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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 38
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Cuban Food in Venice Beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
SSM5280
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Sun Valley, Idaho
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Conveniently located by the beach. I started with a Cuban Mojito and it was delicious. The Cuban pork sandwich was great too! Had to wait forever to use their restroom - only one for each gender is available. Still, it was a good experience and we will probably visit again if we are in the area in the future.

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Moscow, Russia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

To start with Mercede's Grill has a wonderful location - just 2-minutes walk from the pier -what makes it a perfect place to get a quick coffee when you go for a beach walk. The place has a lovely terrace and nice waiters. The food is also nice - we tried there Platanos Fritos, which are the best I've tried... More 

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135 reviews 135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love the choices here. Delicious and healthy choices and more hearty dishes as well. The food is well prepared and good. Eat inside or out. Service is not always perfect, but it will do.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great breakfast spot. Would not know from the outside that what is inside would be fantastic. Friendly service, good coffee and a great cubano omelet. New breakfast spot for me when I am in town.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?