Marinas Mexican Rstrnt & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 3500 W Main St

    League City, TX 77573

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  • 281-338-1888

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I really want to like this place...great location, never a wait.. There is a reason there is no wait, service is the worst in the area! Drinks are non alcoholic , but expensive. A $9.00 top shelf rita has less alcohol than a $3.00 reg

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★★★★★

I really want to like this place...great location, never a wait.. There is a reason there is no wait, service is the worst in the area! Drinks are non alcoholic , but expensive. A $9.00 top shelf rita has less alcohol than a $3.00 reg

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We have been going to Marina's for years now. They know us by name. Always a pleasant experience. Recently I have gone on a diet. They have gone out of their way to cook low fat, delicious meals for me. Blackened tilapia topped with shrimp

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★★★★★

We have been going to Marina's for years now. They know us by name. Always a pleasant experience. Recently I have gone on a diet. They have gone out of their way to cook low fat, delicious meals for me. Blackened tilapia topped with shrimp

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We go here often enough that they know how we like our margaritas and that we generally split our fish tacos (which are the best we have ever had). I always order fresh steamed broccoli.....which is nice that a Mexican restaurant actually will cook fresh broccoli for a guest. We took a friend with us the other day and they ordered the Shrimp en Brochette (they call it Shrimp Diablo) and it was incredible.....the shrimp were huge and cooked perfectly. I love having a neighborhood restaurant that doesn't just serve the standard run of the mill Mexican food. They really go out of their way to make every time we eat there a little more enjoyable. If you have an opportunity - you really should give this little gem a try.

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★★★★★

We go here often enough that they know how we like our margaritas and that we generally split our fish tacos (which are the best we have ever had). I always order fresh steamed broccoli.....which is nice that a Mexican restaurant actually will cook fresh broccoli for a guest. We took a friend with us the other day and they ordered the Shrimp en Brochette (they call it Shrimp Diablo) and it was incredible.....the shrimp were huge and cooked perfectly. I love having a neighborhood restaurant that doesn't just serve the standard run of the mill Mexican food. They really go out of their way to make every time we eat there a little more enjoyable. If you have an opportunity - you really should give this little gem a try.

Pros: The Patio and the Food/Drinks!!

Cons: Parking was tight.....

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We called ahead with a group of 15 on the patio - everything was setup perfectly and ready to go when we arrived (even though they were packed). Everyone loved the salsa....it's got the perfect amount of heat!

The best dishes at the table - Shrimp Diablo and Fish Tacos were the biggest hit.

We have them serve everything family style so we can pass the plates around - I know it's kind of odd, but it works for our friends and family - and the plates were beautiful and we were VERY well taken care of.

We tried all the ritas - but especially loved the Coronarita (it's a frozen rita with an actual Corona bottle in it....wish I could post a pic on here....just the coolest thing ever.)

The owners both made appearances and checked on our table - they were making the rounds and greeting the entire patio.

My parents loved the birds....they got both of them to talk!!

Oh yes.....without question.....the best flour tortillas EVER!!!!!

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★★★★★

We called ahead with a group of 15 on the patio - everything was setup perfectly and ready to go when we arrived (even though they were packed). Everyone loved the salsa....it's got the perfect amount of heat!

The best dishes at the table - Shrimp Diablo and Fish Tacos were the biggest hit.

We have them serve everything family style so we can pass the plates around - I know it's kind of odd, but it works for our friends and family - and the plates were beautiful and we were VERY well taken care of.

We tried all the ritas - but especially loved the Coronarita (it's a frozen rita with an actual Corona bottle in it....wish I could post a pic on here....just the coolest thing ever.)

The owners both made appearances and checked on our table - they were making the rounds and greeting the entire patio.

My parents loved the birds....they got both of them to talk!!

Oh yes.....without question.....the best flour tortillas EVER!!!!!

Pros: Everything was on the mark - excellent!

