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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

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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
Fun Bartender, Huge margarita

Great, big margarita and a friendly bartender. We visited on the last evening. They had "to go margaritas" listed on their sign out front which appealed to us.. but we sat and chatted with the friendly bartender. She was a hoot! We shared the Grande Margarita. It was a tad light on alcohol, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
ErinLahBerk
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great, big margarita and a friendly bartender. We visited on the last evening. They had "to go margaritas" listed on their sign out front which appealed to us.. but we sat and chatted with the friendly bartender. She was a hoot! We shared the Grande Margarita. It was a tad light on alcohol, but the homemade mixer was delicious!

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Glenmont, New York
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is convenient if you are waiting for the ferry or boat to St. Thomas. We split the grouper nachos and they "hit the spot" after a day of touring. The frozen raspberry Margarita went down easily too.

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Definitely worth a stop by for food or just a margarita. Frozen and yummy. Nachos were tasty and service great. We didn't mind the dollar fee for credit cards.

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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Although the food was very good, there were some other issues which detracted from our dining experience. First, one of the Specials (the board did not list price) cost almost twice what a similar menu item cost. Second, when we wanted to pay by credit card, we were informed that credit card payments were charged an additional fee by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Omg. If you just get off the fairy and are feeling Mexican food (weird I know because you are on st. John). This place is amazing!!! I'm from California so I'm used to authentic Mexican food but man this place is great! I had the chicken enchiladas, my dad had a chalupa and mom had the beef nachos, all were... More 

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Monclova, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 65 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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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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