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Review of Maria Bonita

Maria Bonita
Ranked #773 of 8,720 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$9
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
Description: Small Bistro with open kitchen. Watch the chefs pepare your orders. Founded in 2009, Maria Bonita has set the bar for Authentic Mexican food in Berlin. Since its creation, a boom in Mexican restaurants has set off, but Maria Bonita has remained the most authentic and the most critically acclaimed, with notable mentions including the New York Times, "Das Feinschmecker" gourmet magazine and National Geographic. Maria Bonita continues to serve Mexican fast food as well as housmade frozen Margaritas with Mezcal and Mexican beer.
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I've been here a few times now and everything I've had has always been amazing. It's the best Mexican food I've had outside of Mexico. It's got a fun chilled out vibe and great friendly staff. Portions are epic and with food this great that's never a bad thing. Having lived in Mexico this is the only place I've found since that authentically recreates the tastes and feel of Mexico. It's a small place so you might have to wait – but it is worth waiting for. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in Berlin.

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

I always thought Dolores was pretty much the be-all and end-all when it comes to mexican-style fast-eating in Berlin but Maria Bonita is a welcome rival! Great authentic sauces, really cheap food and a pretty cool eating experience. The salsa verde on the enchiladas is really good but the Quesadillas were amazing. Made in front of your eyes by friendly staff. Avoid going in a large group or prepare to wait outside as space inside it VERY limited.

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Thank Wavecave1
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MariaBonitaDE10435, Public Relations Manager at Maria Bonita, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for visiting. we are sincerely glad you enjoyed your meal. We strive to present authentic Mexican food "Oaxaca-style", which can be rather different from American or Tex-Mex style cuisine, but as we learned and grew to love ;-)

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

My boyfriend and I were looking for a cute and different place to get some dinner on a Saturday night. Although it is small and the tables outside were full, we found space inside to sit and watched the world go by. The margaritas are very tequila-heavy - great if you like it! - and the food portions were really large. Extra spicy really meant extra spicy as well, yum! Go here (armed with cash and not card) for some fresh flavours, a cool vibe and a few burritos!

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Fresh, authentic Mexican food with just the right amount of spice and flavor. After dining there, we recommended the place to a friend and he agreed. Definitely worth checking out!

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

It is a small restaurant in a busy street. Food was really good and price was reasonable. However cards are not accepted, only cash.

Thank Andy H
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MariaBonitaDE10435, Public Relations Manager at Maria Bonita, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Greetings, and thanks for taking the time to visit and write a review. You added a great point that might be helpful to many potential visitors. In the future, we do hope to have other payment options for guests, and will update our website, Facebook and Twitter profiles when these are available.

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