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Margarita Phil's

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Near Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
(340) 693-8400
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 106
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 54
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  • 32
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  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good not great

The atmosphere at Margarita phils is nice and the food and service good, but I personally feel it's overpriced.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
cmanatee
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here this week. The food was better than I could have ever expected. All of the ingredients were extremely fresh, and my friend said her ahi tuna tacos were the best fish tacos she's ever had. I loved my giant margarita - it even came with a glow stick! I will definitely visit here again

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Thank hec6g3
Stamford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was never more full on my trip than after eating here. Great Mexican food with a Caribbean twist. Naked nachos are a must.

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Thank Ryan S
Michigan
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I visited St. John for a week staying in Coral Bay. We came into Cruz Bay a few times and on three of those occasions, we ate at Margarita Phil's. We came back because it was really good the first time and did not disappoint on the second or third visit. I had both versions of the... More 

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Thank travelfan24
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere at Margarita phils is nice and the food and service good, but I personally feel it's overpriced.

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Thank cmanatee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited with a party of six. Had been away from home for a while and was craving some mexican food. What a mistake this was. Food was horrible. Out of 6 people only one of us could eat our food. The service was sub par as well. Wont be back. Sorry!

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Thank Jason C
Lansing, Michigan
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510 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We stopped here on a hot day for a cold beverage. I went with the Cucumber/Jalapeno Margarita and it is refreshingly delicious. I can't attest to anything but the Margarita but that alone is worth a stop.

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Thank Hola4876
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This was our last meal on the island. People in our group had been here before and all said it was great. And to Margarita Phil's credit, their food WAS great! Everyone else went for the enchiladas and burritos, but I couldn't resist the siren's call of those sizzling fajitas. Everyone else really enjoyed their food but mine was... not... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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268 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I recently stopped by for a margarita for myself and my wife on our way to the ferry for our return trip to St. Thomas. They were good and the price was fair. I had nothing to eat but did get a look at the small kitchen so I do not think we would choose to eat here.

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Thank Richard S
Westport, Connecticut
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We were so disappointed going back to this restaurant the next year. Drinks, food and service were poor. Wouldn't go back again. Not sure what happened...new management, cook, or was it just the waiter?

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Thank Anne L
Anderson, South Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We always eat one night at Margarita Phil's when we are in St John because the food and drinks are delicious! This time we had fajitas and strawberry margaritas. So so good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: (340) 693-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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