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Mercedes' Cuban Grill

14 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 827-6209
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Japanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 16, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been to Mercedes twice for dinner and once for breakfast and have loved the food every time.. . BUT the service is SO slow. If you go with that mindset and you aren't going to stress over it, the food will be worth it. They have a small outdoor patio area that we enjoy with a view on... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Ordered a crab cake appetizer. It was quite dry and very bready. I had to order extra sauce so moisten them. Taste was good (like breadcrumbs) and when I asked for extra sauce, I was given habenero mayo. Sad sad sad. Drove from AZ expecting good seafood and am disappointed. My husband ordered the ropa vieja, which was good but... More

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just love this place. Always friendly service. Great tasting food at very reasonable prices. Sangria is awesome. So are Bloody Mary's. Healthy too. Sunday Brunch. Any lunch. Dinner. Breakfast.Great local place and they treat tourists fantastic too. Thanks for 50+ great times!!!

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New England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

There are a bunch of restaurants at the end of Washington St where it meets the ocean. They all look like tourist traps or bars. Our hotel suggested this one and it was great. Sat on the porch, where many people bring their dogs. Food and drinks were good and we had fun talking to people sitting around us.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a very nice lunch. The the food was delicious and generous, a solid value for the money. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed the beach/street scene.

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A lovely place near the beach. We visited more than once on our trip and found the food, service and atmosphere consistent each time.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Had a wonderful breakfast outside before a cycle to Santa Monica. The pancakes were so light they almost floated away and the Arizona Benny was heaven on a plate. Really good spot for people watching and watching the local world go by. Would definitely go back.

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed mid morning brunch here twice in our short stay. Excellent and varied menu, great coffee and Bloody Mary topped off with outstanding service from Zack. Definitely returning when I'm next in town.

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Marina del Rey, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very good but not exceptional food. But very good service and superb mixed drinks...great for a meet and drink on their outside terrace. I'll go back for the martinis! And tapas...

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Marina del Rey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I am a local and can literally say that I eat brunch at Mercedes every weekend! It's a great spot to share a bottle of champagne with friends and people watch all while eating the best breakfast around! LOVE!

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