La Margarita

4.3
361 reviews
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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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Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 361 People Are Saying
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GP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our guests for a meal that was excellent but couldn't enjoy our conversation due to the loud music. Restaurant sound & conversation is one thing butthe horn & constant music of the traveling mariachis was a definite deterrent to our enjoyment. A stage for performances might be better. Food and service was great and the portions were generous so no complaints there.

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K
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went on the recommendation of a friend who lives in the area. It was very crowded and we were thankful that we had a reservation. Our waiter was accommodating, but kind of gruff. The food was underwhelming. I have eaten at many Mexican restaurants in the US and this would not be one where I’d want to return. I’ve had much better

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g
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food

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D
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, presentation of food from cooks and servers and their knowledge of menu and food pairing, I was blown away ! The food was amazing we had enchiladas and the flavors and sauces just to die for! Gotta love them margaritas!! Don’t change a thing !! Will be back for more!!

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BB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not as good as it used to be. We used to order fajitas that were full of flavor and I can not say that about this experience.

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LM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

My reservation was for outside. Not only were we not seated outside (and told it was full and we could wait), we were seated at, likely, the worst table in the restaurant... about 4 feet from the bar, and right where the staff came to pick up drinks. I mean, that's the best place to sit somewhere there with a 4yo and a 16yo, right?🙄

Food wasn't good. Queso lacks any flavor, whatsoever. The bean and cheese nachos were really cheese nachos because the beans were either sparse or covered in a whole block of cheese. My little ones soft chicken taco couldn't even be eaten. Not only was the flavor of the chicken gross, but the time she got it, the juices had soaked through the corn tortilla.

Won't go back. Won't recommend. There are too many other good places to eat in San Antonio.

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SW
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food excellent, as always. Particularly enjoyed the baked oysters. The quality of all their ingredients is outstanding.

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l
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was just mediocre. I dined many times at La Margarita back in the 1980’s. Traveling back to San Antonio for work, I couldn’t wait to return. Quite disappointed in overall experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stock Show Season

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

First time

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D
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was pretty slow that night. Not sure why it didn't seem to be swamped.

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D
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had some great oysters, the margarita by the liter was good too. The server was on point and took care of us really well.

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PT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Come from Housto to eat the cabrito. I brought 3 first time guests. Oysters were nasty. We order platter of cabrito, it came on side plate, no crisp and on same plate as dried out cabrito. First horrific experience. We've been coming happily for years, until now.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal

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SG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were great and our dessert tasted as good as it looks. A little pricier thank you average Tex mex but that is expected for the downtown area. They validate your parking for one hour as well if you park in their lot directly behind the building.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation. The staff was very friendly and greeted us enthusiastically. We were escorted to our table immediately. The service was excellent and the food was prepared wonderfully. Thank you.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

We told them I was meeting a friend I hadn’t seen in 46 years and they seated us next to the bar and the mariachi band. It took 3 of us asking ( because nobody could hear anything) for them to move us outside. Then we could hear each other and catch up. I had the poblano enchiladas and enjoyed them very much. The frozen margaritas were weak and blah. Waitstaff attentive

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GU
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Meet up with several of my Army Brothers as a mid point from all over Texas here at this restaurant for dinner and a few beers. Beer was great, food was great, service was a little slow or shall I say a little forgetful at times about our drinks. But overall this place was a great place to met up and handout at for the evening

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G
San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and service. Never disappoints.

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

La Margarita is a good restaurant in the middle of Market Square in San Antonio which has a lot of shopping, authentic Mexican shops and small artisan shops. A good place to spend the afternoon and get something to eat.

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MU
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good , atmosphere good, a little loud. Loved the on-line reservation!

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n
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The lunch menu is very limited and my shrimp was not fully deveined. Very kid-friendly but otherwise mediocre experience. Recommend for dinner, not lunch.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food+

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C
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have frequented La Margarita on Christmas Day over the last 4 years+ and always enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.
This year they changed the menu to a very narrow selection. The oysters in the ceviche were not good. The chicken in the sour cream chicken enchiladas tasted like out of a can.
Very disappointed.
Will say the cocktails and the chips and salsa were good and the server was nice.

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DT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was good. The food didn't taste fresh. It wasn't warm. The tortillas and sweet tea were excellent.

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JC
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, excellent service.

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AG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This as our first visit and it was a lot of fun. Food was good but not fantastic. Service was spot on. Everyone was friendly and prompt. I enjoyed the ambience with the Mariachi band and color decor. Overall a very fun place to eat. It’s a bit pricy for Mexican food but it’s to be expected at these locations.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Fun location and setting, but the food was average and the service was absolutely awful.

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SR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner accept for the LOUD OBNOXIOUS Christmas Party next to us that evening 😳🙄

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, we come here often, we watched the Dallas Cowboys game while we enjoyed our meal. Our waiter was tops. Food hot and delicious

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n
Phoenix
90 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This restaurant has loads of inside and outside dining, but I highly recommend reservations. We had reservations on a Saturday night, and at 6:45, others were told that the wait was 90 minutes. The location is lively and so is the restaurant. The Don Margarita is outstanding. I had fish tacos and they were the best I've ever eaten. Everyone in our group loved their meal.

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San Antonio
126 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is good, not great. Service is prompt and attentive.

They will not seat you earlier than your reservation despite having numerous empty tables.

The place is EXTREMELY noisy; forget having a conversation.

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A
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here. We had a group of 5. Earlier in the day, we ate the their sister restaurant-Mi Tierra. Very similar food, with the addition of Seafood. I actually had the fish platter and it was very good. The Nachas are amazing. They did have mariachis. You either like that or not. Me- Not.

All of our food was very, very good. And the speed in which we were served and the food was presented was spot on. Most Mexican food downtown, especially on the river walk is bad. This place wasnt that far and was simply amazing.

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f
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation dinner! The staff, service & food were impeccable! My friends & family all arrived before me “The Graduate” due to delays leaving the parking lot of the Ceremony! Overall great service, environment and food! Outstanding waiter!

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El Paso
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex (Waiter) was very attentive, set up a birthday song, and piece of cake.

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Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Loved the live music. We will return

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P
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Mediocre food. Weak beer. In attentive and brusque service. Not much else needs to be said.

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t
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Typical Mexican fare...nothing special. Food was OK - service was good.

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NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We highly enjoyed our visit to La Margarita and its authentic and delicious food. Muy agradecidos,

Sergio and Shelley Bienstock
New Jersey

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service from Alejandro, our waiter !!!!!!!!!!!

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