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Mariasol Cocina Mexicana

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401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3129
+1 310-917-5050
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
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Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is pretty good. Prices are very reasonable for the location. (Thought it might be a tourist trap, but it isn't.) The decor/seating is very beach/casual and there is outside seating as well. The staff is very personable and attentive without being overbearing. Server was pleasant and prompt. Salsa/chips were set down on the table as soon as we... More 

Thank KuriousKat2
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on our first night in town. We really expected the prices to be much higher since it was right at the end of the pier but they were very reasonable, especially compared to a lot of other local restaurants with similar cuisine. Our waiter was fantastic, the food was incredible and when we made a HUGE mistake and... More 

Thank Michelle S
Gold Coast
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked right to the end looking for somewhere to eat and found this Mexican style restaurant. Lucky enough to get a table outside on the ocean end. I had the Nachos which was big enough to share. One of the best I've had actually. International tourists so not likely to return but do recommend.

Thank skigirlGoldCoast
Bellingham, Washington
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service good salsa and excellent sizzling fajitas - beautiful day outside with sand and surf and food

Thank mike s
Pickerington, Ohio
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found our second trip back as good as our first. Have the table side guacamole. The server makes it to your taste and he omitted salt for us. Good serving sizes. Never felt rushed. Fresh chips and a flavorful sauce. Emmanuel was our excellent server.

Thank BadermanTowson_MD
Coolangatta, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Not having much experience with Mexican food, we tried Mariasol on a chance. And it was really very nice. I tried the cold chowder - fish, prawns, calamari - and was nicely surprised. The waitress looking after us was very friendly and attentive. And the meal was enjoyed by all. And situated at the end of the pier, the view... More 

Thank WilloatChippo
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The family voted to eat at this amazingly located restaurant! Holy Cow ! The beach atmosphere is amazing. You walk to the end of the Pier and there is the restaurant! However, the Mexican cuisine was not nearly as remarkable as the location and atmosphere. The food was Ok! But not amazing! The staff did their very best and the... More 

Thank Yogi118
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food was what you would expect from a very high volume tourist oriented restaurant, nothing outstanding but quite passable. The standard Mexican Restaurant items (tacos, enchiladas, burritos, etc) were reasonable priced, but all the dishes that featured substantial portions of beef, shrimp or pork seemed a little pricey. Worth noting was the salsa which had a nice kick without... More 

Thank johngY9983BS
London, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My friends were here for lunch today and I stayed on the beach by myself, they brought me a fajita from the restaurant for me to eat. It was nice and big, very filling. In the evening we decided to go to this same restaurant and i had a burrito with rice and we enjoyed eating on the terrace enjoying... More 

Thank MissMagdalen
New York City, New York
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290 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Not bad but nothing great!. Best part is the location, at the end of the pier so a good view and interesting venue location. Marg's are decent but pricey. Food is mnedicore at best and chips with salsa is OK, and salsa is unremarkable.

Thank JimB_Traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-917-5050
Located at the very end of the picturesque Santa Monica Pier, Mariasol serves mouthwatering Mexican fare reminiscent of that found in the Mexican beach towns of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. Visitors enjoy the vivacious colors of the patios and the decor of a true Baja Cantina. Mariasol's use of distinctive sauces, flavorful peppers and fresh fish make this cuisine a favorite among food lovers. Lunch and dinner are served daily.

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Huntington Beach, California
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?