Cafe Del Mar

★★★☆☆
  • 213 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Bl

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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  • 954-767-8233

About Cafe Del Mar

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 8am - 1am

Food

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2 for 1 margaritas! Problem was that one margarita was $17. Food was bad and not as advertised in the menu. "Seasoned shoestring fries" were steak fries. The location is nice, had a nice view and the temperature was comfortable. Those were the only good points of this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

2 for 1 margaritas! Problem was that one margarita was $17. Food was bad and not as advertised in the menu. "Seasoned shoestring fries" were steak fries. The location is nice, had a nice view and the temperature was comfortable. Those were the only good points of this restaurant.

Pros: Location, view, shade/fans

Cons: Food, price, techno music

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As with most of the strand restaurants here, Cafe Del Mar has an inside, and lots of tables out on the sidewalk where you can sit and watch the ocean, the sky, the cruise ships going out and coming in, or simply watch the tourists whistling at each other and getting silly. I love people watching. The best time to come here though is for lunch. At dinner they have a bigger menu and it's all perfectly good, but they also have a live band outside which gets very loud. If you don't mind that, then this is a good bet any time of day... but if you want to sit and chat with your date then like I said.. this is a lunch spot.

The very first time I decided to stop in to break up my daily walk along the beach. I was a little hungry, but mainly wanted a place to sit and sip a cool drink and people watch. Well, I looked at the menu and suddenly was craving an Del Mar AntiPasto Salad which was on their menu for a reasonable $8.95. Thinking this would be a small salad, I also ordered a Chicken Parmagiana for around $14. This was dumb as hell in retrospect. You see, that Anti Pasta was huge! I mean it filled a platter, not a regular size plate mind you, but a platter. Yes, I am serious. It was layered so pretty too, I almost hated to disrupt the look... but I did. heh. Mmmm mmm good stuff. In addition to the usual meats, cheeses and olives this one also came with artichoke hearts. Excellent.

The place is in a great location, the food is phenomenal, the service is usually very good, and the prices aren't all that high for the beach.

PROS: Great location, food, and service
CONS: none, really

4
★★★★☆

As with most of the strand restaurants here, Cafe Del Mar has an inside, and lots of tables out on the sidewalk where you can sit and watch the ocean, the sky, the cruise ships going out and coming in, or simply watch the tourists whistling at each other and getting silly. I love people watching. The best time to come here though is for lunch. At dinner they have a bigger menu and it's all perfectly good, but they also have a live band outside which gets very loud. If you don't mind that, then this is a good bet any time of day... but if you want to sit and chat with your date then like I said.. this is a lunch spot.

The very first time I decided to stop in to break up my daily walk along the beach. I was a little hungry, but mainly wanted a place to sit and sip a cool drink and people watch. Well, I looked at the menu and suddenly was craving an Del Mar AntiPasto Salad which was on their menu for a reasonable $8.95. Thinking this would be a small salad, I also ordered a Chicken Parmagiana for around $14. This was dumb as hell in retrospect. You see, that Anti Pasta was huge! I mean it filled a platter, not a regular size plate mind you, but a platter. Yes, I am serious. It was layered so pretty too, I almost hated to disrupt the look... but I did. heh. Mmmm mmm good stuff. In addition to the usual meats, cheeses and olives this one also came with artichoke hearts. Excellent.

The place is in a great location, the food is phenomenal, the service is usually very good, and the prices aren't all that high for the beach.

PROS: Great location, food, and service
CONS: none, really

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