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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
+1 207-874-6444
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Ranked #277 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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.
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English first
Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Nice private room able to accommodate a small party of 15. The waitress was awesome and the food order was quick. No complaints. Pretty decent Mexican cuisine variety to choose for and the atmosphere is relaxing .

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

Thank you for the review and thank you for choosing us for your holiday party! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Saco, Maine, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We ate here add a family the other night. My son had the taco it was only ok. I had the item pictured. It sounded good. Braised beef with caramelized onions and cheese. It was ok looking but really lacked in flavor and value add it was really quite small for the price. Our wait person was nice enough, but... More 

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

Erik, Thank you for choosing Maragritas and I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback on our new Tacon special. We will pass it along to our culinary team. As far as our bartender is concerned, I will be discussing this with the whole bar staff to let them know this type of behavior... More 

Scarborough, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have been coming to this restaurant for more than 20 years and think it is the best Mexican food in Portland BUT.... about 4 or 5 months ago, we were inundated with these tiny flies (which seem like fruit flies but someone called them "drain flies" which is pretty disgusting.....). We actually had to move tables but it didn't... More 

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

Thank you for being a loyal guest of Margaritas for so long! I'm glad to hear that you have had great service and consider our food to be some of the best Mexican food in Portland! However, I would like to apologize for the fruit flies. This is an issue that we have been diligently working on for the last... More 

Portland, Maine, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We dine here in the bar almost weekly and always have a great experience & tasty food. Great staff & great drinks. See you soon!

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

Thanks for the review! We look forward to your next visit. More 

new york
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We are traveling the country and need to find restaurants who offer gluten free dining. This is one of the best. The service personnel are very knowledgable and the food options are tremendous. We would go back in a second. The servings are robust enough that we took home enough from our two dinners to have leftovers (in the next... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review. We are proud to have team members that take the time to help guests with GF requests. We always like to accommodate. Hope you can visit us again and safe travels! More 

Troy, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have eaten at the Portsmouth NH Margarita's a number of times and were pleased to find the restaurant also in Portland. The food is simple, good, and competently served. Prices are reasonable and quantities are more than adequate. Our family likes the friendly, bright atmosphere here. Bar drinks are always good and service is fast.

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

Thank you for the review and for visiting us in Portland and Portsmouth! We hope you come back soon. More 

Saco, Maine, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went the other day, and have been loyal customers for YEARS! I always USED TO GET the skillet baked enchiladas....they USED TO BE excellent. They have since changed the way they prepare the chicken....they no longer steam it, and they have added spices in it to change the entire flavor of this enchilada. They also changed the steak one... More 

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

Erik, Thank you for the feedback and we are sorry to hear you do not like the changes. We have changed the recipes so that we can give our guests a more tasty and flavorful product. One of our biggest complaints had been how our chicken lacked flavor. The recipe was changed to help correct this. With our steak, we... More 

Portland, Maine, United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'd rate them 5 star but we all know Margarita's isn't a 5 star place. For some reason we also go to the St. John location and eat in the bar. Even though there is another Margarita's in town we like the atmosphere, people, and of course food at this location. My advice is to get a beef hard shell... More 

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

Thanks for the review and glad you always feel welcome at Margaritas! Join us again soon. More 

Garland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Hard to find place down a side street in Downtown Portland. But a Gem of a place to eat. The decor is all authentic from Mexico. The food was also very good. The night we went they had an all you can eat taco special. Very good and friendly service.

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

Thank you for the review and glad you found us! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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520 reviews 520 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
524 helpful votes 524 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Tried this place on a whim not finding anything else that would be good with kids in the vicinity. This location is odd and sits in the bottom floor of what looks like an old school, crammed into the corner basement. Parking is in the rear and is a bit of a walk to the entrance. This is a seat... More 

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Additional Information about Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Address: 242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
Phone Number: +1 207-874-6444
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20

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