Del Mar - Food and Drinks

Del Mar is a beautiful seaside village along the Pacific Ocean full of European charm. It has all the small-town vibes mixed in with sophistication and upper class --- something that shines through even in its restaurants. 

Once a village used by some of the hottest movie stars in Hollywood as a retreat, it's now a destination enjoyed by individuals and families because of the tranquility and pristine beaches it has to offer. Del Mar also hits all the spots for your dining needs, from a casual night out to a swanky date. 

Date Nights

Del Mar has plenty of options ideal for the perfect date. When you want a romantic night out for two, you can head to one of several restaurants, including Trattoria Don Pietro, where you can enjoy a menu full of vibrant Sicilian flavors and a full handcrafted cocktail menu in a cozy but fun atmosphere. Eateries like Beeside Balcony have a laid-back coastal vibe. Or, you can opt for the romance of traditional Italian cuisine like you'll find at Il Fornaio.

Casual Dining Fare

If you’re in the mood for something more casual and a comfortable place to bring your family, you needn't look far. You'll find places like Del Mar Pizza, where you can order a slice or wings for the entire family. Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar is another great family-friendly option with incredible views of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club to enjoy while dining. Zel’s Del Mar features American cuisine with an outdoor fire pit and a laid-back vibe. 

Bars and Pubs

Sometimes, you just need to take it down a notch and set zero expectations --- except fun --- for the night. Del Mar is rich with bars and pubs that set a laid-back atmosphere where you can simply drink and enjoy the scenery. Here, you'll find places like Jimmy O’s, a popular place with a bar that turns into a dance floor at night where you can spin away to the DJ's tunes. Del Mar’s Living Room Bar features all the comfort of --- you guessed it --- a living room with live music and a menu of delicious food and high-quality cocktails. Dial it back even further with beautiful ocean views at Monarch Ocean Pub.

Whether you're looking to enjoy a casual night out or want a top-notch establishment that breaks out all the bells and whistles to impress a date, you'll find it all in Del Mar.