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Maria Bonita's
208 W Market Street, Athens, AL
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Florence, Alabama, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“yep”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Maria Bonita's offers a wide variety of foods, all of which I have tried have been awesome! Also, they have an awesome bar and will make anything you want!

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
NORTH alabama
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“After multiple chances, we are still not happy with this restaurant.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

It has such a wonderful ambience with exposed brick walls, and a location across from the stately old courthouse. If only the hostess were ever at her stand to help seat people! If only the wait staff were more attentive! IF only their food weren't just mediocre mexican and tex mex.. The salsa has been really good, but then other visits it was more bland?????? Then they started having live music... good idea.... but so loud that you couldn't make yourself heard to the wait staff!!! it was so loud, and the service so slow, and the food just so so - after our last visit, i looked at my husband and said "Never again!"

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“FUN PLACE, GREAT ATMOSPHERE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

I don't understand what is up with all of the bad reviews! We meet friends here often and have never had a bad experience! We drive 18m, our friends drive in from Madison. We are all seasoned "Foodies" and could eat anywhere. Food isn't bad! The quac is good, (GREAT price!!) They have a dish called shrimp cocktail that is no longer on the new menu but they will make it if you ask them to. Takes a minute because all ingredients are all fresh! We all LOVE coming here. Beautiful restored building downtown on the Square. Live music often, even through the week! We usually sit in the bar area and the service is excellent! Highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elkmont, Alabama, United States
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“Absolute worst experience i have ever had!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Eat at Maria Bonitas in Athens AL if you want to wait and hour for your food.I'm sorry your COLD food, get called liars by the managment about your food being cold, have your husband threatened by the managment and the kitchen staff, and have your waitress who was horrible pretty much get in your face and go off in front of all the other guests... you know because that looks so good for bussiness. Like the title it was the absolute worst experience i have ever had. Never mind that the food was cold after waiting an hour for it, that is completley forgivable if the staff would have just been willing to correct there mistakes, but instead they decided to show out when all we did was ask for either new food or to just comp our order so we could go. NEVER again will we eat here.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Just not that good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I had one previous visit and was not impressed. I thought I would give it one more try. Well, it convinced me that it's just not that good.

In Athens there are 4 other mexican restaurants. All 4 of them are MUCH better than this place.

The food had no flavor. In fact the chips tasted just like a piece of cardboard smells. Not pleasant.

The wait staff was unfriendly. When we first got there there was no door greeter to be found. My wife went to the restroom and there were 2 or 3 of them sitting at a table in the back playing/texting on their phones.

Will not be returning.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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