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Reviewed June 18, 2022

o not ever eat here. They will tow your car if you do. I will never eat there again and you should not support a business that does shady practices like this....What a way to treat patrons. leave you stranded at night. You eat there...and they tow your car 5 minutes after they close and it cost $220!(cash only) WTF!!! way to lose a customer of 25 years, good job. I hope the ransom money is worth it and you can sleep at night.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2021 via mobile

Had heard so many good things about the food here that we wanted to eat here our next trip to Kansas City. This place is a bit farther away from the other Mexican eateries but not that far. Off street parking is ample and free....Service was quick starting with warm, thin, crisp, chips and a wonderfully spicy salsa. The lunch menu goes till 2 pm but we ordered from the regular menu that was very reasonably priced with very large portions. The puffy tacos which are fried flour tortillas filled with meats of choice. The shredded beef was spiced and tender. The chicken was moist and tender. The chimichangas were huge, hand wrapped bundles of meats of choice. The meals came with rice and beans. The beans were pinto beans topped with cheese and the rice had a wonderfully fresh taste. Other menu items were more true Mexican but since we only tried the Tex mex style entrees I can’t speak about those. This is a great place to go in Kansas City when you looking for really good, plentiful, reasonably priced Mexican food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021

very rude. I drove an hour round trip to get my order and they had left half my order out. I called and they remade it and my daughter went to pick it up but they made the order wrong. I ordered no cheese but...they put cheese on anyway. they refused to remake or refund order because he didn't write down "no cheese" even though it is on the receipt. never going back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

Authentic Mexican. Good food at good prices, including lots of complimentary chips, even on take out orders. I didn’t care for my shrimp enchilada- too much cheese. And the salsa wasn’t anything special. Otherwise food was good, portions generous, and fair prices.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021

Started our own “Taco Tour” after reading the KC magazine article which listed 35 essential taco joints around the KC metro. Consider this the start of my taco passport...looking to get a stamp from all 35 places and a good COVID safe excuse to eat...a ton of tacos! Let’s get started. I’m not a foodie, but I know what I like. After trying to start in OP on a Sunday, we quickly learned many of the taco places are closed on Sundays. Thus, we started outer journey at Margarita’s in KC. WOW...What a let down. There were three of us. My wife, my youngest son, and me. I had three of the “Original” tacos. One chicken, one beef, and one pork. They were average at best. The shredded chicken was packed so dense, it had no taste. It tasted like compressed, solid block of shredded chicken lunch meat with shredded lettuce in top. The pork was not much better. The beef taco was much better...much more taste, but still only average. There was just nothing special about this place . I have no idea why it made the magazine list. My wife thinks the tacos at Twisted Fresh are better and they’re a chain. My son had two soft shell chicken tacos. Blah! And my wife had a soft shell chicken and then a crispy shell beef taco. Again, the beef was better but she reported it was nothing special and nothing she couldn’t have done at home herself. Net-net, nothing special. No wow factor. I gave this an average rating since it’s our first Taco Takeout Tour review but I suspect if this was the 3rd review or later, it would have been “Poor.” Of course the place was busy so there must be lots of fans. But I’m not one of them. On the bright side, the tortilla chips were good and the salsa was just spicy enough. Summary and a few tips Tip 1 - Confirm hours & days open. We started this on a Sunday and many of the places we planned to start with were closed. T1p 2 - There is no outdoor seating so be prepared to takeout or eat in without a mask of course. You could of course eat outside but under the highway overpass like a troll. Price - $31 for 3 of us (before tip). So, affordable. Would I return - No! Plus, the takeout came in Styrofoam...the stuff that NEVER breaks down.😩 I am very much looking forward to the next taco place!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

