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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 - 10:00 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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Great atmosphere on New Years Eve!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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English first
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

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

San Anselmo is a great place to go and Marinitas makes an even better place! Good food, good choices, nice atmosphere.

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San Anselmo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Marinitas has been open for a few years now, and has matured into a really good local spot. It is also a great place to take friends from out of town, or just have a nice casual dinner out with friends and family. The house margaritas are fantastic as are the house made chips and salsa. Remember to ask for... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I enjoy going there off hours to meet friends for a drink and some food. It tends to get crowded and noisy so it's hard to have a dinner with friends you want to conversation with. Pick a table away from the bar if you want it a little quieter.

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Bolinas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a great spot. But the address is 218 Sir Francis drake. Not 128!!!!Happy hour is great value. Terrific service.

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