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About Maria's Cantina

Get ready for a taste of Latin adventure from one of California’s great agriculture legacies - Yolo County. Here at the Cantina, we seek to build upon the world’s great, regional Latin recipes one ingredient and one method at a time by blending old world traditions with new world flavors. We strive to source our ingredients from local farms and producers and without exception create our culinary offerings from scratch everday. From our famed “Taco Tuesday” Chef Tacos to our leading-edge daily specials that marry California cuisine with all things Latin, our focus is always to provide you with an experience that is both memorable and exciting.

So relax and enjoy a one-hour vacation with us - get away to the Cantina!

306 6th Street
Woodland, CA 95695
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Tue–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Monday Lunch
Mon 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Cross Street:
Court Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 402-1540

Website:
http://www.marias-cantina.com/

Catering:
Bring the taste and flair of a Maria’s Cantina experience to your next party! From party starters to desserts we take care of everything your gathering needs whether it is a wedding, business meeting or a birthday bash. Delivery service is available that includes delivery, drop off, and set-up.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in our parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, and there is ample street parking in the immediate area.

Executive Chef:
John Gamboni

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Maria's Cantina Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.4

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4.1

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4.2

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (87)
Good for Groups (81)
Great for Outdoor Dining (64)
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Kid-friendly (58)
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Special Occasion (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Brunch (12)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (2)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2016

We love Maria's. Someone needs to tell the female bartender to be friendlier and more attentive. Someone else besides us must have noticed this. We still give her a 20% tip but shouldn't. Everything else is wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Spicy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The food is good, but not fantastic. The salsa is a bit to sweet for my taste, could have used a little kick. The guac. was really good and the bar drinks are great. I would probably recommend drinks and apps. more than drinks and dinner. It's a nice little spot, very cute inside. The waitress on this day wasn't very attentive, even though the restaurant was not full, but I'm sure this is hit or miss and she still got a $20 tip from us, cause we are nice. The one thing that really stood out as, for lack of a better word, cheesy was that they charged us 50cents for two wedges of lime for our taco plate, not very classy given our bill was $100 for lunch. Management....throw in the limes!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 17, 2016

The homemade chirros are fabulous. Great margaritas too.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 6, 2016

I hate to write the great review this restaurant deserves because I don’t want them to become overly crowded. I've been here 3 times, and each time had a very nice meal. My favorite so far was the chicken tacos - very tasty. The chips and salsa are unusually good, and the margaritas delicious. The food always seems to be made with fresh, high quality ingredients, and the chef achieves fine Mexican results. Some of the dishes are more Californian with some Mexican influence – like the steelhead salmon I had the last time I was there, flavored with cilantro. The atmosphere is enjoyably casual, and the wait-staff is competent and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Fun, good food, relaxing, and great to share with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Everything was delicious and service was friendly and efficient!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 16, 2016

This visit to Maria's Cantina was good overall, although the pork carnitas weren't quite up to the standard of our last visit In April. The Margaritas also lacked flavor. But the chips, salsa, and guacamole were terrific. The chips were thin, crisp, and warm, and the salsa was some of the best we've ever had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Best nachos I've ever had and I've had them in more than 100 different places in the last 30 years.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 9, 2016

We have been at Maria's many many times. Never disappointed. The food and service is
excellent, we can highly recommend Maria's Cantina.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Love this tasteful restaurant, great food and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The restaurant was loud and it was hard to hear. The food was good but the amount was slight. The bill was high given we had no alcohol or appetizers - just entrees (Over $100)

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 6, 2016

What a great restaurant! Really have enjoyed both times here, and will most certainly be taking friends and family back. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on April 29, 2016

It is a good place to eat sometimes; I like it, but the menu should be more varied.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 10, 2016

We love Maria's! Great cocktails, fun salsas with chips and excellent entrees. Our group ate everything from a healthy salmon salad to the carnitas. Excellent. We are regulars 😄

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We went here to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful experience. We ordered the salmon tacos and was pleasantly surprised by how great they were. The chips and salsa were never ending and the service was awesome. I also had the Pomegranate Margarita and before we knew it 2 hours had gone by. I will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on April 1, 2016

We like this place for an everyday dinner!! The service is excellent and the food is very good!!
Thanks

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 6, 2016

This was our second visit here. Brought some friends who agree that Maria's is fun, friendly, a great value, and among the best mexican fare around. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, and our bill was surprisingly small for such complete meals. The margaritas are also delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Love the frilled Caesar!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Fresh, local and always good. Escape from the kitchen and enjoy some local Mexican flare. Don't forget to try the local brews on tap.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2015

