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“great view and location, below average food”

Mariasol Cocina Mexicana
Ranked #103 of 719 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located at the very end of the picturesque Santa Monica Pier, Mariasol serves mouthwatering Mexican fare reminiscent of that found in the Mexican beach towns of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. Visitors enjoy the vivacious colors of the patios and the decor of a true Baja Cantina. Mariasol's use of distinctive sauces, flavorful peppers and fresh fish make this cuisine a favorite among food lovers. Lunch and dinner are served daily.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The location of this place is what drew us in. it's at the end of the Santa Monica Pier with amazing views and outdoor seating. The food however was like going to taco bell or something equivalent. If you want to spend marked up prices for the location, I guess that's fine, but the food itself is so not worth the money.

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1  Thank Hanna Y
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had a very good lunch for our party of seven at this end of Santa Monica Pier restaurant. The view was great and we were very happy with the food and service. After being told it could be up to a 30 minute wait, we were seated in less than 15 minutes on the patio facing the beach. Our server, Oscar, was very prompt and kept our glasses filled. Our food ranged from the Viva Mexico Burrito, to a very delicious Chicken Fajita. Some say it is a little pricey, but with the view, service, and atmosphere, it is a great value and a lot of fun.

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2  Thank Steveflhtc07
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Way too expensive, but you're paying for the view. My fish tacos were actually pretty good but way overpriced. They also want $49 for a 1lb lobster when you can get the same for around $29. White sangria was good and was actually fairly priced at $6 a glass. Your basic margarita started at$10. They also throw in a "free" post card with your picture, but want you to buy the larger prints too... If ur here for the view, ok but it you want good Mexican go elsewhere.

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1  Thank EuropeCosmicTravel
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I was hungry after walking along the boardwalk and on the lovely Santa Monica pier. I thought a restaurant on the end of the pier would be an expensive tourist trap and, in my opinion, it was. The drink prices were about as much as my expensive hotel and the food came out so fast it made me think of a fast food restaurant. if one isn't discriminating about their food and wallet than enjoy the wonderful view.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately we were not able to have a drink in this restaurant as they didn't accept UK/ European driving licence cards as suitable proof of age (we are 28).

Waiter was rather rude and unhelpful.

Very disappointed.

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2  Thank travellergirl62
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