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Marisco's La Playa

2875 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 473-4594
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Ranked #206 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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16 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Santa Fe, NM
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Whimsical decor which is spotlessly clean and well maintained. The service and people could not be better and what comes out of the kitchen, given the expectations of many Mexican restaurants, can only be described as a welcomed surprise. I left my credit card at the restaurant and they stayed open late hoping I would come back for it. These... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The ceviche is fantastic ... and they serve it in three different sizes. Caution on the "jumbo" ... the medium is a bunch. It's fresh (meaning no fishy taste or smell), The tacos (al la carte) are "street tacos", but are very good and inexpensive. The wait staff is excellent ... very friendly. Food is made ready quickly. There are... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Never did understand the apostrophe in the name "Marisco's" since the word mariscos means seafood. Anyway, good caldos and other marine dishes in classic Mexican style, in unpretentious surroundings. Good value.

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Camarones Costa Azul is excellent, as are the raw oysters and avacado dip. The shrimp cocktail had too much cilantro and onions, though.

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