Cons: None that we experienced

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We live right behind Marinas and have for several years. Initially when they opened they had some issues, but they are so far past that now! What an amazing job for the two owners.
We typically drink their premium ritas - they use this one tequila in their moonlight margaritas (can't recall the name) that is outstanding. They are without question the best margaritas that we've had in the area.
My wife switches between the stuffed avocado (which once you've had this one all other pale in comparison...) and the fish tacos which are amazing. My personal favorite is the tilapia dish....and I have them throw a few shrimp on top of it.
The wait staff is always so pleasant even when they're rushing around....
I'm so happy we have such a great local spot that we can hang out at....and I can't say it enough - the patio is incredible!

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★★★★☆

We live right behind Marinas and have for several years. Initially when they opened they had some issues, but they are so far past that now! What an amazing job for the two owners.
We typically drink their premium ritas - they use this one tequila in their moonlight margaritas (can't recall the name) that is outstanding. They are without question the best margaritas that we've had in the area.
My wife switches between the stuffed avocado (which once you've had this one all other pale in comparison...) and the fish tacos which are amazing. My personal favorite is the tilapia dish....and I have them throw a few shrimp on top of it.
The wait staff is always so pleasant even when they're rushing around....
I'm so happy we have such a great local spot that we can hang out at....and I can't say it enough - the patio is incredible!

Pros: The patio is amazing....the food & drinks are best around!

Cons: usually very busy....

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We made reservations for a large group on the patio. It was a nice relaxing setting. We will never go back.

There was supposed to be 2 servers, only ever saw one.

The pitcher of margarita's was sour, like a whiskey sour not a normal taste. The server said named off this huge concoction of mix including Everclear, which I totally doubt because I drank 1/2 a pitcher and did not feel much of a buzz.

The food was poor quality.

And finally best of all the rest rooms were filthy and they were out of soap. The hostess said, "yeah we are out of soap." Isn't that a health code violation? Secondly, there is a f_cking CVS next door, go buy some soap!

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★☆☆☆☆

We made reservations for a large group on the patio. It was a nice relaxing setting. We will never go back.

There was supposed to be 2 servers, only ever saw one.

The pitcher of margarita's was sour, like a whiskey sour not a normal taste. The server said named off this huge concoction of mix including Everclear, which I totally doubt because I drank 1/2 a pitcher and did not feel much of a buzz.

The food was poor quality.

And finally best of all the rest rooms were filthy and they were out of soap. The hostess said, "yeah we are out of soap." Isn't that a health code violation? Secondly, there is a f_cking CVS next door, go buy some soap!

Pros: Patio was nice, good shade and nice chairs

Cons: Food was very poor taste, slow, margarita's sucked! No soap

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I love going to this place - this weekend (since it was so cold) the owners made chili and cornbread as one of the specials...my wife had that and it was AWESOME. I had their brisket tacos - which I love brisket and this is some of the best I've ever had....no covered up with so much BBQ sauce that you couldn't taste the food....they were amazing! Oh yeah - we LOVE their fried mushrooms and jalapeno chip....
There's nothing not to love about this place - always clean - always friendly - always good and priced right for people watching their dining out budget.

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★★★★★

I love going to this place - this weekend (since it was so cold) the owners made chili and cornbread as one of the specials...my wife had that and it was AWESOME. I had their brisket tacos - which I love brisket and this is some of the best I've ever had....no covered up with so much BBQ sauce that you couldn't taste the food....they were amazing! Oh yeah - we LOVE their fried mushrooms and jalapeno chip....
There's nothing not to love about this place - always clean - always friendly - always good and priced right for people watching their dining out budget.

Pros: Best Margaritas in town!

Cons: Parking and often VERY busy....

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My family just moved across the street and this place is amazing! The service is excellent and the food is remarkable!! We have been over half a dozen times and every time we keeping getting wow'd by the place. The patio is excellent - and on Saturday they have live bands on the patio. They have a stuffed avocado that is absolutely out of this world good....and there's just enough spice in all their dishes (though I tried the Habanero wings and they were incredibly spicy....but I ate them all).
They're VERY family friendly and offer a wide variety of food to please basically everyone....
This is our gem in the burbs....and the kids love the birds on the patio!!

