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La Margarita, San Antonio, TX
La Margarita, San Antonio, TX
La Margarita, San Antonio, TX
La Margarita, San Antonio, TX
La Margarita, San Antonio, TX

La Margarita

4.3
4.3
508 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar is proud to be a part of Market Square, “The Heartbeat of Mexico,” where locals and visitors alike enjoy spectacular fiestas, shopping as diverse as produce and piñatas, and the romantic music of strolling Mexican troubadours.

In San Antonio, “The Mecca of Mexican Cuisine,” the Cortez Family and the entire staff of La Margarita welcomes you to the “Home of the Sizzling Fajitas.” Here, the most exciting dishes from across the border are presented to the most discriminating tastes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3;00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 227-7140
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Cruz Lizardi
  • Catering
    La Margarita can cater off-premise functions at locations throughout San Antonio. Our staff will gladly assist you in creating a menu appropriate for your event.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Margarita can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations Department : (210) 227-7140
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Santa Rosa
  • Parking details
    There is a public parking lot behind the restaurant on Dolorosa, we validate parking for $2.00 off your time here. There is also valet on right on Dolorosa Street in front of Market Square, Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday which is $5.00.
  • Entertainment
    Market Square is well-known for the century old tradition of strolling mariachis. Although Trio and Mariachi groups are independent musicians and charge a fee per song, for private parties our staff will gladly arrange to hire them for your entertainment, and include these charges in your bill.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 508 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Kid-friendly

  • San Antonio

    Kid-friendly

508 Reviews
  1. GinaG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Ate on patio Flies and bees Atrocious loud music from market Food was low end and dirty atmosphere Would NOT recommend

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  2. HiStandards

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere. A great place for taking out-of-town guests.

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  3. DanielC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friends from South Carolina came for the total eclipse and we decided to take them to La Margarita. We sat outside since the weather was favorable. The food, drinks and service were excellent. The staff and ambiance made our visit very enjoyable and made a great impression on our guests.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for our group. We were told they really don’t honor those, it’s first come first served.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. JenniferH

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really great food and atmosphere. Everyone loved their food and the staff was great. I love that you can actually make a reservation too.

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  6. KristiH

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation, but still had to wait 20 minutes for our table. Server hardly ever came by and we had to wait on him. We requested drinks, but they never came.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    One of the worst experiences ever. Margaritas were very poor. Food lacked any flavor. Turning tables was all that seemingly mattered. Will NEVER go back.

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  8. JamesB

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a food enthusiast, particularly Mexican food. This was hands down the best Mexican food I have had! Highly recommend!! Service was great, nice energy....but the food!!!!! Outstanding!!! A must for anyone in or visiting San Antonio.

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  9. LizL

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Hector, was courteous, professional and helpful. The restaurant was a friendly and happy place to celebrate Valentine's Day with my honey.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated promptly, service was very friendly and paced nicely, food was delicious and margaritas were great. Restaurant is very loud, but if you don’t mind that you’re going to love it.

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  11. KathyC

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, highly recommend plus Mariachi music.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made reservations via OpenTable. Restaurant was closed and no communication was given.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. DanahJ

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to San Antonio for a family trip. This is where we did our dinner. Food was great, drink? *chef’s kiss*. But what stood out most was the service. Jaimie (sp?) was sooooo knowledgeable and kind! He gave us a quick history on the Cortez family and the market area. When we return here, that’ll be our go to ! 10 outta 10, would recommend! -The Sanford Family

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good. The margaritas were excellent. We enjoyed our experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and the food were excellent. The only thing that bothered us was the host tried turning us away and saying they were closed at 8:45pm. Then I showed him our reservation for 8:45pm and he let us in. We were on time and I thought it was weird that their website says they close at 10pm but here is was 8:45pm and they almost did not let us in.

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  16. discerningdiner

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A classic TexMex restaurant in the Market area. The food is delicious, plentiful, and served hot. The bar is great, and the servers are friendly, efficient, and experienced. My partner and I ordered combination plates that gave us a taste of a variety of TexMex favorites - enchiladas, tamales, tacos, rice, and beans. Beers on tap were great, as was the sangria. They have a variety of margaritas, as well. Mariachis are available and play delightful music for a price, but they don't bother you if you don't want to pay. The decor and atmosphere is very festive - lots of large groups and families, tourists, as well as locals. Eating here is a fun and tasty experience!

