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Maracas

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155 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-9654
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Maracas Cantina serves delicious and unique Mexican cuisine with emphasis...
Maracas Cantina serves delicious and unique Mexican cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients and great flavor. Our restaurant is the perfect place to relax with the family or to enjoy the company of friends. Our courteous staff is always available to answer any questions about our menu offerings as well as ensure a pleasant dining experience. Come in and try one of our fantastic dishes, homemade desserts and perfect margaritas. Maracas Cantina also features a selection of over 100 Tequilas. Enjoy Maracas Cantina all day with an all-day happy hour at the bar at Rancho Mirage 4-7pm Palm Springs. Come see what's shakin!
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Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best michie in Palm Springs

We stopped here for a michie and some appetizers! The bean dip was delicious! It's a cool spot with a lot of people passing by, kinda small by the bar area but a nice place to sit outside and enjoy a drink!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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  • Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stopped here for a michie and some appetizers! The bean dip was delicious! It's a cool spot with a lot of people passing by, kinda small by the bar area but a nice place to sit outside and enjoy a drink!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wait staff is very friendly and attentive. Mexican is not my favorite food but this place has very fresh and good tasting food. Sangria is very good!

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Calgary, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food was delicious, some interesting 'fusion' dishes like Mexican dumplings and egg rolls. However, our server acted like we were inconveniencing him with our requests, for water and chips. I'm sure not everyone at the restaurant has the same attitude, you could always request a different server?

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Regina, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you just want a cocktail and an appetizer come here. Happy hour prices are very reasonable.Jumbo margarita for $7.95 and a plate of the best Calamari anywhere for $4.95. If you do stay for a meal as well the menu is varied and the food is good, served by friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Always seeking good Mexican fare and tried this place because the owners do a great job with JT's. Service was friendly and prompt. The food was outstanding ..... Tacos, a cactus dish, beans and rice all fresh and outstanding. We will be back!!! Old FL boy

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Centreville, Virginia
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134 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been here about 1/2 dozen times and usually have a decent meal. Their service is pretty quick but they always seem to be out of something, this time it was tamales. The prices are reasonable and it is in the center of town.

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Los Angeles, CA
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117 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We decided to eat here because the other Mexican restaurants on this street were packed. Now we know why- The food was just OK- nothing special- reasonable prices

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North Bend, Washington
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We ate here on a Wednesday evening after just getting in to Palm Springs. It wasn't our intended destination, but it worked out well. The food was good (had the guacamole and steak fajitas), the atmosphere in the outside dining area was nice, and the service was great. They also had live music in the form of a piano player... More 

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Portage La Prairie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stopped here our first evening in Palm Springs. Sat outside, nice table, good people watching spot. Enjoyed excellent Happy Hour prices on Margaritas and wine. Food was delicious, large quantities, had to take some home. We should have shared. Service was good, very accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stopped by on a Sunday evening and sat at the bar. They had a pretty good happy hour menu and the prices were very reasonable compared to some of the other Mexican restaurants in the area. The tacos were actually pretty good and the beer was cold. What more could you ask for? Would definitely recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-322-9654

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Maracas Cantina serves delicious and unique Mexican cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients and great flavor. Our restaurant is the perfect place to relax with the family or to enjoy the company of friends. Our courteous staff is always available to answer any questions about our menu offerings as well as ensure a pleasant dining experience. Come in and try one of our fantastic dishes, homemade desserts and perfect margaritas. Maracas Cantina also features a selection of over 100 Tequilas. Enjoy Maracas Cantina all day with an all-day happy hour at the bar at Rancho Mirage 4-7pm Palm Springs. Come see what's shakin!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?