Maria's Cantina

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$30 and under
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Latin American
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!
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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Maria’s!

RD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cantina is so nice and bright. Service is great even when accommodating a large party which we witnessed firsthand. Our server, Christina, was very friendly and engaged not only with me but my three year old granddaughter. Nice to have one so friendly helping us. The food tasted great.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could not have been nicer!

K
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The servings are very large and delicious. The nacho plates are easily enough for two. Service is warm ,efficient and friendly

SS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was great and so was the food. It was a bit noisy but manageable.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time on Father’s Day. Service was fast and the food was great. We really enjoyed ourselves.

L
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Maria’s cantina. One our favorite Mexican restaurants because they use organic and fresh ingredients. Salads are always fresh. Thankful for vegan menu items. Nachos to die for! Bartenders awesome. As are waitresses and waiters. Float staff make sure we have water and chips. Great attitudes.

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The spicy guacamole was excellent as well as the salsa! Two mains were ordered: Casa Carnitas were very good and the Street Tacos (chicken and pork) were excellent!

h
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great off-Main Street find! Pleasantly surprised to discover so many Mexican seafood-based menu items . The beers were ice cold, the Margaritas were generous and tasty, and all the food was delicious with only one exception: the Coconut Shrimp were overcooked (an odd duck for a Mexican restaurant anyway, but one person in our party HAD to order them).

GB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Always an enjoyable experience.

e
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very well prepared, salad relied on the fresh ingredients not on the dressing. Chili Verde was amazing. The chips were light and fluffy. The server was very courteous and helpful. And the restaurant ambiance set in what looked like a large house was very welcoming. We will definitely repeat.

MO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great friendly servers and excellent food! Maria is my favorite restaurant in Woodland!

LD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, diverse menu, food is great! Tried their crema de chile poblano soup and it was very delicious. Highly recommend! Wine is a bit limited and pricy. Can be very noisy at times. Still, a great value with a GroupOn.

C
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the only Mexican restaurant I willing eat at because their spicyness is low key & edible.

HH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good service and nice ambiance. Will definitely go back again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The elderflower margarita was delicious. The pomegranate margarita was meh— not very much flavor.

OT
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was outstanding.

T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there several times and always found it to be very enjoyable. The service and food is always the best.

DE
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

typical Mexican food, but quite tasty, really good parking across the street

N
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria's is my favorite restaurant in Woodland and the best Mexican style food in the greater Sacramento area. I go their 3 to 6 times a month! If friends or family in town I often take them there. The food is excellent and service always excellent too.

BM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed lunch here with the gals! The service was outstanding with front of the house staff cooperating seamlessly in tandem as a team to provide attentive but not intrusive service. I had the Cilantro-Lime Salmon Taco --deliciously moist.

LC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were going thru town with an elderly mum and asked for their most quiet booth, in which we were promptly seated after being cheerfully greeted.
The service was cheerful, helpful, friendly and very attentive. The food arrived quickly and the coconut shrimp and flautas were hot and tasty.
We have already recommended this cantina to family and friends in the area.

MO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Maria’s because it’s always a great experience... service, food and the wonderful people who work there make our meals a good experience!

D
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Great fish dishes

RP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We made reservations because yelp said to, the place was empty. We started with drinks, they were out of ginger ale so we went to plan B. Dinner came, food was plates beautifully but the flavor wasn’t there. One pf our party didn’t get what he ordered but ate it anyway. I will say the rice and chili’s relain was good. Drove in from Sacramento to check it out, won’t be back, I’ll stick with Vince’s

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and had the best margaritas... great price overall and the service was super!

WG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and food. My company and I enjoyed every bite.

C
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the sweet potato tacos (new on their menu- to me); very tasty!
This is the only Mexican restaurant I willing eat at. They don’t make their items with a lethal dose of spicy chili’s & jalapeños, so the cuisine is very eatable.
Service is always attentive without being intrusive.
Go try it out.

D
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Maria's has great parking and is easy to find. Servers were awfully nice ..... but service was VERY slow. That worked for us as we had a two hour window to fill prior to a performance. Food was okay. The women's bathroom is beautiful and quite a pleasant surprise to enter. I would be comfortable recommending Maria's to friends if they were not foodies and were in absolutely no hurry at all.

AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly atmosphere, good service; good food options too, with several interesting variations.

MM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always!

p
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very comfortable meal on the patio. Sweet potato tacos were excellent, requested vegan version, turned out well. Requested the habanero picante sauce on the side, very good. Friendly and responsive staff.

MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I meet a friend for dinner at Maria’s Cantina. We hadn’t seen each other for 15 years. We were they for almost 4 hours. They servers were very accommodating. They food was really good and great service! I would definitely go back! 👍🏽

U
Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Despite an over-loud group at a nearby table, we had an enjoyable meal. The hacienda salad was excellent, as were the Caesar salad and the pork carnitas. The chips are first rate (fried in lard?), and the salsa is one of the best. Good guacamole, too.

M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I found Maria's on TripAdvisor while looking for a good restaurant within the Sacramento Airport dining area (somewhat limited, unfortunately). I was not disappointed. The menu spans a good selection of classic Mexican entrees and the service and food were outstanding. Being a party of one (I was flying out of Sacramento early the following morning), it was a treat watching the cook and wait staff. It was impressive! I will certainly return to Maria's on my future visits and encourage others to give it a try as well.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the chips and salsa. Meals were delicious.

MM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. The pozole rojo soup is fantastic (weekends only). Warm, efficient service

U
Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was on the slow side, despite the fact that only a few tables were filled--usually service is great. The menu options are excellent, and the chips are outstanding.

CR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I had reserved a table ("booth please"), and they gave us a noisy 1/2 table/ 1/2 booth-type seating. It was very (very noisy). We requested a different table (all booth), because my friend was a bit hard of hearing, and the service after that seemed a bit on the "cold" side. Our waitress served us, but the service was aloof, and she left us sitting for quite awhile before taking our order. The food was very good, as is often the case: I love their salmon tacos, as well as their chicken fajitas. As for next time, I'll just make sure I call and be more specific, (in person), about needing a "real" booth.

MO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual, very friendly staff!

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