Have ordered carryout twice in the last month or so. The first time they were not at all busy, but was told over the phone that they did not do curbside pickup, I would have to come in and get it. The staff was not...at all busy when I went in. Seemed a little odd that they wouldn't bring it out- like pretty much everybody else does now. Second time, I was told I had to order online if I wanted curbside pickup. So I did. Was displeased to find out that there is a surcharge for "to-go packaging." I went ahead with the order. The estimated time was about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, I pulled in, called and told them what I was driving. The man on the line told me it would be right out. 20 minutes later, I called again. They brought it right out, and the guy told me "the pork looked a little sketchy, so we re-did it. I would have called to tell you but I we didn't have your number." Which was complete male bovine manure, as I was req'd to enter my number when I placed the order. Also, my order was done when I called the 2nd time, as they brought it right out. Not sure what was going on, but i got the distinct feeling I was getting the runaround. Felt like my business was not very valued. Not the Margarita's I've gone to for almost 30 years. Not likely to be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Busy place on a Saturday night but such good food. My husband had the chimichanga and I had tacos-both were amazing.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

wonderful place, service was the best. very little waiting time, very clean and safe place to be. it's a long drive for us to kcmo but it was worth the drive. plan on making this a monthly routine

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Chips, queso and salsa came out quickly and service was excellent. Margarita was not stirred or shaken so first drink was warm. Puffy tacos were amazing and (ground beef) and shredded chicken tacos were very cheesy. Shrimp and grilled tilapia tacos were excellent with cilantro...and onion. Portions were good and we didn’t even get rice or beans but had more than enough to eat. An order of sopapillas includes six medium triangles with whipped cream and honey. Yum! Definitely a good experience and would go back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

My first love is their Beef Enchiladas but the ground beef tacos and the cheese dip our wonderful as well. Most of the staff has been there a while and even though they are always busy the staff is very attentive.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

We were really surprised to find such excellent Mexican food in Kansas City. Were from Oklahoma and we have a lot of fine Mexican restaurants to choose from and Margaritas was better than any of them. Would love to come back.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

I grew up eating puffy tacos in Des Moines so I was happy to see them on the menu. The puffy tacos at Margarita's were better than I remember eating previously. So good! And then to have Margarita's salsa to dip the tacos. A really...good combo. Everything was good, hostess, service, and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner at Margaritas. The margaritas were perfect and the Cozumel enchiladas with chicken were outstanding. Service was equally outstanding. We will definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

First time to this location and it won't be the last. Food was hot and delicious. Service was excellent! Entire establishment was very clean and welcoming. Four of us all agreed if you want lots of great Mexican food at a reasonable price this is...the place to eat.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

This is pretty typical Tex/Mex but I still like it, and the service was nothing less than outstanding. We were here for a busy lunch. We were served by Server 7332 and she deserves the best tables on the best shift and the busiest days....Three of us were there for lunch last week. Our orders were taken promptly, the food came out when it was ready and not all at once. The chips and salsa were refilled without having to ask, as were our waters. Truly, some of the best service I've had in any restaurant in the world. We had a half order of the Margarita dip, which was good, though we really didn't need more. The chips are on the thicker side - not my favorite - and the salsa is thick and smooth, with a slight kick. Not my favorite salsa in town, but not my least favorite, either. I had the lunch enchilada with ground beef and beans in lieu of rice. It was very good with plenty of cheese and ground beef. Others in my party had the two lunch tacos (plenty of ground beef) and the small chichen chimi. The others like their meals as well. I haven't been here in over 10 years and was happy that it was still very good. Thanks for reading. I’ll appreciate a thumbs up below if you’ve found this helpful. Also, you may now follow me on TripAdvisor. If you’re in the app, click on my name. A box opens with “Follow” just under my screen name. To follow me outside the app your cursor has to be over my profile photo, then a box appears with a summary of my reviews – click on my screen name in blue at the top and another page opens with the “Follow me” box near the top right. To help you decide if following me is worth the trouble, here’s what I have planned for 2019: finishing my reviews of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro; continue reviewing restaurants in the KC metro; reviewing the Northern Lights cruise to Norway in January; starting my reviews of Tuscany for a week, followed by several days in each of Bellagio and Milan in May; traveling to Australia in September, with a possible trip extension to Bali, Borneo, Brunei and Singapore; and going to Maui for a week in late November.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5