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Maracas

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Mexican
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155 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-9654
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Maracas Cantina serves delicious and unique Mexican cuisine with emphasis...
Maracas Cantina serves delicious and unique Mexican cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients and great flavor. Our restaurant is the perfect place to relax with the family or to enjoy the company of friends. Our courteous staff is always available to answer any questions about our menu offerings as well as ensure a pleasant dining experience. Come in and try one of our fantastic dishes, homemade desserts and perfect margaritas. Maracas Cantina also features a selection of over 100 Tequilas. Enjoy Maracas Cantina all day with an all-day happy hour at the bar at Rancho Mirage 4-7pm Palm Springs. Come see what's shakin!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food, friendly service

My husband and I visited recently and the food was quite good. The authentic Mexican stew was lovely. Service was excellent and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Flygirlsouthsuburbs
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South suburbs
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Nanaimo, B.C.
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at Maracas restaurant on Saturday, and it was delicious. We were seated outdoors in the warm sunshine. There were 4 of us, I ate quesadillas with yummy caramelized onions, my husband had a Mexican chicken salad. Our guests ate a combination of a salad with a couple of warm Mexican dishes. Service was good, polite and efficient, and... More 

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Regina, Canada
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a meal as Maracas during our visit to Palm Springs, and were not as thrilled as we were in the past. Not that it bothered us, but on a Monday night the restaurant was nearly empty. The menu remains the same as in the past, but we felt that the food was not as good.... More 

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Thank RegRobinson
South suburbs
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited recently and the food was quite good. The authentic Mexican stew was lovely. Service was excellent and friendly.

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Thank Flygirlsouthsuburbs
Woodville
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a snack and margarita. Ordered nachos with chicken. This plate was enormous. Two people couldn't finish it. The margarita was average. Not a bad place. Staff was friendly.

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Thank Tim S
los angeles
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a quick bite, reasonably priced, good location for people watching. Delicious salsa. We ordered a la carte and serving was enough for a meal.

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Thank sqw
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464 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and service excellent, but $52 for lunch was over the top. A side order of guacamole was $12. We each had a margarita at $11 each. Lunch consisted of a bowl of soup each.

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Thank Melodycthomas
Oceanside, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on a whim on a Sunday Night. The town was surprisingly sleepy considering there had just been a movie festival that was ending that evening. The service was very attentive, not many people to wait on, and the food was good but lacked anything that would have made us say, "you need to try Maracas." I've enjoyed... More 

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Thank Ron C
San Jose, CA
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157 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great guacamole and carne Asada. Well worth a visit as the service and vibe are solid. Stick with the authentic Mexican dishes as they are the best.

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Thank Hugemaniac1
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service are spectacular! The ambiance great and a perfect location in Palm Springs. My favorite is the tortilla soup though I will say everything on the menu is worth trying.

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Thank Jildac
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having been in Phoenix and Palm Springs for 2 weeks, we thought a Mexican dinner was on tap! As we strolled the Street Fair the "look" of Maracas caught my eye. We were able to dine outside, server(s) were all very attentive and the food didn't disappoint. Complimentary chips and salsa were good, husband enjoyed his BIG burrito and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-322-9654

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Maracas Cantina serves delicious and unique Mexican cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients and great flavor. Our restaurant is the perfect place to relax with the family or to enjoy the company of friends. Our courteous staff is always available to answer any questions about our menu offerings as well as ensure a pleasant dining experience. Come in and try one of our fantastic dishes, homemade desserts and perfect margaritas. Maracas Cantina also features a selection of over 100 Tequilas. Enjoy Maracas Cantina all day with an all-day happy hour at the bar at Rancho Mirage 4-7pm Palm Springs. Come see what's shakin!

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