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★★★★★

My family just moved across the street and this place is amazing! The service is excellent and the food is remarkable!! We have been over half a dozen times and every time we keeping getting wow'd by the place. The patio is excellent - and on Saturday they have live bands on the patio. They have a stuffed avocado that is absolutely out of this world good....and there's just enough spice in all their dishes (though I tried the Habanero wings and they were incredibly spicy....but I ate them all).
They're VERY family friendly and offer a wide variety of food to please basically everyone....
This is our gem in the burbs....and the kids love the birds on the patio!!

Pros: Out of this world food!

Cons: Parking on busy nights....

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We went to this restaurant last night and when our food was brought out we noticed an insect came out with it and got on the table. We called the manager over and showed him, he laughed and took the insect away without apologizing or saying anything. He acted like it was no big deal. We waited a few minutes and he never returned. The waitress apologized, but the manager never returned so we decided to leave and told the waitress we were going. After we were in the parking lot the owner approached us and asked us to pay the bill. I was shocked! We had not even eaten anything, not to mention the insect at our table. He proceeded to threaten us with "theft of service" and argue in front of kids and everyone. He commented that this was common and was no big deal. At the other resteraunts I have been too this was not common, and if there was any type of problem, they were quick to rectify the situation. I was very disappointed at the way the situation was handled and would not recommend this place to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to this restaurant last night and when our food was brought out we noticed an insect came out with it and got on the table. We called the manager over and showed him, he laughed and took the insect away without apologizing or saying anything. He acted like it was no big deal. We waited a few minutes and he never returned. The waitress apologized, but the manager never returned so we decided to leave and told the waitress we were going. After we were in the parking lot the owner approached us and asked us to pay the bill. I was shocked! We had not even eaten anything, not to mention the insect at our table. He proceeded to threaten us with "theft of service" and argue in front of kids and everyone. He commented that this was common and was no big deal. At the other resteraunts I have been too this was not common, and if there was any type of problem, they were quick to rectify the situation. I was very disappointed at the way the situation was handled and would not recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad Service, Not helpful to customers, Poor management staff.

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I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. I live across the street and the kids and I go here at least 3 times a week. The staff is always friendly and the food is wonderful. How many Mexican restaurants do you know that serve peanut butter and jelly on a kids meal? Their menu includes pretty much everything - including old fashioned hamburgers....old fashioned meaning they make them by hand - they don't use a preformed frozen hamburger patty. The kids love the curly fries and I always get steamed broccoli....yeah fresh steamed broccoli!

The service has always been outstanding - the waitresses know me by name and know how I like my margarita! The kids love their homemade banana pudding too.

It is without question one of the best neighborhood spots to go and hang out and enjoy an amazing meal!

Oh yeah - the kids love the birds on the patio!!

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★★★★★

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. I live across the street and the kids and I go here at least 3 times a week. The staff is always friendly and the food is wonderful. How many Mexican restaurants do you know that serve peanut butter and jelly on a kids meal? Their menu includes pretty much everything - including old fashioned hamburgers....old fashioned meaning they make them by hand - they don't use a preformed frozen hamburger patty. The kids love the curly fries and I always get steamed broccoli....yeah fresh steamed broccoli!

The service has always been outstanding - the waitresses know me by name and know how I like my margarita! The kids love their homemade banana pudding too.

It is without question one of the best neighborhood spots to go and hang out and enjoy an amazing meal!

Oh yeah - the kids love the birds on the patio!!

Pros: Excellent local spot to hang out and have a great margarita!

Cons: None that I have experienced....

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I went to this restaurant tonight and after our food was brought we noticed an insect on the table. We called the manager over and showed him, he laughed took the insect away without apologizing or saying anything like it was no big deal. We waited a few minutes and he never return the waitress apologized but the manger never returned so we decided to leave and told the waitress. After we were in the parking lot the owner approached us and ask us to pay the bill. I was shocked we had not even eaten anything not to mention the insect at our table. I was very disappointed at the way the situation was handled and would not recommend this place to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant tonight and after our food was brought we noticed an insect on the table. We called the manager over and showed him, he laughed took the insect away without apologizing or saying anything like it was no big deal. We waited a few minutes and he never return the waitress apologized but the manger never returned so we decided to leave and told the waitress. After we were in the parking lot the owner approached us and ask us to pay the bill. I was shocked we had not even eaten anything not to mention the insect at our table. I was very disappointed at the way the situation was handled and would not recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: none

