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8915 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2931
619-449-2365
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the menudo-Be there at 10:00AM Sunday!

Never again will you find home made food as they serve it up here! All the food is prepared like my mom made the Mexican food I know and loved as a young boy. Try the menudo it's so good around 10:00AM on a Sunday! The spices will be ready and the soup at it's best flavor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Eddie P
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Never again will you find home made food as they serve it up here! All the food is prepared like my mom made the Mexican food I know and loved as a young boy. Try the menudo it's so good around 10:00AM on a Sunday! The spices will be ready and the soup at it's best flavor.

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Santee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You want to get there early as they fill up fast and stay busy all night. They provide great food at a reasonable price.

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Santee, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great lunch priced menu. They don't have salsa that has NO jalapeños in it for people who can't eat spicy food.

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been coming here for about 15 years and it still doesn't get old. The food here is great but it is the service and the all they employee's that make this place the place to go.They have a lot of people that have worked there a long time and they get to know the locals and make you... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Marieta's is a true Mexican restaurant located at the edge of Santee where the 125 and 52 meet. We regularly eat here because of the authentic Mexican food, real hospitality and strolling caballero singing songs and free flowing margaritas. Each of the servers and bussers treat like family and have become good friends. The food quality is always top notch.... More 

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Santee, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Marieta's was wonderful. We had the most delicious birthday celebration as the food was very tasty and the staff made the dinner extra special with their attention to our requests.

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Ramona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been here 3 or 4 times and it's a nice enough place the waiters are fantastic but the food is mediocre at best. I ordered shrimp fajitas once and it was a pile of huge pieces of bell peppers and onions and these little tiny shrimp like 6 of them, total rip off. There does seem to be a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

For the menudo lovers come, come here for your fix! The food is the real deal like mom use to make. Enjoy the Sunday brunch this is not a large chain place just keeping it real!

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Attleboro, Ma.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This is THE go to mexican restaurant for authentic food on a consistent basis. Each time we go there the food is tasty, plentiful, and the carrots are great. Great value for the money.

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Santee, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are big fans of Marieta's as they have the best drinks in top especially during the happy hours of 2-6 pm. The staff is excellent and we have become locals and they know our favorites.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8915 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2931
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: 619-449-2365

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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