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Urbana Del Mar, San Diego, CA

Urbana Del Mar

4.2
4.2
77 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Its ‘Dia de los Muertos’ every day at URBANA, the Skydeck's most colorful restaurant. Farm Fresh Mexican Chef inspired plates. Complementing the menu, URBANA’S sexy departure on craft cocktails featuring Tequila and Mezcal favorites as well as top shelf agave spirits. Massive smiling murals a tribute to owner Javier Cuadra's Michoacán upbringing where ‘Dia de los Muertos’ is celebrated to define URBANA.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (858) 925-7236

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ernie Alvarado

  • Catering

    ability to cater parties of 1500+ person outside of venue

  • Private party facilities

    we have multiple spaces for up to 200 person events in house

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Cross street

    Townsgate Dr. / El Camino Real

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • URBANA hora feliz

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us for happy hour everyday at URBANA Del Mar mon-fri 3pm-6pm sat-sun 2pm-4pm

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Hot spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. A great place for a Friday night out with friends.
  2. F

    Felylicious

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to Urbana for lunch was THE BEST decision we've made for awhile. So easy to make a 1:30pm reservation on Open Table. We started with margaritas which were on point and refreshing, then we moved on to the pork & cheese quesadillas. Great starter to have with those ice cold drinks. I have to say, my mole enchiladas were crazy delicious. We loved the mole so much, we inquired if Urbana would consider selling their mole sauce for customers to take home. Smokey, chocolatey and warm with cinnamon flavor, it was amazing to be able to have such a decadent dish. The Chef who made this mole dish should get a Michelin star. The beef tacos were better than any flavor-of-the-month taco truck in town. There's plenty of wonderful "birria" taco joints and trucks dotted all over the city, but we consider ourselves super lucky to have Urbana right here in our neck of the woods since their tacos are absolutely on point in so many ways. The tortillas are just right, not too corny and not too thick or thin. The beef is incredibly moist and full of flavor and the Mexican cheese rounds out the dish so well. All that put together just makes dining at Urbana fun and fantastic. We don't really have to go anywhere else for wonderful Mexican food and drinks! It was good to see that an Urbana employee who was an incredible server to us before has been promoted to become a manager (Chris!). To see him and our current server, Chase, getting along so well and managing the restaurant together made for a pleasant experience. Rare to find sometimes...but not here. This seems to be their gold standard and we truly appreciate it! 5-stars for this lunch experience, hands down. It's just great to know that quality still reigns true at Urbana. What a great Mexican restaurant, through and through.
  3. BB

    BrownBunny

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Patio seating is quieter so you can converse with your friends. Mariachi band was very good and not over powering. Salad with salmon was delicious.
  4. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was our 2nd time here. We had the filet tacos and the chori brussels. The spicy margarita was tasty too.
  5. JR

    JRoC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A great first stop at the Sky Deck with a full bar. HH is a must with good selection of apps. Food is always satisfying.
  6. DF

    DaveFromLaJolla

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food is good, margaritas not so much, very heavy lime flavored mix. Lighting is poor in most areas. But the food is good!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    drinks were delicious. food was amazing. mole was hands down the best i’ve ever had. great vibe too. this place is one we will definitely come back to many times!
  8. BB

    BrendaB

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food and atmosphere were both good. Service was a bit lacking. Server failed to fire our entrees, so it was a long meal. But otherwise nice
  9. AP

    AnnP

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Discovered Urbana because of San Diego Restaurant Week. What a find! The food is delicious! Flavorful! Creative! The SkyDeck in Del Mar is a cool spot.
  10. ST

    SuzT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was over cooked, the staff was great but I wouldn’t recommend based on the meal I had
  11. DB

    DebB

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Chips and guac were good, all the tacos were good, cocktails are good.
  12. b

    bens993

    Amarillo

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent drinks and tacos plus the ceviche trio was delicious. Ceviche trio appetizer was a nice sized portion
  13. AJ

    AnnaJ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    My husband and I went here a few weeks ago and had an amazing time. So we decided to bring our family for my birthday and this time the service was awful. Our waiter was rude and not attentive at all. He never smiled and never checked on us. I asked if we could have salsa with the chips and guacamole we ordered and he said it would be a $1 each. I’m sorry but I’ve worked in the restaurant business for over 25 years and this was one of my worst experiences. Not sure if we’ll be back.
  14. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, pleasing to the eye. Hot plates kept my enchiladas hot throughout the meal. The wait staff was professional and pleasant. I found no reason to not recommend this restaurant to anyone who would find anything they see on the menu that would be enticing.
  15. CT

    CarmenT

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    The restaurant was empty and they sat us at the worst table. The passage between the kitchen, door and bar. Staff kept hitting the chair walking thru. We asked to move immediately To outside where the reservation was for and it took 10 min to ‘clear’ a table when there were TONs! We then again we’re seated at bad table outside on an empty deck. The food was ok with a pretty presentation but underwhelming and the oysters were bad. The ceviche tuna was good. Overall, would not go back. The ideas is there but execution is off. No one ever sat at any of those empty tables. Very Poor management. Our bight star in the meal was our server- she was great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great location, great environment, food and drinks were amazing - BUT, they need to work on organizing and managing their team.
  17. T

    Trish

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    This place was good when it first opened. The last two times we’ve gone the food quality/taste was not good. Bummer.
  18. EH

    EmilyH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I was really wanting to love this experience but the service was poor and our portions were very small. I wish the server would have explained that so we could order more but the check came after a half hour and we just left to find more food. The noise level is quite loud as well. Go for drinks, have dinner elsewhere.
  19. p

    peregrine1225

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The lobster taco was the worst seafood taco I've ever had. The filet mignon taco was chewy, with a small portion of meat.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    They are cashless and I will not dine there again.
  21. l

    lindsay

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was slow and horrible. Waited multiple times with out water or cocktails. Watched the server cleaning instead of bringing our water or cocktails to the table
  22. N

