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De la Tierra at Sundy House

106 S. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
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Liz Dzuro


  • Sun 10am-2pm, Sun,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • $$, $$$
  • Dinner, Brunch
  • Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Parking Lot Available, Parking Validation, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
A good restaurant can stand the test of time two ways: It can stay a steady course always offering the same consistent food, service, and ambience or it can evolve with the times always creating a new breath of fresh air for its patrons. Over the years, De La Tierra at Sundy House in Delray Beach has managed to do a bit of both, changing with the times while continuing to offer the outstanding service and magical secret garden charm for which it's become known. Situated under the stars and giant banyan trees, De La Tierra can feel like a private island oasis far removed from the downtown Delray Beach hustle and bustle just a few blocks to the north, making it one of the most gorgeous restaurants in South Florida, set in a restored turn-of-the-century mansion once owned by the mayor of Delray Beach and surrounded by a lush tropical garden that reportedly cost well into the millions. A beautiful bar offers well-made classic and creative cocktails for imbibers, while the hotel's high end ambiance makes for a peaceful meal. Be sure to start with Sundy's daily changing tapas plate for a bit of surprise (in a good way). A dozen or so entree selections offer dishes that are part continental, part American fusion, with a good balance of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options. A wine list pleases every taste. It can be pricey, but a stroll through that garden after dinner is worth the price. There are koi ponds, gazebos, waterfalls, and paths leading to a natural swimming pool where fish don't seem to mind the bathers.

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