A Taste of Mexico on the Santa Monica Pier
Mariasol is a popular Mexican restaurant and “sunset cantina” located on the Santa Monica Pier. The restaurant is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine, lively atmosphere, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
History of Mariasol
In 1983 storms hit the west coast and caused major damage to west end parts of the Santa Monica pier. This sparked a restoration project to save the pier that lasted over ten years. Part of that project was the construction of the building that houses Mariasol.
In 1994 the Camacho family open the Mariasol restaurant. The restaurant was named after Mr. Camacho’s only daughter, Maria Luisa. The business has continued to operated as a family business and Mr. Camacho and his son Don Luis have continued to grow the operation by opening Camacho’s Cantina at Universal CityWalk and El Paseo Inn and at Olvera Street.
What makes Mariasol Restaurant unique
Mariasol Restaurant is unique in a number of ways.
First, the restaurant is family-owned and operated. Mr. Camacho’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren all work at the restaurant, and they are committed to providing their customers with the best possible dining experience.
Second, the restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine. The menu features dishes that are both familiar and innovative. For example, the restaurant offers classic dishes like tacos and enchiladas, but also more creative dishes like duck carnitas and grilled octopus with mole.
Third, Mariasol uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant sources its ingredients from local farmers and suppliers, so you can be sure that your food is as fresh as possible.
Fourth, “THE VIEW” Mariasol has a stunning location on the Santa Monica Pier. The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the pier. Its the best view of of any restaurant in the area.
Happy hour and brunch specials
Mariasol Restaurant offers a number of happy hour and brunch specials throughout the week.
- Happy hour:
( Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm )
- $5 margaritas
- $6 beers
- $7 appetizers
( Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm )
- $10 bottomless mimosas
- $12 bottomless bloody marys
- $15 brunch entrees
Some of the most popular dishes at Mariasol Restaurant include:
- Tacos de pato:
Duck carnitas tacos with avocado, pickled red onions, and cilantro
- Enchiladas de pulpo:
Grilled octopus enchiladas with mole negro, queso fresco, and crema
- Tostada de aguachile:
Shrimp ceviche tostada with avocado, cucumber, red onion, and cilantro
- Mole negro con chocolate:
Chicken stew in a rich and flavorful mole negro sauce
- Churros con chocolate caliente:
Churros with warm chocolate dipping sauce
401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Reservations and Large Parties
No Reservations for special events please go here.
Hour Hour ( 4pm to 7pm ):
|Happy Hour Menu – Food ( Prices could be different )|
|Happy Hour Menu – Drinks|
Brunch Menu ( Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm )
|Happy Hour Menu – Food ( Prices could be different )|||
|Happy Hour Menu – Drinks|||
|Bottomless Bloody Marys||$6.00|
|Monday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Tuesday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Wednesday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Friday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Saturday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Sunday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|