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Maria's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
+1 530-274-2040
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I eat Mexican food I always order Queso (cheese dip) but much to my disappointment they did not offer it. So I didn't eat many chips as the salsa was a bit on the spicy side for me. I was with a group of 4 and we all had something different and enjoyer our meals. The delight of the... More 

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Thank Randy S
Palo Alto, California
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Grass Valley fixture. Always busy but service is still good. Ample parking. Upstairs and downstairs dining.

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Thank Brenton h
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi Folks, Maria's is a really nice Mexican Restaurant in Grass Valley. They have been there for years and just a few years ago expanded and remodeled the building. It's much bigger now and has a number of cozy booths for a fun evening of hearty food. Chips and Salsa were brought promptly at our seating and were nice. Very... More 

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Thank Harcro
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not ever my first choice. Food is average on a good day. Nice building but parking is always an issue. There are tons of other small Mexican restaurants that can more than rival this place.

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Thank Aundrea D
Syracuse, NY
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our large family group ate here recently. Despite the challenge of a large, diverse group, the restaurant handled our seating request graciously. The service was attentive, the food was delicious and there was plenty of it. We ordered margaritas by the pitchers-full and they were excellent!

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Thank Riciznic
Grass Valley, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For good mexican and drinks go to Maria's for happy hour. We love that on Sundays happy hour is all day. The happy our food menu is perfect for us, add the chips & salsa, a cool drink and all it good.

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Thank PinkieMarvel
Grass Valley, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food is always great and plenty of it. Full bar. The service is fast and friendly. The prices are a little on the high side.

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Thank bjchallice
Grass Valley, California, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Love Maria's! The ambience and food are great. It can get mighty busy at traditional meal times, but they manage to move customers through without making you feel pressured to leave. The upstairs has nice privacy for special events, but is a bit small for any large size parties.

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Thank Dennis R
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295 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Tried this place for lunch. Had two meals and one "soda". Cost 32.50 plus 6.00 tip. That's a little much for me. I will say the place is very nice inside. A fun kind of place to eat if you're looking to mingle at the bar or eat outside. The food was ok. The service was EXCELLENT! I would say... More 

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Thank Allison C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lively and fun restaurant with terrific Mexican food. Feels a little too expensive for a family dinner, so maybe as a special treat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-274-2040
Description
Maria’s has been serving fresh Mexican food to loyal locals and visitors alike in Downtown Grass Valley since 1992. We pride ourselves on offering you a comfortable setting where you will enjoy our authentic Mexican cuisine. Our dishes are prepared fresh daily using family recipes created in Mexico and handed down through the generations. We feature daily specials - ask when you visit!Our outdoor patio and round cantina are very popular with our loyal local fans. Come to Maria's - The closest you can get to Mexico without a passport!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?