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“A winner in quality/cost ratio”
Review of Maracas

Maracas
Ranked #49 of 319 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Maracas Cantina serves delicious and unique Mexican cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients and great flavor. Our restaurant is the perfect place to relax with the family or to enjoy the company of friends. Our courteous staff is always available to answer any questions about our menu offerings as well as ensure a pleasant dining experience. Come in and try one of our fantastic dishes, homemade desserts and perfect margaritas. Maracas Cantina also features a selection of over 100 Tequilas. Enjoy Maracas Cantina all day with an all-day happy hour at the bar at Rancho Mirage 4-7pm Palm Springs. Come see what's shakin!
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A winner in quality/cost ratio”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Tasty food, crispy tortillas and nachos, good selection of beers. Nice view of the central place of Palm Springs.

Visited November 2013
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Ojai, California
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“Good for People Watching, Food Not So Good”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Stopped for early dinner on lazy Sunday afternoon. Ordered chicken potstickers and guacamole. Asked specifically if avocados were ripe and was told, "of course". One of the worst presentations of supposed guacamole, really avocado in a bowl. No tomotatoes, onions, cilantro or flavor. YUK! Sent that back. Chicken potstickers were just ok. Nothing to brag about. Thought at least the premium margaritas would make up for the food, think again. Tasted different from one to the other, on scale from 1-10, maybe a 4. Go the real Mexican restaurant down the street and don't waste your time here.

  • Visited November 2013
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West Covina, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“Nice Place with Outdoor seating”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We were literally just walking by the place decided to stop for eat lunch. I expected the same old same old mediocre downtown Palm Springs Mexican food but a pleasant surprise. It cost a little more, but worth it. Everything was just a little bit better than expected. We had a good server. The patio was perfect. They were dog friendly. I'm a fan. Their margaritas are great, and I'm not much of a margarita fan! There was no wait for lunch and we sat outside watching people pass by. The chips & salsa of course are always my favorite reason for going to Mexican restaurants and their freshly made salsa didn't disappoint. The restaurant is on the strip so it has great people watching if you sit outside. Prices are reasonable and it's a fun atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Happy hour is a terrific value!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stopped in on a whim, stayed because the happy hour margaritas, potstickers & BBQ chicken quesadillas were delicious! Also liked our waiter, Alvaro, super friendly.

  • Visited November 2013
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Plainfield, Illinois
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“Disappointed this visit”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This has been one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the country but this visit it just wasn't nearly as good as prior times. Three of us shared a rather uninspired queso fundido, which was slightly saved by the happy hour price. I had shredded beef tacos, which have always been a favorite but these were very bland and much smaller than I remembered. None of us were very impressed by any of the food and the dinners took a very long time to be served. Off of this visit, not sure I would return. Still a great location but there are too many options to waste a dinner. Total for three of us was $59, including tip.

  • Visited October 2013
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