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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have been traveling in the northeast for two weeks, and we were craving authentic Mexican food like we can find at home. This was bland. Tacos were served in pre-made shells, and the meat was not spicy at all. However their all-you-can-eat taco special did fill my hungry husband's belly. Guess we'll have to wait until... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has this restaurant gotten complacent (or worse) due to their length of time in Portland? Most bland Mexican food I've ever had. And, shredded lettuce on Nachos??? Mmm, no. Friend asked if she could just order a Chicken Chimichanga (no beans or rice) as a take home for her husband. Was told no, and even if they could do it,... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Sorry you did not enjoy. Our kitchen tries to get our food out as fast as it can. You must have caught us on a night where things backed up. We know that getting food out fast is important, so our apologies for any wait. We do have an extensive menu with lots of different flavors.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Before I ventured out west, I thought this to be a decent place to eat, and then I ate authentic Mexican food, and I just can't recommend this place to anyone seeking a good Mexican dish, the margaritas are decent, but outside of that, the chips and salsa may be the most palatable thing.

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

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy. We take a lot of pride in our food. We hope if you return you may find something that more suits your tastes. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Decent food at this Margarita's, and the Chips & Salsa were especially good!! Fast & Friendly service, & a good-sized restaurant. This food was very decent. Open late night which was very nice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We frequent 2 of the NH margaritas so thought this location would be just as nice. As soon as we sat down I looked around and should have left without ordering. The dungeon like dark bar high tables are over exposed heating pipes vents and duck work that is covered with dust an inch thick. If the fans had ever... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Even with all the fancy and new Mexican offerings in Portland we keep coming back to good ole Margaritas at St. John. Cold tasty margaritas, fast hot great Mexican food and a fantastic staff.

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

Thanks for the review! Hope we see you again soon. More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a great waitress, was so very disappointed in their food, I have never had to pay for rice and beans with a dinner #1, #2 raw onions were so overwhelming, couldn't eat the dinner, that's all you tasted. When I seen raw onions covering my paid for rice , I couldn't believe it. Then had shrimp tacos at bottom... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the food. We've been serving the Portland community for over 20 years and we value all the feedback that our guests give us. We will make sure the managers read your feedback and take action with the team. All our food is cooked to order,... More 

Harpswell, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food best out of the three chains we visited our server "Megan" was great best ever! Great atmosphere definitely child friendly Bring everyone they won't be disappointed

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

Thanks for the nice review! We will be sure to thank Megan for doing a great job. Look forward to seeing you again! More 

Dayton, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We got a reservation for 18 on a Friday night, which in itself seemed ridiculous on our part. The place is busy anyway, especially on Fridays. We went in with 7 adults and 11 elementary-aged kids before an event at the Civic Center. Brandon was our waiter. He was approachable and patient with all the kids, accommodating to all of... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I came here on a whim on a Saturday afternoon, having been many times before, the last time not being so great. It was quiet except for the loud TV sets. My friend pointed out "after all, it IS a sports bar." "Yes, too bad I thought, but it is what it is." When we entered the young women at... More 

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

Thanks for the review James and we are glad that Kristy was able to guide you to a good meal. We will pass along your compliments too her. We are glad you enjoyed and hope we get to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?