarenG

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The cod dinner was superb - lots of interesting flavor. Great margaritas too! Looking forward to eating there again soon.

  33. E

    Elaine

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Participated in SD restaurant week 2022.

  34. AR

    AnimeshR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. I specially recommend their signature mole. Veracruz fish was excellent too. Their Tamarindo margarita was fantastic, my wife says. They have a good collection of tequilas, if you appreciate tequilas. If you like spicy dips, ask for their special dip with mango.

  35. C

    Chris

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty, high quality Mexican food with a bit of a South American flair. Good sized portions. Great cocktails.

  36. MF

    MarciaF

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic lunch, beautiful weather, great table and service. Food was extra good today. Love this restaurant. And all that it offers.

  37. BR

    BoldR

    Cleveland

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Great location. Really nice server. Good drinks. Food was barely OK, carnitas was overcooked and lacked flavor. Side of beans and rice was flavorless. Kale slaw was dry and luke warm. Maybe we just ordered the wrong stuff but I can't recommend it to anyone except for the drinks and bar.

  38. AM

    AMPRD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We came in for restaurant week (day one) and the fish entree was already sold out. I ordered mahi mahi tacos instead and they were extremely dry and lacked flavor. The salsa didn't even help.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We order two bowls of Chicken soup as an appetizer and they forgot to put the chicken in. They came back and told us they would give us 1/2 off of the soups instead of just taking them off the bill At the end the server forgot to take 1/2 off one of the bowls of soup and ended up just giving us 1/2 off one bowl of soup.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Tamarindo Latin Kitchen- Del Mar is rated 4.6 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Tamarindo Latin Kitchen- Del Mar

1555 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014-2401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th St

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is 2 hours free in the Del Mar Plaza

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Moreno

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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