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Taco Maria

4.5 (499) $$$$ $$$$ Permanently Closed


Summary: Seasonal Mexican dishes, patio.

Taco Maria stands out in the culinary landscape with its unique approach to Chicano cuisine, offering a seasonal four-course menu that highlights regional Mexican flavors in a cozy, unassuming setting. Located in a hip retail center, the restaurant boasts both a humble interior and a breezy outdoor patio. While the menu changes regularly, diners can always expect to find dishes that eschew the typical heavy cheese and sauce-covered Mexican food in favor of genuine flavors and artful presentation. Aside from the main courses, Taco Maria also serves up agave wine cocktails, craft beer, and a selection of wines to pair with your meal. Whether you're stopping by for a leisurely dinner or a quick lunch, Taco Maria provides a culinary experience that pays homage to traditional Mexican cuisine while incorporating a Californian twist.


4 Diamonds
James Beard
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2022
Best Chef California - Nominee 2023
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2020
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La Liste
Score 83.0 / 100 2023
Ranked # 827 in the World 2023
Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.A.
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3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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