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Mariasol Cocina Mexicana

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3129
+1 310-917-5050
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11:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
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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San Juan Capistrano, California
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166 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great location and views while you eat. Friendly staff and menu items. We had tortilla soup and salad. Pokémon go on the pier is wild. Tons of people here but the restaurant made it feel small town.

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Thank luvbeachesAustin
Colorado
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351 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Our group of three recently ate lunch at Mariasol's on the Santa Monica Pier during a trip to southern California. Although the setting is nice, the food was average and the drink prices were high.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Food is OK. Service is good, especially considering the crowd. Margaritas and chips/salsa are good and the view at sunset is amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

First ate here in 2012 and was excited to return in 2016. Being summer the restaurant was incredibly busy, we were seated and the bar and served margaritas while waiting for a table which was lovely and all up we only had about a 25 minute wait. The staff were lovely, very attentive and helpful. We were seated outside with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Had some great drinks and food here - big place but service is quick and friendly. Big serve of nachos and they bring you chips and salsa when you sit down. Surprisingly reasonably priced given the location.

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Thank Helenberyl
Almeria, Spain
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151 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

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australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?