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Maracas Mexican Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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72775 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2760
+1 760-321-1001
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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350 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We first stopped by here for lunch. I had the special two Chicken Tostadas and my wife had a Quesadilla. Service was fast and friendly. The salsa was quite spicy and we really enjoyed it. So, a couple of nights later we ventured back for dinner. The service was less than good. I asked for Cholulla sauce. The waiter assured... More 

Thank GPaCalgary
Victorville, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After doing a search in TripAdviser my husband and I dropped in here....good food, large portions. Everything was really fresh. Our waitress was very friendly. I had fajitas...it was delicious. It's maybe a bit expensive. It was almost $50 for 2 of us....with NO alcohol. I would recommend this place...yum!!

Thank Mimibubbles
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the home of authentic or high-qualty Mexican food. Mostly starchy, bland items on taco combination plate, and the chicken in the tacos was scarce. If you are looking for authentic, tasty, and higher-value Mexican food in the area, I think you can do better. I heard that the Maracas in Palm Springs is much better, though I didn't try... More 

Thank langdoc
Tulsa, Okla
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Queso with Chirizo was good, as was the salsa. Everyone enjoyed their meals but the Sarten de Maracas was the star of the evening. Full of flavor and spicy. Not your traditional Tex-Mex or Mexican. Really good food. Service was very good as well.

Thank tlccva
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Maracas many times over the last several years and the food is always consistently good. Chips and salsa are very good. Service is also very good.

Thank sakemall
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278 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

After many years of visiting and tasting Mexican food in the Valley, we still found Maracas to be our best bet having pretty much given most of the local establishments at least a try! We like the general casual ambiance, the efficient services, the drinks and tortilla chips and most of all the food. Both the shrimp enchiladas and chile... More 

Thank dhlchung
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went to visit during the lights festival. Had great seats outside and they provide heaters during chilly nights. Plates are on the large size but it is so good you will eat it all.

Thank Mark1018
Cathedral City, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Service sucks here! Wait staff all over but they don't have it together at all. Walked in and stood there and nobody acknowledged that I was there they were too busy watching the game and socializing. Food was good.

Thank S w
Woodbridge, Virginia
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156 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I loved my taco salad with chicken until the middle of the night when I realized, MSG. My son-in-law enjoyed his fajitas and was more than he could eat; he also enjoyed the Margareta , My son liked his enchiladas. I regret the low rating but they should warn you.

Thank 1LarryFox
Kahala, Hawaii
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Clean establishment, friendly and attentive staff. I had hard taco and tamale...were delicious. Love that the hard taco was actually tostada. Green sauce was delicious. Tasty salsa with a little kick!

Thank ctheworld27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72775 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2760
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-321-1001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?