Romance is in the Air! How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at DMP

Consider this a PSA: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry, Del Mar Plaza has you covered. There are several ways for you to surprise your sweetheart this holiday, but our Sweethearts by the Sea event has everything you need to help you prepare for the big day.

On Friday, Feb. 14, you’ll have the chance to snag some artisan chocolates, unique greeting cards, and stunning bouquets from local vendors, Nibble Chocolate, Traci Sally, and Mariposa Events Co.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with a lovely meal for two. Here’s a roundup of our favorite award-winning restaurants at the Plaza.

Del Mar Rendezvous

Upgrade your usual take-out and eat-in date night by sitting down to enjoy some Chinese cuisine at Del Mar Rendezvous. The restaurant serves modernized Chinese dishes suited for a variety of diets (from gluten-free entrees to vegetarian and vegan options), so there are plenty of dishes to share.

Il Fornaio and Enoteca Del Fornaio

You may not be able to celebrate in Italy, but Il Fornaio and Enoteca Del Fornaio will get you close enough to finding amore. Don’t forget to order a bottle of wine and tiramisu for sharing.

Pacifica Breeze Café

Who said Valentine celebrations had to be limited to the evening? Start your day with a happy stomach—and even happier sweetheart—and grab a table at Pacifica Breeze Café. Even if you just have coffee and toast together, an al fresco morning in the middle of February is a romantic reason to snuggle.

Pacifica Del Mar

There’s still just a bit of time left to make a reservation for Pacifica Del Mar’s very special Valentine’s weekend menu. Plan on dining around sunset for the ultimate romantic evening. 

Shimbashi Izakaya

If you’re looking for an atmosphere that’s a little different from a traditional room full of candle-lit tables, opt for Shimbashi Izakaya. You and your Valentine can sit side by side at the sushi or sake bar or choose a quiet booth and savor the incredibly fresh and innovative dishes. 

If you still need something special for your Valentine, we’ve got you covered there too. Our boutiques offer a wide range of gifts—from sparkling jewelry to handsome accessories—that’ll have your love seeing hearts this year.