My wife and I had our second date at La Margarita in 1983. This review is from someone that probably went to this restaurant 10 times a year for 8 years until we moved to Dallas in 1991. Almost every trip back to San Antonio we try to go to La Margarita. Hard to think we've been going there for 30 years. The fajitas were always tasty and plentiful and the margaritas have been the best. My mouth used to water when the sizzling platters of beef fajitas were brought to our table.
But the last few years unfortunately this place has been going downhill. The fajitas aren't as plentiful and the margaritas are expensive and not as good as they used to be. Over $11 for a margarita in San Antonio is just ridiculous. We were there on our usual trip to San Antonio at the end of September and like we always do, we went to "Our Restaurant". Once again for about the 5th time we said, "Why do we keep coming here? The price of the food and drinks takes away from the dinner. For the last few years it's all been for nostalgia.
It's official, one of my favorite restaurants of all time, La Margarita, has turned into a tourist trap. It took me a long time to get it through my head but I finally did. It's not the place it used to be and if it wasn't for my past history with the place I wouldn't give it a second chance. If you are in San Antonio and you have never gone to La Margarita I'd recommend it. Once. The Market is still as good as it was before. But as guy who willingly waited 2 hours on a Saturday night during the heyday for a table (more than a few times) I won't say I'll never go back, but my visits will be few and far between. I'll start saving now. Sad day.