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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 - 12:00 am
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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
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
Most recent review
Reliable and Consistent

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
James F
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?