    Nicoleg

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We had a nice server, she was friendly and attentive. Cocktails were great. Served beautifully and were also delicious! The food tasted good, the serving sizes were pretty small. That was the general consensus of our party of 6. Chips and guac was good, but barely 1 handful of chips for $11. The shrimp enchiladas were made well, but 2 small enchiladas and then no side at all...I would typically expect a small serving of rice / beans / small salad. The tacos were pretty good, some of them just really minimal on the meat fillings.
  23. S

    Sdgirl

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love this place! You’ve got to try the shrimp gobernador taco and also the lobster taco, even though I wish it had more lobster, it is very tasty. Noche en Tulum is my favorite drink. I’m not crazy about their happy hour drinks so pay the extra $2 for a regular one. A little tweaks here and there and I’d give it 5 stars but I’m a tough critic. Menasay, **sorry for butchering the spelling** is a great bartender. Sit with him at the bar if you have a chance. He’ll whip you something off menu that is insanely delicious.
  24. MW

    MarcW

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The menu was not as robust as I had hoped. The waiter seemed to be annoyed that my friend had so many dietary restrictions. Ended up getting the posole without any meat. AND very disappointed with the dessert. The bread pudding was dry. So so dry. Definitely need to rethink going here for the food. The atmosphere and the drinks were awesome.
  25. SY

    SeaYellow

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The spicy margaritas were so tasty! The elote was soooo good, a MUST try! Also the filet mignon tacos were delicious!
  26. c

    clh7

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We had several issues with our order, and we weren’t that impressed with overall quality/flavors, but in the end the worst meal of our group was taken off the bill, so I decided not to leave details/complaints here because hopefully it’s an isolated incident. It was our first time dining there, and although disappointing, we have nothing to compare it against here. However, I cannot understand how a Mexican restaurant does not offer chips & salsa upon seating you! How?! At the very least, allow us to purchase some. But we were told we can’t—the best they can do is have us order the guacamole ($11), and they could “probably add a dish of salsa, too.”
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The door is GREAT! high quality sophisticated Mexican cuisine!
  28. JL

    JacquelineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food with a good view. The food is a little spicy, but was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the gobenador taco and the cauliflower taco. The micheladas and tiki margarita were also great. Big patio space in addition to an inside seating area.
  29. TT

    TTTT

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food was served quickly and the service was friendly and helpful, but the food itself was mediocre and overpriced. There are so many places to get good tacos, enchiladas and a beer in San Diego at a fraction of this place’s prices. I’d skip it and hit Fidel’s or Las Olas up the street.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Not very attentive staff even though it wasn’t busy, grouchy host which is a bummer bc it was really great food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    This is the third time I’ve eaten there and it gets progressively worse each time. It always feels like the staff is running around unorganized and the kitchen is always behind. I could look past it if the food was great but it just isn’t worth the money or bad service.
  32. RS

    RicoS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Overall we had a pretty ok time. Host was extremely rude, like unbelievably so, but the rest of the meal was pretty good. Servers were friendly and food was good. Really no hospitality, but we had an ok time. All in all, it was ok.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Waiter was awful. Unfriendly from the moment we sat down. It was Cinco de Mayo. Yes it was busy. I was in the industry once too and worked in Old Town so I know. Still you put on a smile. When the food came out my daughters wasn’t there. I couldn’t find the waiter so I told another gentleman. It wasn’t even on the ticket so I had to tell him her order. When our waiter finally came back and asked how everything was I told him my daughter didn’t get her meal. He told me it’s busy, it’s Cinco. I said yes but you didn’t even order it. He walked away. I won’t be going back! Happy Cinco to us!
  34. S

    Soph

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tacos were perfection.... all about the tortillas!
  35. SW

    SWag

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Cute location. We had high hopes, but the drinks, service, and overall experience did not meet our expectations.
  36. g

    gerryp

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot reserve an outside table on Open Table. The hostess was difficult to change. Other than that the food and margs were great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gringa was fantastic , margaritas so good
  38. OS

    OhSoGood

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for family dinner on Easter and were very surprised that so few people were eating out. In fact, all the restaurants in this new SkyDeck lacked patrons. However, our meal was excellent! We shared two appetizers: the chips & guacamole as well as the street corn. The corn was particularly good and spicy and the chips(with guacamole) seemed freshly made. We each had the street taco combinations - I ordered three but two would have been better considering I had just smacked down appetizers! I liked the carnitas taco the best and they were served on homemade warm corn tortillas that were perfection. I will say that everything is spicy including the drinks - my son enjoyed the spicy margarita while my husband stuck with the original. My daughter in law also enjoyed the meal but said the wine selection needed improvement. All in all, we missed having music & guests bustling about, but we had an excellent meal.
  39. AM

    ArlineM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great at Urbana. Our server, Teigen, was awesome! Food and drinks are amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was amazing but service wasnt that good to be honest. Our server only comes every 10 mins and every time we needed her, she never came around. But we’d definitely come back but hopefully with a different server

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Urbana Del Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 925-7236.

Urbana Del Mar is rated 4.2 stars by 77 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 7 times today
Google Map for Urbana Del Mar

12841 El Camino Real 200, San Diego, CA 92130-2010

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Townsgate Dr. / El Camino Real

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ernie Alvarado

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 925-7236

  • Catering

    ability to cater parties of 1500+ person outside of venue

  • Private party facilities

    we have multiple spaces for up to 200 person events in house

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