Cons: poor service, insects

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What a great place so close to home!
They have birds on the patio that the kids love to go visit & huge aquariums that keep the kids occupied in the dining rooms. We've taken our dog on Sunday to the patio and it's amazing....
Service and food were both excellent! We've been going here for about a year now and everything is consistently top notch. We would suggest anyone go here who want top quality Mexican food and excellent margaritas! (Oh yeah, the bartender told me they DO put everclear in their margaritas - so be careful!)
My wife always eats the same thing (Beef Fajitas) and swears they are the best she's ever had - she gets a side of their chipotle sauce to put on them too....it's amazing. I like changing it up all the time and EVERY dish I've eaten there is perfectly spiced.

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★★★★★

What a great place so close to home!
They have birds on the patio that the kids love to go visit & huge aquariums that keep the kids occupied in the dining rooms. We've taken our dog on Sunday to the patio and it's amazing....
Service and food were both excellent! We've been going here for about a year now and everything is consistently top notch. We would suggest anyone go here who want top quality Mexican food and excellent margaritas! (Oh yeah, the bartender told me they DO put everclear in their margaritas - so be careful!)
My wife always eats the same thing (Beef Fajitas) and swears they are the best she's ever had - she gets a side of their chipotle sauce to put on them too....it's amazing. I like changing it up all the time and EVERY dish I've eaten there is perfectly spiced.

Pros: Perfectly spiced food - great service - excellent margaritas!

Cons: Nothing so far....

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I wish this place would have been better. I LOVE Mexican food. BUT the food was really below average the fajitas were really tough and did not have any taste. The cheese sauce and chips were cold. The margaritas were very weak they tasted like they were made from wine. The prices were high for the quality of food and drinks you get. There are MANY more Mexican restaurants in the area for the same price. We sat in the bar area and it took forever to be waited on. A business should never leave customers waiting customers are the reason they have there doors open. The owners were there and didn't seem too friendly unless they knew you. The patio was nice. However there was a funny odor on the patio. (Maybe it was from the Sunday afternoon with the dogs.) I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wish this place would have been better. I LOVE Mexican food. BUT the food was really below average the fajitas were really tough and did not have any taste. The cheese sauce and chips were cold. The margaritas were very weak they tasted like they were made from wine. The prices were high for the quality of food and drinks you get. There are MANY more Mexican restaurants in the area for the same price. We sat in the bar area and it took forever to be waited on. A business should never leave customers waiting customers are the reason they have there doors open. The owners were there and didn't seem too friendly unless they knew you. The patio was nice. However there was a funny odor on the patio. (Maybe it was from the Sunday afternoon with the dogs.) I would not recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: location

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I've been going to Marinas for about 3 months now - my wife and I just moved here from Dallas - and we absolutely love it! We typically sit at the bar and everyone there just makes you feel at home...it is without question the neighborhood spot for people.
We've been going through the different dishes and everything has been excellent - if you like out of this world spicy try the mango habanero chicken!! They make their tortillas homemade and they're amazing! Just all around great!
Oh yeah - we sometimes go with our dog on Sunday and relax on the patio. I can't say enough how cool the staff and even the customers are there. The owners are typically there and it's just nice to talk to someone that takes pride in being locally owned and operated. They've always been able to answer any question that I've asked....about food or tequila...
I've never been overcharged or found their prices to be outside the norm - in fact they should charge more for some of their menu items in my opinion.
I have noticed that on Friday and Saturday they seem to be a bit short staffed - but I guess all restaurants have a tendency to be at the mercy of their employees showing up....and working. But the bar staff is ALWAYS excellent! I love walking in and being acknowledged by name....

