Editorial Review of
Jake’s Del Mar
Jake’s Del Mar is so close to the water’s edge, waves have been known to kiss the floor-to-ceiling windows at high tide. What makes for a wet exterior makes for an incredibly picturesque, romantic, yet casual dining experience. For nearly twenty-five years, Jakes has been serving up prime people-watching and scrumptious seafood, and its friendly servers and lively ambiance keep locals and visitors alike passing through the doors. The light wooded interior of Jake's allows for there to be a sunny feel to it as guests dine along the seashore, giving them an aura of warmth.
California coastal cuisine is the name of the game, and it mostly applies to mouth-wateringly fresh fish and diverse flavors. The pecan crusted sea bass, served with roasted red pepper butter, is a delicious mélange of nuttiness, sweet and spice. The seared scallops are served atop mushroom, corn, and asparagus risotto, with truffled honey are ultra-tasty, as is the sweet and salty Dungeness crab cake in Meyer lemon remoulade. And for the vegetarians, the artichoke heart fritters are to-die-for delightful. Once you're at Jake's all guests must try the signature Kimo's Original Hula Pie which is a delectable surprise and a wonderful sensation to your tastebuds. Happy Hour at Jake's is also a must, with mouth watering seafood at wonderfully low prices. All that come to Jakes, leave feeling as though they've experienced the ocean up close and personally. The decor, location, and cuisine at Jake's calls for an underwater experience that won't leave you dripping wet, rather, it'll leave you full and more than happy that you came.