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“Great look and friendly bar tender but watered down top-shelf tequila”
Review of Margarita Phil's

Margarita Phil's
Ranked #32 of 59 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great look and friendly bar tender but watered down top-shelf tequila”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

On a trip last week, we stopped in this place for a drink. The bartender was very friendly and we ordered 2 top-shelf margaritas with Don Julio Anejo. He gave a very generous pour but it was evident by the 1/2 way point the drink was all mix. We had him check the bottle and, sure enough, he agreed it was not right. He dropped the price from $25 a glass to $15 and offered us a house margarita but we were so disgusted at being charged $15 for watered down top-shelf we simply took 2 bottled beers - which can't be watered down instead. Watered down well drinks for $4 are one thing - $25 top shelf anejo drinks that are watered down is inexcusable.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
“Rip off”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Food was OK. Overpriced like most of the USVI. But then...

Three of us asked for water to drink. Instead of getting glasses of water (like most places) or asked "do you want a glass or bottle" (like some places), they bring us dinky bottles of water. The water is undrinkable: worse than bad hotel tap water. We get the bill and find out that they charge us $5 per bottle!

OK, so you leave a bad tip, right? No, they added 18% for our party of 5 at a single table with only one other group there!

And to top it off, they feel the need to add $1 to your bill to use a credit card! Give me a break. Worst restaurant experience of all the ones we tried in St. John that week by far.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Will58277
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Falmouth,Ma
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love this little place”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Really fresh and tasty mexican food. We always come here when we visit St. John. Good drinks as well

Visited March 2013
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Thank DeborahEastman
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2 reviews
“Awful!!!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

8 people and 2:45 min later =$280 bill! Worst meal in 7 trips to island. One server running around-when food finally arrived it was cold.

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Thank Indianapolis7740
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Dallas
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good "Ritas”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We didn't eat here, we just had drinks. Atmosphere is just so-so. It's on a small road not too far from the docks. Wouldn't make a special trip to go back here. The owner said that as soon as his kids graduated high school on St Thomas, they were moving back to Texas. Great idea!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Monkeyrod11
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