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Marisco's La Playa

2875 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 473-4594
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Ranked #190 of 466 restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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SANTA FE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great food and service, fresh seafood, feels like you're in Mexico (just ignore that it's in a strip mall).

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Santa Fe NM
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was born and raised on the left coast and traveled extensively. poorly prepared. Marisco's version of seafood is ordinary at best and poorly prepared most of the time. For instance, it does not compare with fish tacos in any number of San Diego restaurants or taco stands. My rule: no seafood when landlocked (unless they fly it in fresh!).

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had read a review in the Albuquerque Journal. A great review, so I decided to try it. I took 3 lady friends to Santa Fe for lunch at La Playa. The food was out of this world. The oysters on the half shell were the best ever. Everyone loved what they ordered. The service was excellent. Will drive up there... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stop here whenever I am in Santa Fe. I love the unpretentious family feel of the place. The furniture is hand carved and brightly painted with lots of birds and tropical foliage. The ceviche is very fresh and the seafood soup contains every type of shellfish imaginable in a well seasoned tomato based broth. There is something on the... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We've visited this restaurant twice and the food is so good. There is a dish for two that we order which is called "Descada Mar Y Tierra" (It is a specialty). It's a combo of beef, chicken, bacon and shrimp prepared in special seasonings and topped with cheese. It is served on a hot plate with warm miniature tortillas. Comes... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Recipes from Mexican Coast rather than "traditional" Mexican cooking (chile sauces for example). Friendly casual atmosphere with well made fresh food. Try it!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had a strong craving for shrimp around dinnertime and decided to check out Marisco's La Playa on Cerrillos since it has been a while since I visited. The Shrimp Kabobs looked good on the menu and were even healthy especially if you avoid the over abundance of starches on the plate, which included both a bed of rice and... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant --- near our hotel ... Initially put off by decor... But we loved the shrimp and the enchiladas ... The food tasted homemade and the Tres Leches was delious. The service was excellent. Definitely would go again

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Santa Fe
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There are two Restaurants with Marisco's in the name. I've been going to the one on Cordova across from Trader Joe's for years and love it (yup, I need to do a review of that place). I've driven by this other Marisco's and decided I had to try it. It's OK but doesn't come close to the other which is... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The place was clean and colorful but the food was bland. No flavor. We had shrimp tacos. And the Margarita's were average. The salsa was good but that is not a reason to return.

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