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155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-8303
+1 760-322-9654
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a Margarita and Chips & Salsa after our trip to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. Great drinks and awesome salsa. Great location and atmosphere.

Thank Matt B
Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy food and great service. The street tacos are great, I recommend the nachos. If you like spicy ribs this is the place. We also had margaritas - strawberry and regular (large size) which were mixed very well. It was still comfortable to sit outside and people watching combined with the great food made this an excellent experience. Good size... More 

Thank Anke S
Grand Terrace, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been wanting to stop in at Maracas for awhile. Yesterday was our first time. Very busy place, the location is perfect. If your a Mexican food connoisseur, you'll not be dancing in the street. The food is good, just not great. Understand I eat at many of the old and best authentic Mexican food restaurants. The service was excellent. Price... More 

Thank Mark J
Hinton, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a couple of times while visiting Palm Springs and I love it. Staff very friendly yet professional Food is great as are drinks or cold beer.

Thank snoma H
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located in central Palm Springs, so is a bustling hot spot. However, with being a bustling hot spot everything starts to stagger towards mediocre. The staff was friendly, they even had a performer which was a definite highlight and brought a smile to my face. But when I go for Mexican food I look for an exotic array... More 

1 Thank Nic Z
Vancouver, Canada
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278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must confess I am not a big fan of Mexican food. But really, when the sun is shining, and you are on vacation in Palm Springs, and you are sitting outdoors watching the people,and you are munching on tortilla chips and delicious salsa (free - and refilled if you want) and enjoying an excellent margarita or two… and you... More 

Thank TheSchindells
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While it's hard to find a bad restaurant in Palm Springs Maracas is one of my favorites. The outdoor seating is great if you aren't in direct sunlight. It is Mexican food so you will enjoy it if you like Mexican. The decor is lively and attractive. We visited at lunch and were seated right away. I had the beef... More 

Thank 1961Charles
Ventura, California
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Right in the heart of downtown! A great location to dine and people watch. Enchiladas and fish tacos were great. Margaritas and micheladas too! The service was very attentive.

Thank juliebergman
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

I ate three times at Maracas in February/March 2017. The service is excellent. The food is good. As with most downtown restaurants, eat by 6 or you might have to wait a short while. I eat very plain--tacos mostly. On my last night, I asked the server (after dinner) if they have true Mexico tacos. Mine were not. They do!... More 

Thank Patrick M
Buhl, Idaho
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Maracas wasn't as clean as I like to see, but the food was excellent, as were the margaritas, and the service was prompt and friendly. Portions were huge--you could easily share.

Thank Janetinbuhl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-8303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-9654
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?