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Mexican
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed March 28, 2022 via mobile

Found this to be very average in terms of its food. Not spicy at all. Service was good. Outdoor seating was nice. Convenient if going to the Angel Oak.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

Although we have had take out on two previous occasions, we decided to eat inside on this occasion. Everything that we ordered, the margaritas, cheese and guacamole appetizers, and our main dishes were delicious. Since my previous orders were enchiladas, on this occasion, I ordered...the shrimp and scallop fajitas, and this was as good, or better, than I have had in the past at other Mexican restaurants. Our server, whose name I can’t remember, and can’t look up since I opted for no receipt, was excellent and catered to all the requests from the four of us. All in all, a superb dinner experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

During one of our recent stays at our new house, where we plan to move permanently later this year, my wife and I wanted take out, and since our house is only just over 5 minutes from Maria’s, we decided to order takeout from there....Our order was ready when we arrived at the scheduled pickup time, and everything was delicious. We shared a large guacamole, had a variety of enchiladas (2 for my wife, 3 for me), and later on each had a superb tasting flan.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Poor service. Short staffed the night we were there (no bartenders) so waiter had to make drinks. I was the last of the four of us to get my drink (45 minutes later). Food took a long time, too, and didn’t get order right. The...shredded beef was way too salty. Best part was the chips and salsa. Maybe they were just having a bad night. I believe in second chances, so might give them another chance, but this wouldn’t be my go to place for Mexican. Plenty of other Mexican restaurants that are better.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 17, 2021 via mobile

Our first visit and we really enjoyed our experience. Fast friendly service great selections on the menu and our food was great.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

We are here, wanting a break from seafood on vacation. It was good food, fresh, hot and tasty. We had fajitas, quesadillas and queso.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Met friends here last Sunday and found that they no longer make ceviche tropical because it is too much trouble according to our server. We then ordered the calamari which was very good last visit but now is frozen tubes no longer cut up fresh....The drinks were very poor and we even had tonic water and oj served instead of vodka oj. Our server was rude and the service was poor. We will not be back... ever!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

This is our sixth winter on Kiawah Island and we enjoyed most restaurants that we have visited previously and/or ones new to us. Maria's was recommended by a resident who has provided excellent new dining options for us. Upon entering we got a strange vibe...from whoever it was that showed us to a booth. Menu's flung on the table is exactly how we felt as we were deposited in the booth. Our waiter was a large fellow obviously perspiring with very little English language. Sure it is a Mexican restaurant so Mexican servers are to be expected and add to the feel. Unfortunately for us and this server he did not have enough understanding in his second language to answer questions or to understand our order. Some food was delivered with obvious errors. Other food was not delivered for an additional 15mins. and counting. We did drink on Margrettia and upon the decision to exit we offered payment for the drink. We also asked to speak to the manager and were told he was not in may a fellow with a red streak in his black hair. After a few minutes of waiting to pay we just handed him a $10 and again asked to speak to the manager. This time he was available. The fellow walked away with our 10$ and after 5 mins had not returned with the manager. The $10 payment for a $4+ happy our drink was was gone as were we. Our trusted friend assures us the food is excellent Mexican fare and the rude service was a " one off". Both they and we will happily never cross paths again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Below average Mexican food. Tortilla chips were very hard. House wine was poor quality. Service was slow and not enough servers.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

Maria's Mexican Grill on Maybank Highway on Johns Island is a great place for Mexican food. I have had a really good meal every time that I have been here. I really like all of the different options they have available and each one has...been tasty and flavorful. They give good size portions and everything is at a good price and value for what you get. The service is very quick, efficient, and friendly as they take care of you very well. Maria's is very consistent in their quality and does a very good job at delivering a good dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

Not great, not bad. The place was packed but the food was nothing to write home about. Salty and priced a little above average.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

Maria's Mexican Grill offers really good Mexican cuisine. I enjoy coming here for some tasty food and good drinks. This place is really well run and the food is prepared nicely and does not take too long to come out to you after you order...it. The service here is fantastic and they make sure that you have all that you need during your meal. This place offers a really laid back and fun dining experience that allows you to relax and have a good time. This place is wonderful.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

These guys have some sort of monopoly on local shrimp - any dish they have with shrimp will for sure be your favorite. I only ever, only ever, order the shrimp dishes. My husband assures me all of their food is great, but their shrimp...is SOOO great, I can't defect. Also, amazing service, amazing prices, and my child who only eats pizza... can get it here!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

Let me start off by saying, my husband & I loved Maria's. Great food, great margaritas, great service. Unfortunately, circumstances have forced me to leave such a negative review and to vow never to return to Maria's. A group of friends went to Maria's for...happy hour. The sign at the front said "$1 off on House Margaritas...$4.00" (plus some other stuff about beer and wine). Perfect! We went to our table &, of course, ordered happy hour house margaritas. After receiving our checks, we noticed we were charged $7 for each margarita. When querying our waiter, he said that the $7 charge was for the large margarita (which he had apparently given us without our knowledge) while $4 only applied to the small margarita. Nowhere on their happy hour sign OR their normal menu was there any mention of a small versus large house margarita. We brought up this discrepancy only to be vehemently rebuffed by our waiter. When we asked to speak to a manager, we were informed that there was no manager on site. We persisted, and finally, a lady who said she was in charge at the time came to our table. We explained the situation, and she and two other waiters proceeded to argue (yes, full on argue) with us for a solid 5 minutes insisting that it was our fault for not asking for a small versus a large margarita (we had no idea there were both small and large sizes as this was nowhere mentioned) before finally giving in and giving us the happy hour house margarita price of $4 as advertised. I am deeply saddened to have to leave this review and to not return to Maria's, but we cannot support such blatant dishonesty and a very obvious attempt to upsell us without our knowledge.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Was curious what Mexican food would be like in South Carolina... turns out it was pretty much like everywhere else. Steak fajitas were good, but nothing remarkable. Portions were large. Staff was friendly enough. Place has an unpretentious family vibe. Yes, I'd go there again,...but probably would seek out some regional fare first.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Yes, Maria's Mexican Grill offers takeout services.

Maria's Mexican Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4