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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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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oldie but goodie

Maracas is a quaint open air Mexican restaurant in the heart of Palm Springs. It's older and could use some spiffing up, especially inside, but the food is great. Great bar and happy hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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Indio, California
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We only had drinks but the waiter was very attentive, he came and checked up on us several times, did not forget about us because we had only ordered drinks. Right on the palm springs strip, chabelas were delicious one of my favorite places.

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Maracas is a quaint open air Mexican restaurant in the heart of Palm Springs. It's older and could use some spiffing up, especially inside, but the food is great. Great bar and happy hour.

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Washington
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a nice Mexican restaurant. We ate here on a Thursday which unknown to us was the day for a huge Village Festival. Be warned, there is no place to park within a mile of downtown Palm Springs so if you have a car, come very early, I mean in the afternoon to get a parking space. It was... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The place was busy so we thought it would be a good place, it was very dissapointing. Service was average, salsa tasted like store bought. I ordered a shrimp cocktail, was very small and the flavor was way below average.. Kids ordered a quesadilla with fries, quesadilla was so basic, no flavor and the worse thing is the fries tasted... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wait staff: The best I've encountered this year. I dropped my fork, and seconds later I had a new one put on my table. What?! Food: I ordered the seafood salad and it was the best salad I've every had! TRY IT if you get the chance! The next day I ordered the vegetable quesadilla and it was very good.... More 

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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Omg, the food was exceptional, service was fast, very good. If I come back to palms springs In the future this is definitely a most. They need to teach the Mexican food establishments how to cook real food...

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West Covina, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have made it a must stop for dinner when we are in the area. The food is very flavorful with good size portions at very comparable prizes and it is hard to top the location. Maracas has friendly staff and offer a nice happy hour even on weekends. The fajitas are always good and my fiancé enjoys the enchilada... More 

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Las vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had dinner here and enjoyed it very much. The Margaritas were excellent.I had a Tostada Salad which was very good. My wife orders the same thing at every new Mexican restaurant we try: a beef taco and cheese enchilada. If they get those right she will come back and try other things on the menu. Well, it looks like... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We sat outside by the Thursday night market, and it was fabulous!!! Service was great and the food was good which made for the perfect night!!

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Huntington Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had planned on going to the Mexican Place across the street but when they said it was 1 hour wait we tried Maracas. We sat at the bar and got happy hour food and happy hour prices on food . The guys behind the bar we very friendly and the other customers made it a fun night. The food... More 

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Additional Information about Maracas

Address: 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: 760-322-9654
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
Average Prices: USD $20 to $30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $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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