We usually go to Maria's to celebrate birthdays. The service was outstanding. We were greeted warmly, and the waitstaff was very attentive. The food was excellent. We were disappointed in the original guacamole. It was too bland. The horchata drinks were also a disappointment. They tasted watered down. The entrees were all very good, and everyone agreed that we will keep the tradition to celebrant birthdays at Maria's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 10, 2015

The food was terrific, the margaritas fabublous, the churros yummy, and ours server exceptionally good. All that made for a fine birthday celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Server Rod was exceptional: attentive at the right times and very tuned into our needs. Evening was perfect for sitting outside, with exception of the periodic train noise which only a few times interrupted our conversation. Good food, reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 12, 2015

The three of us sat on the side patio. We ordered the $10.00 marguerita on our server Sam's advice, and it was excellent. All of us had a salad for lunch and both the salmon and the chicken were generous and delicious. We will definitely take the drive to this restaurant again in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 25, 2015

We booked a dinner reservation based on Best of Yolo County ratings. We were not disappointed. The entrées were flavorful and the presentation of the food was inviting. I ordered chicken fajitas and my husband ordered the carnitas burrito. While we were waiting for our meals, we enjoyed the salsa and tortilla chips. The salsa was delicious--and the chips were light and crisp. The server was very attentive. We will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 11, 2015

This is our second visit to Maria's and again, everything met our expectations. Margaritas are good, service consistent and friendly, food served hot. We will continue to return when we are in Woodland.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 7, 2015

Great in all regards. Our favorite restaurant in Woodland. Very consistent in food and service. A cut above ordinary Mexican restaurants with very well conceived menu items. An added plus for us is that we can take our large dog with us to eat on the patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 5, 2015

Never disappoints... service - friendly and prompt, food - fresh & delicious, ambiance - relaxing & pleasing to the eye.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 29, 2015

Our food was excellent but the service was very slow.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 2, 2015

This wasn't our first visit to Maria's (or second, or third...) but it WAS the first time we had the pomegranate margarita. Now there's another good reason to go. Taco Tuesday is still the number one draw!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2015

Good decor, good food. Will work for vegans, carnivores and in between. Good for guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 24, 2014

Really nice neighborhood restaurant in Woodland. Fabulous food, loved the 3 kinds of guacamole. Steak Ranchera was great. Just a very nice dinner with great food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 23, 2014

We sat at the bar waiting for our table. The bar is really nice. Our table was ready shortly after since the restaurant was not full on a Sat night at 7pm. We ordered chicken fajitas and carnitas. The carnitas had a lot more food on the plate than the chicken fajita's. There was not a lot of chicken on my plate. Too much rice for me. We also ordered the spicy guacamole as an appetizer. It had good flavor but was no hot and it was impossible to eat with the paper thin chips.
Overall, the food was good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Father's day was a day to celebrate at Maria's. They accommodated and informed us of the gluten free items and everything was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Our Valentine's Day dinner was excellent. We had a very attentive but unobtrusive waiter who did an outstanding job making sure we enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2013

All of us had a really good meal at Maria's. Our only complaint is my husband didn't have much meat on his chilie verde platter. Service was great as always

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 25, 2013

Our friends from Davis were joining us in Woodland for dinner. We recommended meeting at Maria's. They hadn't been there, and enjoyed the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 20, 2013

My friend had the salmon which she said was fantastic. I had the taco salad which was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 13, 2013

We have eaten here several times. The food is fine - it doesn't knock your socks off, but's tasty and very consistent. Chips are nice and light and they are generous with refills. Most dishes could use a bit more 'kick'. Portions are generous. Drinks are fine - pomegranate margarita is yummy. Service is friendly and polite. In short, Maria's is a nice spot for a meal out, especially if you want more than the typical tacqueria fare that most Woodland restaurants offer. Inside can get loud when they have a full house. Lunch is probably quieter but we haven't had lunch there yet.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Food was good, aunt complained about margarita not being so good, salads were great. A special added Mom's lunch or dessert special would have been fun or a free dessert or a single paper flower, serenade, piece of chocolate? A card made by Maria's saying "Happy Mom's Day" from Maria's Cantina, with a 10% off food coupon on the next visit. (Father's Day following month.)

This was just another day at another restaurant as far as I was concerned and not a real Mother's Day celebration.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 20, 2013

Great food and excellent service. The street tacos were prepared with great flavors. Highly recommend the "charro" beans.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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