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Marieta's East

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1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
+1 619-442-6671
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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219 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We went with some friends for lunch and the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. I'm going back this Thursday with some friends from Colorado!

Thank High_Miles
San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

The food is always good and the service is friendly. Nice lunch and dinner menus,but I love the Sunday brunch. Good selection of items with a side of fruit and Champagne too. The bathrooms are clean and the restaurant albeit old is kept clean too.

Thank Melissa B
Alpine, California
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is our usual go to Mexican restaurant. We eat here and at the one in La Mesa at least once a month. We have been coming here frequently enough that they know our drinks and have them ready without us even having to order them. The staff is always welcoming and make your dining experience very pleasant. The tables... More 

Thank 10ringtraveler
Napa Valley, California
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We used to go to the La Mesa restaurant when we lived in the area. This was an amazing dinner with great margaritas! I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank Barbara A
London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

I have been eating in this restaurant, whenever I visit El Cajon, for a number of years. I have always loved their food (Enchilada Sauce is great) but it had become a bit tired and scruffy looking. They have now remodelled and opened up the restaurant space and put in a bar area. I ate their twice during my last... More 

Thank Diand11
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Other ratings of Marieta's motivated us to go out of our way to try them. We made reservations, but it was unnecessary. The restaurant has a lot of booths and tables so there was plenty of room. Surprisingly, most patrons were gone by 8 pm. Service was a bit slow and inattentive. We ordered margaritas, which were average at best.... More 

Thank tekaboat
Santee, California
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

We eat regularly at Marieta's in Santee but occasionally find ourselves in El Cajon. We have stopped to eat this Marieta's and found it just as good as what we consider ours! Great Mexican food, very good menu and always great staff! Prices fair and quality of food way above good!

Thank Dave A
El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

We have been eating here for year and the good and service couldn't be better. The chips and salsa are amazing and make sure you order a pitcher of margaritas for the table while you're there.

Thank Julie M
San Diego, CA
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

We have been coming here for about 15 years and the food has always been excellent. Prices are very competitive and the service is always top notch. The owner has just re-modeled and opened a "Bar area" that seems to be doing a very well. He recently combined the two dining rooms and made one much larger and open area.... More 

Thank Lynnfromsandiego
El Cajon, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

They recently remodeled, but don't go there for the atmoshere, go for the food. Reasonably priced, good drinks, friendly service.

Thank crochet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1746 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5218
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-442-6671

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?