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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
11:00 - 21:00
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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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Grass Valley, California
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is very slow. Their pricing is high for Mexican food. I ordered the Chile Rellano. It was swimming in a watery liquid. Not tomato sauce, but clear. Not at all appealing. Most of their plates had no eye appeal. Just a bunch of brown stuff on a plate. If you do decide to give them a shot be... More 

Thank CAtrkr
Grass Valley, California
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I am not sure if the hostes was having a bad night, but boy was she rude and mean. After that, all was good, drinks where delicious, the food was hot and fantastic. The server was great as well. Plenty of choices for adults and kidos.. Overall it's a good place to grab a bite of food.

Thank ABC2575
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a nice night out here the outside seating is really nice and the deco is done really well. the food was great and catered for veggie dishes and the cocktails were good also.

Thank romanylucy3
McKinleyville, California
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Large place with seating in the bar as well as in the restaurant and outside. We decided to eat at a table in the bar so no wait at all. My salad with steak was delicious and my sister loved her Nachos appetizer which she ordered as her meal. Good thing she ordered a small one because even the small... More 

Thank rodjk37
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good food, especially chili rellenos and carne asada. Also loved the guacamole and chips. Service was fine on a very busy Friday night. As an out-of-town visitor, I've been here four times now and the place is always lively and fun. Lots of Mexican tile in the decor and that really supports the atmosphere. Weekends are busy so plan accordingly.

Thank Judith A
McMinnville, OR
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Friday night - about 6:30 - 25 minute wait. Headed to our table. oops! Other hostess go there first with her people. Five more minutes and we were headed to our table again. "I've got you a really great table." Right at the kitchen door. Aside from that little hiccup, the food was great, the portions generous and the pricing... More 

Thank Dejaceo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Grass Valley with full bar. Provides indoor and outdoor seating. The food is delicious and atmosphere pleasant.

Thank plainjazz
Grass Valley, California
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you want the typical California Mexican menu, this is the place to go. Predictable menu choices, large combo plates for the big eaters and a la carte for the more sensible folk. This is a huge restaurant and very popular for celebrations so, during peak hours, be prepared to wait for a table and the noise of a full... More 

Thank ohminer
Grass Valley, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Average Mex type food, many seem to be micro-waved, Food did not appear or taste like anything made from 'scrach'. Very busy, wonderful ambiance, servers working, so no time for small talk. Not my favorite Mex in the area.

Thank 75larry2016
San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Maria's is one o a few Mexican restaurants in Grass valley. Serves typical American Mexican food. Mexican theme decor Good wine, beer and cocktails.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?