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  17. Davidedward

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fun time. Food was delicious. Servers were all friendly. Benito Espinoza went above and beyond to make sure we were taking care of.

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  18. HaithamA

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place for eating in San Antonio since 1982 I have been coming here for 40 years and the quality of food and service is always top

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great place. My only issue was I was never notified about our reservation. I had to go ask if it was ready.

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  20. MariaE

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. We sat at an outside tables and enjoyed the live music and passersby during Día de Los Muertos festivities.

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  21. BritTexan

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food so so. Mariachis drowned out by canned music which the restaurant continued to play. Overall, a missable experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a great meal and service! Busy on a Saturday night but service was great and food timing great too. A bit noisy… but loved that locals (like us!) appeared to be enjoying the food and atmosphere. Recommend!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The front service was not friendly upon arrival. Although OpenTable allows bookings online, we were rudely informed that they didn’t accept same day reservations. Overall service was terrible but at least the food was delicious!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Excellent service. Really fun time.

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  25. lfsa

    San Antonio

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    As a local, my views will be different. There is Much better mexican food all over SA! If you are looking for loud Mariachis and the feel of that, this is your place. My mango margarita didn't taste anything like mango, but it was good the other times I've gone. The seafood enchiladas were terrible: soggy, one small shrimp and no discernable scallops, tiny pieces of unidentifiable fish type texture. The salsa seems different and not nearly as good. It's thick tomato sauce, like an italian type sauce. I met up with friends from out of town, otherwise I would have certainly gone to lots of other places for great mexican food and margs!

    1 person found this helpful

  26. GeorgeG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time eating here from out of town. Was really impressed by quality service and good food!

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  27. ChrisM

    Corpus Christi

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely enjoyed our dinner at La Margarita. The food was delicious, our server was attentive, but not intrusive, and the ambiance was delightful. We will definitely return.

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  28. DavidM

    San Antonio

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Music was at the appropriate level and food quality was excellent.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter never came back to refill our waters or ask if we needed anything after they brought our food. There were a lot of employees kind of standing around, but no one came over. The food and drinks were good, it was very hard to have a conversation when the mariachi’s were playing. We were yelling at each other to talk.

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  30. Chason

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Underwhelming food and service. Margaritas were good.

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  31. Swajsa1

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated quickly. Food was great. Server was fantastic.

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  32. JacobL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Table was never cleaned when we sat down, each page of the menu was covered in dry food, and plates brought out for the appetizer were not clean. Drink order was wrong from the start. Food lacked flavor and was overpriced. Poor service, took way too long for our order to be taken and by the time our entree was brought out, it had been over 90 minutes since we sat down. Overall not worth it.

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  33. malaried

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as amazing as I remember it from 15 years ago! Food and service were outstanding. Adult bevy’s were great too! Highly recommend.

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  34. RuthS

    Memphis/West TN

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive. Food was not hot and was barely warm. Beef fajitas over cooked, dry , tasteless and cold. Guacamole served table-side is not a big serving. Everything tasted mass produced. Had I known it was a chain restaurant would not have booked our party of 8. There are too many good Mexican restaurants in San Antonio to pay what it cost for a Fajita plate, wasn’t a sizzling platter. Eight different menu items orders and everything was just bland Big disappointmet

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  35. Ffdsszxxx

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was AMAZING. Food was great as were the recommendations that she had. Highly recommended.

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  36. mountainmick

    Denver

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Enrique was so very friendly and provided great service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing all around !

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining in San Antonio.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family trip From Out of Town

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, Juan was an incredible server, went above and beyond.

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FAQs

La Margarita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 227-7140.

La Margarita is rated 4.3 stars by 508 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Margarita

120 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Santa Rosa
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3;00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is a public parking lot behind the restaurant on Dolorosa, we validate parking for $2.00 off your time here. There is also valet on right on Dolorosa Street in front of Market Square, Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday which is $5.00.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Cruz Lizardi
  • Entertainment
    Market Square is well-known for the century old tradition of strolling mariachis. Although Trio and Mariachi groups are independent musicians and charge a fee per song, for private parties our staff will gladly arrange to hire them for your entertainment, and include these charges in your bill.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (210) 227-7140
  • Catering
    La Margarita can cater off-premise functions at locations throughout San Antonio. Our staff will gladly assist you in creating a menu appropriate for your event.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Margarita can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations Department : (210) 227-7140
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