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San Marcos Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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260 E Winnie Ln, Carson City, NV 89706-2251
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The family environment of this restaurant is great. The food is delicious and the place is clean...Not always a combination in a typical Mexican restaurant. This place is perfect for small family dinners or big parties. They also have a large tequila selection. I enjoy the fresh twist to their dishes such as squash and zucchini versus simply rice and... More 

Thank Yette M
Carson City, Nevada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We, like most US cities, now have many Mexican restaurants. Most are a bit hard to distinguish from each other. Chips, dip, tacos, burritos, cheese, lettuce, ground beast. The San Marcos greets you at the door with a board of specials such as papaya fried shrimp, talapia tacos, and lobster enchiladas. Interesting soups, flavorful salads, and tableside prepped guacamole, to... More 

Thank Don P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Nice family run atmosphere. Food was great tasting and good value. Recommendations: Tableside guac - made it from their fresh ingredients in front of us. Was delicious. Pork carnitas house speciality was tremendous.

Thank Bryan U
North Vancouver, Canada
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for lunch based on the good reviews we had read. It is situated in a strip mall just off Winnie Lane and Carson Street The menu was quite varied. Restaurant was clean. Prices and portions were good. The fajitas were excellent. We also enjoyed the selection of margaritas offered (watermelon was very refreshing). With drinks lunch was... More 

Thank KitKat_1955
St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local friends took us to their favorite Mexican (which I sorely miss in Florida) and I noticed the "Voted Best of..." sign for the past three years. And this place was terrific. The Cadillac margarita (on the rocks, with salt) was recommended and excellent. There is an impressive selection of tequilas as well. Table-side guacamole was the best I've had,... More 

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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Arrived without reservations, but were referred by local Hampton Inn who indicated that if we showed our room key we would receive a 15% discount. Seated immediately. Service was prompt. Ordered table side guacamole and was asked if we wanted it spicy. We said yes, but it was pretty bland. Wife ordered a pork dish, bland as well. I ordered... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you're a fan of Tex Mex, this is a great choice in Carson City. It's in a strip mall storefront, so not so attractive on the outside, and the decor inside is "plain." But the food is really good. Service can be slow in "rush" hours, as it is a favored Carson eatery. Give it a go, though!

Thank ellenhopkinsauthor
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The food was great and very fresh. Generous portions. Instead of just the usual salsa with chips, refried beans were also served. Yum. Decided to try the Electric Watermelon margaritas. Very generous with the tequila. Not watered down. They have a full bar as well where you can sit and sip. All around good value for the price. The wait... More 

Thank Linda L
Carson City, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and San Marcos remains our favorite Mexican restaurant ANYWHERE. (We travel frequently for business). This is one of those local favorites that most visitors would probably not be aware of because it's tucked away in a strip mall off the main road. But don't let that fool you. The food is consistently excellent and... More 

Thank Travelin51
Reno, Nevada
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The service is speedy and the food is consistently good. I've been stopping in here for several years, and they're good for small and large groups.

Thank Jetface

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 E Winnie Ln, Carson City, NV 89706-2251
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City
  • Phone Number: 775-882-9797

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