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“Good food/no card payments/service felt rushed” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Ranked #259 of 8,231 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
Description: Santa Maria is the biggest and busiest Mexican restaurant in Berlin. Santa Maria has a tradition of typical Mexican street food with favourites such as tacos al pastor and chilaquiles, with a full bar offering a range of mezcales, tequilas and cocktails. Santa Maria is famous for Taco Tuesdays (offering 1€ tacos and tequilas), a pumping atmosphere, fast service and late nights on weekends.
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food/no card payments/service felt rushed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Good food, very nice margaritas, mexican inspired food, small place, no card payments, service was a bit rushed so they could turned around the tables faster

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“tasty gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

both the drinks and the food were scrumptious! absolutely full of flavour and the burritos do not leave a bloated or sickly feeling that they often can - a sign of quality!!!

have eaten here a few times - fun for dinner as part of a night out but also a nice low-key place to enjoy lunch or a casual drink.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 771 helpful votes
“Best burrito ever!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We came for a chilled night out and were immediately impressed... The place is a bit small, but gives a very cozy and friendly atmosphere.
We took Margarita (which is 4€ until 22:00) and it was very well prepared and with generous amount of alcohol.
Burritos: they are just massive! Ingredients are really fresh (homemade guacamole sauce is excellent!) and burritos are filled with loads of stuff. Chicken and black beans is very good.
Bill came around 50€ for three (3 large burritos and 3 margaritas and an extra cocktail).

Top tips: 1. Taco Tuesday - tacos and tequila for 1€
2. They have some nice lunch specials

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Berlin, Germany
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Genuine Mexican food, one of the best places in Berlin!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

This place is amazing! Always full of customers, always a friendly service and the food is awesome. Their Margarita is one of the best I have ever tasted. Prices are also very decent. I totally recommend it! Of course, there is a waiting list since they do not take reservations, but it is totally worth it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Catalin B
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Heidelberg, Germany
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Germany! Make that Europe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

I know that is not saying much... but every city we visit in Europe, we always get anxious for Mexican food, only to end up disappointed. Trust me... I never knew how difficult tacos were to make until we left the US... but apparently the ingredients are hard to come by across the pond.

Santa Maria's menu looked interesting enough but unfortunately NO RESERVATIONS! So we took our chances on a Saturday night... My advice, GO EARLY! I think we got there at 7:15 and were lucky that we waited only 25 minutes. However, when we sat down and ordered, it was worth the wait!!

We had the queso and chipotle quesadilla to start, it was awesome! I did the carnitas tacos for an entree and it was really good to... i dreamed about those tacos the next day... was very close to going back for round 2 but we had a train to catch.

go there. do it!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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