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1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
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Ranked #26 of 292 Restaurants in El Cajon
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Napa Valley, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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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