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About Marinitas

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.

218 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin American

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)

Cross Street:
Bank Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 454-8900

Website:
http://www.marinitas.net/

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

Catering:
Carta Marinitas available for events at your home.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available for brunch and dinner.

Executive Chef:
Frank Villa

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

Additional:
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

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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Marinitas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (11)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Disabled Access (4)
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Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Marinita's is a fun, warm addition to our San Anselmo scene. Food is fresh, a few TV screens are going for us sports fans and service is always friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We keep coming back, it's become a local favorite! My date always gets the Ceviche Trio, I've tried nearly everything on the menu. It's always good here!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The staff was gracious and seated s in a quiet spot as we requested. The food was delicious and the four of us had plenty of time to visit and catch up. We were not rushed or interrupted. I'd definitely go back!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Marinitas is one of our favorite places. We had requested to be on the edge so it would be easier to talk. The table that was planned for us wasn't vacated in a timely manner so the hostess found us another great table. We like everything about the restaurant and shall return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It may be loud at Marinitas on the weekends, but the food and service and margaritas are always excellent. And if for some reason you have room left after the ample portions, the desserts are awesome. I've been going there for several years and it is always excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Noisy on a Saturday. Tacos and churros were good, but not quite as good as I remembered them from a few years ago.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant is way too noisy! Won't be back for a long time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this restaurant. Food is fabulous and service always great

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a nice evening and the food was delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our second time here and it was even better than the first. I had the same dish, the Tinga, and it was out of this world. Service was perfect, margaritas delicious, and we had a fun evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I did not check the bill before signing it, and found we were overcharged for several items. I went back the following day with the receipts, and they were very nice, believed me, and gave me back the difference.
This is a favorite local restaurant, the food is consistently good, and decor most interesting.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

They seem to try to turn tables over quite quickly. In all of the years I've gone there, they always bring the next course before the previous course is done - a huge pet peeve. And they bring the bill before asking if you would like anything else. The food is good, but the service needs help.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

terrible, super-rushed, rude service again. great food, but no way to enjoy it without the rude rushed wait staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had a very enjoyable birthday dinner with friends! Nice atmosphere and tasty food at a reasonable price. Loved the Peruvian ceviche!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Sara was our waiter and she was the best!! Fab food and drinks as always!!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great Casa Magaritas and great, creative, upscale Mexican food!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great room like an old barn very pleaseing atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food and service always consistently good. A neighborhood favorite for years!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

5 women friends got together to celebrate a birthday and had delicious food and terrific, friendly and attentive service. Great Happy Hour margaritas too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Our particular waitress was terrible. She never offered any help or info, and never checked on us to see if our food was good or to refill our water/drinks. We had to hail her down for everything we needed, and when we asked her to refill the house margaritas the bartender made for us, she kept asking us what kind it was because they have many varieties. We told her we were not specific, and the bartender made us his choice. Instead of going over to ask the bartender what it might be, she seemed flustered that we could not tell her.

On the other hand, the margaritas and tacos were delicious. We will go there again, but really hope we will have a different server!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fantastic food. I will never want to eat Mexican food anywhere else. Both pork dishes were incredible, chicken tacos THE BEST! Enchiladas I"m told are excellent. Great decor/ambiance. Our server was really bad but the food was so good we didn't really care. We had a reservation for six and the hostess seated us without the entire party being present which was pretty cool.
We can't wait to go back. The prices are so reasonable that everyone kept saying their share of the bill must be wrong. We are used to outrageous Marin pricing, especially San Anselmo but Marinitas is generous with their potions and very reasonable with their prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Weak margartas,had to ask for liguor with the

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We love the food but have never ever ever been seated at the time of our reservation. We've waited between 10-45 minutes every time. They need to manage the reservation times better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We went late on a Sunday evening, around 8, so it was easy to get a table and the service was spectacular. I can see how if it were a busy night it could be hard to get great service, since it's such a huge restaurant. The menu is limited, but we tried a bit of everything and it was all incredibly fresh and flavorful. Really interesting takes on some Mexican classics. If you're thinking of having a few Margaritas, definitely consider just going for the pitcher off-the-bat. After our first round, we loved them and wanted more and ended up spending more on 4 Margaritas than we would have on a pitcher. Will absolutely be back for the Bloody Mary bar on Sundays!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

More "authentic" than many, but didn't live up to it's Check Please-Bay Area review. Most entrees lacked good (fresh greens plentiful), but lacked a flavor edge. T

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Consistently good quality of food & drink -- a favorite place to come.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Vegan, People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great food together with equally great service and venue is a winning combination at this hot spot.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on May 23, 2017

Second visit to Marinitas and the food quality has suffered badly. The pork in the Carnitas was dry and unappealing. Not a good experience for our party of four.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

For any occasion Marinitas provides great food, great service, and a lively atmosphere. I have gone there to meet friends, and I never feel rushed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Marinitas never disappoints. The food is always excellent, from entrees to dessert to the drinks. It is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. We look forward to eating there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

WE HAVE GONE FOR MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS. THIS YEAR WAS VERY DISAPPOINTING ...THE FRENCH TOAST WAS COLD AND DRY AND THE PORTIONS WERE SMALLER AND THEY WERE OUT OF ONE OF THE DISHES AT 2PM.
WONDER IF THE CHEF WAS NEW OR THEY ARE TRYING TO CUT CORNERS. NOT SURE WE WILL BE BACK.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious, good service and friendly. Interesting menu.

Tags: Vegan, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

There were 3 of us. I ordered salad with steak but it came out as salad with shrimp. Other diners were done eating by the time my correct meal came out. Disappointing since we go there pretty regularly. Food was good but I was full up on chips by the time my correct salad came out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Three of us went for Sunday brunch. Food was TERRIBLE. Eggs NOT cooked as described, beans runny, dish overcooked. Service BAD. Had to ASK for napkins and silverwear even after getting our drinks! Has to ASK for more water TWICE. Waitress had bad attitude; not friendly. Would NOT go back to that place ever. Rate it 2 on 1-10 and only because no one got sick!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It was Cinco,de Mayo ~ so, very crowded, and fun place to celebrate! The Margaritas are terrific, except for asking for "no salt " on both drinks, and getting them with salt both times. The salt was wiped off the glass, which left a salty taste to the drinks. The waiperson acted as if this was somehow my fault. The steak tacos are VERY SALTY. the steak entree was okay tastewise, but quite tough meat. For some reason you can only get the steak tacos soft, and chicken tacos crispy. I wonder why there isn't a little more flexibility.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We loved the Shrimp Tacos but they were a bit small. Otherwise, everything was delicious and the service was great and friendly.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Overall the food was better than most Mexican restaurants. The tortilla's were home made and the taco fillings were made in the restaurant rather than processed industrial types found in many such restaurants. The rice and beans were also locally made an quite good. Except for the service which was only average, this is a good buy if you are in the area.

Tags: Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Marinitas' food never disappoints. We visit from time to time, but always seem to come for our anniversary!

The Sopa de Mariscos (Heidi's take on a south of the border Bouillebasse) was divine as were the trio of ceviche. Presentation is nice, service good.

Our only complaint would be the noise level. Maybe it's our age (it was our 38th anniversary!) but it does get harder to chat when the ambient level is so high.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

thanks for a great night of relief and relaxation from a strangely overactive world.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

We went to Maranitas based on a food review aired on TV of a program called :"Check Please". They raved about the restaurant and so we made an early reservation. The quesadilla appetizers were very good and different with a thick crust although my wife thought they were a little dry. The tacos were good but not exceptional.

The desert and service were top notch.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Organic
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