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Marinitas

4.4
908 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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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
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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 908 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great as always. Just a midweek dinner with my son. Love the quest fondito.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Good ambiance and food. Recommend! For some reason they don’t give points with the reservation?? Weird

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love marinitas, always a great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

great food, ambiance, and is kid friendly. ask for table in the back if you have a stroller... margaritas rock!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Marinitas is always a favorite place - fun atmosphere, great food and service.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food even better drinks!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a great time and would go back again for dinner

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2.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great for kids!

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this restaurant. Food is fabulous and service always great

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a nice evening and the food was delicious

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5.0Dined on September 16, 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.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 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.

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4.0Dined on August 24, 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.

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1.0Dined on August 23, 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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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great room like an old barn very pleaseing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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