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“Confusion”
Review of Margarita Grill

Margarita Grill
Ranked #61 of 1,020 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Port Townsend, Washington
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Confusion”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Margarita Grill has impressed me as a tourist stop in the heart of Zona Romantica, not a destination for locals or or regular visitors, not for the discerning palate. MY recent visit confims this long held opinion. . It is a large palaypa, the band plays American hits from the 80's, a bit too loudly for conversation, then comes to each table insistently asking for tips.

The food...the margaritas are passable, not the best. The guacamole made tableside is fresh and delicious. Shrimp enchiladas were OK.

What was most irritating was the keystone cops service. A variety of waiters hit our table, sometimes we couldn't attract their attention. A person in our party found it necessary to chase down our waiter to get salsa, then later to get us plates to use for the chips an salsa. We belong to a group who receives a discount. We presented the card but the cashier failed to take it off our bill; the waiter suggested just skipping his tip.,

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Barbara B
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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Salsa made fresh!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

They prepare fresh salsa at your table. Hot, medium or mild. Also prepare great guacamole at your table. Their grilled meats are very good as well as their other Mexican style dishes. Margaritas are super, and the mojitos are also good. Great casual dinning with very good servers.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank jmarkent
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What took us so long?”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

When this place first moved into this space several years ago, I heard so many comments as "it won't last", that I never even considered going in. How wrong I was! On our last trip to PV, our 16th in 12 years, we went here for dinner as we were wandering around old town not knowing where to go. It was so great, we went back two nights later, our last night of that trip.The salsa made tableside, to your preferred degree of heat, was just amazing! The entrees were just excellent, especially the stuffed chicken breast! The background music was at just the right level as well. Enjoyable, but not so loud that you couldn't carry on a conversation. Will definitely be visiting Margarita Grill again!

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank pv4ever
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Kindersley
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best place for Mexican fare!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is our favourite casual restaurant in PV. We come back to visit with Oscar, Pork Chop and the other excellent and personable servers, and to soak up the atmosphere and wonderful food.
Portions are large and plentiful, and we only have because the mojitos because they are the absolute best!
Have only been approached by one timeshare rep and " no gracias" is the standard answer, then they leave you alone.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank greenlady
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great casual dining”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We come here every time we visit PV and it never disappoints. We usually like more formal dining but every once in a while feel like a more simple, casual meal and this place is great. Very flavorful food, good prices, great margaritas and friendly service. I am not sure about the other reviewer's "shark comment" as we have never experienced anyone talking to us about timeshares. Must have been a rogue waiter.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Elgringo1963
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