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Arterra Outdoor Lounge

#707 of 3,849 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2592
+1 858-369-6032
06:30 - 23:30
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Altona, Colorado
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some very creative items on the menu, as well as familiar standards. Each menu selection I've made over the years has been properly prepared, attractive and tasty. The portion size is good, and the creative combinations are excellent. The bulk of the restaurant is indoors with an adjoining patio if you want to eat outside. Highly recommended.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Elgin, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner twice while staying at the hotel. Food was great, prices were not terrible. Service was good.

Thank coltsejk
La Palma, CA
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480 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My wife was disappointed that she could not order a waffle for breakfast at the Arterra restaurant. I thought the eggs and bacon were very good. The restaurant doesn't have much in atmosphere. At the end of our breakfast, it became a little bit too hot for me. I would not recommend window seating in the morning. Service was very... More 

Thank David from La Palma
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Been with colleagues. Ordered the harvest salada with apricot and salmon very good. Other order the burger looks and tastes really good. Taco fish look good as well.

Thank Jose Luis V
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Don't even think about eating here. Worst meal I have ever had. Twice the price, 1/2 the portions. Our waitress was great, but...

Thank Kevin E
San Diego, California
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319 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Although there are no views from this restaurant, the decor is very nice and the menu eclectic! I had a Caipirpina (a play on the traditional Caipirina drink) with pineapple in it! My ribeye steak was thick and boneless and tasted more like a filet mignon than a ribeye. It was cooked perfectly, medium rare. It came with a tasty... More 

Thank Vacationers62
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The Marriott in Del Mar is only made better by this outdoor lounge. There are so many comfortable places to relax, read, sleep or get together with family and friends. The indoor bar and outdoor pool are but a few steps away. If you a re an early riser this is the place to go while waiting for everyone else... More 

Thank Deborah R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

My husband & I stopped in for a quick bite after a meeting. We both had burgers and they were quite good. His fries were delicious! I opted for the brown sugar carrots & they were AMAZING!!!! The bread is great too! The bar has great drink specials til 7 and the house spirits are above the norm. It certainly... More 

Thank 6Figs
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I've been going to Arterra since it first opened. Like any business it's had its us and downs. But it is definitely on an UP--a big UP. Today we had a phenomenally delicious lunch with exceptional service. Bravo to Chef Evan Cruz and server Chris Meyer. I was celebrating birthdays with two friends. We shared 2 appetizers (empanadas with chimichurri... More 

Thank HIllary L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I had the Caesar salad with salmon ($24) and it was one of the best Caesar salads I've had. The views are nice and the service was superior.

Thank Alex E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$80
American, Japanese, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2592
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-369-6032
Lunch is known for its famous steak salad.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?