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Margarita Phil's

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Near Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John
(340) 693-8400
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to St. John every few years, and have visited their for at least a dozen times, Since discovering Margherita Phil's a few years ago, we try to go there at least once every visit. Huge Margherita's, excellent food, especially the Fresh Ahi Tuna Tacos.

Thank Kevin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We discovered Margarita Phil's on our first visit in 2007. It is a warm, laid back place with cool staff and good food. Our favorite memory is when the electricity went out island-wide before we got our food. The cook (bless his heart) made our dinner with a flashlight and since they have a gas stove...dinner was served. We ate... More 

Thank KrisDenver
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We stopped here for lunch and were so glad we chose this restaurant. Very pricey, so just be prepared. It is worth the cost. Charles is the chef preparing the fresh catch tacos and did an outstanding job. Three of us ate the three tacos and one of us ate the pork burrito. Each meal was $29. Don't let that... More 

Thank Dawn C
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We love the crap nachos and the tri dip appetizer. Wonderful fun place for lunch or dinner. Can't wait to go back next year!

Thank Monty C
Valley Stream, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Small not much more than a bar inside with maybe three tables, outside covered deck has about five tables.Stopped here after a day snorkeling at the Cannel Bay National Park. It was hot, and we walked pass the place , the drinks looked enticing. We each ordered the Margarita's and we were disappointed , lots of ice and mix, and... More 

Thank golizzy
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We go to Margarita Phil's every time we visit St. John. The nachos were great and my husband loves the margaritas. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Michael N
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight and no customers were in the restaurant. A person waiting tables was sitting at a table on his phone. We told him we had a party of 6 and he said he had two other parties coming but he could probably go ahead and seat us. He started taking our drink order and it was... More 

Thank rehawk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Food was pretty good, but it was about about 4x what you'd pay in the states for the same quality. And the margarita was about 10% margarita and 90% ice. Server was pretty good.

Thank Toby D
Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I had to give this place a three star because the food is around a four to five star and the service was a one to zero. We've eaten here many times, but we were disappointed recently. The food was out of this world good, but we had to wait 45 minutes before ordering drinks!! There was 1, repeat 1,... More 

Thank Mgray0810
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
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?