Are you wondering where to eat while you are in Marina Del Rey? We’ve asked the staff to provide recommendations on their favorite restaurants in Marina del Rey and surrounding areas. Below is a list of restaurants with location information and a review provided by one of our staff members. Bon Appetit!

Californian Cuisine


Review: California-French food, great food, hip crowd, high ceilings – with a feel of a neighborhood bistro.
Cuisine: California
Address: 502 Santa Monica Blvd. – Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 917-6671
Prices: $31 to $50

Joe’s Restaurant, Venice

Review: Many people feel the food is on par with the best in L.A. It is a particularly good value given the quality. There is an intimate atmosphere with your choice of inside or patio dining. Tip: use the valet parking.
Cuisine: California
Address: 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd. – Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 399-5811
Prices: $31 to $50
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Casa del Mar (bar at the hotel)

Review: The Veranda lobby lounge in the hotel, Casa del Mar. Very comfortable tables/chairs, relaxing atmosphere w/ fireplaces, good ocean view. Great for casual dinner, no need for reservations- just walk in and seat yourself.
Cuisine: California
Address: 1910 Ocean Front Walk – Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 581-5533
Prices: $8 to $20
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Cafe Del Rey

Review: Sublime harbor views vie with inspired haute cuisine at this posh Marina spot. The lively bar scene offers cozy couches, a fireplace and corporate gossip. Mediterranean dishes artfully meet classic French and Pacific Rim cuisine, all brought into focus by extraordinary fresh seafood and California seasonal produce. Fish standouts include curry blackened ahi tuna, which hints of lemongrass, and a buttery-rich skate wing on sweet pea-morel risotto.
Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Seafood
Location: 4451 Admiralty Way – Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 823-6395
Prices: $31 to $50
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Mercedes Grill

Review: Cuban style food with a California twist and a relaxed atmosphere.
Cuisine: American, Latin Asian, Vegetarian
Address: 14 Washington Blvd – Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 577-0035
Prices: $8 to $20

American Dining

One Pico (at Shutters)

Review: Striking views of the Pacific Ocean, Northern Hills, and Blazing sunsets with a roaring fire and classic American Cuisine featuring steaks, chops, fish and seafood.
Cuisine: Classic American
Address: One Pico Blvd – Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 587-1717
Prices: $51 and over
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Tony P’s

Review: Causal Marina del Rey eatery ideal for dockside drinks, sports coverage and nautical noshes. This sports bar meets seafood restaurant offers somewhat more formal dining in the spacious indoor area, as well as casual dining on the dockside patio. In the bar, 27 big-screen TVs show nearly every sporting event imaginable. The menu offers a little of everything, like spaghetti in marinara sauce, New England clam chowder and happy hour favorites like onion rings and quesadillas.
Cuisine: American
Address: 4445 Admiralty Way – Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5415
Phone: (310) 823-4534
Prices: Inexpensive

The Cheesecake Factory

Review: The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant offering over 200 menu selections including Appetizers, Specialty Salads, Pastas, and Pizzas, as well as great Steaks and Chops.
Cuisine: American
Address: 4142 Via Marina – Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 306-3344
Prices: $20 to $30
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Shanghai Reds

Review: Shanghai Reds is located right on the marina, with a koi pond and a waterfall, and it’s a great place for a surf-and-turf dinner or the best-value brunch this side of the airport.
Cuisine: American
Address: 13813 Fiji Way – Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 823-4522
Prices: $15 to $20

Mexican Food

Paco’s Tacos Cantina (restaurant w/bar)

Review: Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chili rellenos, tostada salads, beans, rice & home made tortilla’s (chicken, shredded beef, pork or asada) Prices are $10 for a combination plate (2 items, with beans & rice and tortillas (flour or corn)). Generous portions as well (chips and salsa are awesome) Dine in or take out (the one on Manchester has a bar)
Cuisine: Mexican
Address: 6212 W. Manchester Ave. – Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 645-8692
Prices: $10 to $15

El Cholo Mexican Restaurants

Review: This “well-respected” Mexican chain with the original “treasure on Western” dating to 1931 is not so much a restaurant as an “LA legend”; the “unforgettable seasonal green corn tamales”, “delicious rolled tacos” and “even better margaritas” are worth the “excruciating waits for a table”, the “ambiance is lovely” and the “great happy hours” attract “lots of eye candy.”
Cuisine: Mexican
Address: 1025 Wilshire Boulevard – Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 899-1106
Prices: $8 to $14
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El Torrito

Review: Located at Fisherman’s Warf, just minutes from the office. Offering great food, at great prices, with a superb waterfront view!
Cuisine: Mexican
Address: 13715 Fiji Way – Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 823-8941
Prices: $8 to $14


The Hump at Santa Monica airport

Review: One of the better sushi restaurants in L.A. Beautiful decor with dark wood. Romantic.
Cuisine: Japanese
Address: 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South – Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: (310) 313-0977
Prices: Reasonable
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Sushi Roku

Review: Really good sushi, good sake selection, cool atmosphere. Enjoy your meal at the Sushi bar, a bamboo dining table, or the outdoor patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Cuisine: Japanese
Address: 1401 Ocean Ave. – Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-4771
Prices: $31 to $50
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Review: Sushi and Japanese Food. Good food, relaxed, friendly.
Cuisine: Japanese
Address: 405 Washington Blvd. – Marina Del Rey, CA
Phone: (310) 822-1595
Prices: Reasonable
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Alejo’s Presto Trattoria

Review: Pasta, pizza, seafood & wine (spaghetti, ravioli’s, fettuccini, shrimp, chicken, etc) Pasta’s are excellent. Huge portions – one order can feed two people. Dine-in or take out.
Cuisine: Italian
Address: 4002 Lincoln Blvd. – Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 822-0095
Prices: $9 to $15

Johnny’s New York Pizza

Review: Pizza, sandwiches, salads, calzones (create your own calzone/pizza or choose from their own creations). Generous portions. Dine-in, take out and delivery.
Cuisine: Italian
Address: 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd – Venice, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 821-1224
Prices: $10 to $15

Via Veneto

Review: Excellent, consistently authentic Italian food. Extensive wine list. Loud/ lively atmosphere. We would recommend the tuna tartare or the rabbit ravioli as an appetizer, and the spaghetti bottarga or the branzino as a main. They always have about 20 specials not on the menu.
Cuisine: Italian
Address: 3009 Main St – Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 399-1843
Prices: $30 to $40

C & O Trattoria

Review: Italian. Great food, huge portions plus reasonably priced. Fun atmosphere. The waiters sing “That’s amore” and toast patrons with wine during dinner.
Cuisine: Italian
Address: 31 Washington Blvd. – Venice, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 823-9491
Prices: $8 to $20
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