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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

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775 Lafayette Rd, Ste 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801-7401
603-431-5828
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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284 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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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175 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Constantia, New York
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We heard that this place had OK food and good drinks. We were pleasantly surprised. The chicken chimichanga was everything I wanted out of the place! My mom loved here Chile relleno too. My husband liked his margaritas, but didn't like the cheese in the queso fundido. He did like the BBQ sauce though. He thought it could all be... More 

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Thank Sarahe5682
KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Sarah! We always like to pleasantly surprise our guests! We like that idea of a BBQ Queso Fundido too! Hope we see you again soon. More 

Newton, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying the food was excellent! I only gave them an average rating because there was a half hour wait so we sat in the bar. Between the two games that were on the cackling hyena next to us and the music that kept getting louder. It was lacking. Our server was attentive.

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

Glad to hear your food was excellent. We try to manage the atmosphere of our lounge by controlling volume on our televisions and music, but as the restaurant fills up, sometimes it's hard to find that balance. Nonetheless, we always want our guests to feel comfortable. We hope you can join us again in our dining room where the volume... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I was craving Mexican food so my husband and I decided to give Margaritas a try. It wasn't the best Mexican food I've had but it wasn't the worst. I had the combos fajitas and I can't remember what my husband had other then it was a combo of 3 different items with a red sauce. My steak fajita was... More 

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Thank jenn03801
KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and sorry we did not wow you. We value your feedback and hope we can be better on your next visit so we can show you why we have been a Portsmouth favorite for 25 years. More 

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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

My wife and I had great food, drinks and service. I had steak fajita and she had an enchilada. We ate on the restaurant side. Fortunately we were hungry and in a hurry so the atmosphere was not that important to us that night but when we consider going back again I can imagine us choosing another place because of... More 

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

Thanks for the review Jeff and glad you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. While we do know that our restaurant has a lot of artwork from Mexico, and it can seem like a lot, but we do try to make our atmosphere as welcoming as possible. Hope you can try us again. More 

Rye, New Hampshire
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630 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I've been going to Margarita's for years, and have also been to their other NH restaurants. It's a chain, and we're not in Phoenix or Dallas, but it has good food and great drinks, especially the Margaritas, of course. You get complimentary chips and salsa -- most Mexican restaurants charge for it. The food is very good, with ample portions.... More 

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Thank NHjo
Hampton, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love the atmosphere here. It is bright, fun, lively ... which can also mean that at times it can be loud too. They have great salsa and chips to start you off. I highly recommend the quesadillas (chicken is my preference) and the baby chicken chimis (from the appetizer menu).

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Thank Christine W
York, Maine
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food here is good. They start you off with complimentary chips and salsa. The appetizers and entrees are always yummy. The food is not brillant, but consistently good. When we have dinner here and get margaritas, they are excellent!! I recommend the garlic nachos as an appetizer. My husband and I used to come here once a week for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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 03801-7401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-431-5828

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