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Cafe Del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5415
+1 310-823-6395
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“scallops” (25 reviews)
“tomato soup” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5415
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cafe Del Rey
1. Spectacular Marina Views
"Good service nice atmosphere and good food"
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2. Special Occasions
"Dining out should be a special event, and it always is at Cafe Del Rey"
Lois V
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3. Excellent Service
" Wait service was excellent as was the food."
Henk E
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1 - 10 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a quick meal of octopus, with a salad and iced tea. Meal presented well on the plate by the waiter and was delicious

Thank Andrew H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, service, ambiance. Will return on every trip to LA area...without a doubt. Table ordered the octopus (outrageously tender and flavorful), scallops (divine on their own, but the mango purée heightened the sweetness without overpowering) and the seafood pasta with an abundance of fresh...More

Thank Travelanna503
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you so much. The new menu has just launched and you hit on so many of the new items like the scallops, octopus and pasta newberg. We are pleased to welcome you back at any time. Brian

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere and ambience a little underwhelming, albeit a Monday evening. Fixed two choice per course menu due to a table of 10, frankly for a Monday evening and a limited restaurant occupancy I would have expected a good kitchen to be able to cope with...More

Thank oxfordfry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Romantic restaurant- easily reachable from the airport or nearby airport hotels. A lovely neighborhood for walking and the restaurant is not too noisy- so you can talk here. I had absolutely wonderful chicken a la orange- and a perfect Kale salad. The Baramundi ( sorry...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here recently and enjoyed the food. The restaurant overlooks the harbor. I had the cod and my husband had the tuna. They were both very good. Excellent wine menu and a full bar.

Thank 518ATLCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked for a place to eat and found this place. We didn't eat in the main dining room so we settled for the bar area. I found this to be very nice and comfortable for a relaxing evening snack/dinner. The service was pretty good...More

Thank ggak
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I made our reservation I requested seat at the window so we could have a nice romantic dinner with a view on our last night in California. I was assured that would not be a problem. When we arrived it was crowded and we...More

Thank Agouti
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

One of my go to restaurants as a local! Everything is amazing. We love the fresh fish and it’s always prepared and presented very nicely. Great cocktails and amazing views too!

Thank TiffBlue
Cafe del Rey M, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks TiffBlue! We are here now over 25 years and it is fantastic to still be considered a G0 TO restaurant. See you soon, Brian

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

What a delightful dinner. Karen was my server and she was a true gem! I watched as she catered to an elderly gentlemen who clearly was struggling. I watched as she spoiled an elderly, elegant woman celebrating her birthday. My meal was delicious and perfectly...More

Thank trueworldtraveler
Cafe del Rey M, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Trueworldtraveler, What a wonderful write up. We appreciate not only your kind words but your observations about how we handle our guests. Karen is a lovely person and it doesn't surprise us that she was so openly engaged with her guests. We will let...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

On our short trip to Marina del Rey area, we visited Cafe Del Rey twice in four days. Once for lunch, and another for dinner. This place has many seafood choices and a fair selection of meat dishes as well for dinner. lobster roll on...More

Thank Xin W
Cafe del Rey M, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Xin, Lovely to read your words. Thanks for heads up on our bread. We have looked into it and made sure that we are offering the freshest bread to you and others coming in. See you again soon we hope, Brian

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Questions & Answers
26 November 2016|
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Response from minniecap2016 | Reviewed this property |
I would advise to call the restaurant. They are usually very friendly and will be happy to answer your questions. That way you get the correct answer.
Joyce Q
10 May 2016|
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Response from minniecap2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am vegetarian and love the truffle pizza. if you are vegan, the chef will prepare something special for you. please advise your wait staff when you are seated.
Shel W
30 July 2015|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
To be on the safe side, make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$55
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5415
    (Bali Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
  • Phone Number: +1 310-823-6395
  • E-mail
Cuisine inspired by the coastal towns of the Mediterranean. Intuitive service and a beautiful seaside setting. The food is about discovery: the freshest fish, fire grilled steaks, roasted free-range poultry, citrus, olives and market fresh vegetables all bursting with flavor. The luscious desserts, sophisticated cocktails and wine complete your journey. Escape to the good life at Cafe del Rey
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