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Marisco's La Playa

Mexican, Seafood
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2875 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 473-4594
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Mexican Seafood

My wife and I had been wanting to try this place ever since we moved to Santa Fe last year. I must say it is very good for a place so far from an ocean! I'm pretty sure most of the seafood is frozen, not fresh, but it is nonetheless prepared well and tastes as close to fresh as possible.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Oldhophead
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had been wanting to try this place ever since we moved to Santa Fe last year. I must say it is very good for a place so far from an ocean! I'm pretty sure most of the seafood is frozen, not fresh, but it is nonetheless prepared well and tastes as close to fresh as possible.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I really fancied seafood and was SO happy to find this place just yards from my motel, the excellent Silver Saddle motel. The staff are very friendly and welcoming; although I was the only non-Latino in the place I felt very welcomed. Service was good; it wasn't rushed, nor did you have to chase them. The food was excellent; I... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Everything on the menu is fried fried shrimp, fried fish, french fries Yuck it was terrible We have been here as a couple and with friends and have no reason to go back here. The food had no taste and no one at the table was thrilled with there meal. I will not go back and do not recommend this... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There are many delicious dishes to choose from that are reasonably priced. My elderly mom is happy with every shrimp plate on their menu. The service is great. Just go.

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SANTA FE
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2875 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 473-4594

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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