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La Marginal

€€ - €€€
Northeast San Antonio
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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2447 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6044
+1 210-804-2242
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food was good however, we had a problem with gnats at the table. Service was good and food was good. I had the Chicken Pina Colada which was good. Nice atmosphere with live music. No mirror in the restroom which I found to be a little odd. In my opinion the prices were a little steep for the quality... More 

Thank Oscar J
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A friend who is of Puerto Rican origin has talked about having a taste of home for some time, so today we made the trip from Kerrville to San Antonio. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. Although I have eaten in many countries throughout the world, this was my first venture in Puerto Rican cuisine. We opted for the... More 

1 Thank Doctor_Possum
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Have been here several times for the all you can eat Lunch Buffet, and it is always great! Can be a little crowded at lunch, but worth the wait. Good place to try some different foods you may not have had before - live a little!

1 Thank ProfessorGreg
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Really good authentic food. The flavors were dead on. Buffet style restaurant. Great atmosphere. Very clean.

Thank Jbshooter
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went on a Sunday and had the Buffett. The food is authentic but limited dishes. The price is reasonable. They had gnats inside which made me have some concern. The place need a thorough cleaning and fresh coat of paint.

Thank KeithPerry595
San Antonio, Texas
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298 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I had heard lots of Spanish co-workers mention this restaurant, I finally decided to try their lunch Buffet and was not disappointed. Parking is challenging but once you get in the service with a smile makes up for some of the parking frustrations. The food was delicious with lots of variety. Hard not to overeat here. My favorite was the... More 

Thank jocampo
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

First, place need some repairs. Also, waitress was nice, but not really helpful. On the food side I will give an A to the mofongo, it was really good. But that mofongo was my wife plate. I ordered El Jibarito and the rice was cold, the "amarillos" were bad, I'm sure they got them from Goya frozen product, the pork... More 

Thank Correa71
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I love LM. Food is always fresh n tasty and I have a crush on the older waitress. If you want top flight Puerto Rican and to depart from our beloved Tex mex try this. They do it all right.

Thank ronRunz
San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Cute little restaurant that gives you the feeling of being in Old San Juan! Great service! The food is delicious!! We'll definitely be back soon!

Thank SATravelers13
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Food is ok......$14.00 buffet for only pork and chicken, then on top of that bad waitress service, she remembers you when is time to pay and ask you to leave a tip.....even do you are not finish eating....terrible terrible service.

Thank Jose60956

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2447 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6044
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northeast San Antonio
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-804-2242

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