La Margarita

4.2
435 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Fast and delicious.

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Allie
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was very good. We are in the heat of the summer so we ate inside and it was a bit loud but we still enjoyed it. We had to leave our stroller outside which was a bit of an inconvenience as the tables were somewhat crammed in the dining area. Overall, a great experience.

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MarissaC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Very attentive and we got our food quickly!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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BrendaJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on spring break. We loved the prompt courteous service. The food was outstanding and the margarita was delightful. Highly recommend this place.

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PamFam
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Great queso and chicken fajitas

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vipparttimegent
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was decent, food was OK. Charged me $0.95 for black beans instead of refried, and $2.25 for a side of sour cream. A tub of sour cream does not cost that much. I will never go back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed.
Reservation was confirmed when restaurant was not even open. So disappointing. Waste of time.

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vipchristinec
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food needed a bit more flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Christmas Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Been going there for 30+ years and still an awesome place to enjoy a dinner with family and friends at a big table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place was closed! We got there with two small kids and an Open Table reservation to be told it was closed

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vipNancyL
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Slow service, carnitas was fatty, chicken enchiladas had simply a weird taste. Chips seemed stale.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations two days in advance. We walked all the way to the restaurant from our hotel and the restaurant looked as if it has been closed for months. This restaurant should not be allowing reservations. We missed having dinner at another restaurant that was open and to say that we were put out and disappointed is an understatement. -Butt

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SofiaA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Restaurant was technically not open again yet. But the app let me book the dinner. I don't any of the staff there where even aware that the system was allowing.
However my friends and I were still able to get some yummy food from their simplified menu and the parking lot had a cool setup. I'll be back to try their enchiladas someday.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay. Not something to brag about. Service was good, drinks were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place - liked the food and the drinks!

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rivet
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food and excellent service makes for a fun visit to this historic restaurant I’ve frequented for decades. Highly recommend pomegranate margarita.

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willieB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time i come here it doesn't disappoint. Great food, margaritas and atmosphere.

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were told to eat here while in san antonio and we were not disappointed! Delicious food, fast and friendly service. We will go back next time we are in town!

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vipKc09er
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, tourist-y restaurant. Too expensive but still fun to visit.

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Kanga
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and were lucky to have live music on the stage in the square. Food and drinks were great, wonderful service.

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JoieP
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

i Was attending a conference and needed a quiet place to take a group of ten. The Riverwalk restaurants are alway so noisy and crowded, this location provide both great food and service.

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vipTenpinktoes
Greensboro
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good but service was a bit slow (even though the place was pretty empty).

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vipLindaAA
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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vipToddB
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was just “ ok”
Nothing special.
Limited menu for traditional Mexican .
Excellent service
Food was fine
But no fireworks , bells or whistles.
Just “OK”

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Can't share good reviews. Walked in 8.15 pm and restaurant was about to close. Rushed us with drinks and menu. Food was under average, not good seasoned and tastes like it was in a pot for days. Restaurant was dirty. No recommendation.

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MarinaItaly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The oysters were horrible. Shrimps were ok. The mexican food and the meat were also ok. The frozen margarita cocktail was too sweet. It is a cheap restaurant, do not expect much more.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Margarita was good! Nice outdoor seating - and the weather was pleasant. Good cheese enchiladas and margaritas.

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SylviaC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to arrive on time and our table was ready for our special occasion! Prime area provided! No rush! Great service with good food! Always a winner here!

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rleek
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service great value

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Busy and noisy but to be expected.

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christinam
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the food, service, and atmosphere was great. First time in San Antonio and the experience was one of a kind. I also appreciate that quality of food and service for reasonable prices. A family could afford to go two nights in a row if they should choose to do so.

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TammyH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I had a friend in from out of state. Thought this restaurant in the market would give her a great San Antonio experience. The restaurant and surrounding market were very crowded due to a band playing and being filmed next to the restaurant. Good food selection, good waiter.

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GenesisM
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The ambiance was great, server was okay, but the food was not so good especially for how much we spent. My friends and I will probably never go back here.

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NaomiG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was my dad's Birthday and the food and drinks were on point. We couldn't have asked for a better timem

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vipdebbie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

where are my points?

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PatriciaG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cousins reunion...!

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DrSM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been there in years, and it was great! We’ll definitely return soon!

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vipMargaret
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We used to go here many years ago and were hoping for the same vibrant but relaxed environment with good Tex Mex. Instead, at 11 am on a Sunday it was surrounded by very loud music (next to the outdoor restaurant space), poor service and awful food. The corn tortillas did not look or taste anything like corn tortillas. Oysters were previously frozen. The veggie fajita plate was full of grease. Chips were stale. Big crowd so it must appeal to many but not to our family of 5.

FAQs

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

La Margarita is rated 4.2 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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