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1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
+1 619-442-6671
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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NW PA
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We went with some friends for lunch and the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. I'm going back this Thursday with some friends from Colorado!

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Thank High_Miles
San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

The food is always good and the service is friendly. Nice lunch and dinner menus,but I love the Sunday brunch. Good selection of items with a side of fruit and Champagne too. The bathrooms are clean and the restaurant albeit old is kept clean too.

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Thank Melissa B
Alpine, California
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189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is our usual go to Mexican restaurant. We eat here and at the one in La Mesa at least once a month. We have been coming here frequently enough that they know our drinks and have them ready without us even having to order them. The staff is always welcoming and make your dining experience very pleasant. The tables... More 

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Thank 10ringtraveler
Napa Valley, California
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We used to go to the La Mesa restaurant when we lived in the area. This was an amazing dinner with great margaritas! I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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Thank Barbara A
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

I have been eating in this restaurant, whenever I visit El Cajon, for a number of years. I have always loved their food (Enchilada Sauce is great) but it had become a bit tired and scruffy looking. They have now remodelled and opened up the restaurant space and put in a bar area. I ate their twice during my last... More 

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Thank Diand11
Seattle
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Other ratings of Marieta's motivated us to go out of our way to try them. We made reservations, but it was unnecessary. The restaurant has a lot of booths and tables so there was plenty of room. Surprisingly, most patrons were gone by 8 pm. Service was a bit slow and inattentive. We ordered margaritas, which were average at best.... More 

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Thank tekaboat
Santee, California
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We eat regularly at Marieta's in Santee but occasionally find ourselves in El Cajon. We have stopped to eat this Marieta's and found it just as good as what we consider ours! Great Mexican food, very good menu and always great staff! Prices fair and quality of food way above good!

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Thank Dave A
El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have been eating here for year and the good and service couldn't be better. The chips and salsa are amazing and make sure you order a pitcher of margaritas for the table while you're there.

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Thank Julie M
San Diego, CA
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

We have been coming here for about 15 years and the food has always been excellent. Prices are very competitive and the service is always top notch. The owner has just re-modeled and opened a "Bar area" that seems to be doing a very well. He recently combined the two dining rooms and made one much larger and open area.... More 

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Thank Lynnfromsandiego
El Cajon, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

They recently remodeled, but don't go there for the atmoshere, go for the food. Reasonably priced, good drinks, friendly service.

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Thank crochet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-442-6671

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?