Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

China Cafe

2236 Carmel Valley Rd. (Via Borgia) Send to Phone
Unpretentious, authentic Chinese food with a view in Del Mar.


Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

China Cafe Restaurant Review

: This small, modest restaurant offers dishes representing various regional Chinese cooking styles: Hunan and Szechuan, Peking (Mandarin), Canton (Cantonese) and Shanghai. We like sitting out on the heated patio overlooking the Del Mar lagoon while sharing platters of sesame chicken, Mongolian beef and spicy Imperial lobster. There are a number of good noodle and chow mein dishes on the menu as well, such as the shrimp chow mein or house chow mein.

Find Takeout and Delivery Restaurants
Takeout & Delivery Restaurants

We've rounded up restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery.


Enjoy a meal al fresco at these restaurants with patios.