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Mercedes' Cuban Grill

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Venice
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14 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
+1 310-827-6209
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Los Angeles
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here for many years. Great for weekend people watching especially during the summer or on holidays. The patio is prime. Large menu, so many options. Being cuban there is a Caribbean/tropical emphasis to the food.

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Thank dziran
Huntsville, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

A friend recommended Mercedes to me. We went for brunch and it was fantastic. The menu has a large selection of items and there was plenty of food. I enjoyed the huevos con picadillo--what a great meal. The Cuban beef hash was outstanding. The restaurant is also conveniently located near the Venice beach area. Our waitress was so nice and... More 

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Thank TheRealPublius
California
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This restaurant is right by the beach (Venice Fishing Pier) serving Cuban as well as Caribbean food. Lots of breakfast menu items to choose from with a full bar which includes mimosas and bloody mary's. Food and service was excellent. I totally recommend this place for breakfast and I will definitely come back to try the lunch and/or dinner menu.

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Thank adrianausa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here two days for breakfast, great variety and generous portions. They open at 7.30 so that helps if you are an early starter. The service is quick , its clean and the food is done well. Other options are available for lunch and dinner

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Thank Dev1185
Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The food here is wonderful. A mixture of Cuba with an Asian touch.My favorite is Ropa Vieja. But the menu is good! Happy late at night is great too.

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Thank Ian A
Israel
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

The rating I gave is mainly because of the service. I ordered a breakfast, the eggs were raw, the bacon was a bit burnt and the pancake wasn't tasty. The waitresses had bad attitude and were less than willing to help when we asked and seems like they didn't want to serve our table.

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Thank reut01
Mexico City, Mexico
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I was expecting a place with a better food. The service is good but the food average. I ordered the Steak tacos and the the steak was without flavor. The tortilla breaks very easy. The best part of the meal was the beans that comes with the meal. I ordered artichoke dip that never arrived to the table hahaha

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Thank JavierLC15
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I was staying up the street at an inn and the desk clerk suggested Mercedes Grill for brunch. It was so good I went back the next day and had the same meal: avocado toast. My wife had egg and cheese on a Cuban roll. Good coffee. We ate outside and enjoyed watching the parade of people to and from... More 

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Thank Jarstar558
UK
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast on a friends recommendation and we were not dissapointed. Happened to hit this place at breakfast happy hour (half price omelettes) so seemed foolish not to sample one each. Best omelette i have ever eaten in my life, i had the politically correct (spinach, mushrooms, chicken sausage and goats cheese) while my husband opted for the... More 

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Thank BexCass
Marina del Rey, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The food here is fabulous, perfectly spiced and lots of it. Service is impeccable and drinks are potent. Great place for drinks and appetizers or a full meal.

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Thank DragonLady90292

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-827-6209

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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