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Mola Spanish Bistro

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1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
+1 858-793-0796
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Didn't last long. We finally decided to check it out about a month ago, and we were greeted by a sign on the door announcing the closing of the business. There is a junky store there now.

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San Diego, California
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This restaurant is closed. It closed the week of June 6, 2016. We called and called, but no answer. I left messages and their machine just said to leave a message, that they would return our call. I also tried making a reservation on Open Table and it showed ERROR. There was no indication that the restaurant was closed until... More 

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Billings, Montana
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We found this great restaurant off groupon. We accidentally purchased the wrong day group but the honored our groupon anyway. The food was amazing. We sat outside in a nice courtyard. Great place.

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la mesa
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

our dinner experience was a combination of some really great items (a fantastic flatbread, a tasty queso fundido, and calimari), and some misses (an undercooked dessert and a poorly made cappuccino). service was extremely slow, but otherwise helpful and good. the live music was a big bonus.

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Thank markoestreicher
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This restaurant is located in the Plaza level of the Del Mar Plaza the services Spanish type foods and with live music on week-ends. There is am extra treat of Flamenco dancing by local ladies. Outdoor seating with heaters during the winter,

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Thank Mark H
Stow on the Wold Glos
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

good service & great place in Del Mar plaza to get together with friends Great sharing menu for a family gathering

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Thank Cupsadaisy54
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

we try the pork chop with blue cheese and was really good in few words food is really good , perfect spot, great wines , live music. We enjoy that night in Mola.

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Thank Angel l
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Came across Mola by chance, and hope we had not. We were attracted by their Sunday Paella special with appetizers. We decided on the Croquetas de Jamón and Paella. I couldn't taste the Jamón croquetas and the batter was hard in the shape of golf balls..not very authentic! The Paella was probably the worst I have ever tasted, it had... More 

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San Diego
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

It seemed like a good idea. Six of us were going to try Mola. We had reservations at 7:00 pm. It was booked and confirmed by phone. On their web site they also offer the reservation services of Open Table. Imagine our surprise when we arrived on time and the host informed us that Mola doesn't accept reservations. It was... More 

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Limassol
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

The food was so bad and the service so poor, I left no tips. That's the only time I ever did this in California. But that was just the beginning of the story. I forgot my credit card at the place. When I came back they said they were busy and I need to come back in 40 min -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 35
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 10:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-793-0796

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