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Marinitas, San Anselmo, CA

Marinitas

4.0
4
835 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Marinitas features a menu inspired by dishes found throughout Mexico and Latin America using local and seasonal products. Through the collaboration of Heidi Krahling and Frank Villa, Marinitas delivers Latin focused lusciousness that is an exciting blend of the new and the familiar. The wine list mainly draws from the expansive selections of the best wine makers from Argentina and Chile. Cocktails focus on the silver and gold liquors of Central and South America. The bar is dedicated to classic cocktail preparations including citrus juice squeezed to order, house made sweet and sour made from unrefined cane sugars, along with the highest quality mixers. Beers include a full Mexican selection from light Lagers to dark regional Latin micro-brewed Ales.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 11:30 am–9:30 pm Wed 11:30 am–9:45 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 454-8900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Juan Herboso
  • Catering
    Carta Marinitas available for events at your home.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining for 15-50 people seated or 100 people for cocktails. More information and menu descriptions available on our website.
  • Private party contact
    Allison Goetze: (415) 454-8900 ext. 19
  • Neighborhood
    San Anselmo
  • Cross street
    Bank Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available for brunch and dinner.
  • Entertainment
    Join us Saturday Febuary 11, 2012 9pm-Midnight for our 3-year Anniversary Party with live musical performance by Pride & Joy! Tickets are on sale for $10 (nonrefundable, but are transferable). Tickets can be purchased over the phone or in Marinitas. Buy your tickets now before this event sells out! Hope to see you there! *Reservation Notes: Any reservations booked for 6:30PM or later have a two hour time slot. All tables are reserved at 9:00PM for Musical performance
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 0.6Value

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836 Reviews
  1. JaclynR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and our server was awesome. Can’t wait to go back!

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  2. CarolynsBitebyBite

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food amazing - service lacking - sevrer did not check in after food delivered by someone else

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  3. PaulH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fresh food with great flavor, staff are awesome

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  4. Brooklyn

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Heard a lot of good things about this restaurant so was excited to try it out. My fish tacos had too much mayo type sauce on top of the cod and the coleslaw on top of it was very wet. My dining partner sent her fish tacos back cause she tasted something quite off. She had to have too long a conversation with the server to get him to return it to the kitchen. It was replaced with chicken enchiladas which she said was good. Our third eating partner ordered a salad with salmon that she said was very good. Their mojito and margaritas were excellent. I will go back and try another dish but was not impressed by this dine out. Noise level was high and I could not hear our own table conversation. Over the top.

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  5. Humbird2

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, good food, reasonably priced = I’ll go again!

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  6. Yummy

    San Francisco

    259 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    259 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best fish tacos, best margaritas, best service!!

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  7. bayareafoodie

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is popular dining space in Marin great for kinds and Adults alike. Fun and creative ambiance. The food this time unfortunately was a huge drop from the past. The flavors were not distinctive in our tacos (fish and chicken) some of the worst ever tasted. Surprisingly they are not offering port (carnitas) tacos. We did have the carnitas entree and again nothing special the flavor of the meat was not very deep and as a dish was very uninspiring. We like to eat food that has unique distinctive flavors that would want us to say we can’t get this anywhere else and would make us want to come back. The meal we had did not inspire or make us want to return. Sorry to say they have loss their way.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff. Enjoyable atmosphere. Good food.

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  9. Monique

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding, although I thought the guacamole was overpriced compared to the rest of the menu items. Highly recommend the Plato Vegetariano! A bit noisy for my taste, but the food was worth it.

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  10. MarinMaven

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of margaritas. Best in Marin. And the chicken enchiladas are so delicious. Also love the guacamole and chips. Green salsa is a fav. Marinitas is the best!

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  11. DavidL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Somewhat surprised to see an abridged menue from what I remember perhaps six months ago. The Carnitas was good, bright, interesting. The "Tinga" Thursday special was disappointingly boring. Good seating and ambiance. Unfortunately slow service was a topic at the table. Really would like to see things more they way they were here, again.

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  12. Nora

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ended up sitting at the bar which was festive - and bonus - you can get single fish tacos which are a meal on their own and are full of flavor. We also ordered the guac - a must - and the spicy margarita with the spicy salt. The chips are crispy and fresh and the vibe is cool. The decor is a bit odd/outdated with a creepy black magic monkey behind the bar below a trapped antlers chandelier, and the dining room has old carpet. The service and food are good enough you can overlook the surroundings.

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  13. skipjulreviews

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Marinitas. Great food, the best margaritas, excellent service.

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  14. LannyU

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on January 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Reliably good food and service. A little on the noisy side at night but tolerable. It's a go-to place for me.

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  15. BillW

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Father’sDay dinner; great experience! Wonderful food with mouth watering sauces and excellent service. Highly recommended!

