La Food Marketa

4.7
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1197 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Chad Gauss & La Food Marketa offer an up to par, down to earth restaurant experience in Quarry Lake featuring soul satisfying food from the Americas. Our focus is simply fresh, approachable, and fun! We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs. Our bar offers well thought out drinks and bangin' happy hour specials. Come in & smile! We will do the rest!

Outdoor seating is the only seating currently available. In the event of inclement weather, incoming reservations will be seated on a first come - first serve basis. Tables currently sitting will be allowed to move to another table if possible, but tables themselves cannot be moved under any circumstance. We have limited space under cover and cannot accommodate every one to be out of the weather. If you have already ordered food and choose not to stay you will be given boxes to go. We ask for your patience and understanding with this as regardless of weather we need to maintain 6 foot distance between all tables at all times.
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EricS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Nothing that came out of their kitchen was remotely warm, let alone hot... although the tot nachos were hot and very tasty. Guac/salsa and beans/rice were all bland while the octopus was super salty. The burger inside the crunchwrap was burnt and flat as a McDonald's burger.
Server was attentive at first, then hard to find when we didn't order at her pace and we felt rushed. Had to ask to have table bussed of plates and for the check.
Not impressed and we won't be back.

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WendyL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting and tasty food choices. They offer dishes that you won’t find in any other restaurants. Nice atmosphere!

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vipBalto
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

About a 20 minute wait with a reservation.

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ChristinaG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and always, tried two new things, brake
Brussels sprout salad and tuna tostada which were both great, good flavor. Also ordered the octopus which we had before and loved but it tasted a bit off this time, the waiter graciously took it off the bill. A little busier than over the summer and louder but overall a good evening.

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LeeM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food quality was great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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JonathanO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining spot, excellent food and service!

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LatoniaM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am often eating at the restaurant across the street watching the line of people trying to get in. I decided to take my son and his girlfriend visiting for out of town to this restaurant. It was a perfect atmosphere to meet his new girlfriend. We all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The cornbread was the absolutely best I’ve ever eaten. It’s a MUST!

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vipTJS99
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I'd give the food about a 3.5, but server Liza I give a full 5 stars. Bill was over $100 for three drinks, dessert, and Rueben quesadilla (gluten free) and beef tacos. Felt a bit high in cost overall. Focus on the free chips. They were splendid. Environment is good, area that surrounds the restaurant is awesome, and they are COVID ready.

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Stoney
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty Reuben quesadilla small plate. Squash with oat nut was just a tad dry but very enjoyable. Our party felt comfortable with the restaurant’s effort for social distancing and mask wearing. Churros desert was excellent. Will dine there again, they had outside heaters!

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vipBobL
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat outside and because of the distance to the kitchen, service was a tad slow. Otherwise, we had a very enjoyable experience. The tables outside were socially distanced.

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vipMilly
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place was nothing like I thought it would be. I assumed that it would be a bit more high-end--perhaps because it is across the street from Citron.
The menu is...weird. Either go all-in on fusion and interesting flavor combos, or stick with Tex Mex. This was a mish mash.
The food isn't great. But the portions are large--although they give you 5 itty bitty street-taco sized tortillas for the fajitas and the tacos are impossible to eat like a normal taco because they are the itty bitty tortillas and there is about 3 times the filling on them than necessary.
Maybe the place is much better in non-COVID times.

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JMyum
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always count on great service, great food, a great experience!

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KaitlynR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

the food was incrredible! the only thing bad was that it took a while for the waitress to come over

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as always!

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Lisa
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food. Service was great. Outside dinning was perfect!

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DebbieG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there for a late lunch and as usual the food is consistent. Never a bad meal.

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Linda
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! If you want interesting food, casual atmosphere, great service, eat here.

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SFR333
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I ate here in three weeks! Really great food. Loved the service. And the Key Lime Pie is the BEST I have ever had!

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viptheredtomato
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, fresh food, good service, and an active upbeat vibe make this a great choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- very eager and willing to please. Always a step ahead!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

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KatieS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID precautions in place (no paper menus, sanitizer, spacing between tables, etc.) and food and drinks were great as usual!

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Christin
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always and the server was very attentive. 10/10 would return!!

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Lichtenberg
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exceptional. Hidden neighborhood gem. Food was delicious on a perfect night on the patio.

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LesHoward
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A friend and I went to La Food Marketa on Labor Day afternoon.

I ordered the lightly fried trout and seasoned fries. The trout was perfectly cooked and the fries were well seasoned.

The second order was the Pork Taco. The presentation was good but for a Mexican dish, it was bland all the way through.

We won't be returning again.

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EllenI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!
Food was outstanding!

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vipSharleneF
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great experience. Our server was really good(Ben?). Only issue was the bees. I would guess that you have a hive near.

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BronnaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good, and we liked the precautions they took in light of the pandemic. We were seated outside, with a good ten feet at least between tables. There was hand sanitizer on every table, and the wait staff wore masks. You could scan a little placard with your phone to see an online menu, so that was completely non-touch as well as eco friendly. There were sunny tables as well as plenty of shady spots. Their grilled cheese on challah was decadent (thick slabs of toasted, buttery bread with generous amounts of melty cheese), and their blueberry cobbler was scrumptious. Go and enjoy while the weather is nice.

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vipalbert
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Frajhita had little taste and an unexpected sweetness. Friend's chicken was too spicy to eat.

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vipElise
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a table outside under cover, which worked out well since it started to rain. Waiter was very attentive without being clingy. I ordered the mushroom "carnitas" which was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I never write reviews, but our server did not have their mask on properly (their nose was fully exposed) the entire time they served my partner and I.

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DrewM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great time at La Food Marketa. The food is very good and the margaritas
are wonderful. Outdoor dining is done well and feels safe.

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AlexE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first meal out since the start of the pandemic and we were so impressed. The food was fantastic, as always. The restaurant has a good set-up for social distancing, facilitating looking at the menu online, hand sanitizer at the table - we felt very comfortable, and the staff did an excellent job!

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vipValB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible. Took 20 minutes for server to take drink order. Appetizers came before drinks. Server apologized. Said he was really busy. What, we don’t matter? Was very expensive for 2 drinks, salad, dinner salad and entree.

Won’t go back.

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vipHeatherH
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A quick date night that was early. We are outside. Very pleasant. I got the crunch hamberguesa- the regular hamberguesa is much better.

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vipKori
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always an amazing meal! some of the seasonal dishes are outstanding and I can't wait to go back for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening. Great food, service and outside patio.

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vipBalto
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a consistently great experience!

FAQs

La Food Marketa does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Food Marketa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 415-0606.

La Food Marketa is rated 4.7 stars by 1197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.