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Maria's Mexican Restaurant

226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
+1 530-274-2040
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“enchiladas” (18 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had dinner Sunday evening of our weekend in Grass Valley. The restaurant is obviously popular with locals but we were able to get a good table within a few minutes. Ordered a strawberry daquiri that came in a pint glass - delicious. Each of us...More

Thank Patidragon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a busy Friday night. The wait for a table was short and once at our table we were served promptly. The portions were large and generally tasty. Theonly criticism is that the contents of my burrito were rather 'mushed together', it...More

Thank Mike-Bucks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was treated to dinner here by some friends. I chose the beef burrito which wasn’t too spicy...but it was gi-normous! Lovely restaurant with helpful staff.

Thank DebbieMH1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch the other day with a friend, enjoyed the company, but also the food, the lovely setting, and the friendly service. I cannot think of how they could have made our food any better! Everything was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant anytime to anyone.

Thank PattiF65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and excellent service. The food was of a good standard and arrived quickly to the table without compromising quality. Expect a few rather loud 'happy birthday' celebrations from the staff to the customers. Both times I have been there were 5 different parties...More

Thank jackdylandouglas
Reviewed September 4, 2018

My wife and I were staying at a B&B in Colfax and remembered from a year ago that we had eaten at Maria's on our last visit to Grass Valley, so we thought we would give it another shot. We were not disappointed, the weather...More

Thank jam1015
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Great outdoor seating area! We could not get enough of the salsa! Food was delicious and service was great!

Thank Thump04302
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We drive an hour at least twice a month to enjoy Maria's yummy food. You always get a lot of food for the money. Their white sauce is a well kept secret! It is delicious on everything. Deep fried Ice Cream to finish is off...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Briefly, the food was delicious, if a little pricey, but very tasty, well prepared, and nice servings. Service was stellar, friendly and efficient. Atmosphere in the courtyard was lovely, very romantic. The guitarist was just the right touch. Maria’s really made date night for my...More

Thank Penny D
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We wanted something light and easy. We popped in and sat at a table in the bar. We were early enough for the happy hour food menu. My wife had the tacos and I had the tamales. Fantastic! Their salsa is made in-house - it's...More

Thank lgnevada
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Questions & Answers
Sharyl B
July 8, 2018|
Response from johndaly24 | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid I do not know about gluten free. But it would not surprise me if she does.
This M
September 12, 2016|
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Response from drpepperi | Reviewed this property |
I consider the prices average to slightly above for this type of fare, but I must add you get a lot for your money.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-274-2040
  • E-mail
Maria’s has been serving fresh Mexican food to loyal locals and visitors alike in Downtown Grass Valley since 1992. We pride ourselves on offering you a comfortable setting where you will enjoy our authentic Mexican cuisine. Our dishes are prepared fresh daily using family recipes created in Mexico and handed down through the generations. We feature daily specials - ask when you visit!Our outdoor patio and round cantina are very popular with our loyal local fans. Come to Maria's - The closest you can get to Mexico without a passport!
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