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Marix Tex Mex Playa

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1226
+1 310-459-4797
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 04:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, just off the beach, can't be beat. Free parking at lunch time. The decor is very nice. But the soul of the plan is the food -- excellent and plenty of it. The wait staff was prompt and attentive without being intrusive, the price is right, and we love the place.

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Thank Ron D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Lots of salsa and warm chips keep coming whatever you order. Nice Mexican beer and pretty reasonable tacos with fish.

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Thank SteveBG4547KK
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We really enjoy this place when we are in town. The food is excellent and plenty of it. My favorite is the sampler plate which i usually have to share.The margaritas are huge and refreshing,especially when one is dehydrated after a walk about.In the late afternoon thru evening, the ambience is lively and macho, but not too loud. Inside it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,945 reviews
670 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Can't beat the location on Entrada not far from PCH and the beach, you smell the seaside. Authentic combo beach / TexMex decor and furnishings and good parking, which is rate. But, the food and drinks are just so so and nothing special. ...

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Thank David B L
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Have been coming here for years. Food is always good. Great chips and salsa and excellent drinks. I look forward to my next visit.

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Thank Mark F
Los Angeles
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Hadn't been in ages and met a friend there so we could walk to beach after. Sad bar scene on a Friday night. Worst margaritas I've had in awhile and average food.

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Thank JenV1
Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Food was good. Loads of locals. Hard to find if you don't know where it is but worth it if you do. Drinks were great.

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Thank sportspup
South Australia
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Food was average at best but the kicker was the unordered "birthday dessert" they delivered to our table (because they heard it was one of our birthdays), and then tried to charge us for the unordered item. Luckily one of our group managed to get it over to another table who apparently had a birthday due the next month, but... More 

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Malibu, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Had lunch yesterday at Marix Tex. Ordered the Baja Tacos with side salad instead of the rice and beans. I had a choice of fish, Salmon, Ahi Tuna or Sea Bass. I chose the Tuna. The issue I have was the presentation.. The plate arrived with 4 very small- 3 inch- tortillas, on top of there was a small portion... More 

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Thank Nili99
California
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1,696 reviews
543 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

This is always a fun evening. The margaritas are tasty and strong, the fajitas are consistently good (they are all I've ever ordered), the service is good and yes, it's loud.

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Thank CarmichaelVentura

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
04:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
04:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
04:00 - 22:00
Thursday
04:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1226
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-459-4797

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