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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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406 South Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ozark, Missouri
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love coming to Maria's-the atmosphere is festive, food is delicious and service is great. It can be a little noisy but that's okay. Love their fried fish tacos and their queso dip and salsa are wonderful.

Thank Pam G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Service was awesome. My jalapeño margarita was tasty but not too spicy. Had them bring me some jalapeños then it became tastier. My spinach & portobello mushrooms was very bland, rice seemed dried, beans were ok. One of the guys ordered guacamole & it was just chopped avocados with chopped tomatoes. Had no flat at all. First time I've ever... More 

Thank Ellesh
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137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

As the only Mexican eatery downtown Maria's doesn't have much in the way of direct competition when it comes to food. We had the guac, about $4, and the nachos, about $9. Both were okay, the guac at least tasted fresh but the nachos didn't have a lot of flavor other than the jalapenos. Beers were in good supply and... More 

Thank Zach S
Springfield, Missouri
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times. My wife likes the fried, ground beef tacos but they are not as flavorful as other choices like the carnitas. "Spicy" in Springfield usually isn't spicy enough for those of us who enjoy it. They have some decent beers on tap and okay bottle selection. Overall, the menu is not going to let you down.... More 

Thank picthis1
Blue Springs, Missouri
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After reading several positive reviews here (and mostly from locals), perhaps my bar was set too high. I ate here with a colleague for a late Wednesday lunch. That too may have played a part in the very average food and service. I was excited to try the fried tacos. I tried a seafood one, just to be different, and... More 

Thank ScotchMcAllen
Gilbert, Arizona
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267 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 691 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Maria's, and we were extremely happy with our meals. Our server, Maggie, recommended the fried tacos. Great call! Delicious. GREAT SERVICE. We will visit again.

Thank TLBPsyD
Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Maria's is always consistent. The meal was very good but not fabulous as some say. It was just so so. The shredded beef was overdone and the sides, beans and rice were like warm at best. I don't get the attraction here

Thank nafsdrac
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My brother-in-law took us there three years ago and I never visit Springfield without stopping there. The food is unbelievable, the smothered burrito is to die for. The atmosphere in and around the restaurant is "old Springfield" and there is always a game on one of the many flat screens in the place. I would say something about the cute... More 

Thank Eber P
Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed yet another dinner in downtown Springfield, MO. Best Mexican menu in Springfield and always great service. Their salsa and chips are too tempting before the meal. Have visited for nine years and always have a good experience. Tacos, enchiladas, and taco salad were great. I am a big fan of their fajitas.

Thank JAH2512
Springfield, Missouri
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great ambience. Great Margaritas! Fresh chips, and the salsa was Fab! I had the Chike reanos, super Delish! Go here!

Thank JefroMarie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
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: 406 South Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 831-9339

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