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128 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2539 (Bank Street)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Really nice atmosphere & staff,Not your typical Cali Mex Fare, much better than any other Restaurant serving this cuisine. Always fresh and tasty, bordering on delicious if that can be said about this type of food. Chips and Salsa are the best, & you can catch the Game as well

Thank Tom J
Salinas, California
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198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Four of us dined at Las Maranitas in San Anselmo last night, and a great time was had by all, thanks to their world-class margaritas and the first-rate Mexican food. The fact that they have a great attitude is also a welcome bonus. And if you try one of their desserts, you'll be glad you left room for it.

Thank palshaw
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Really delicious food and great bar; margs are excellent. Pricier (is that a word?) than most but the food is way above average. No globbiness in sight.

Thank Victor A
Fair Oaks, California
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417 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Mistake #1: showing up at 7pm on a Saturday when there was a social function. But the hostess, after warning us it might be up to 45 minutes to wait, found us a cozy table in the bar area after only 10 minutes! Mistake #2: not having a second stomach. THIS is guacamole! This was the best guac I've had... More 

Thank kcdenman
Bowie, Maryland, United States
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263 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We stopped in for what ended being a late lunch after completing some work in the area. Most of the menu isn't served after 2:30 so that left us with about six selections. I had the carne asada tacos. There were two on the plate and they were very good. Rice and beans cost extra. They claim to make their... More 

Thank KPR18
San Anselmo, California
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good bar scene, also a great place for lunch or dinner. Wonderful appetizers -- especially the trio of ceviches. I prefer the dinner menu -- more options. They have all the usual Mexican dishes, along with favorites from other countries. The Argentine steak is my personal favorite.

Thank MarinLin
Tomball, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We wanted a late lunch before the dinner service. Most restaurants in San Anselmo did not serve after lunch until opening at 5:30 or 6:00. This restaurant was recommended to us and was a short walk from our hotel. The food was excellent we felt we were back in Texas. The bar well stocked. Menu was varied and the atmosphere... More 

Thank 851tom
Dublin, Ohio
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281 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We visited Marinitas on the strength of other Trip Advisor reviewers. We were in the mood for Mexican food and so we found Marinitas. The chips and salsa are great. We shared the Tacos dorados de pollo and the daily special: Tinga which is braised pork, tomatillos, verdoglas, cumin, coriander and sweet corn polenta. Our server told us the staff... More 

Thank Margaret B
Encinitas, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Great restaurant for mexican food that isn't the normal run of the mill. Lots of unique delicious options. Great kids menu with drink included. The adult beverages are amazing. Well worth the stop if you are passing through -

Thank CM1618
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

It's a family restaurant that manages to retain some hip. Margaritas are great, and considering how crowded it is almost all the time, the service, excellent. The menu is trendy Mexican, but prices are reasonable. A very good choice for family dining in San Anselmo.

Thank CarlChristoffer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2539
    (Bank Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Anselmo
  • Phone Number: 415-454-8900
Marinitas features a menu inspired by dishes found throughout Mexico and Latin America using local and seasonal products. Through the collaboration of Heidi Krahling and Frank Villa, Marinitas delivers Latin focused lusciousness that is an exciting blend of the new and the familiar.
The wine list mainly draws from the expansive selections of the best wine makers from Argentina and Chile. Cocktails focus on the silver and gold liquors of Central and South America. The bar is dedicated to classic cocktail preparations including citrus juice squeezed to order, house made sweet and sour made from unrefined cane sugars, along with the highest quality mixers. Beers include a full Mexican selection from light Lagers to dark regional Latin micro-brewed Ales.

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