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Mercedes' Cuban Grill

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14 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5124
+1 310-827-6209
07:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:30
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Cairns, Australia
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Potentially a great place to eat, although the food wasn't in any way above ordinary. It was tasty, it was what was promised on the menu, but still just managed to be ok without being special or memorable. You'd probably dine here more for the ambience than the food, and the ambience is great. We however got 'tricked' by the... More 

Thank johnrod
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered side of bacon with cream cheese bagel, stack of blueberry pancakes, Bachlorette Omlette, Chorizo and Eggs. Bacon had great Flavor. Pancakes had huge blueberries and Omlette was Loaded with Bacon Green Chillis and lil sour cream and cheese under a blanket of fluffy Eggs, served with Fresh Sliced Melon and Fruit. I'd do it again. Omlettes are 1/2 off... More 

Thank Leah W
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a popular restaurant and has good food. We did not have to wait too long to get in though. Prices were not crazy high. The truffle fries were very good as was the burger and the bean soup.Wait staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank Nurse62
Annapolis, Maryland
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327 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We came off the beach and found this cute place a few blocks up Washington. Outside seating was great for the perfect day. Good drinks and food made for a lovely lunch.

Thank janicepk
Los Angeles
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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is a popular mainstay and I got to say hello the perpetually ageless, attractive, and affable Mercedes. My chicken tostada lunch was just great! Also, the new bartender, Patrick, is a well-known and popular restaurant pro from the Marina. He is a great asset to Mercedes. All his customers like him. I intend to make this a more... More 

Thank DoctorRetired
nashville, tn
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We've walked by this place numerous times thru the years and finally decided to give it a try. We ordered the grilled fish tacos and the citrus salmon. Both came with black beans, rice, and plantains. Both meals were excellent. We dined al fresco and enjoyed people watching. The service was friendly and prompt.

Thank katNashville_Tn
Los Angeles
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Been coming here for many years. Great for weekend people watching especially during the summer or on holidays. The patio is prime. Large menu, so many options. Being cuban there is a Caribbean/tropical emphasis to the food.

Thank dziran
Huntsville, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A friend recommended Mercedes to me. We went for brunch and it was fantastic. The menu has a large selection of items and there was plenty of food. I enjoyed the huevos con picadillo--what a great meal. The Cuban beef hash was outstanding. The restaurant is also conveniently located near the Venice beach area. Our waitress was so nice and... More 

Thank TheRealPublius
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant is right by the beach (Venice Fishing Pier) serving Cuban as well as Caribbean food. Lots of breakfast menu items to choose from with a full bar which includes mimosas and bloody mary's. Food and service was excellent. I totally recommend this place for breakfast and I will definitely come back to try the lunch and/or dinner menu.

Thank adrianausa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went here two days for breakfast, great variety and generous portions. They open at 7.30 so that helps if you are an early starter. The service is quick , its clean and the food is done well. Other options are available for lunch and dinner

Thank Dev1185

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5124
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-827-6209

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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