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“Gone Downhill” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marieta's

Marieta's
Ranked #18 of 204 Restaurants in La Mesa
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Gone Downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

We used to eat here often but our last 2 visits were a huge disappointment. The service was slow, the waiter didn't get our order right (we were a party of 4 and not one of our meals was correct). The waiter never checked on us so we had to track him down to get the bill. The food was not as good as when we had been there in the past either. I think it's time to find a new place. The first bad experience was thought was a fluke but now it's been 2 in a row.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank J D
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Ventura
Level Contributor
130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Another Great Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

I had the pollo and vegetables with rice and beans and it was delicious. I would order it again and again. Lots of white breast meat and it was so tender and flavorful with the sauce and peppers and onions. All four of us had something different and loved it. Chili Colorado, taco salad, and a beef burrito. Would definitely go here again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jackiekay
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Santee, California
Level Contributor
110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Mariets's Does It Right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

My Family eats often at both Marieta's in Santee and La Mesa. We have never had a bad experience and love the festive atmosphere!
Great prepared mexican food with Great Mexican service nd fair prices!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Dave A
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La Mesa, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mexican food- great taste with a smile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Of all the restaurants serving Mexican food in San Diego, this is the one we return to over and over. The wait staff has been there forever, and George, son of the owner, asks if we want the Cadillac Margarita and iced tea (our usual drink order) before we're even seated. All the dishes we have tried have an extra ingredient: love. Their pride in serving excellent food, served quickly, shows in every meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank David H
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Lansdowne, Virginia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best mexican food hands down!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

Been going here for years and years and its still just as good as it was back then! The food is so good and reasonably priced. The people are always soooo friendly and a mariachi band is always there and plays music and you feel like youre in mexico! The food comes out fast and is great. The parking is the only downfall, its hard to find a spot since there isnt much parking....but go nice and early!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LoveLifeAlways7
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