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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

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242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
+1 207-874-6444
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Authentically delicious food and drinks made fresh to order daily. Art and...
Authentically delicious food and drinks made fresh to order daily. Art and furnishings handcrafted in Mexico. For family, friends and community, the fiesta starts here. It's like being in Mexico without getting on a plane.
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  • 9
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Recent Trip for Mexican

First time back here in about a year. Craved Mexican and always liked the food and atmosphere. There are two Margaritas in Portland, we prefer this one to the one in heart of town. We found the restaurant extremely cool, everyone was complaining and it was 82 outside. They did not seem to care... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
KenandToni207
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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714 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,411 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We go to mexican restaurants often and Margaritas was a big disappointment. Chips were stale, the entree was overdone, guac did not have good flavor. There was a bad odor in the front and the back was very cold. Just too much wrong. It made dinner unpleasant. $69 for 3 is a lot without drinks or dessert for a sub-standard... More 

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KidTaco, General Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I would like to begin by apologizing for your most recent visit to our restaurant, however we truly appreciate your feedback and will use it in our efforts to continuously get better. As you know, chips, salsa, and guacamole are staples in a Mexican restaurant and the quality received is definitely below our standards. I also wanted to let you... More 

Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

First time back here in about a year. Craved Mexican and always liked the food and atmosphere. There are two Margaritas in Portland, we prefer this one to the one in heart of town. We found the restaurant extremely cool, everyone was complaining and it was 82 outside. They did not seem to care. Heard others say its always that... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant his good drinks and food, but every time we go there we have encountered tiny fruit flies that harass you and try to get in your food. At first we thought this was a random problem, but they are there every time we go, so it must not be spontaneous. It kind of turns you off to wanting... More 

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KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the feedback. We will talk to the mangers and address the situation. We value your patronage. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Space across this place on a last night stroll through the city. Nice varied menu, friend,y staff and reasonable prices. Just right.

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KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We love how serendipity works! Hope we see you again soon. More 

Greenville, SC
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151 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were tired of seafood after 4 days in Baa Haa Baa. I wanted chips and salsa and this place delivered. We ate so many chips that we didn't want a ton of food. We ordered one order of chicken fajitas and it was plenty for us to share. They were good. My only complaint was there were way more... More 

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KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and glad you stopped in after your "Baa Haa Baa" trip. Hope we see you again soon! More 

Portland, Maine
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There were no healthy choices on the menu (salt, fatty cheeses, meat, meat, meat), disappointingly, and the menu seemed a

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Portland, Maine
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317 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My friend Alex and I came here recently after we had a not-so-great Mexican meal across the street... we knew we'd have a reliable experience here, and this was the case. We were greeted and got to choose our table, and he wanted to sit by the window so that's what we did. Unfortunately, the overhead music was playing pretty... More 

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KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review James. We are glad you enjoyed. We will alert the manager about the music volume. We of course want you to enjoy the atmosphere too. Hope we see you again soon! More 

Portland, Maine
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Margaritas is constantly good. Not spectacular but good. It's a great place to meet friends after work and have a margarita.

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KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We ARE a great place to meet your friends. Hope you continue to do so! See you soon. More 

Portland, Maine, United States
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I dine at Margarita's on St. John regularly so when I needed a relaxed environment to host a get together with some work colleagues we didn't need to look long. We remembered seeing the private room off the bar that could seat up to 15 or 16 people. It was no problem and no charge to reserve... More 

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KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing the review and glad that we could accommodate. We like to be the place to celebrate. Our staff does a great job at making our guests feel welcome. Come back again soon! More 

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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We used to really love this Margaritas, but find it has gone downhill in the past few years. My standby dish has always been the chicken chimichangas, which I ordered and was so disappointed! The dish has changed, no more yummy pulled chicken, it is now chunks of chicken, have never had this version anywhere! The rice was dry and... More 

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KidTaco, Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience here at Margaritas St John St. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I apologize about the service that you received. It is our intent that every guest has great service from start to finish. I will be personally talking with Brandon and working with him on making sure his service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-6444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Authentically delicious food and drinks made fresh to order daily. Art and furnishings handcrafted in Mexico. For family, friends and community, the fiesta starts here. It's like being in Mexico without getting on a plane.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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