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Tia Margarita Mexican Restaurant

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The Richmond
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300 19TH Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-2305
+1 415-752-9274
Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Malmo, Sweden
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I went for enchiladas with rice, sooo tasty! This place is famous for margaritas, try them and you'll not be diappointed (strong ones!). The place is cozy and service is rapid

Thank bluto77
San Francisco
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217 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Tia Margarita is a family owned Mexican Restaurant located in the Richmond District of San Francisco. They have been in business for many years and serve really good food. The margaritas served here are unique and quite powerful. I love them. Chips and Salsa is served at the bar and you can order from the menu as well. The dining... More 

Thank Chris F
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69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Sat down to complimentary chips & avocado dip. Top Drawer delicious Margaritas. Progressed to quesadillas & enchiladas. Everything was excellent. Service very good. Would I go back again? You betcha!

Thank sanmyn
Carmel, California
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377 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Food was okay, service was fine. But, noise level and crowds made conversation impossible. Shame, since they have tables big enough for a group. Can't enjoy it.

Thank rthau
San Francisco
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

I've made several trips to Tia Margarita over the last 2-3 years because I have friends who really like it, and it's convenient. I've tried different entrees and have been disappointed in most: bland, too much sauce, oily cheese, even stale chips and a salsa that tasted more like catsup than salsa. Plus the back room always smells a little... More 

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Have been dining and imbibing at this Mexicqn eatery for over 40 years.....and it has hardly changed. The changes have seemed to be only the wait staff, as well as the daughter replacing her Mom. The bar was very fully occupied, not a stool to be had. Fernando, the very friendly bartender, greeted me warmly, as Helen(mgr/owner) escorted us to... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I met some old friends here for dinner on a Saturday night The place is easy to fine but parking is the hardest thing to find in this busy residential/commercial area. I found the Mexican food to be abundant and very good. I ordered a large combination with a taco, relleno and burrito (all beef) with rice and black beans.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Overpriced, bland Mexican food. With over-priced and watered-down "Top Shelf" margaritas! There are SO many more better restaurants in this great city.

Thank SFOTravelers
Carmel, California
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377 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

this place can handle small and large groups comfortably... the size is deceptive, looks like a small place when you first enter... Food is fine, standard neighborhood mexican fare. all the usual combinations and alternatives are available. Good sized portions.

Thank rthau
San Diego, California
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Place has been here for about 60 years. It's age shows, but it is clean , service is good and food is terrific. Some of the best salsa (hot) I've ever had. Split chef's combo of steak, chicken, and shrimp. It was delicious. Dinner for two under $30 doesn't get better. Seems to be a favorite with locals .

Thank Don M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 19TH Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-752-9274

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?