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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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775 Lafayette Rd, Ste 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7400
+1 603-431-5828
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Campton, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is pretty much 1 star, but the atmosphere brought it up a small notch. I have eaten Mexican food in many states, many in the southwest and even in Mexico. I don't think I have ever such bad food in any of them, It is just awful. The sauce which is supposed to be red, was yukky brown... More 

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Thank MountainsRock
MargsMex, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, we’re disappointed to hear that the food you received did not reflect the fresh, authentic Mexican standard that we hold ourselves to. For that, we hope you’ll accept our apology. We’ll be reaching out privately to get your contact information and bring the management and staff up to speed on your concerns. Feedback like this is the only... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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123 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I write many reviews, and rarely are they as profoundly bad as this will be. Visiting Margaritas for our first time for lunch on a weekday, we found ourselves in for quite the sequence of surprises. I always try to begin with the positive, so I'll give this restaurant credit for cleanliness and ambiance as well as its handicapped accessibility.... More 

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Thank jaraysco
MargsMex, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, we're sincerely disappointed to hear that you had such a terrible experience at Margaritas. We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and service and are sad to hear that you did not encounter our A game. We'll be reaching out privately to discuss the details of your visit so we can learn from our mistakes and... More 

Fargo, ND
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258 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I ordered a veggie burrito and guacamole. The quac was some of the best I've had! The veggie burrito was delish but way too big so now I have supper for tonight! Plus the waiter was friendly and quick. I'll be back here, for sure.

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Thank suzb_00
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Suz! We're so happy to hear that you liked our guac as much as WE love our guac! :) Look forward to having you again soon. More 

DOVER
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Well bring your paycheck it will cost you an arm and a leg. This Mexican food is ok but overpriced for one of the cheapest foods to prepare

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Thank Hungry1958
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We hand-craft our dishes using only the freshest ingredients around and aim to provide the highest quality cuisine in every plate, which is why our prices can be higher than some of our competitors who do not provide the same quality. We appreciate your thoughts re: our prices, especially as we... More 

Danvers, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Once a favorite of ours, we are taking this restaurant off the list. The burrito meat was cold. We brought this to the attention of the bartender who told us that burritos are made with cold ingredients. HUH? We asked to have it reheated. When it was brought back five minutes later, it was only moderately better so we sent... More 

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Thank BigGuy01923
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear about your experience and take your concerns very seriously! We aim to provide the best food and service around so we are very disappointed to hear that yours was not up to par. We're reaching out to you privately to chat further about how we can improve in the future. Have a great week! More 

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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

For New England this place serves up some solid Mexican food and drinks. The Margaritas are pretty darn good and STRONG! I enjoyed the Carnitas...well flavored and not dried out.

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Thank Joe L
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks, Joe! We love the carnitas and glad you agree! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Richwood, Ohio
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I have to say that Mexican food is my family's go to choice. When we are trying to decide and cannot come to a consensus one of us will name one of our Mexican places we like and that is where we will go. My daughter and I were taking a fun trip together and this place was half a... More 

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Thank JGlenn44
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

It was my first visit in Margarita's and we were impressed with the overall service provided . It was a weekday dining and I did not find much rush and it had pleasant and lovely ambiance. This restaurant has sufficient parking . We were quickly attended by the restaurant attendants and order was taken immediately. We had ordered Chicken Chimichanga... More 

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Thank Tanvi2388
KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed! You selected two of our fan favorites (the chimichanga and Tio's Combo), so you made some great choices. We look forward to you coming back. More 

York, Maine
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292 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

I lost my faith with this location in regards to their margaritas only a few years ago. They used to be eye-rolling margaritas. They were one of the best, but after several visits with bad margaritas, I did say something to management and was told "the bartender failed to mix the bucket before serving". Pre-made margaritas in a 5 gallon... More 

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Thank StephV44
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you don't like to invest too much time or energy in your restaurant choices, Margs is great. It's easy. I don't see much authentic Mexican about the chain myself, it's basically bland things coated in cheese with salsa, but that is my opinion. They redid the menu a couple of years back, and the food is much improved but... More 

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

Thank you for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 775 Lafayette Rd, Ste 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7400
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-5828

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