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Marix Tex Mex Playa

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118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1226
310-459-4797
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of salsa and warm chips keep coming whatever you order. Nice Mexican beer and pretty reasonable tacos with fish.

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Thank SteveBG4547KK
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We really enjoy this place when we are in town. The food is excellent and plenty of it. My favorite is the sampler plate which i usually have to share.The margaritas are huge and refreshing,especially when one is dehydrated after a walk about.In the late afternoon thru evening, the ambience is lively and macho, but not too loud. Inside it... More 

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Thank mark k
Los Angeles, California
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1,945 reviews
669 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Can't beat the location on Entrada not far from PCH and the beach, you smell the seaside. Authentic combo beach / TexMex decor and furnishings and good parking, which is rate. But, the food and drinks are just so so and nothing special. ...

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Thank David B L
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been coming here for years. Food is always good. Great chips and salsa and excellent drinks. I look forward to my next visit.

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Thank Mark F
Los Angeles
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hadn't been in ages and met a friend there so we could walk to beach after. Sad bar scene on a Friday night. Worst margaritas I've had in awhile and average food.

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Thank JenV1
Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Food was good. Loads of locals. Hard to find if you don't know where it is but worth it if you do. Drinks were great.

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Thank sportspup
South Australia
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Food was average at best but the kicker was the unordered "birthday dessert" they delivered to our table (because they heard it was one of our birthdays), and then tried to charge us for the unordered item. Luckily one of our group managed to get it over to another table who apparently had a birthday due the next month, but... More 

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Thank mcb5022
Malibu, California
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had lunch yesterday at Marix Tex. Ordered the Baja Tacos with side salad instead of the rice and beans. I had a choice of fish, Salmon, Ahi Tuna or Sea Bass. I chose the Tuna. The issue I have was the presentation.. The plate arrived with 4 very small- 3 inch- tortillas, on top of there was a small portion... More 

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Thank Nili99
California
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1,697 reviews
543 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This is always a fun evening. The margaritas are tasty and strong, the fajitas are consistently good (they are all I've ever ordered), the service is good and yes, it's loud.

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Thank CarmichaelVentura
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Been going there since it opened - at least 26 years! It's our local Mexican restaurant. It's a loud place, and there are often big parties in the same room as the other diners. So it's often just too darned loud. The food is still good, but veggie fajitas did not used to be so greasy. Menu has been stagnant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1226
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-459-4797

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