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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, Late Night
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Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 27
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  • 36
    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
Most recent review
Very casual lunch

Good margaritas and tex mex dishes. Shrimp tacos were great...the lobster tacos not so good. The beef tostadas were done well.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Richard J
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Good margaritas and tex mex dishes. Shrimp tacos were great...the lobster tacos not so good. The beef tostadas were done well.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a morning hike. Hungry/thirsty. Welcoming atmosphere, right on main road to north beaches. Beer was cold, margarita came in a plastic cup. Ordered the Ahi Tacos which strangely included Monterey Jack cheese. Service was adequate, place was neat and clean. Spent about the same as we recently had at Skinny Legs and got less for... More 

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Simsbury
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of good seafood choices done right and fabulous margaritas. Comfortable, fun, casual place. Get there early if you want to get a table outside.

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NJ
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is SUCH a rip off. Large drink was >$20 and was mostly ice. Fish tacos $36. Really? They won't give you a cup of water w/o you paying for it. They surcharge credit cards. Very very expensive for what you get. Expect to pay a $100 pp by the time they are done nickle and diming you.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We sat at the bar and had dinner and drinks and really enjoyed talking the the staff who were very personable and friendly! We decided to get the super size margarita's and daiquiri's which were pretty good. The food was fabulous!!!! I had the ahi tuna tacos and they were amazing!!!! Will definitely eat here our next trip to Cruz... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I thinks the theory is that once you have their extra large Margurita anything will taste good. If you eat there, my advice is start with the largest Margurita

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Pennington, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was in St. John on business and stopped in at Margarita Phil's for a nice casual dinner. Service was friendly and the food very good. I especially liked the large selection of LOCAL hot sauces they gave us. My favorite was the Key Lime - Hot Pepper sauce. Portion sizes were generous and a nice selection of local seafoods... More 

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Maryland
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249 reviews 249 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The margaritas were watery and lacked flavor. The server was nice but charged us extra to use credit cards. It was medicore at best.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My friends and I decided to stop in here for a quick bite to eat before taking the ferry back to St Thomas and it was an easy choice. It's a fun wee restaurant and bar and we had the entire place to ourselves until we were leaving when another two folk joined the patio. We enjoyed delicious mango margaritas... More 

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Bernville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The margaritas were huge and the meals were very good. I was a little surprised at the cost, but in comparison to everything else on the island it was normal. Fish tacos, fish enchiladas and other Mexican themed foods were excellent.

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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

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