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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 4
    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
Surprisingly good Cuban for California

I live in Florida, so my standards for Cuban food are quite high. I haven't had great Cuban food in California before until I went to this restaurant. It's small and nothing too fancy, but the food was very good. The staff was attentive. And the prices were average for this area. So, all in all, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I live in Florida, so my standards for Cuban food are quite high. I haven't had great Cuban food in California before until I went to this restaurant. It's small and nothing too fancy, but the food was very good. The staff was attentive. And the prices were average for this area. So, all in all, I can't say anything... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Only went for Sangrias, they were OK. There is seating outside and inside, the menu looked interesting, will have to go back and test out the appetizers for sure. Service was good. Great spot for people watching, on the strip with lots of action.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great place to enjoy nice cocktails an fantastic Cuban food. Taste the chicken with tomato, spinash and goat cheese and garlic mashed potatoes: tastes like heaven!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the only restaurant we visited twice during our trip to the La La Land. We really liked the general atmosphere and the service. Also, the menu had something for everyone, and all the food was delicious. I particularly recommend the Mexican breakfast options! (One of our visits was on the mothers' day and their free glass of champgne... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Food was very good and menu was extensive. They also had a good drink menu. Went here for dinner with my husband and we both enjoyed the food. The atmosphere was a little lacking as we felt too dressed up in nice jeans and a shirt. Regardless, the food is really good if you are looking for a great meal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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?