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Maracas Mexican Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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72775 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2760
+1 760-321-1001
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Carlsbad, California
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186 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for friends and family! Our group of 15 had a marvelous Saturday evening. The food is incredible and "portion control" is not an option. I have never experienced such large plates. Every entree could feed two. My wife loved the Drunken Salmon and thoroughly enjoyed the fajitas and the margaritas. The live music was also much appreciated.

Thank db7477
Richmond, Canada
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159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is fantastic - the happy hour specials are a great way to try the dishes. The classic marguerites is great and the strawberry/banana margarita was yummy!! Street tacos were tasty we like the fish one best. Question Fundido con Chirixo was delicious.

Thank Tina M
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our lunch here. My enchiladas were delicious! In marketplace near movie theater. We would both come back again

Thank dbs1024
Indian Wells, California
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time with a group of 12. Wow!!! What a ripoff!!! 17 dollars for a terrible margarita and 16 dollars for 3 green enchiladas??? This is one of those restaurants that you can't explain how they've survived this long?, The food is bad and the prices are unjustified, and the decor is just like every... More 

Thank MrSotomayor
Vancouver, BC
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

After the late afternoon showing of The Founder (good movie!) we headed over to Maracas for Happy Hour in the bar. Good prices and very good Chile Relleno.

Thank Lydia S
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403 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We first stopped by here for lunch. I had the special two Chicken Tostadas and my wife had a Quesadilla. Service was fast and friendly. The salsa was quite spicy and we really enjoyed it. So, a couple of nights later we ventured back for dinner. The service was less than good. I asked for Cholulla sauce. The waiter assured... More 

Thank GPaCalgary
Victorville, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

After doing a search in TripAdviser my husband and I dropped in here....good food, large portions. Everything was really fresh. Our waitress was very friendly. I had fajitas...it was delicious. It's maybe a bit expensive. It was almost $50 for 2 of us....with NO alcohol. I would recommend this place...yum!!

Thank Mimibubbles
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not the home of authentic or high-qualty Mexican food. Mostly starchy, bland items on taco combination plate, and the chicken in the tacos was scarce. If you are looking for authentic, tasty, and higher-value Mexican food in the area, I think you can do better. I heard that the Maracas in Palm Springs is much better, though I didn't try... More 

Thank langdoc
Tulsa, Okla
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Queso with Chirizo was good, as was the salsa. Everyone enjoyed their meals but the Sarten de Maracas was the star of the evening. Full of flavor and spicy. Not your traditional Tex-Mex or Mexican. Really good food. Service was very good as well.

Thank tlccva
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We've been to Maracas many times over the last several years and the food is always consistently good. Chips and salsa are very good. Service is also very good.

Thank sakemall

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72775 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2760
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-321-1001

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