Modern Margarita
Modern Margarita

Modern Margarita

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://modernmargarita.com/
  • Phone: 6027958111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Regional Mexican, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Mark Dow
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For parties of 15 or more contact Events@forkanddagger.com
  • Special Events: For parties of 15 or more contact Events@forkanddagger.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Deer Valley Road between Tatum & 56th Street Exits off the 101
  • Public Transit: Valley Metro Bus: Deer Valley Rd & Marriott Dr
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Free on-street parking on High Street, to the east there's a large lot, to the north there's a lot and there's a public garage to the west.
A word from Modern Margarita
A fresh spin on the traditional; featuring a large selection of freshly made margs, cocktails, gourmet street tacos, burgers, fresh guacamole, salsa, skewers and sharing-plates. High-quality, locally sourced food and beverages. A 1,200 square foot patio where guests can enjoy daily happy hour from 11am - 6:30pm. Unusual margaritas include rhubarb, hibiscus, prickly pear, cucumber and other modern approaches to the classic margarita.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Modern Margarita reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)vibrant bar scene (11)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (7)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Go For Happy Hour
    RandyMorningwood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    $5 Margaritas. Good $5 Margaritas. Attentive service. Ask for Adrian. 'Nuff said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    njfranVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent salsa and fish tacos. Glad we ventured into City North since we would return to sample other menu items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tacos
    MssybrittyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I always get the chicken tacos, love them. Always have great service! Friendly staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    the food is really good, but the place is very noisey. Hard to hear someone at the other side of the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Modern Margarita
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great place for drinks and good food, intersting twist on mexican food. Not at all traditional mexican.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food; wimpy cocktail
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband, daughter, and I recently went for lunch. We were told to seat ourselves so we were concerned about getting credit for the reservation. We had to mention it before they looked us up in their system. Their complimentary salsa is VERY good- just the right amount of heat. They serve you a big bowl of chips with it so there is no need to order more. They have a good kids menu and all their food is clearly fresh with good quality ingredients. The only downside was that their margaritas were very heavy on the ice. We ordered one "middle" sized Sonoran to share and each only had a few sips before we were left with just ice. Otherwise, we were very happy with our meal!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Tacos!
    Rosygal
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Easy seating on a Saturday afternoon. Excellent pork tacos and delish margaritas! I was worried it wouldn't be kid friendly, but it was great. They have a nice kids menu. This would be great place for date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Modern Margarita reviews archive.
  • Fun Evening, food good service not!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Been there twice and both times I enjoyed the food and vibe, but the service really wasn't great the second time. Would still recommend it, hopefully you get a better server!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok for the expensive $$
    cree
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    You're paying for the bar scene i guess. Our waiter wasn't the best and could have been a little nicer. Plus he didn't refill our drinks or chips until we asked. Probably won't be back for a while.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TimA
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food is very good, although the food takes too long to come from the kitchen for the couple of times we've dined at Modern Margarita. Consider expanding kitchen abilities to have the food served more timely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome street tacos!
    margaritagirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I absolutely loved this place! It was very relaxing on the patio. Great food and excellent service. I would definitely recommend the pork tacos and margarita w/prickly pear syrup.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Dster1960VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Best margaritas ever! Outstanding service. Fish and Shrimp tacos are excellent choices. Grilled seafood....not fried!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour
    Hoody
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Great gem for happy hour as the Margaritas and Street Tacos are the best! Oh, and the chips and salsas are to die for. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations....not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I struggle with making a "reservation" for a specific time and then having to still wait 30-45 minutes for a table......that is not a reservation process.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superlicious tacos & margs
    shawneev
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Excellent street tacos and Margaritas! Fairly priced and great smaller menu. Something for everyone in your group. Highly recommend for a vibrant date night, lunch or for a night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make It Special
    FoodFreak
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Order the Taco Flight that has 5 different flavors, 3 each and it is served on a long board with all the tacos standing up in a very colorful, yummy presentation. Our friends from out-of-town were impressed and pleased with the taste. Fun! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Margaritas
    Marglover
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Love the margaritas. I think they are the best in town. The chicken street tacos were also excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.