401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.010039 -118.496191
Mon - Thu, 10am - 10pm; Fri, 10am - 11pm; Sat, 9am - 11pm; Sun, 9am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Downtown
This may seem like a touristy place, but come here for the margaritas, they are top notch. Be sure to ask for them sans the sweet and sour.
Fun restaurant...crummy food for price! – Great place to eat for view only!! All of us ordered something different to eat...yuck to all!
I wouldn't bother – Food wasn't horrible but everything else was. Our server said no to every reasonable request we made. The cheese cake was so frozen it crunched.
Dining with oceanview – My friends and I ordered the veggie plate at this Mexican haunt, located at the end of the Santa Monica Pier. The plate was lavishly piled with various Mexican eats; Enough food for three persons, and we were able to taste a little bit of everything. Enchiladas, Quesadillas, tacos, veggies, dips and more. I loved the Quesadillas filled with mushrooms, cheese and onion. The service was very attentive, our glasses were refilled constantly and fresh tacos and dips were brought without asking. The highlight of our dinner was a performance of fabulous mariachi singers.
Clueless on how to treat a customer! – I went to this restaurant with some relatives a couple of Sundays ago. It was a hot day and we wanted to enjoy a margarita or cold beer by the ocean. I took my toddler son who was asleep in his stroller. They sat our group in the patio overlooking the ocean which I was thrilled about, but when they saw that I had my son asleep in the stroller, they requested we take him out of the stroller even though I had explained to them he was napping. After a brief back-and-forth, they sat us anyway. 5 minutes later, they came and moved us to another table in the patio. Shortly after, the manager came yet again, and requested I move my stroller (which was already in a corner by the service station) into the restaurant because that was the area for their umbrellas. A trip to the beach with relatives turned into a real nightmare, simply because they couldn't find it in them to accomodate my napping son. I would understand if the buggy was blocking a table or anything. To this moment, I'm still at awe as to why they didn't feel they could accomodate us?! I guess it may have had to do with the fact that because of the wheather, they had a list of people waiting that would give them less trouble than a family with a stroller that would not go by their request to lose the stroller or wake up the baby. I must ad, the view would've been nice if we had been able to enjoy it. I can't say the same about the food, though. It truly was tasteless. We had the taquitos appetizer that tasted like it'd been frozen long enough to lose any type of taste it may have potentially had. The soup was plain and the fixh was overcooked. If you glance next to the restaurant, I believe I saw another food place that may have better service. If not, do yourself a favor and buy your food at a different location, and bring it to the pier. It will be a far greater experience than going to Mariasol. Especially if you have kids!
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION – DID I SAY LOCATION!! YOU CANT BEAT ANY RESTAURANT THAT IS AT THE END OF A PIER. THE MARGARITAS AND THE CALAMARI WERE YUMMY!! I HAD THE CLAM CHOWDER AND IT WASNT THE BEST BUT NOT THE WORST. THE CARNITAS WERE A LITTLE BLAND. THE WAITER WAS VERY BUSY, BUT STILL DID A GOOD JOB FOR THE AMOUNT OF TABLES HE HAD. I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS PLACE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO HAVE SOME DRINKS AND APPITIZERS WITH AN OCEAN VIEW.
They put the FUN in fundido – The main courses seem a little overpriced at Mariasol, and to tell the truth I've never had them, but there are three great reasons to go there: queso fundido, stiff drinks, and the location. If you like cheese, you will die for the queso fundido with chorizo. It's a giant pot of hot melted cheese with sausage in it, it's so good, and it's the cheapest thing on the menu. The bar is usually empty so the bartenders are happy to mix very strong drinks, and who can beat the location... at the end of the Santa Monica pier!
don't bother – I went here with coworkers today. The location is kind of nice, dining near the ocean certainly has it's charms. That said, our meals were really overpriced (especially for lunches) and subpar at best. One coworker described the fish tacos as "fishsticks in tortillas," and I think this sums up the entire restaurant pretty well. The chicken flautas were weak as well, and the sodas watered down.
Save your money and walk a few blocks to the border grill. For the same price at lunch you can have a world class mexican meal, instead of this swill.
Magnificent Place For Sunsets – I was overwhelmed with Mariasol recent remodeling, The food keeps getting better and better. The Margaritas are very flavorful.
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