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128 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (Bank Street)
415-454-8900
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Marinitas features a menu inspired by dishes found throughout Mexico and...
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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Mexi-Cal Food, Best Margaritas

This was a very nice experience from start to finish. We had no reservations, and the place was packed midweek at 5:30, yet hostess graciously found us a nice table. Ambience was pleasing. The bar scene was lively; the dining area was cozy. Noise level just fine. Service was prompt and pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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San Anselmo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The bar at Marinitas is lively, the food is delicious and the service is always great. One of my favorite places to meet up with friends.

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a very nice experience from start to finish. We had no reservations, and the place was packed midweek at 5:30, yet hostess graciously found us a nice table. Ambience was pleasing. The bar scene was lively; the dining area was cozy. Noise level just fine. Service was prompt and pleasant. This is the spot for tequila aficionados, with... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I wanted to like this place but it is packed with screaming kids. If you have little ones and you think it is great when they run around like loonies then this is the place for you. I guess adults can sit at the bar and have it more quiet. Anyway, both times I just wanted to talk to a... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The atmosphere of this place is great, and it very nice and upscale looking restaurant. Since it is a nicer and upscale restaurant located in Marin, it is pretty pricey. Most of the plates are also somewhat small. One of us ordered tacos, and expected a little bit more than a few bites. All of the food was pretty good.... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff & good food in a buzzing atmosphere. Would go back when I next visit San Fran, hopefully it won't be too long!

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Marinitas is a classy yet informal place. The space is nice, tables are well-spaced and most at some distance from bar, service is excellent - prompt and helpful. Prices moderate - pretty good value. Extensive bar offerings, but house margaritas are very good. Queso fundido appetizer excellent; guacamole smallish but fairly priced. Good chips. The entrees we had, which included... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Marinitas is a hopping spot on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Anselmo. The bar is well stocked with tequila options and the folks behind the bar are friendly and professional. The menu is tilted a bit towards adults, however there are always families with kids enjoying themselves throughout the restaurant. Whether you want to grab a bite by yourself,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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176 reviews 176 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is my second family visit to Marinitas. I asked my friends to bring me here again and I vowed to write a review. Having just read Laura P's review, I am glad that I am writing. I never understand why reviewers can have such dramatically different impressions of the same place but I am here to write that I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have eaten here twice now, and it's time to write a review. We won't be going back. We ordered a shot of top shelf tequila, and got something else being passed off as a top shelf tequila. No way to prove it except the flavor, which is unmistakable. Wow. We ordered fish tacos. The fish tasted like a Mrs.... More 

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Jackson, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I ate here while visiting the area. After a short wait we were shown to our table. I ordered a house margarita which was very good. We shared a fundito cheese dip. It was really good. I ordered the beef tacos and my daughter ordered the fish tacos. Both were excellent. Plenty to fill us up! We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    (Bank Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Anselmo
  • Phone Number: 415-454-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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