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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Mexico
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Marisco's La Playa is one of the most consistent restaurants in Santa Fe. Years of visits have resulted in exactly Zero bad experiences and many, many fine meals. Our most recent visit, a quick family treat dinner was on a busy Saturday night. No problem. The line moved fast, we were seated in a comfy booth and drink orders taken... More 

2 Thank Kate C
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Marisco's La Playa Restaurant is a tiny restaurant hidden in a shopping area on West Cordiva Road in Santa Fe. But the seafood dishes are the best I ever had anywhere. I am not a big fish eater because just broiled, grilled with no sauce just doesn't do it for me. But, Marisco's has unique sauces and cooking methods that... More 

3 Thank Cherie T
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395 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

3 Thank wildswanDelaware
Bangkok, Thailand
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank WeirdHarold
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Seafood, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, 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?