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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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406 South Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and our 2 adult children had lunch here a couple of weeks ago. The food was very good but the service was excellent.

Thank lanspeedr
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went for lunch on 2/13. It was not busy, but the service, while initially prompt, was almost non-existent. I had the Seafood taco and enchilada (Mario), and was disappointed. The "seafood" was the imitation crab found at the supermarket. My husband had the shredded beef deep fried burrito (Sergio). He liked it but thought it was very salty. Portions... More 

Thank Honeysucklerose61
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My friends invited me to their favorite Mexican Restaurant, Maria's! They told me about the fried tacos so I ordered them and a cheese quesadilla. Both were excellent. The fried taco was crispy and light and the quesadilla was yummy. Our server, a lovely young lady, was very accommodating and prompt. I will definitely go again!

Thank Linda B
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant with all the favorites as well as some unique features on the menu. Their selections of margaritas exceeds any I've seen elsewhere. The quality was exceptional and the service provided by our waitress Kailee was superior. Great atmosphere lots of smiles, clean, with great food. I would definitely come back to this restaurant on future visits to... More 

Thank Erica M
Ozark, Missouri
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We love coming to Maria's-the atmosphere is festive, food is delicious and service is great. It can be a little noisy but that's okay. Love their fried fish tacos and their queso dip and salsa are wonderful.

Thank Pam G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Service was awesome. My jalapeño margarita was tasty but not too spicy. Had them bring me some jalapeños then it became tastier. My spinach & portobello mushrooms was very bland, rice seemed dried, beans were ok. One of the guys ordered guacamole & it was just chopped avocados with chopped tomatoes. Had no flat at all. First time I've ever... More 

Thank Ellesh
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

As the only Mexican eatery downtown Maria's doesn't have much in the way of direct competition when it comes to food. We had the guac, about $4, and the nachos, about $9. Both were okay, the guac at least tasted fresh but the nachos didn't have a lot of flavor other than the jalapenos. Beers were in good supply and... More 

Thank Zach S
Springfield, Missouri
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times. My wife likes the fried, ground beef tacos but they are not as flavorful as other choices like the carnitas. "Spicy" in Springfield usually isn't spicy enough for those of us who enjoy it. They have some decent beers on tap and okay bottle selection. Overall, the menu is not going to let you down.... More 

Thank picthis1
Blue Springs, Missouri
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After reading several positive reviews here (and mostly from locals), perhaps my bar was set too high. I ate here with a colleague for a late Wednesday lunch. That too may have played a part in the very average food and service. I was excited to try the fried tacos. I tried a seafood one, just to be different, and... More 

Thank ScotchMcAllen
Gilbert, Arizona
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266 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 693 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Maria's, and we were extremely happy with our meals. Our server, Maggie, recommended the fried tacos. Great call! Delicious. GREAT SERVICE. We will visit again.

Thank TLBPsyD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 South Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 831-9339

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