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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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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good mexican place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Billswife87
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Greenville, SC
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Greenville, SC
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140 reviews 140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Frederick, Md
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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281 reviews 281 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Being January 1st not much was open but my daughter and I were so glad it happened that way. E both loved the food and staff was very friendly. I will definitely go there again!

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

Thanks for the review Heather! A belated Happy New Year to you too! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Went for the first time in a year or so and ordered my favorite...chicken chimichanga. It has changed drastically since I last had it and it was terrible. It used to be a moist pulled chicken. It is now dry over cooked fatty chunks of chicken. Asked the waitress what happen? She said everyone has been complaining that they want... More 

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Portland, Maine
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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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
  • 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
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

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