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Marieta's East

Cuisine: Mexican, Lunch, Latin American

Marieta's East is a Mexican, Lunch, and Latin American restaurant where most Menuism users came for a meal on the go, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped less than 15%.

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Diner Survey

Overall
90%
Food
100%
Service
100%
Ambiance
100%
Pros
"Y"
"Good food, Polla Marieta is excellent. Takes a little time to prepare, be patient."
Cons
"If you are with a large party, expect something to go wrong. Orders got mixed up, and I never got anything. The server never wrote down what I ordered. "
  • 10/26/2017

    A dining patron from La Mesa, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 10/03/2017

    A diner from Lakeside, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 8/07/2017

    A Mexican chowhound from Lakeside, CA tried it.

  • 7/26/2017

    A Mexican food lover from Lakeside, CA tried it.

  • 7/04/2017

    A Mexican chowhound from Montebello, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Y
  • 6/23/2017

    A diner from El Cajon, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 5/13/2017

    A Mexican food lover from Mission Viejo, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 10/25/2016

    A Mexican chowhound from La Mesa, CA tried it.

  • 8/03/2016

    A Mexican food lover from Lakeside, CA tried it.

  • 4/23/2016

    A dining patron from El Cajon, CA tried it.

cfowler100

El Cajon, CA

I love Marieta's but tonight was the worst ever!!!!!!

I have been going to Marieta’s on East Main in El Cajon for almost 30 years. I actually love this restaurant, but tonight was the worst service I have ever experienced. My husband and I arrived at about 5:20pm and there was almost no one there. It took over 20 minutes for the waiter to take our order – he took the orders of those who arrived after we did first. We were ok at this point because we did get our drink order.
Well, there was a table that came in way after we did whose order was taken at the same time as our, they were served their dinner and were done and ready to leave before our food even was brought to the table. We asked that they give us our food to go as we had now been there almost an hour. The waiter told us he would do this and that he would take the drinks off of our bill. It took another 10 minutes to get our food to go and then the drinks were still on the bill. We had to wait again to have this corrected. It was truly the worst service ever.
I must admit that right after we came in the restaurant was slammed with customers. I am willing to take this into account however, our food was cold when it arrived and we had sat waiting long enough to finish off two baskets of chips. The restaurant was under staffed and the young girl who was hostess was way to interested in the table who were her friends (she stood at her station and talked with them the entire time) and had no clue that there were people waiting to be seated or that someone’s order was not getting out to the tables.
Again, I love this restaurant but I am very unhappy. I would recommend that no one go into the El Cajon Marieta’s on a Sunday evening. It is the worst experience that I have ever had.
My plan is to go on each of the sites where I can put a review to let everyone know that this was a disaster.

scoobydoodoo

El Cajon, CA

Wow

What a waste of $30. I could have, if not hungry and craving “Mexican” food, whipped up something that tasted better for less. Highly NOT recommended, especially if you are a Latino and used to “real” home cooking. This will not do it. This is strictly for the gringos.

Enchilada and Taco Combo

The meat was not tender, and it had chunks of fat in it. The beans tasted rancid and the rice had no flavor. The only good thing was the salsa, which, although had a bit much salt, was on the mild side. The tortilla chips were good too. My last experience here, that is for sure.

September 11, 2008

Another East County Favorite

You know it's good when it packed every night. Authentic Mexican food with good service. Everything is yummy here and reasonably priced. A good size restaurant as well.

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Pros
Awesome, delicious food, great service
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11/26/2017

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Pros
The food was so delicious .
Marieta's East is located near the cities of Bostonia, Winter Gardens, and Rancho San Diego.
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