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Del Mar

4.7
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1058 reviews
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$50 and over
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Spanish
Del Mar offers both indoor and outdoor dining during Phase-2. To ensure all our guests enjoy our restaurant we have a reservation time limit:
Lunch: 1-hour
Saturday Brunch: 30-minutes
Wednesday Dinner from 4:00PM - 6:30PM: 1-hour
​Thursday - Sunday Dinner from 3:00PM - 6:30PM: ​1-hour
Sunday Brunch/Dinner from 6:45PM - close: 1-hour and 30-minutes

Overlooking the Southwest Waterfront at The Wharf, Del Mar features authentic seafood fare and flavors from the coasts of Spain, the robust menu includes tapas, raw bar, charcoal grilled fish, seafood stews, and a variety of rice dishes (yes, paella)!

Our DINING GUIDE provides important information about changes to your dining experience and what you can expect. Our PLAYBOOK features the expanded protocols and procedures we have developed for reopening our restaurants to ensure the safety and well-being of our team, our guests, and the community. Learn more at www.fabiotrabocchi.com.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1058 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipYvonneF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual. My hubby and I shared the branzino, crab stuffed peppers and paella. All of the dishes were flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were celebrating her birthday. The hostess greeted us, acknowledged my wife’s birthday, gave us a brief overview of the safety protocols and we were taken to our seats. Our waitress was great! She was very attentive and gave us some good recommendations. The food was amazing! Overall we had a very nice time. We ate indoors. Everything was very clean and the safety measures while obvious were not a problem.

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CarlP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Staff is excellent. Food is excellent. Cost is high.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely experience all around!

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DiningDeb
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Del Mar exceeded our expectations in every way. Our waiter, Israel, was recommended to us and he certainly delivered!! He gave us food and drink suggestions, entertained us and basically made our evening! The grilled romaine salad and seafood Paella were perfect and plenty for 2 to share. The other 2 in our party ordered small plates and all were amazing!! The restaurant is doing everything right to keep their employees and customers safe from COVID. Highly recommend!

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Alexandrite
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Del Mar is open for business and better than ever! Chef Trabocchi’s updated menu combines the best of the previous menu, new additions and seasonal items. Every plate was exceptional. The service was superb, careful, and demonstrated all safe practices. We had a marvelous time and it felt like the best of old times.

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vipJeanW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, safe outdoor (shaded) dining experience. And the food was, as always, remarkable.

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Sabrina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the outdoor cafe/bar patio and it was lovely. The setting is lovely--there are fans circulating, and appropriately distanced tables.
The bartender was delightful as well as helpful in discussing drink and food options. Service was perfection. Food was original and tasty. We will definitely return.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was excellent and the food was just as good. The squid ink paella was slightly underwhelming but it was also the last dish that was served so we might just have been full...even though the churros for dessert were to die for. I was impressed that they cleaned the bathroom with every use (one person at a time).

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IreneN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first time back since the lockdown, so we opted for patio seating. It was too hot to be comfortable but they managed to find us an inside table without anyone near us. Food was great as always and yes, the service was solicitous. No complaints.

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The environment, the food, the drink and the service were all outstanding at Del Mar. Having been restricted with the restaurant experience due to COVID-19, Del Mar's staff made the 'return' to the dining out world a fabulous experience. Izzy, our server, was supremely knowledgeable about the menu and the pairing with the perfect cocktails.
We selected the seafood paella with sangria and a pear vodka based drink; all delicious!
The outdoor cafe was tented and made it an extremely pleasant experience of the outdoors while remaining comfortable.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was tasty, wine was delicious. Very cute and aesthetic pleasing.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in dc. Always a great experience. First place we went on date night when restauraunt re-opened. Follows all guidelines. Lots of outdoor seating options.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, as always. We went the day that Del Mar reopened and really better than ever in all respects.

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vipBigMeatNoWhammy
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was splendid and the wine was truly splendid.

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sandeep
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love DelMar (and all of Fabio Trabocchi restaurants). DelMar has a lovely ambience. The food is amazing and I highly recommend the sangria!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood paella was the star. We had a wonderful birthday celebration.

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vipAndreaK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends. We shared several small plates and a paella and all were fabulous. Beautiful space with impeccable service.

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vipCaphilldc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant ten or so times since opening and the food and service are outstanding. Management was responsive to one meal that we had with service hiccups.

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RalphA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, pleasant and efficient staff, excellent Spanish food, perhaps a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our birthday with a wonderful white wine from Spain, classic tapas and paella. Wonderful cost as always

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vipBRBR
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellence on the DC Wharf. Downstairs is very busy and energetic. we ate upstairs where it was quiet.
Great and attentive service. Delicious tapas, particularly the grilled octopus. The desserts were amazing: churros stuffed with chocolate. Spanish style cheesecake--very different and yummy.

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vipRicardoC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!

MD
vipMichaelD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had very professional water who served our table.
Amazing experience with Del Mar ( always)

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience with friends we haven’t seen for quite a while!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Great service and accommodating.

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Joseph
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the Amazing service and staff complimented all of the great food

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was good, not great. The best were the croquettes with ham and the pork belly tapas. But bacon, right? The shrimp with garlic tapas was SALTY, the beets were OK and the iberico ham was average. Nothing to write home about. The fact that our waiter disappeared for 15-20 minutes at the beginning of service didn't help. I might go back to try the paella, but overall it was just an average meal in my opinion. Beautiful space, though.

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ELLLL
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I celebrated my birthday at Del Mar because I have been to other birthdays that celebrated there and thought the quality was decent. Unfortunately, my experience was quite different despite the high price I paid for my entire party. We ordered a lot of seafood and they were not very fresh, especially the tiger shrimp cocktail. The paella was way too salty. I also did not get the cute little birthday note nor cake that they normally gave out for people celebrating birthday there. On top of all, they charged an outrageous amount for cutting a small birthday cake. However, the place was cute and filled with sunshine for the brunch time. The restaurant was nice to reserve a pretty spot for us. Overall, if I have to choose, I would recommend Fiola Mare over Del Mar for any further birthday celebration.

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Teddi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dining experience. Very creative presentation of food and beverages.

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GolnoushM
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I recommend it if you want to spend money a lot and you do not want to consider restaurants beside it with more reasonable price and more variety of food. Although I liked the fish(90$)but actually it was mot enough for 3 persons ( they said it s enough) .So, basically we a paid a lot for something that is not that much exceptional!

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vipSolB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great ambiance, service, food, pacing and drinks. What a fabulous restaurant and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Impeccable service

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JaneM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Del Mar from start to finish. Our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Food was outstanding. Loved everything we ordered.

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HiyabS
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best one I recommend and the food is the best I will go back thank u the service 100% good

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service, food, and drinks was next level. From the moment we stepped into Del Mar we were greeted warmly, seated right away, and had drinks in seconds. My favorite part of the meal was the pork belly dish, highly recommend!

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great place, will definitely go back again.

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RenardR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best paella I’ve ever had!

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BrentB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've entered less than an 'outstanding' rating in "ambiance" because of a screaming infant, but am aware that DelMar can't influence parents' poor judgement in bringing toddlers to a restaurant.

Food and service were outstanding. My partner appreciated DelMar's recognition of her birthday, and as we were departing she commented, "This restaurant is a 'Keeper!"

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SaraW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Del Mar was outstanding. Each bite was so seductive and savory. Each bite better than the last. The paella was out of this world. Wonderful service too!

FAQs

Del Mar is rated 4.7 stars by 1058 OpenTable diners.

Del Mar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fabiotrabocchi.com/shop.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.