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Marinitas

128 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-454-8900
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Ranked #10 of 42 restaurants in San Anselmo
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bank Street
Description: Marinitas features a menu inspired by dishes found throughout Mexico and Latin America using local and seasonal products. Through the collaboration of Heidi Krahling and Frank Villa, Marinitas delivers Latin focused lusciousness that is an exciting blend of the new and the familiar. The wine list mainly draws from the expansive selections of the best wine makers from Argentina and Chile. Cocktails focus on the silver and gold liquors of Central and South America. The bar is dedicated to classic cocktail preparations including citrus juice squeezed to order, house made sweet and sour made from unrefined cane sugars, along with the highest quality mixers. Beers include a full Mexican selection from light Lagers to dark regional Latin micro-brewed Ales.
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San Anselmo, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Terrific Margaritas. The place to go for a drink and a bar bite (try the tiny tacos, yum!) They make some of the best Margaritas I have ever had. A good place to take out of town friends for lunch, though I find it over-priced for dinner. A gathering place for young professionals at cocktail hour. Most entrees I have... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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96 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My sister and brother-in-law took us here during our recent visit with them. Lovely location and delightfully innovative cuisine. Service, atmosphere, etc. were average for this trendy town. The guacamole / cheese dip appetizer was the high point of our evening there.

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McKinney, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's local and predictable. Nothing special. I find the food to be average. Service is the same. Seems that they really do not care. Have their regular business and all is fine. I go about once a month because it is convenient

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Marin County, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Marinitas is always reliable and innovative. I go for their soups, tacos, queso fundido and daily specials.

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San Mateo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great place with a wonderful ambiance. The décor is unusual and fun. Got a tour from the owner explaining the different aspects of the décor, as well as a detailed explanation of the different foods on the menu. My only regret was that we came before the dinner service started , so we only had the limited menu to choose... More

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San Rafael, California, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Bar is cold feeling, took way too long to be acknowledged, let alone served. Had to flag down the staff when drinks needed to be reordered or dishes needed to be picked up. Have to say not thrilled, even if the appetizers were good! Margaritas, not so much.

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Kentfield, CA
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52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

friendly welcome, nice seating at high tables, good value and qwuality margaritas and happy hour guacamole with endless supply of chips. Atmosphere is good - or couples, friends and families. good value, too

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San Francisco, California
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32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Just tried this place and very pleased. Quality food, reasonable prices. Full bar, reasonably priced drinks. Friendly staff. This is my favorite for dinner out with others

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San Anselmo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

It's always seems crowded in Marinitas, but the service has deteriorated since it opened a few years ago. On our last visit, 3 different waiters called on our table. You'd think with 3 they'd get the order right especially when I asked what they would recommend, but the only thing they seemed to know was to serve us chips &... More

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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

There are not too many restaurants in Marin County open until 11PM, but fortunately for my musician friends and me, Marinitas is an exception on Tues - Thursday. Better yet, on Friday and Saturday they stay open until 12:00AM. It is the perfect place, with it's warm and attractive ambiance, for us to gather after a rehearsal or performance for... More

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