I love this neighborhood spot - the food is always excellent and the service is great! In today's economy I applaud a restaurant that remains reasonable and makes adjustments to not overcharge it's customers.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Marinas for about 3 months now - my wife and I just moved here from Dallas - and we absolutely love it! We typically sit at the bar and everyone there just makes you feel at home...it is without question the neighborhood spot for people.
We've been going through the different dishes and everything has been excellent - if you like out of this world spicy try the mango habanero chicken!! They make their tortillas homemade and they're amazing! Just all around great!
Oh yeah - we sometimes go with our dog on Sunday and relax on the patio. I can't say enough how cool the staff and even the customers are there. The owners are typically there and it's just nice to talk to someone that takes pride in being locally owned and operated. They've always been able to answer any question that I've asked....about food or tequila...
I've never been overcharged or found their prices to be outside the norm - in fact they should charge more for some of their menu items in my opinion.
I have noticed that on Friday and Saturday they seem to be a bit short staffed - but I guess all restaurants have a tendency to be at the mercy of their employees showing up....and working. But the bar staff is ALWAYS excellent! I love walking in and being acknowledged by name....

I love this neighborhood spot - the food is always excellent and the service is great! In today's economy I applaud a restaurant that remains reasonable and makes adjustments to not overcharge it's customers.

Pros: Friendly Staff, EXCELLENT Food, everything prepared homemade

Cons: parking some nights can be a challenge

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We have been going to Marina's for a long long time. Know the staff very well. Our nephew had his rehearsal dinner there. It's only been recently that it was brought to my attention that we are being overcharged. After checking my husbands cc statements, it's been confirmed. I am very disappointed that they would stoop so low. We always go in there with confidence that we are going to get great service and good food/drinks. Only we didn't know we would have to pay so much extra for it. With ALL the mexican restuarants around here, we will definitely be going somewhere else. Oh, and did I mention all the DRAMA that goes on in there with the management and staff? I can definitely do without that. It's very uncomfortable to be trying to enjoy our food/drinks with a bunch of bs going on. Thanks, but NO thanks!

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★☆☆☆☆

We have been going to Marina's for a long long time. Know the staff very well. Our nephew had his rehearsal dinner there. It's only been recently that it was brought to my attention that we are being overcharged. After checking my husbands cc statements, it's been confirmed. I am very disappointed that they would stoop so low. We always go in there with confidence that we are going to get great service and good food/drinks. Only we didn't know we would have to pay so much extra for it. With ALL the mexican restuarants around here, we will definitely be going somewhere else. Oh, and did I mention all the DRAMA that goes on in there with the management and staff? I can definitely do without that. It's very uncomfortable to be trying to enjoy our food/drinks with a bunch of bs going on. Thanks, but NO thanks!

Pros: Food, sometimes

Cons: overcharging, too much drama!

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I love this place. It is a family friendly atmosphere because they treat everyone like family. The owners and Mike always make you feel welcome. The patio is best place in League City to have a drink and something wonderful to eat. There is always something new on the menu, but you can never go wrong wtih the fish tacos. Give this gem a try, you wont be sorry!

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★★★★★

I love this place. It is a family friendly atmosphere because they treat everyone like family. The owners and Mike always make you feel welcome. The patio is best place in League City to have a drink and something wonderful to eat. There is always something new on the menu, but you can never go wrong wtih the fish tacos. Give this gem a try, you wont be sorry!

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I enjoy this neighborhood restaurant and having a margarita while my kids run around on their large patio. They added another aquarium in the main dining room and have plasma televisions throughout - and they turn on American Idol! (That may be considered good or bad...) They have wonderful selections of fresh food - we have grown to LOVE their fish tacos!! My kids enjoy that they go out of their way to make sure they have a good time - while adults can really enjoy time with their friends.
My wife enjoys the fact that they have a diverse and very wide wine selection - amazing for a Mexican restaurant!

Finally - the owners typically go out of their way to accommodate any taste buds - even making vegetarian dishes with fresh grilled vegetables. Tell me any other Mexican restaurant that goes to that length!

My FAMILY goes here frequently - and they know us by name!

Sad that as adults we can not expect adults to act as such...If someone is saying something out of turn in front of my children, believe me I'm going to speak up - I do not rely on others!
The managers/owners can not control the actions of every person at every time. I was there that evening and what you failed to mention is that the person who was "dropping the 'f' and 'n' bomb" was himself African American. I also always find it interesting that people say that "all I like is the beans", but this was your 6th visit. If either I or my kids don't like a place - I DO NOT GO BACK!

