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Margaritas Mexican Cafe

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2494 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7719
+1 530-544-6907
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great family owned restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. By now I have had the opportunity to try all of the dishes and I have not found one yet that I do not like. Service couldn't get any better. The whole place is wonderful.

Thank rockgirl530
Auburn, California
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199 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have eaten here at least a couple of times a year since they opened 12-15 years ago. It is not fancy, but the food is always hot and fresh, and the service friendly. The food is very good to excellent and the salsa is the best around. This is the real deal, go and enjoy!

Thank Len T R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here WELL over 50 times.there's a lot of choices in the lake Tahoe area and we've tried most of them.we come here to get our Mexican food needs quenched. Excellent homemade dishes...relaxed atmosphere and great service... A must try!

Thank scott w
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We know Mexican food and this food was excellent. We weren't sure what to expect but it was delicious and authentic. Very friendly staff and everything was perfect!

Thank William T
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We really liked the food at this restaurant. It wasn't like some of the "fake" mexican restaurants. The staff was very friendly. It is a family run restaurant. We will be back!

Thank TheWorldTravelers02
London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This place is all about the food, service and Margaritas. The food was surprisingly sophisticated for such simple surroundings. This is a family run business it almost feels like you're entering someone's home. The highlights of our meal were the chilli verde burrito and the Asada Classic Burrito the guacamole was excellent as were the Margaritas. Simply the best Mexican... More 

Thank Liz5004
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This great cafe is a locals favorite as well as a visitors find for great food and friendly service.not as fancy but super food!!

Thank Alan J
Central Oregon, Oregon
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We really like this restaurant and have been enjoying it for many years. Raphael is an excellent Mexican chef, and the menu is varied and has choices for everyone.

Thank Barb S
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We have our favorite Mexican restaurants in our hometown, so after a week of cooking for ourselves at a rented townhouse, we were ready for a dinner out. We picked this location and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals there. The guacamole was thick and rich. Nice salsa. Great fresh iced tea. Small space, but reminded us of our favorite places... More 

Thank SMGrandma
Felton, CA
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Reading the other reviews, we were optimistic when we pulled in and got a table right away. We were a little early for lunch, so no waiting. That was the best part of the whole experience. The chips were OK, served with warm bean dip and salsa. The rice had some flavor and was warm (unlike some other Mexican restaurants... More 

Thank Betty L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2494 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-6907

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?