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La Margarita Restaurant

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120 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207-4552
+1 210-227-7140
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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376 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate lunch here and enjoyed our food while people watching! Food was pretty good, service was excellent, and being outside on a beautiful day was a plus. This is the second time I've eaten lunch here on my visits to San Antonio, mainly because it's in El Mercado.

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Thank Massdane
Michigan
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was not enjoying the crowded Market place where this restaurant is located. But the day was saved after we sat down and enjoyed a great meal. Maybe the best chicken enchilada plate I have ever had. Also very nice friendly servers! Thank you!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ended up at La Margarita as a result of the hour long waitlist at the nearly adjacent Mi Tierra. Mi Tierra is still my favorite, but La Margarita did a good job. There was a festival in the market square that had the whole place packed with people. Sitting on the outside patio provided for a lot of people... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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206 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest and well known restaurants in the city, so maybe my expectations were too high. The market square area was nice and there was good music outside, but the food was average to me. I would go again for the atmosphere but not the food or drinks.

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had queso, guacamole, and vegetarian enchiladas. The place is situated in el Mercado and that is like an international trip. I even got to order in Spanish. It was a very good experience. Don't walk there at night! The place seems safe but the route from the River walk passes some sketchy areas. Take a taxi or Lyft or... More 

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been several years since we returned to La Margarita. Great service. Friendly, helpful staff. Had the CAMARONES AL MOJO DE AJO. Shrimp was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Great meal if you don't want to get stuffed. You must have a margarita '

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here thanks to recommendations that this is "the best place in San Antonio." It was ok, at best. The margaritas were fine - nothing extra special, but decent. The food was also fine, but nothing that you couldn't get at your local Mexican eatery in your hometown. The service was also just ok. Our waiter came by once... More 

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Michigan
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place caters big time to tourists (surprise) but still puts out great food with great service. At least that was our experience. I've worked in the tourist industry and one big challenge is to offer consistency in a busy establishment so I understand some of the so-so reviews. Our experience was excellent but you never know what you might... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this restaurant near the Mercado. The menu is varied with other options not usually found in a Mexican restaurant. My husband enjoyed his fish and my grilled chicken special was seasoned and done perfectly. Very good value for the location.

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Thank PirateEsq
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When people visit Market Square / Mercado, they have a few choices. Most people go to MI Tierra, but my wife and I prefer La Margarita. They have an extensive menu, excellent margaritas, and a courteous wait staff. I ordered the Carnitas Michoacanas, or pork boiled with orange and other spices. On the down side, my wife ordered puffy tacos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207-4552
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-227-7140

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