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Margarita Phil's

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Near Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
(340) 693-8400
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome selection from basic, to papaya, to cucumber & jalapeño. Giant cups to take with you as you stroll thru town. What a small world - Megan the bar manager is buddies with a friend from home. What a pleasant surprise in a tiny bar in paradise. We'll be back, for sure!

Thank SuzanneCVA
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Being from Texas we were a little worried about trying Mexican food in the islands. But there was nothing to worry about, the food was very good, not exactly what you expect at home, but good flavors! Excellent service and a fun little spot.

Thank Kpounds3
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

As a margarita lover, I had to stop in given the name of this place. Very disappointed. My Margarita was watered down(was surprised to see the bartender pouring the drink out of a gallon water jug). Premixing a cocktail with liquor already included is a big No No in my book. If you are a Margarita lover, I suggest Longboard,... More 

Thank Nikki H
Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Margarita Phil's has become a "go to" dinner stop for our first night on the island. After a long travel day, the large margaritas are just what are needed to slow down to island time. Phil's may be a "hole in the wall" restaurant and bar but the food is great and I love the Ahi tuna tacos.

Thank Harry Q
Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is by far not the fanciest restaurant on St. John, but a very good one nevertheless. Food includes classic meals, but also unusual ones (Burritos with Grouper, Enchiladas with Conch). It tastes very good! We arrived pretty late that day for inner and only one meal with Conch was left. If you really want to be sure to get... More 

Thank Hauke M
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The good, food was OK if a bit overpriced. The bad, the bar looks like it hasn't been cleaned in 10 years. The tequila bottles I asked to look at were crusted in grease and dust, the wall displays were dirty and dingy, and worst of all, the bartender,(who had a little buzz on), took a dirty, used margarita glass... More 

Thank Robert H
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Experienced our first meal here as newcomers to the island. Excellent margaritas......you can take them to go!! Food was good and had an interesting twist on mexican.

Thank lorab108
Rockford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Heather the bartender was amazing! She helped us with recommendations around the island and he tacos were awesome! Great place for a lunch and drink.

Thank Walke464
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We took the 1 mile hike to Lind Point: Honeymoon Beach and Caneel Bay. Those were excellent and the trail was pretty easy. But it was hot and humid. By the time we got back to town, I was sweaty and ready for a nice lunch. Margarita Phil's was just a block off the trailhead and a perfect spot for... More 

Thank aj-y2kslave
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We had the good fortune on our recent USVI trip to find Margarita Phil's while walking the streets near Cruz Bay. Outdoor seating, shade trees, nice breeze. Our friendly server (Megan) was amazing, bubbly and helpful. She made great recommendations and we went with the delicious fried grouper sandwiches and giant mango margaritas. It made for one of those vacay... More 

Thank Michael N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: (340) 693-8400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?