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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM-11PM (lunch and dinner)
Friday + Saturday: 11:30AM-12AM (lunch and dinner)
Sunday: 11AM-10PM (brunch and dinner)
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Phone number
(415) 454-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Villa
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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.
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Private party contact
Allison Goetze: (415) 454-8900 ext. 19
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Carta Marinitas available for events at your home.
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Cross street
Bank Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available for brunch and dinner.
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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
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Special events & promotions
Join us Saturday Februaryy 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!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 902 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Extremely busy night so service was a bit uneven, but food was good and servers were friendly. We were not rushed.

Reba (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

Lovetoeat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and tasty margaritas
Went with another couple and it was a perfect venue

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

food is straight forward with good margaritas. Works for families/kids. Can get crowded and noisy - plan ahead

Visitor (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Karen (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a great time and would go back again for dinner

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

JeanM (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I'm never disappointed at Marinitas. The food is always excellent, authentic and inventive. The service is attentive and fun. Marinitas never misses!

Dogfamily (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

We love can be a bit noisy but that wouldn't stop us. The fishing shrimp tacos and salmon and guacamole and Margaritas were all superb.

vipBudd (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food... inconsistent with spice levels and flavors, but overall amazing!!!!