Maria Maria La Cantina

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In a Nutshell

Creative tacos, seafood, and other cuisine from Mexico's Pacific Coast at a cantina with art from partner Carlos Santana and live music

The Fine Print

Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Must exchange for gift cards by 6/17/15. Gift card value may be redeemed across visits. Merchant's gift card rules apply after the exchange. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $59 for two gift cards, each good for $50 worth of Mexican cuisine ($100 total value)
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Maria Maria La Cantina

It would be hard to find a group of people more suited to find a fresh take on the Mexican restaurant than the team behind Maria Maria La Cantina. The menu was designed by Roberto Santibañez, a James Beard nominee described on The Martha Stewart Show as "an undeniable authority on traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine." His menu was partly inspired by iconic musician Carlos Santana, who helped shape the globally minded live music program that sets up shop on Tuesdays and on weekends. He's also responsible for the artwork, the restaurant's name, and perhaps indirectly for any conga lines snaking through the giant, shaded patio.

There are plenty of classic dishes—the ever-popular pepper-crusted skirt steak, for one—but guests will also notice Santibanez's use of unexpected ingredients. Guacamole is bulked up with crab and shrimp, taco shells are lined with braised duck, and short ribs are blanketed in blueberry mole. The cocktails are equally inventive; the Key Lime Fusion, for example, hits the sweet spot between a pie and a piña colada.

Customer Reviews

Very nice family restaurant good for families with small children. Good food and helpful wait staff.
NICHOLAS O. · October 17, 2016
The ahi tuna salad was terrific
Andrea W. · April 21, 2015
The ceviche appetizer and duck enchilada with mole sauce are excellent.
Tom S. · January 10, 2015

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