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Mariasol Cocina Mexicana

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401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3129
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good restaurant at the very end of the pier. It's super- busy so expect to wait... Lots of seating outside and at night they light patio heaters. My son had his first Burrito here and loved it...the cocktails are good too. If you want somewhere quiet - this is not for you. Service good though.

Thank Caroline T
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place sits at the end of the Santa Monica pier and has unparalleled views all around - the beach itself, the pier and Ferris wheel or the sea...! The food was ok. I think the enchiladas are the best bet. As is the table side guacamole. Delicious. I had tacos - one of each chicken, carnitas and carne asada... More 

Thank Jennifer S
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place while weaving through bodies on the crowded pier. We were able to sit outside under the colorful umbrellas. We had excellent service, water, tea, chips and salsa refills were constantly offered. The salsa was fairly spicy and flavorful. The food itself was very gringo (which is fine for my wife). I added copious amounts of salsa to... More 

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Parma Heights, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My title pretty much sums up my review but honestly, what could be better than the view of both the ocean and santa monica pier? NOTHING! Its a must do! Food is great, staff was awesome, prices weren't bad, views are worth the wait you will have to wait if you don't make a reservation (hint hint) tell them I... More 

Thank missangela025
Clovis, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've past this restaurant many times but never visited until this weekend. We walked in got sat immediately right by a window that that had a fresh breeze flowing through but behind us was the noise of the beverage section so we asked to be moved. We sat near the bar which was also nice and our server Alejandro was... More 

Thank Martha B
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So you're on Santa Monica Pier and you're feeling like authentic Mexican food with a touch of California flavor... Where do you go? Mariasol! Mexican food with an oceanfront view? Count me in! Our server Josè was just a sweet guy and couldn't be more attentive to us. My co-worker and I had lemonade, which was the most refreshing thing... More 

Thank RealPegster
Miami, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in June 2016 while visiting Santa Monica on our California Family Trip. While visiting the pier we decided to sit down to have some drinks, but after seeing all the delicious food passing by we decided to ask for an outside table. The food was excelent, especially the guacamole, which was prepared at your table. Enjoyed the wonder view... More 

Thank jewelmom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the extra time to go check out Mariasol at the end Santa Monica beach. I was thinking it might be a tourist trap until we got served. Ignacio was great and made some of the best guacamole I've had in a long time. Nice breeze, excellent food and great service! Totally recommend this place.

Thank Anthony M
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the Santa Monica pier we dined at the Mariasol. Amazing food and fantastic services was provided situated at the end of the Pier providing great views. Once seated you are supplied complementary chips and salsa for the table, which in itself can be filling. A recomendation is the table made guacamole -- this is fresh while providing a... More 

Thank Matt M
Santa Fe, NM
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table for eight, the service was terrible (they were not busy) and the food was worse... Fabulous location but that's about it.

Thank CandPtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 13109175050
Located at the very end of the picturesque Santa Monica Pier, Mariasol serves mouthwatering Mexican fare reminiscent of that found in the Mexican beach towns of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. Visitors enjoy the vivacious colors of the patios and the decor of a true Baja Cantina. Mariasol's use of distinctive sauces, flavorful peppers and fresh fish make this cuisine a favorite among food lovers. Lunch and dinner are served daily.

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