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8915 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2931
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Great Food!

Whenever I feel like high quality Mexican food, I head to Marieta's. The food is excellent and service is awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
James C
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Imperial Beach
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I used to eat here all the time, so I was surprised to be treated so rudely by the big girl at the reception. We waited 30 minutes outside, came in and she said we got skipped and we need to be placed on the list again (behind people who came in after us). I spoke to the manager and... More 

Thank IBChuck
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Whenever I feel like high quality Mexican food, I head to Marieta's. The food is excellent and service is awesome!

Thank James C
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love Mexican food and had eaten there years ago with family. I recently went again to try it out because it is not a fast food Mexican stop. Good food, hot and tasty. I have my preferences like tacos, cheese enchiladas, and chile rellanos! Service was just okay. As a former server, I have standards that my be more... More 

Thank Kasey R
San Diego, California, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Never again will you find home made food as they serve it up here! All the food is prepared like my mom made the Mexican food I know and loved as a young boy. Try the menudo it's so good around 10:00AM on a Sunday! The spices will be ready and the soup at it's best flavor.

Thank Eddie P
Santee, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You want to get there early as they fill up fast and stay busy all night. They provide great food at a reasonable price.

Thank Lesmarjorie F
Santee, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great lunch priced menu. They don't have salsa that has NO jalapeños in it for people who can't eat spicy food.

Thank TERI W
Santee, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been coming here for about 15 years and it still doesn't get old. The food here is great but it is the service and the all they employee's that make this place the place to go.They have a lot of people that have worked there a long time and they get to know the locals and make you... More 

Thank stupidshane
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Marieta's is a true Mexican restaurant located at the edge of Santee where the 125 and 52 meet. We regularly eat here because of the authentic Mexican food, real hospitality and strolling caballero singing songs and free flowing margaritas. Each of the servers and bussers treat like family and have become good friends. The food quality is always top notch.... More 

Thank R J
Santee, California, USA
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Marieta's was wonderful. We had the most delicious birthday celebration as the food was very tasty and the staff made the dinner extra special with their attention to our requests.

Thank Rosemary A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been here 3 or 4 times and it's a nice enough place the waiters are fantastic but the food is mediocre at best. I ordered shrimp fajitas once and it was a pile of huge pieces of bell peppers and onions and these little tiny shrimp like 6 of them, total rip off. There does seem to be a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8915 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071-2931
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: 619-449-2365

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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