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Maria's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
+1 530-274-2040
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Grass Valley, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good service great margaritas, pleasant atmosphere, salsa is spot on, sometimes you have to wait a little but that is fairly typical of any restaurant especially on Friday, our server was quite pleasant and attentive

Thank Brad G
Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the great reviews we decided to go for lunch... it all started with a very long wait as our server apparently served too many tables. The food also arrived way too late and when it did we realized it was way below average! The filling in the Burritos were blend, overly taken by the Black beans, and the meat... More 

Thank Kathy786
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Nevada County brings us a lot of exciting places to patronize. My favorite Mexican food restaurant has always been Maria's. Two of us could have a fabulous dinner, drinks even dessert at a very reasonable price. New management made a lot of changes that were difficult to understand. However, now that things seem to be moving along with... More 

Thank Diann G
Grass Valley
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Mexican food. Staff friendly. Outside patio partially covered. They have specials everyday. Plenty of food almost to much.

Thank Carol H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

When I eat Mexican food I always order Queso (cheese dip) but much to my disappointment they did not offer it. So I didn't eat many chips as the salsa was a bit on the spicy side for me. I was with a group of 4 and we all had something different and enjoyer our meals. The delight of the... More 

Thank Randy S
Palo Alto, California
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A Grass Valley fixture. Always busy but service is still good. Ample parking. Upstairs and downstairs dining.

Thank Brenton h
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Hi Folks, Maria's is a really nice Mexican Restaurant in Grass Valley. They have been there for years and just a few years ago expanded and remodeled the building. It's much bigger now and has a number of cozy booths for a fun evening of hearty food. Chips and Salsa were brought promptly at our seating and were nice. Very... More 

Thank Harcro
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Not ever my first choice. Food is average on a good day. Nice building but parking is always an issue. There are tons of other small Mexican restaurants that can more than rival this place.

Thank Aundrea D
Syracuse, NY
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our large family group ate here recently. Despite the challenge of a large, diverse group, the restaurant handled our seating request graciously. The service was attentive, the food was delicious and there was plenty of it. We ordered margaritas by the pitchers-full and they were excellent!

Thank Riciznic
Grass Valley, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

For good mexican and drinks go to Maria's for happy hour. We love that on Sundays happy hour is all day. The happy our food menu is perfect for us, add the chips & salsa, a cool drink and all it good.

Thank PinkieMarvel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-274-2040
Maria’s has been serving fresh Mexican food to loyal locals and visitors alike in Downtown Grass Valley since 1992. We pride ourselves on offering you a comfortable setting where you will enjoy our authentic Mexican cuisine. Our dishes are prepared fresh daily using family recipes created in Mexico and handed down through the generations. We feature daily specials - ask when you visit!Our outdoor patio and round cantina are very popular with our loyal local fans. Come to Maria's - The closest you can get to Mexico without a passport!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?