HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
What's your latest food project? Share your adventure

Restaurants near Corte Madera

ChefGirl412 Apr 20, 2007 07:03 PM

Need suggestions for a good restaurant near Corte Madera for lunch OR dinner. Not outrageously expensive,,,thinking Mexican fare. Thx.

  1. m
    mpalmer6c Apr 21, 2007 05:41 PM

    I lived in Marin Co. for many years and never found a Mexican restaurant that was better than ordinary.

    Alternative suggestion: Just 5 minutes or so south of Corte Madera via the freeway is a place called the Buckeye. Food writers have been praising it for what seems like decades, and a glance at the menu shows it has prices that seem very reasonable. Google on Buckeye Mill Valley to see the menu and prices.

    2 Replies
    1. re: mpalmer6c
      Waterboy Apr 22, 2007 12:35 PM

      re: Buckeye Roadhouse, Mill Valley

      Oysters Bingo. Chicken wings. Sheer goodness & better than anything else on the menu, I guarentee.

      Also check a pastry creme turnover at the bakery next to the theater, downtown Mill Valley. Best @ 5 am right out of the oven, you will want for nothing with one of those.

      1. re: Waterboy
        ChefGirl412 Apr 22, 2007 12:42 PM

        I'm definitely going to check out Buckeye. Ended up going to Left Bank in Larkspur - had a great lunch in front of the fireplace.

    2. m
      Mick Ruthven Apr 21, 2007 04:59 PM

      I suggest you drive a few minutes and go to Las Camelias, a long-standing rightfully-popular Mexican restaurant in an old house in downtown San Rafael (912 Lincoln Ave between 3rd and 4th Streets, 415-453-5850.

      1. Sarah Apr 21, 2007 08:16 AM

        Haven't been but around the corner from Maison is Baja Fresh in the Town Center SC. Then there's the Cantina in Mill Valley.

        2 Replies
        1. re: Sarah
          Mick Ruthven Apr 21, 2007 04:52 PM

          I'm many years out of touch with the Cantina, but used to go when friends wanted to go there and always thought it was a "good bar/bad food" place. I even remember one horrible meal many years ago. I'd like to hear from someone who has eaten there recently.

          1. re: Mick Ruthven
            Sarah Apr 21, 2007 05:22 PM

            It was our kids' post-soccer game place! Thought Santana (Carlos) is a partner now?

        2. s
          Sharuf Apr 21, 2007 02:43 AM

          Dunno about any Mex in that area, but I dearly love to slide into a booth at Marin Joe's.

          4 Replies
          1. re: Sharuf
            Glencora Apr 21, 2007 01:12 PM

            What kind of food? What do you like? Thanks. I may be in CM on Monday.

            1. re: Glencora
              Glencora Apr 21, 2007 03:22 PM

              Okay, I googled it and see that it's Italian-American and burgers. I'd still like to know what you like about it, though, if you don't mind.

              1. re: Glencora
                Mick Ruthven Apr 21, 2007 04:49 PM

                Marin Joe's is a very popular "throwback" place. Italian-type "Joe's" place. Behind-the-counter cooking, vinyl booths, a period piece. Haven't been in many years so can't comment on the food.

              2. re: Sharuf
                Sharuf Apr 22, 2007 12:00 AM

                It's a classic Joe's joint, defiantly non-updated with a genuine 1950's vibe. Monster burgers. Slabs of roast meat with gravy and veggies or pasta on the side. Spaghetti and meatballs. Chops and steaks and fish. Scallopini. Crab Louie and Caesar salads. Daily specials. Cocktail lounge, sometimes with an entertainer.


              3. g
                goingoutagain Apr 20, 2007 08:48 PM

                I like Maison de la Reine in the shopping center on the west side of 101 at Paradise Drive -- sorry, but I can't keep malls straight, it's a reason I don't live in the burbs. High end but authentic Vietnamese, as good as I've had. Not at all crowded at lunch, haven't been for dinner.

                Show Hidden Posts