2
★★★★★

I enjoy this neighborhood restaurant and having a margarita while my kids run around on their large patio. They added another aquarium in the main dining room and have plasma televisions throughout - and they turn on American Idol! (That may be considered good or bad...) They have wonderful selections of fresh food - we have grown to LOVE their fish tacos!! My kids enjoy that they go out of their way to make sure they have a good time - while adults can really enjoy time with their friends.
My wife enjoys the fact that they have a diverse and very wide wine selection - amazing for a Mexican restaurant!

Finally - the owners typically go out of their way to accommodate any taste buds - even making vegetarian dishes with fresh grilled vegetables. Tell me any other Mexican restaurant that goes to that length!

My FAMILY goes here frequently - and they know us by name!

Sad that as adults we can not expect adults to act as such...If someone is saying something out of turn in front of my children, believe me I'm going to speak up - I do not rely on others!
The managers/owners can not control the actions of every person at every time. I was there that evening and what you failed to mention is that the person who was "dropping the 'f' and 'n' bomb" was himself African American. I also always find it interesting that people say that "all I like is the beans", but this was your 6th visit. If either I or my kids don't like a place - I DO NOT GO BACK!

Pros: Great family atmosphere, huge menu selection, go out of their way in specialty dining requirements

Cons: parking can be tight on busy nights - but there's a hidden parking lot in back

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I too wish I could like this place as it is close to my home. I have been about 6 times, and tried something different every time. The only thing I like is the refried beans. Tonight's visit will be our last. We sat outside on the patio for the first time. They have a bar and about 15 tables outside. We were there at about 6:30, and there was a guy having a good time at the outside bar. But he was loud and dropping F bombs and the N word over and over. I was there with my 7 and 4 year old daughters. There was at least one other family there with small kids. None of the employees did anything to get the guy to quiet down, and there was a manager sitting at the bar too who heard everything this guy was saying. If that is the kind of atmosphere they want outside, then they need to make it an adults only area. I will not be back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I too wish I could like this place as it is close to my home. I have been about 6 times, and tried something different every time. The only thing I like is the refried beans. Tonight's visit will be our last. We sat outside on the patio for the first time. They have a bar and about 15 tables outside. We were there at about 6:30, and there was a guy having a good time at the outside bar. But he was loud and dropping F bombs and the N word over and over. I was there with my 7 and 4 year old daughters. There was at least one other family there with small kids. None of the employees did anything to get the guy to quiet down, and there was a manager sitting at the bar too who heard everything this guy was saying. If that is the kind of atmosphere they want outside, then they need to make it an adults only area. I will not be back again.

Pros: Friendly staff, patio is nice

Cons: Not a place for families

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My wife and I go here at least twice a week! The food is great, excellent neighborhood place to hang out and have a couple of drinks. They have a great patio that's great to sit out and drink one of their "soon to be famous" margaritas. The owners are almost always there and willing to go out of the way to make you fall in love with the place. Truly a gem in the burbs....putting a touch of personalized service in a world of fast food and corporate owned giants.

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★★★★★

My wife and I go here at least twice a week! The food is great, excellent neighborhood place to hang out and have a couple of drinks. They have a great patio that's great to sit out and drink one of their "soon to be famous" margaritas. The owners are almost always there and willing to go out of the way to make you fall in love with the place. Truly a gem in the burbs....putting a touch of personalized service in a world of fast food and corporate owned giants.

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I wanted to love this place because it is close to my home. Disappointing service and quality of the food. Much better Mexican restaurants within a couple miles of this one.

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★★☆☆☆

I wanted to love this place because it is close to my home. Disappointing service and quality of the food. Much better Mexican restaurants within a couple miles of this one.

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Whatsup with the low rating?! This place is pretty new and it is excellent, in a very nice restaurant in a superb location with excellent food.

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★★★★★

Whatsup with the low rating?! This place is pretty new and it is excellent, in a very nice restaurant in a superb location with excellent food.

 

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