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Maria Bonita Authentic Mexican

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1784 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119-8411
+1 386-767-9512
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While on vacation my family and I went to Maria Bonita (All 9 of us) and it was delicious! Mexican food is one of my favorites and growing up with Latino friends I definitely know authentic. Their food is very well balanced between authentic and modernized for the American pallet. The prices are very reasonable and the staff was very... More 

Thank Steven B
Daytona Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Food is,good. Hot. Chips and,salsa goid. Drinks good too Service is great too. Went at 5 pm. Discount on margaritas. House margarita is good.

Thank Jc W
Orlando, Florida
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A real gem in disguise, this place was a real treat.....not to keen on Mexican, but, went with family, glad, as we enjoyed our whole experience. Wife had Quesadlla Bonita, I had Chilaquiles chcken, ENJOYED that immensely

Thank Frank J
Hanover, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with family and was very impressed. I've spent a lot of time in Mexico and as soon as I saw the menu I knew this would be the real deal. The chips and salsa were awesome and our meals were fantastic. Most of the table had fajitas and I had one of the more traditional pork... More 

Thank KSmithNH
Palm Coast, Florida
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I noticed right away the chips were hot and better quality than many places. Mexican/Cuban was a good combination. Been there twice now and it was consistent. I had chicken mole and my wife had ropa viejo. Both were very good. We would return.

Thank psblin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Different than I'm used to. Ate here once before loved the Cuban food. None on the menu now. Ask the waitress they only serve Mexican no Latin no Cuban. Since I came for the Cuban and the Mexican was mediocre, prolly not coming back.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We searched for a well rated restaurant and this was top of the list! The food was great, the service fast & friendly and the portions were huge for a very reasonable price.

Thank Jackie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. I went with my family for the first time and the service was great. A nice guy help my family and me get well served. We went 2 more time and order different food and the food was great.

Thank Carlos A
Petrolia, Canada
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was always a regular stop for us when in Daytona Beach, but it has new management now and isn't the same anymore. The frozen margaritas were always hand-made to order and I was stunned when I was told if I wanted a frozen margarita I had to have it out of the machine and NO I could not have... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I live in the Philly/NYC area. It is incredibly hard to find authentic Mexican food here. So, I always try to have it at least once whenever I travel south or west. Maria Bonita did not disappoint. The food is excellent. The service is great, very friendly. There are some places in Daytona that are entirely too touristy. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 1784 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119-8411
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  South Daytona
  • Phone Number: +1 386-767-9512

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?