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Marina del Rey Dining – family restaurants, with margaritas


Seafood is not the only great offering for LA’s premier waterfront dining destination


Dining experiences around the Marina range from the causal to the classy, with a row of eateries across the Fisherman’s Village, a New-England style promenade by the docks, to hotel and waterside restaurants offering spectacular views of the boats. Here are a few offerings for families, date nights or drinks.

TonyP’s Dockside Grill, overlooking the Marina, serves up consistently good seafood – including legendary fish and chips, as well as steaks, sandwiches and salads in a friendly, family restaurant atmosphere that appeals to local and tourists alike.

El Torito at Fisherman’s Village offers one of the best views of the Marina, which is why the place is packed at sundown, full of boisterous diners who come for the sundown spectacle and some of the best tequila drinks in town, like the George Clooney strawberry margarita, best enjoyed with the restaurant’s signature table-side-prepared guacamole and fresh-made chips, along with the ultimate appetizer of bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp.

For causal family dining a bit more inland, Fresh Brothers at the Waterside Marina del Rey shopping plaza offers deep-dish, skinny, thin and cauliflower crust pizza and hearty meatball and chicken-parmesan sliders, as well as big bowl salads and delicious fresh garlic bread knots.



At the popular Marina Beach, known locally as Mother’s Beach, enjoy a a picnic by the water, with food to-go at Beach Eats, and all-summer weekly food truck event with live music on Thursdays evenings.