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El Palmar

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3102 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933-3049
831-384-3414
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Monterey Bay
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Although the decor in this restaurant is dark, drab, and dated, the food is authentic and uniformly excellent. When Ft. Ord was in play, it was the site of Wayne's Steak House. This restaurant is family owned and operated. Service is slow and you have to flag the Mrs. down to get your bill, but the food more than makes... More 

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California
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We found this gem while driving around Marina looking for a restaurant that was still open at 8:00 pm on a Sunday. Fortunately, we came across this place. We had the carne asada burrito supreme and chicken tamales, both were excellent. Whatever you get, be sure it has some of their fresh guacamole!

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Lumberton, Texas
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Excellent food, friendly staff,with on site parking, about a fivr minute drive from Cannery Row in downtown Monterey

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Monterey, California
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

As long as you are not in a hurry, I highly recommend you try El Palmar. The service is slow only because it's a husband and wife doing everything. Go their have a beer or a drink at the bar next store, relax expect that you will be there for a little bit and you wont be disappointed. We eat... More 

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Marina, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The food at El Palmar is wonderful. You might have to wait a bit to get it but it is worth the wait. A very friendly restaurant, Friday nights are especially good as William Faulkner is usually here playing the Jalisco Harp.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3102 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933-3049
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina
  • Phone Number: 831-384-3414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?