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“Great Mexican food”
Review of Margaret's Cantina

Margaret's Cantina
Ranked #88 of 313 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Reviewed November 22, 2013

My least favourite type of food, was pleasantly surprised by the food here. Really nice non greasy ingredients, subtlety spiced, delicious. Am now a convert. Would recommend for home style Mexican cooking.

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Thank Bryher456
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Lived in the southwest for 7 years and I just can't eat here again. I'd rather grab a bite at a food truck in Carrboro for decent Mexican. Do like the casual neighborhood feel of the place.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Get transported to some other world, or some imaginary Latin-American country, while sitting in a strip mall of all places. Whatever your mind tells you, as the ambiance wafts over your mind along with the sultry backbeat and the first few sips of beer; do not worry, it will all shift again as you try to plow through the entire plate of food that you order. Doesn't matter what you get, it is going to be different from what you ever imagined in a Tex Mex restaurant. Be prepared to want to stay the evening.

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Thank KMartinGardner
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Margaret's is our local go-to place for a casual dinner; good food, casual atmosphere, good drinks. She features local food choices which is our preference. The specials are always FANTASTIC. Service is variable. Cuisine is hard to characterize. Yes it's generally Mexican but with a twist of southern and just plain different. If you're passing through on I-40 it's just off the highway @ exit 266 and is definitely a local place (what we use trip adviser to find when we're on the road) not a chain.

Thank pmspiro
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

How I managed to wait ten minutes for cold takeout with lettuce on the side that was the consistency of compost is hard to understand. But that's what happened. Margaret's had been our go-to place for Mexican since we moved to Chapel Hill 5 years ago, but the consistency has been pretty variable lately, ranging from just okay to downright disappointing. Last week's meal, though, was the last. Just terrible. Time to start looking for a new place for Southwestern.

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