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“Best Papusas in Town”

La Margarita Express
Ranked #26 of 533 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
PDX
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Best Papusas in Town”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant features typical Mexican fare, as well as, many Salvadorian specialities as the owners are from El Salvador. Try the papusas (assorted varieties offered). I like the cheese and loruca flower best. This Salvadorian street food is delicious and a real bargain! I also love their special enchiladas cooked in a spinach cream sauce. Muy, muy bueno! This place is not to be confused with La Margarita which is just a few blocks away. La Margarita Express delivers consistently good food and their Perfect Margarita is worth the extra money. Made with fresh lime juice instead of mixes and premium liquors, it is so delicious!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Salem, Oregon
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cheap ingredients and poor quality food.. This was not freshly cooked. It both tasted and looked as if it had been sitting around for hours under a heat lamp.
If this were a fast food Mexican shop it would be expected, but for being a sit down restaurant the food quality was unacceptable. Would not go here again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Olivia E
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Keizer, Oregon
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“So disappointed...”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Have had lunch here many times and it was good, tried dinner and it was horrible. They had a large party in the back and nobody but them got any service. The food was good - after the 45 min wait, and a reminder for all of it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bry T
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Stillwater
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great local dining”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We met relatives at La Margarita who live in Salem. It is one of those local gems the natives know about. In addition to the standard Mexican menu items, there were a host of dishes one doesn't typically find on the menu. It wad hard to decide what to order! Portions are large. We could have easily shared.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TravelDuo3943
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Corvallis, Oregon
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Was ok!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Love the pescado frito ( the trout )....yum! The sopas is good too!!! Not too bad over all! The service was good too!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Critic2003
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