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Maria's Mexican Restaurant

226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
+1 530-274-2040
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wanted to like this local restaurant, because it seems to be fairly popular. It is pretty on the outside, and pretty nice on the inside, too. However, the prices are high and the portions are skimpy and the quality is low. You really do...More

Thank SacAnnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff is very friendly, the menu has delicious Mexican food for everyone, and the ambiance is great for conversation.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were about 7 of us for dinner. Drinks, chips and salsa were delicious. We all ordered different items, and everyone was very satisfied with their foods. I've been there before, and definately go there again.

Thank pam j
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of 8 adults and were seating in a timely manner. Service was great as well as she was gracious in explaining about different entrees. Our food was hot and delicious. Try it!

Thank pb1610
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went here for dinner after a long day. There was no wait to get a table. Food was tasty and service adequate. Mid range prices for this sort of restaurant.

Thank A R
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I have had dinner at Maria's and definitely enjoyed my experience. The breakfast trip, not soo much. The food was luke warm and service was mediocre. I might recommend they leave the breakfast to the breakfast places and stick to lunch and dinner. On another...More

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were all in the mood for Mexican food on our first night in Grass Valley and this place was within easy walking distance from our hotel. Great margaritas and chips to start. This was followed by generous portions for dinner. The enchiladas with poblano...More

Thank Rich C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very cute place. It is a really busy place, but we were able to get in pretty quick. Food was good. Wanted a cheese crisp, but they only had quesadillas. The service was very good. It was my granddaughter Bday and they bought a very...More

Thank Dayna S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Start with the chips and salsa. The salsa is among the best I have ever had. It is so flavorful. The service is good and friendly. The food is very good. I am not huge into Mexican, but this is really the place to go.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Had a lovely family meal here. Great choice, great service and great beer too. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being in you face. Again we found portion sizes to be large, but also very tasty. A very popular restaurant worth a visit.

Thank Matt K
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13 September 2016|
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Response from drpepperi | Reviewed this property |
I consider the prices average to slightly above for this type of fare, but I must add you get a lot for your money.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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