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El Palmar

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3102 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933-3049
+1 831-384-3414
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Marina, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We eat here several time during the month the food is excellent, authentic mexican food. I have never had a bad meal, home made tortillas are the bomb. None better. Husband and wife are hard working and kind. They make everything fresh every day no left over stuff here. I have gotten sick in several restaurants in the area and... More 

Thank crhalem93933
Monterey, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went here with my parents and a friend. We walked in and it took several minutes before our presence was even acknowledged. The place had an eerie feel. There were several other customers inside, but the place was silent. And when we were seated in the center of the room, all eyes were on us. Creepy. The waitress (there... More 

Thank Rachel_2418
Marina, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Homemade tortillas, best in Marina in my book! Really good home style Mexican food. We like it more every visit!

2 Thank MarinaMakina
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Food was exceptional. Small, quiet location. Excellent choice since they had specials and total for dinner for 3 was less than $21 including beverages!

1 Thank jwanderlust
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, excellent food. I had Sope and chili relliano. Nachos for appetizer. Neighborhood mexican restaurant. Good for lunch and dinner. Salsa a little spicy but it was delicious.

1 Thank Rebecca G
Monterey Bay
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Although the decor in this restaurant is dark, drab, and dated, the food is authentic and uniformly excellent. When Ft. Ord was in play, it was the site of Wayne's Steak House. This restaurant is family owned and operated. Service is slow and you have to flag the Mrs. down to get your bill, but the food more than makes... More 

1 Thank hownowmonterey
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We found this gem while driving around Marina looking for a restaurant that was still open at 8:00 pm on a Sunday. Fortunately, we came across this place. We had the carne asada burrito supreme and chicken tamales, both were excellent. Whatever you get, be sure it has some of their fresh guacamole!

2 Thank DangaBrewin
Lumberton, Texas
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Excellent food, friendly staff,with on site parking, about a fivr minute drive from Cannery Row in downtown Monterey

1 Thank Simon P
Monterey, California
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

As long as you are not in a hurry, I highly recommend you try El Palmar. The service is slow only because it's a husband and wife doing everything. Go their have a beer or a drink at the bar next store, relax expect that you will be there for a little bit and you wont be disappointed. We eat... More 

2 Thank MontereyPokerP
Marina, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The food at El Palmar is wonderful. You might have to wait a bit to get it but it is worth the wait. A very friendly restaurant, Friday nights are especially good as William Faulkner is usually here playing the Jalisco Harp.

1 Thank Noreenanmarina

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  • Address: 3102 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933-3049
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina
  • Phone Number: +1 831-384-3414

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