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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Giant Margaritas and Tasty Food

Stopped by almost by accident for lunch during a trip into town on St. John. Tasty giant margaritas of several different flavors. Carnita burrito was excellent as was the shrimp enchiladas. The people at the next table had a really great looking Nachos plate. I would definitely go there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
1_JohnPaul_1
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Burnet, Texas
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Monclova, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I had 3 teens with me. We visited this iconic cafe two times. The chipolte shrimp tacos were to die for! Great service and atmosphere. The margarita was good too!

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Burnet, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped by almost by accident for lunch during a trip into town on St. John. Tasty giant margaritas of several different flavors. Carnita burrito was excellent as was the shrimp enchiladas. The people at the next table had a really great looking Nachos plate. I would definitely go there again.

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Hauppauge, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Food is good, fresh and plentiful! The owner and his wife are both very nice! The Guac is selfish! Try the oversized painkiller!

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Saugerties, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food was your normal tex mex nothing great. The drinks tasted water downed too. The prices were a bit I high. Nice views from the restaurant!

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Northern NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Such a fabulous meal, we went twice and our kids wanted to go back a third time! The food is outstanding and the portions are huge! This is a quaint restaurant in Cruz Bay, just down the street from Mongoose Junction, with only a handful of tables, most of which are outside on the deck. The tacos, enchiladas and nachos... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I were told by Lem, our tour guide that this was the best place for a margarita on the island! Try the Mango frozen margarita after a long day!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ate here with a large group in late May. The margaritas were delicious and generously sized. The food was really good also, as was the service. We would go back.

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Southern MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Honestly, we go here once each time we are in St. John. The large margaritas are quite big and good (especially the mango on the rocks). The food is also quite good. My daughter and I shared the fajitas combo of steak and shrimp for one and had plenty to eat. Keep in mind that, unlike in the states, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've read other reviews saying the prices here are expensive. This is one of the least expensive restaurants on St. John. I believe these reviewers were comparing prices to those back in the states. But this is an island where everything needs to be shipped by boat. A trip to the grocery store will give an indication of cost of... More 

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Vina, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the food was average but the prices were high for Mexican food. water was three dollars bottle know that could have had a better price

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

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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

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