Maria Maria Restaurant Closed?
Wife tried to go to Carlos Santana's Maria Maria Restaurant today at Tempe Marketplace and she said it was closed? Looked like there was an eviction notice on the door... Anyone know anything? We always thought it was pretty good food and enjoyed the atmosphere and drink menu. I'm a little disappointed...
Maria Maria Restaurant
2000 East Rio Salado Parkway Ste K-1, Tempe, AZ 85281
Interesting. Celebrity-invested or inspired restaurants don't seem to have a good track record.
I never went, mainly due to my distaste for Tempe Marketplace, rather than any perception of the food. Somehow that site seemed better suited to the "Smooth" Santana than the Woodstock one I like.
Here's a little bit of media coverage confirming the closure:
re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
That place was terrible. I asked if they prepared their guacamole tableside, and the waitress said, "No, they don't do that in restaurants"... really? So I got their "prepared in the kitchen" guacamole, and I believe my "made at home" guacamole is much better... my fish tacos were bland and dry. Service was slow. Don't know how they stayed open as long as they did (maybe people just enjoyed hearing "Smooth" while they were eating...)