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San Marcos Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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260 E Winnie Ln, Carson City, NV 89706-2251
+1 775-882-9797
10:30 - 21:00
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Valparaiso, IN
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really don't have anything positive to say about this place. The service was extremely slow although admittedly we had a large group. The margarita's were just ok and my meal...the sizzling enchiladas was bland and tasteless. I cannot believe the glowing reviews I see here especially the ones that praise the salsa and chips. These were the worst tortilla... More 

Thank Robert C
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Marcos is an absolute favorite of mine, great atmosphere, great customer service, amazing food & also family owned. I've lived in Carson City my entire life and this is by far hands down one of the best restaurants we currently have.

Thank Garrett B
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend the fish tacos, the salads & the shredded beef. It's not salty or greasy. The food is deliciously seasoned. The best chips & salsa I've had anywhere. Lunch menu less appealing than dinner selections. The margheritas are not even close to the quality of El Charo Avitia but I don't order anything from the bar usually. The bar serves... More 

Thank terryglad
Dayton, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had a bill of 26.91 and gave a $6 tip. Total of 32.91. Looked at my bank statement today and they added another $4 to my bill, making it a total of $36.91. Not a happier camper. I gave them a good tip and they took advantage and took more than they deserved. Never never going back there again.... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I want to start out by saying that I am a major fan on San Marcos. As far as Carson City goes, their Mexican food tastes the most authentic in my book. However the last few times that I have gone there, their service seems to have gone way down hill. The first time I noticed a change was when... More 

Thank CarsonFoodie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The best drinks and food in N Nevada. Never disappointed with food. Always have to get at least 2 take home boxes. Ceviche in summer is as good as the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Great service from friendly people.

Thank Robert S
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during our visit to the lake Tahoe area, Marco himself made our drinks, from a very unique menu of drinks. I had the Brava Tini and it was spicy and amazing. My wife had the roasted peach and jalapeño margarita, she said spicy and delicious. Our entrées were quick, flavorful, and excellent. We asked for spicier sauce... More 

Thank BackCountryHikers
Minden, Nevada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

A little off the beaten path but well worth the find. Huge portions. Everything tasty. Excellent service, great place for families. Have been here many times. Must try made at your table guacamole dip

Thank nvkrick
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My reviews are based on what happened on a given date and time. All the great reviews may have been wonderful experiences for those who wrote them, but the night we were there, well, you be the judge. There were six of us who stopped in last Tuesday night, Nov. 1st. Most of us are well known around Carson City... More 

Thank Phantomblonde
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

While traveling on 395, we stopped in Carson City and looked for a good Mexican restaurant for dinner. The San Marcos Grill was highly rated and turned out to serve the best Mexican food we've found on our trip. My wife had their Tacos Al Pastor and I had the Platos Carne Asada. Both were well prepared and had great... More 

Thank Rod D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 E Winnie Ln, Carson City, NV 89706-2251
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Carson City
  • Phone Number: +1 775-882-9797

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