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Urban Plates

269 S Lake Ave, Del Mar is the cross street, Pasadena, CA 91101-3001
+1 626-800-4448
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (5 reviews)
“albacore” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
269 S Lake Ave, Del Mar is the cross street, Pasadena, CA 91101-3001
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Check out the salad (photo). It’s huge, delicious, and filled with so many goodies. Added a side of grilled chicken, and this became full meal.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant with an unusual formula. Like most cafeterias, you take a tray and walk down a cafeteria line to the "station" that serves the kind of food you want. But the food they serve here is unusually good and everything is made...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Came here for a get together with high school chums I haven't seen in ages. The set up was great. Sandwiches, salads and plates all had different stations. I had chicken boasted and it came with two sides. I had beautiful Brussel sprouts, which were...More

Thank tomjonesCalifornia
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice cafeteria style restaurant. Lots of gourmet foods. Amazing salads. Lots of delicious hot dishes. Check out the photos of the grilled chicken, Brussel sprouts, and the tomato and mozzarella salad. Beer and wine too.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Urban plates has a cafeteria style set up but really good quality, well cooked, tasty dishes. There are salads, several entrees, about 7-8 different sides, plenty of desserts and adequate beverage options. Dinner for two came to about $40, including a draft beer (Stella Artois)....More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

When I first walked in, I was confused. It is not a traditional setup restaurant. It is kind of a cafeteria but nothing like elementary school. I was trying to figure out the menu & the options while people were pushing past me. I finally...More

Thank lynndds
Reviewed 26 July 2017

UP came recommended with two thumbs up so I finally got there given the many eateries in LA. The cafeteria style set up was not what disappointed us but rather that the main food entrees, salmon and spare ribs were barely warm and not hot....More

Thank Cafegirl1
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I'm addicted to their grilled albacore salad. Love the olives & capers. The antioxidant salad is also yummy. All items are prepared fresh in front of you. Note: it's cafeteria style, no table service. Perfect for a quick healthy lunch break. For larger groups or...More

Thank espiri2
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a cafeteria style restaurant with fresh made to order delicious foods. Many salads to choose from. Freshly made right in front of you. The beet salad was delicious. Look at the gigantic size of those beets. And a big salad to go...More

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This restaurant has decent food, but when I am paying $26 for a lunch that consists of a salad, side of mac and cheese, root beer and some cookies, I am not impressed. The food was tasty and from what they say organic and healthy...More

Thank FlatowLeach
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 S Lake Ave, Del Mar is the cross street, Pasadena, CA 91101-3001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-800-4448
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