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Mariasol Cocina Mexicana

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3129
+1 310-917-5050
11:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Orange County, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Mariasol has average Mexican food so if you go expecting something crazy good you are going to be disappointed. That being said, we go almost every time we visit the pier. What's not to love about sitting over the water, enjoying a margarita, and hanging with friends? Tony V. is the best waiter we've ever had there and was a... More 

Thank ChristiHamilton
Cumberland, Maryland
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had lunch outdoors so the views from the pier were great. The food was average but the portion sizes were huge. One negative was number of pigeons walking among the tables. As soon as a party left the table the pigeons were on it after the food scraps. Staff was always out quickly to clear tables but a bit unappetizing... More 

Thank Allegany
Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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282 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Called to have lunch after walking through the mob on the Pier. Were able to get a table straight away by sheer good luck - after us the queue became quite long. Ordered a steak which was slightly overcooked (I wanted rare - at best medium rare was delivered) - it was huge - how do people eat this much... More 

Thank Grant N
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great Location, good service for how busy the place is. The prices are high for the quality and taste. There are better places to eat mexican food, but considering the location they do well.

Thank Ricardo G
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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409 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited the pier. Trying to figure out what to do for dinner. Mexican or Seafood. Walked by Mariasol at the end of the pier and decided to do Mexican. Fortunately, they offered live Maine lobster on the menu, so both Mexican and seafood was covered. Sat at the bar. Bartenders were fun and friendly. They offered lobster Mexican style, which... More 

Thank Mark A
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a nice place to have a beer/wine and something to eat, overlooking the ocean. The food was big and the service was very good. Would come back here again.

Thank Coco_rose15
Houston, Texas
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432 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had lunch here and got in without a wait. The views here are wonderful - this is at the end of the pier. The food was pretty good, but our waiter kept trying to upsell their premium margaritas.

Thank SherriLR
Ocean Ridge, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing service. Had the nicest server who was funny and polite. Our view and beyond amazing. Great prices. Definitely worth going!!!!!! Go at sunset, it's just perfect. I wish I took better photos. I feel like these don't do it justice.

Thank 616jaclync
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped while on the pier. You have ability to sit inside or out. We sat outside. Fish tacos and carnitas were very good. Salsa and chips were good as well. A little pricy for lunch. Also they have a photographer for complimentary postcard with your picture. Of course they want to sell you other pictures they took of you... More 

Thank Marissa B
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible experience with the service here. Our server brought us the wrong drink, when we told him he said that the one he'd brought was only $4 extra and expected us to still want it. Asked him to take it back, he reluctantly took it away after a while and then brought the same one back expecting us not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?