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Maria's Cantina

4.3
83 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Monday Lunch
Mon 11:30 am–1:30 pm
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Phone number
(530) 402-1540
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Gamboni
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Court Street
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Parking details
Parking is available in our parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, and there is ample street parking in the immediate area.
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
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and service as usual, very friendly staff!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious chips! Attentive service. Good place to be able to talk with friends.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a large party and the service was great, very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent! Love this place!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This is my current favourite Mexican restaurant. Good food and friendly atmoatmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday but nothing special was offered

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2016

The homemade chirros are fabulous. Great margaritas too.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Everything was delicious and service was friendly and efficient!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2016

Took some out of town guests and they raved for two days about how much they enjoyed the meal and the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Love this tasteful restaurant, great food and ambiance.

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4.0Dined 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)

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2016

We like this place for an everyday dinner!! The service is excellent and the food is very good!!
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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Love the frilled Caesar!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2015

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

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2015

Our food was excellent but the service was very slow.

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2015

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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