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Las Guitarras

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1017 Reichert Ave, Novato, CA 94945-3241
+1 415-892-3171
10:00 - 22:00
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Cambria, California
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

After a lengthy geographical separation, it was a pleasure to return for an early dinner on the patio and confirm that LG still makes the world's best chile rellenos and cheese enchilada. Clara, a delightful server, remembered us from years past and made our visit especially enjoyable. Although LG no longer numbers combo plates on its revised menu, she knew... More 

Thank Cambriariter
Novato, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Varied Mexican menu as one might expect, but the outstanding feature is the barbequed oysters. Really large oysters, perfectly cooked, with a great sauce. I also recommend the carnitas burrito.

Thank jsshimp
Scottsdale, Arizona
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I was in downtown Novato and walked down a side street and saw this great outdoor patio. I went there for dinner with some friends and had very good meal. The food was tasty and fresh and our waitress was very good. It's worth a trip.

Thank MrMeat9
Novato, California
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Las Guitarras is not authentic mexican food, but it does have a nice twist of American fusion, particularly with its seafood items. The crab-stuffed, bacon-wrapped shrimp are a life-long favorite, and the bbq'd oysters are plentiful and classically made. The patio with umbrella'd tables is a great place to enjoy a warm summer evening, especially if a pitcher of mango... More 

Thank MattWMc
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Good Mexican cuisine. Comes with a salad, big plus for me. Best BBQ oysters around. Full bar. Large menu selections. Good margaritas and pina colada's.

Thank Bob G
Corona del Mar, California
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205 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

One of the best spots of good Mexican food. Friendly staff and a relaxing patio. I get hungry just thinking about it.

Thank Ron Y
Chicago, Illinois
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893 reviews
666 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We dropped in for lunch. Easy parking in front. Outside dining. Fast service. Excellent soup. Dishes well prepared.

Thank MarshBruce
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

A good friend living in Novato invited us to this nice Mexican restaurant. The service is very good and the facility is very cosy. The food is good and the restaurant serves very good mojito's. Clearly Las Guitarras has a known reputation as it was quite occupied, both inside and outside on the terrace. On weekends and holidays it would... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Las Guitarras offers traditional Mexican fare (think big plate with entree surrounded by beans & rice, lots of cheese) that won't wow you, but will leave you full. The margaritas are good and it's pleasant to sit on the patio with your dog.

Thank Fatchihuahua
Cambria, California
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

My wife and I make a point of having lunch at Las Guitarras whenever visiting in Marin County. The chile rellino (sp?) is especially tasty, moist, and a meal in itself. We have two recommendations. The red salsa sauce would be improved if it contained diced onions, tomato, and herbs like basil instead of being a hot tomato puree. Also,... More 

Thank Cambriariter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 Reichert Ave, Novato, CA 94945-3241
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: +1 415-892-3171

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