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Marisco's La Playa

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537 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1843
(505) 982-2790
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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372 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our lunch here...fresh, delicious food, friendly service, colorful setting and mostly Latino crowd (couples, families, friends & local workers) dining happily ;) Our server, 'Gloria', even remembered us from years ago & welcomed our return. My seafood 'cocktail Gloria grande' (shrimp, oysters, scallops, octopus, avocado in a tall 'sundae' glass w/spicy sauce) was terrific; her 'Mar y... More 

2 Thank wildswanDelaware
Bangkok, Thailand
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends to me here for what proved to be a very tasty and satisfying lunch. To begin I enjoyed some nacho chips with three different dips... one bean and two salsas and good guacamole. For main I had a mix fish grill with rice, It was served fast, was tasty and the portion was big... I took home enough... More 

2 Thank DriveAllNight2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It all appears to be authentic. Until you order fish tacos. Tiny fried cubes of ome unknown fish. I have travel from Baja to Oaxaca..from Veracruz to Merida..and never been served this crap. Not authentic by any stretch of the imagination.

Thank Artist T
Knoxville, Tennessee
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This restaurant serves a variety of seafood, all tasty. Thespcae is relatively small, with tables and booths. The furniture is the carved and brightly painted kind found in many Mexican restaurants. They served a green sauce with onions for dipping. Excellent. The Camarones (shrimp) Santa Fe was served in a sauce of cream and mushrooms. Mixed with rice it made... More 

2 Thank james k
Santa Fe, NM
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I might have reviewed this restaurant in years past because we've eaten there for many years. It's still good. The shrimp cocktail is a "must". Even the "chico" size is generous with shrimp. After you've tasted the distinctive sauce and the garnish of chopped avocados, cucumbers and other veggies, you will be spoiled; the familiar ketchup-based shrimp cocktail will never... More 

1 Thank WeirdHarold
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The fish soup was superb with lots of fish and shrimp. The salsas were very interesting, one with cream and avocado was so different and good. Finally, the shrimp ceviche and the santa fe shrimp (in a sauce with green chili sauce and cream) were to die for. Not a big place, but a definite place to go for authentic... More 

4 Thank lois_finney
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We found this small restaurant in 2013 and made a point of returning this year (March 2016). We had the civiche shrimp, which was excellent. The reason we returned was the best pico de gallo we have had outside of Mexico. Nice people and good service.

3 Thank Tom-MN67
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had a wonderful meal at Marisco's recently. I have to admit that I was a little concerned as it's in a strip mall---but the food was more than delicious and the service was extremely friendly. It seems to be a family run establishment. I had the shrimp enchiladas which were delicious, and we enjoyed home made flan for dessert.... More 

2 Thank ColoradoCtek
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Mariscos La Playa is a family-style, Mexican restaurant that features delicious seafood. The bright colored interior and festive atmosphere make this a fun place to dine. One has the option of seating in booths or tables. The dish Filete la Veracruz includes a Talapia fish with a delicious light tomato and bell pepper garnish, and includes tasty rice and thick... More 

1 Thank Vick T
Stillwater, Minnesota
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner with friends. Food was not horrible but very boring. Mexican meals served with frozen corn, white rice and French fried potatoes. Will not go back.

Thank Mark H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Seafood, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1843
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 982-2790

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