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Mar 24, 2009 01:48 PM

Staying at Marriott Del Mar

I'll be staying here for a week for business but no car to drive around. Any recommendations within walking distance?

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  1. Arterra in your hotel is great especially if you are staying there.

    1. I've never had a bad meal at Arterra. We even had it as room service on our wedding night.

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      1. re: The Office Goat

        See, now this is why I love this website!!

      2. It's a bit of a walk (maybe about a mile), but the weather is supposed to be gorgeous this week. There's a tiny Italian restaurant on Carmel Valley Road called Trattoria Ponte Vecchio. We love it there. .

        Unless you're desperate you should avoid Pat & Oscars (a local chain) and Tio Leo's, which are temptingly close to the hotel.

        1. Arterra is great with a lively patio and happy hour.

          Also Ruth Chris' is just up the road. It'd be a 15 walk or a 2 minute cab ride.

          1. If you want more casual/cheap, Souplantation, Nico's Taco Shop and Subway are about a 5 min walk down the street. There's a Thai place in the same shopping plaza, Spices Thai Cafe. It's ok, not great Thai and too Americanized for me, but it's another decent option.

            o/w, Arterra is the closest and best. Ruth Chris' is next closest.