La Margarita

4.2
316 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3;00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 227-7140
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Cruz Lizardi
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Rosa
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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.
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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 Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Kids Eat Free Tuesday's 2pm-Close

Kids Eat Free on Tuesday's from 2pm-Close with the purchase of an Adult Entree.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2018

Ends: October 17, 2117

Availability: Tue 2:00PM-9:00PM

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What 316 People Are Saying
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OT
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal, I love oysters so I thought I would try them Mexican style. Broiled and covered in a cheese and sauce. I didn't hate them but the raw oysters were better. The food is authentic Mexican or trex mex if you prefer. The street had great energy so I recommend sitting outside. A little ways from the river walk but a limebike

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was very busy with large parties, but our waiter was still attentive. We were visiting for my hubby's birthday which we indicated on the copen table app, but they didn't acknowledge it. By the end of dinner we were ready to go home and we were full so we didn't mention his birthday.

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t
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Touristy spot but fun. Food was as expected. Service was friendly

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A
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

had a great time!! food was great and loved the mariachi band

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U
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really good time here our waiter was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food. My husbands favorite place to go in San Antonio, my first visit

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. I got steak fajitas and my wife got short ribs. Fantastic.

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WO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Drinks are the best!

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! Enjoyed every bit of it

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AQ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, gives you a nice TexMex setting. Wonderful for my mother's 47th birthday!

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RT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and our waiter was Awesome.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Way too loud! Too loud! Very loud! Demasiado Recio!

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EG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was very good the enchiladas Tres colores were delicious. The mariachi music was also very enjoyable. On the down side, the young lady who served us seemed a bit annoyed at our questions and not very attentive and the prices are quite inflated in my opinion. One can get the same quality food in SA for about half the price.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Rice was dry. My daughter had her 21st birthday and was not able to have her 1st drink with family..... NOT HAPPY!!!!

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BB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group here for a fun business dinner and it worked perfectly. Everyone had a great time. The margaritas were a big hit and the food was delicious. The service was attentive, but not in a way that interfered with the flow of our conversation. I enjoyed it so much, I went back alone a few days later, just to savor my meal.

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AG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Always feel rushed by wait staff. Hurry and order. Hurry and drink. Hurry and eat. Hurry and pay.
Annoying. We always enjoy eating here, but this time not so much. May or may not go back.

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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!

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JT
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was good but the food was mediocre. The tortilla chips, salsa, chicken enchiladas, and beef fajitas were below average.

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JM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

the real down side was that we went for the $1 oyster special on Sunday at 1100am (the ONLY reason we'd go there).... they refused to serve us alcohol unless we bought entree's and the oysters did not count. TBAC states that an appetizer is sufficient. Needless to say, after a discussion with the manager, we ordered entrees we didn't even eat. We wont be returning due to the upcharge.

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RM
Amarillo
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love LaMargarita. We have been going a few times a year for 30 years. We have never been disappointed.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks. The food was good, the mango margarita was outstanding. Service was good. Great for celebrating a special occasion.

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h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and delicious food....we brought out of town visitors and they loved the mercado location. The mariachis were wonderful (but song prices have escalated)!

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were five of us, three being from out of town. Everyone loved their meal!

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M
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Service and food ok. Drinks were good. Ambience and street scene made the place fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome service from Victor! Good night for bday celebration

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in town for my nephews graduation from basic training. My son has life threatening allergies and they went above & beyond to make sure his food was safe! Great atmosphere & service! Food was good! Would definitely recommend!

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious! Service was A+

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite a busy Saturday afternoon but La Margarita had everything organized and our table was ready on time. We were a large party of 13. Service was spot-on, margaritas were perfect, fajitas were good and the overall atmosphere was fun. We weren't rushed and were able to sit and enjoy ourselves after eating. Our server was able to make recommendations, was very prompt and remembered everything the first time asked. We had several small children in our party and he was very accommodating to their needs. A great place and a great time had by all!

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BK
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food
Loved the area, cultural and colorful!

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K
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Arrived 30 minutes prior to closing on a Monday the staff was friendly and helpful. The service was very good. Our food arrive and was good, not piping hot or as fresh as we were used to and a bit different from the cuisine of Oklahoma Mexican restaurants. The con queso no so tasty, my chicken fajitas not so tender. Staff was nice and accommodating. Food is good. A bit pricey dinner average price $15 for tamales, tacos, quesadillas that’s pricey!

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AG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing! I had a great birthday dinner. Will be returning!

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is fun, lively and has Mariachis available. Drinks are good and fast and food is delicious.

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent manager great service. All very kind. People sing asking to much money

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Ordered two drinks a beer&a mixed drink.That took about 15mins to get,our food was good service was ok.

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R
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican food and colorful decoration by the Historic Market Square. Highly recommended.

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was great and the food was amazing

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KD
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hector the waiter made the experience memorable. Good food and the Don Margaritas were great.

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s
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I have been here before and loved it, I wanted to show my from from out of town this vibrant restaurant that I remember. When seated it took a 12 minutes for the waitress to even greet us, we were never given silver wear until we had to ask for it AFTER our food arrived, our waitress only checked on us to ask if things were okay (just to say she did not actually mean it ), never offered to refresh our beverages we had to ask (it got to a point that we had to ask for thing expecting them to be done in 10-12 minutes) we were without beverages for a while multiple times, when skeptical about one item on the menu the waitress fabricated the portion of the appetizer, when receiveed we were a little confused and she responded by “yeah that’s what I said” when it in fact was not. It was the little things that added up to a lot. There were items on my plate I asked to specifically not be there because of allergies, but I was unwilling to wait another 30 minutes for my food. After she forgot our orders the first time. Probably won’t return again ):

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CR
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My favorite restaurant when I visit San Antonio for the past 35 years.

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