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  16. MichaelT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of the go to places for my father who is 97. He loves the place as do we all. Good food, good value, good service. it gets noises as do all restaurants these days. Thats tho only down side.

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  17. steveverna

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat at Marinitas several times a year and we are never disappointed. The food is excellent. Very, very tasty. And the margaritas and desserts are fantastic.

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  18. Ecalaway

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have a monthly lunch group. We came to Marinitas last year and loved it and we loved it just as much if not more this time. It is my favorite restaurant for Mexican food.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They did a terrific job accommodating our big group and getting orders and food to us quickly. Excellent!!

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  20. Tableforthe2

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Just a midweek dinner with my son. Love the quest fondito.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambiance and food. Recommend! For some reason they don’t give points with the reservation?? Weird

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love marinitas, always a great experience!

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  23. aspeabi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, ambiance, and is kid friendly. ask for table in the back if you have a stroller... margaritas rock!

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  24. KaraS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Marinitas is always a favorite place - fun atmosphere, great food and service.

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  25. JonF

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Margaritas: they offer four kinds. We have only tried two so far, but they are both excellent. The Supremo and the Deluxe are relaxing and fun. We started with tostaditas, salmon on tortilla chips, which were nicely surprising. My wife had the shrimp tacos and I had the vegetarian plate. We can recommend either. The vegetarian plate offers many different tastes. It's not low calorie due to the cheese, but it doesn't leave you bloated from too much rice and beans. We enjoyed it all and the server was very attentive.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food even better drinks!

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  27. FrancisC

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely busy night so service was a bit uneven, but food was good and servers were friendly. We were not rushed.

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  28. Reba

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I am not in favor of sports Tv all over the place and yet when I went there were 2 TVs on at the bar but the huge pull down Tv in the dinning area was not on which made me very happy.

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  29. rhere

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love us some Marinitas. Do NOT understand why people stand in line at Sol Food for rice beans and wet chicken when Marinitas is right down the road. Love us some Lauren too!

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  30. Lovetoeat

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and tasty margaritas Went with another couple and it was a perfect venue

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  31. Bd2eat

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food is straight forward with good margaritas. Works for families/kids. Can get crowded and noisy - plan ahead

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  32. Jerri

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For an upscale Mexican menu we were underwhelmed. My shrimp tacos were great but my husband’s dinner of the seafood stew was not that great. The sauce was like a poblano mole. Too intense for the seafood which you couldn’t taste and the shrimp and calamari in the dish were over cooked. The service was great and the ambience was warm and inviting but I would recommend other Mexican restaurants over this one.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always great. Love the chicken and potato tacos, so much so that we come back and deal with the poor service. Would be back more often if the service wasn’t so bad.

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  34. Karen

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time and would go back again for dinner

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite restaurants in Marin. Off night with really bad service - which has NEVER happened there before so we will be back again.

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  36. JeanM

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was extremely inattentive, didn’t get our order close to right, failed to apologize for his mistakes, and didn’t offer to correct them. We got the wrong beer, didn’t get one appetizer we ordered, received one we did not order, and yet our server did nothing to make the situation right! And, we were one of a couple of tables there, so it wasn’t as if he was busy. He never brought water after we asked twice.

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  37. MarcH

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm never disappointed at Marinitas. The food is always excellent, authentic and inventive. The service is attentive and fun. Marinitas never misses!

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  38. Dogfamily

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Marinitas...it can be a bit noisy but that wouldn't stop us. The fishing shrimp tacos and salmon and guacamole and Margaritas were all superb.

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  39. Budd

    Greater Boston

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A longstanding favorite restauarant. Yes, it's noisy. But the food is delightful, and a little bit of tequila is a nice remedy for anything you are carrying from a busy day.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food... inconsistent with spice levels and flavors, but overall amazing!!!!

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FAQs

Marinitas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 454-8900.

Marinitas is rated 4 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Marinitas

218 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bank Street
  • Neighborhood
    San Anselmo
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 11:30 am–9:30 pm Wed 11:30 am–9:45 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available for brunch and dinner.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Juan Herboso
  • Entertainment
    Join us Saturday Febuary 11, 2012 9pm-Midnight for our 3-year Anniversary Party with live musical performance by Pride & Joy! Tickets are on sale for $10 (nonrefundable, but are transferable). Tickets can be purchased over the phone or in Marinitas. Buy your tickets now before this event sells out! Hope to see you there! *Reservation Notes: Any reservations booked for 6:30PM or later have a two hour time slot. All tables are reserved at 9:00PM for Musical performance
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 454-8900
  • Catering
    Carta Marinitas available for events at your home.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining for 15-50 people seated or 100 people for cocktails. More information and menu descriptions available on our website.
  • Private party contact
    Allison Goetze: (415) 454-8900 ext. 19
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