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Mercedes' Cuban Grill

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14 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 827-6209
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7:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
terrific

best bartender and wait staff. Its like the hometown bar on Cheers. The food is great with a reasonable price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had a big salad and by companion the florentine enchiladas. We both found the food to be decent, but neither of us felt the need to rave, especially given the prices.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

best bartender and wait staff. Its like the hometown bar on Cheers. The food is great with a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Get the Cuban Sandwich!!! Enough said. You have the option to dine inside or out. View of Venice Beach and great service!!!

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New York City, New York
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217 reviews 217 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our experience did not track with the latest reviews. The service was fine and friendly but the food was pedestrian. We had both the Ahi tuna tacos and the fish tacos (the fish could have been fresher), neither of which was memorable. Fortunately the dirty martinias were good if a little pricey. For us it is not worth a return... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Mercede's Cuban Grill is quietly tucked away just a block from the boardwalk on Washington in Venice Beach. Located in the heart of it all, it has amazing food at reasonable prices. The Picadillo Bartolito (cuban hash) baked over sweet plantains is delicious. But the best app is the Goat cheese, Fresh Berries & Beet Crostini (marinated in balsamic, mint... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Eat here for about the eigth time in 3 years.wow,it never disapoints. We have always found the food to be different,exciting and tasty.when we told the waiter that we loved the plantains in the starter he bought us out a small different dish with plantains try.on the house. So still my favourite restaurant.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cuban flavor in a sea of Mexican. And wow! Try the cubano omelette for a real flavor treat. Great service, pleasant patio, and wonderful people watching.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We eat here when we are in Venice but the service has always been so slow. When we returned this year, we were pleasantly surprised at the great service. We love the food here and we were so happy for the great service. Don't miss this place.

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Marina del Rey, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

To start the experience it was a Beautiful day and a very friendly hostess. The waiter was nice but he was not very good at all. Then to be topped by an unappealing dinner. Greasy Grilled Tuna and some fried greasy plantains that tasted the same as the Tuna. To be followed by them forgetting my French Fires and Salad... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great location and cozy restaurant. Delicious salads, which is what we had!! Great service and atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
  • Phone Number: (310) 827-6209

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm

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