Del Mar Race Day Eats
Posted on July , 2017
You won, you placed, and showed off at the track, and now it’s time for some post-race revelry. There’s no need to travel far — within a stone’s throw of the horses are some hotspots to keep the party going.
A Del Mar staple for nearly 30 years, Pacifica Del Mar in Del Mar Plaza never disappoints. Belly up to the bar for a cocktail and tempting selections of fresh seafood, steak, and pasta. 858.792.0476, pacificadelmar.com
With a little something for everyone, Zel’s Del Mar’s menu features shareable plates including Tempura Squash Blossoms, Seared Ahi Bruschetta, and Red Curry Mussels. The restaurant also features live music Thursdays to Sundays. 858.755.0076, zelsdelmar.com
“Off to the Races” is this year’s signature cocktail available at L’Auberge Del Mar’s Living Room Bar, Bleu Bar, and Kitchen 1540, created with Hudson Bourbon Whiskey, ginger beer, honey, and Memphis Barbeque Bitters — delicious to the finish. 858.259.1515, laubergedelmar.com
Located across from the race track, The Fish Market has been post-race favorite since it opened in 1981. The lively restaurant encourages convivial dining, with an adjacent oyster bar and cozy cocktail lounge. 858.755.2277, thefishmarket.com