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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
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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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Almeria, Spain
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148 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place to watch sun set but after visiting Mexico many times this food here is more for the Americans and not very Mexican, portions large but not much flavour we had a borito that was 3 times bigger than any I have ever had in Mexico . Staff great and sunset view great but food just not good.

Thank davey2828
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244 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was our last couple of hours in LA & we had just enough time to visit Santa Monica & wander along the pier before heading to LAX. What better place to sit, enjoy the views & eat mexican food right? This restaurant sits at the end of one of the most famous piers & i was expecting it to... More 

Thank cortez48
Miami, Florida
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173 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went for drinks, but the place was full to capacity with locals, so it must be very good. If their food is anything like their Strawberry Mojitos, then it's excellent. The strawberry mojito was amazing and it was my first time having one (I ended up having a second!). Service was good, we sat at a table outside with great... More 

Thank made1024
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great location on the end of the pier after a lovely stroll down in the evening. We had the shrimp tacos and the burritos both which were delicious and tasty. They came with refried beans or black beans and Mexican rice. Portions were big and they gave you warm tortilla chips and salsa to nibble on. Service was a little... More 

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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Very attentive staff! I ordered a skinny Rita and shrimp taquitos. It was good. There's a perfect view to the water on one patio and perfect people watching on the other. Great place to eat if you're at Santa Monica Pier. Oh, performers may be giving a free show/music right in front of the patio. Great perk!

Thank NashvillemeetsAustin
Maitland, Australia
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited for some pre-dinner drinks. Our server sat us in the best table with an amazing view. He also made sure he met our every need by checking in regularly. Making sure the outdoor heating system was keeping us comfortable and insuring we were looked after.

Thank Tripinator146
Orange County, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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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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284 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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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 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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

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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?