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Marieta's East

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1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
619-442-6671
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Back in El Cajon after many years.

We used to go to the La Mesa restaurant when we lived in the area. This was an amazing dinner with great margaritas! I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2014
Barbara A
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Napa Valley, California
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Napa Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We used to go to the La Mesa restaurant when we lived in the area. This was an amazing dinner with great margaritas! I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I have been eating in this restaurant, whenever I visit El Cajon, for a number of years. I have always loved their food (Enchilada Sauce is great) but it had become a bit tired and scruffy looking. They have now remodelled and opened up the restaurant space and put in a bar area. I ate their twice during my last... More 

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Seattle
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Other ratings of Marieta's motivated us to go out of our way to try them. We made reservations, but it was unnecessary. The restaurant has a lot of booths and tables so there was plenty of room. Surprisingly, most patrons were gone by 8 pm. Service was a bit slow and inattentive. We ordered margaritas, which were average at best.... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We eat regularly at Marieta's in Santee but occasionally find ourselves in El Cajon. We have stopped to eat this Marieta's and found it just as good as what we consider ours! Great Mexican food, very good menu and always great staff! Prices fair and quality of food way above good!

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El Cajon, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have been eating here for year and the good and service couldn't be better. The chips and salsa are amazing and make sure you order a pitcher of margaritas for the table while you're there.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We have been coming here for about 15 years and the food has always been excellent. Prices are very competitive and the service is always top notch. The owner has just re-modeled and opened a "Bar area" that seems to be doing a very well. He recently combined the two dining rooms and made one much larger and open area.... More 

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

They recently remodeled, but don't go there for the atmoshere, go for the food. Reasonably priced, good drinks, friendly service.

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Chula Vista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

I am 21 and I'm pretty sure I've eaten at this restaraunt over 200 times. It is amazing. I always get the same exact thing.... bean and cheese burrito with enchilada sauce on top and sour cream on the side. IT'S AMAZING. The original margaritas are to die for.

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Additional Information about Marieta's East

Address: 1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
Phone Number: 619-442-6671
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-442-6671

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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