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Margaritas Bar and Grill

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21 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5802
219-242-8252
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hit or miss

This place is centrally located downtown on the square, which is the high point of this restaurant. There just isn't any consistency. I used to go every week for lunch with some of my coworkers and while the service wasn't perfect, the food was pretty good. Recently they got rid of their lunch menu... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
mrslbab
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This place is centrally located downtown on the square, which is the high point of this restaurant. There just isn't any consistency. I used to go every week for lunch with some of my coworkers and while the service wasn't perfect, the food was pretty good. Recently they got rid of their lunch menu and started trying to charge for... More 

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Thank mrslbab
Chesterton, Indiana
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The food was just ok, a little disappointing that we had to pay for chips and salsa, they do not offer them to you. Food was a little bland, but the staff was very nice and the atmosphere was friendly..

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Thank CruisinInTheSun_11
Valparaiso, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I wanted to like this place. Great location, neat decor. But......i was not impressed. I have never had such bland food. I was desperately looking for something to add some flavor. Server seemed clueless.Even the salsa was bland. Will not be back

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Thank sp0st
Chicago, Illinois
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140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

There is nothing to report that is good inthis place. Disorganized, messy, un-clean and service that consists of takin your order and delivering it ...with much delay. This is what the web site tells you about the place "Margaritas Bar & Grill is focused on providing a high quality dine-in experience and customer satisfaction" High quality? come on it is... More 

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Thank Pasha55711
Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I had stopped in at Margaritas for drinks and snacks a couple of times, and finally got around to going for dinner. It did not disappoint. They serve some of the tastiest Mexican food I've ever had. Everything was sizzling hot and a riot of flavors. The whole place has a friendly atmosphere and service is very... More 

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Thank ValpoPam
Valparaiso, Indiana
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Let's get the good out of the way first - great location on the Valpo square. The good ends there. Service is awlful, the food is okay but only when it's hot.... a cold burrito tastes terrible, believe me. I gave it three tries over the last 12 months or so and each time they failed. Last time I didn't... More 

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Thank swellsreds
Merrillville, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I came here for lunch. They have awesome lunch specials. Love the salsa and chips that are served before the meal. I enjoyed a relax atmosphere and music. Servers are attentive and great. I recommend the Lunch Specials.

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Thank HappySunsets
Kankakee, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Staff was very attentive always there making sure we're okay the food was very good unique flavors and I definitely would try it again a great taste of Mexico

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Thank Teri O
Valparaiso, Indiana
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Margaritas is one of two "go-to" Mexican joints in a town with many options (Serrano's being the other). The Margarita Special and the Gorditas are really great options. The vibe in the little shotgun restaurant is neat, clean, and inviting.

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Thank Mark R
Lima, OH
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Overnight stay in Valpo and we found our way downtown. There is a cluster of small restaurants on Lincolnway (old US 30), and the town has maintained its charm from the days before interstate highways. We tried Margarita's on a Wednesday night and had a pleasant experience. We ordered the fish tacos and taco dinner w/ground beef and enjoyed the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5802
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 219-242-8252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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