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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Food was delicious as usual. My hubby and I shared the branzino, crab stuffed peppers and paella. All of the dishes were flavorful.
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.
Great as usual. Staff is excellent. Food is excellent. Cost is high.
lovely experience all around!
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!
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.
Great, safe outdoor (shaded) dining experience. And the food was, as always, remarkable.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Service was great, food was tasty, wine was delicious. Very cute and aesthetic pleasing.
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.
Absolutely amazing food, as always. We went the day that Del Mar reopened and really better than ever in all respects.
The food was delicious. The service was splendid and the wine was truly splendid.
We love DelMar (and all of Fabio Trabocchi restaurants). DelMar has a lovely ambience. The food is amazing and I highly recommend the sangria!
Seafood paella was the star. We had a wonderful birthday celebration.
Wonderful evening with friends. We shared several small plates and a paella and all were fabulous. Beautiful space with impeccable service.
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.
Nice ambiance, pleasant and efficient staff, excellent Spanish food, perhaps a bit pricey.
Celebrated our birthday with a wonderful white wine from Spain, classic tapas and paella. Wonderful cost as always
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.
Service was outstanding!
Excellent food and service. We had very professional water who served our table.
Amazing experience with Del Mar ( always)
Great food and dining experience with friends we haven’t seen for quite a while!
Absolutely amazing. Great service and accommodating.
The food was incredible and the Amazing service and staff complimented all of the great food
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.
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.
Fantastic dining experience. Very creative presentation of food and beverages.
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!
Everything was perfect. Great ambiance, service, food, pacing and drinks. What a fabulous restaurant and experience.
Amazing meal. Impeccable service
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.
The best one I recommend and the food is the best I will go back thank u the service 100% good
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!
Fantastic food great place, will definitely go back again.
Best paella I’ve ever had!
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!"
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!
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.