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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
+1 207-874-6444
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Ranked #270 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $10 - $20
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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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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Troy, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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498 reviews 498 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
504 helpful votes 504 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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Livermore, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

As always wonderful food and staff, enjoyed happy hour with it's great deals! We had the traditional margaritas and nachos, chimi changas ect.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Average at best - as a chain tex-mex, not my favorite. There are better places in town for national chain tex-mex.

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Portland, Maine
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138 reviews 138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I've been many times before, this time my sister and I went for Happy Hour on a quiet weekday. We visited the Brown Street location, downtown Portland, ME. I don't see a separate listing for them here. We arrived and were promptly seated in the lounge. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and expedient. He tended to do some selling, but... More

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Cape Coral
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It was late after a full day of travelllng from Florida when our friends brought us to the restaurant. What a charming atmosphere, we thought we were back in Old Town, San Diego! There are a variety of margaritas; we stayed traditional. It was ok. Our guest had the Sunset Margarita but did not like it. Our waitress was a... More

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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Perfect for after work :) A wide selection of alcoholic beverages that I would recommend over the food which is just so-so. Definitely not worth just going out to dinner here in my opinion.

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