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La Margarita Restaurant & Bar

23 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot

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La Margarita Restaurant & Bar, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, offers Mexican cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. In addition to its spacious dining room, the restaurant has a patio with outdoor seating and is dog friendly. La Margarita Restaurant & Bar has a full bar and is known for its margaritas and other mixed drinks.

Start out at La Margarita Restaurant & Bar with an appetizer like the guacamole or the chicken and chorizo nachos. For dinner, choose from menu items like the tamales, the chile relleno or the fajitas. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free items, as well.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 384-1457
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Emilio Montes
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Wednesdays (9:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.): DJ Salazar plays Cumbia, Latin Dance, and some Funk & Soul.

Thursdays (9:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.): DJ Dicky Foxx plays Latin, Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, and more.

Also, stay tuned for weekend night live musical acts throughout the remainder of the summer. The acts, dates, and times will be posted here as that information becomes available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenMouth1 (Indiana)
1.0  Dined on February 25, 2015

Food was poor. There were three salsas served with the chips. Poco, roja, and verde. The Pico was very tomatoe ladened with very little cilantro. The verde lacked flavor but the roja was very flavorful. We orders another.

The ceviche was mostly tomatoes with micro pieces of shrimp and fish. Some one needs to show them a real ceviche because they have no idea. My wife enjoyed the beans on her plate and ordered a side of beans. I had the Machaca. Shredded beef, Roma tomatoes, peppers and onions. Sounds good doesn't it. I could not put my finger on the spices but it reminded me of an old musty basement. I doused it with salsa and wrap it in a tortilla and still the musty flavor appeared.

We were disappointed. Very very disappointed. Go for the tequila and eat the chips and salsa.

vipDisgusted (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2015

Of course this isn't the best food or fine dining but for what it is this place is fun with attentive servers and good Ted mex.

vipDevour (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2014

Food is always good here. Great guacamole. Nice selection of tequila.

vipRunnergirl (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2014

We were just passing through town and looking for a restaurant that wasn't touristy and super expensive. This place fit the bill -- the margaritas were handmade and quite good with some unusual choices and a nice variety of tequilas. The ceviche appetizer was fresh and tasty and the fish tacos were also better than usual. The place was very, very noisy -- but don't know if that's the norm. Service was fine and the prices were reasonable. We had difficulty finding the restaurant because it's somewhat hidden in an old building -- wouldn't be a problem for locals. Overall, it wasn't amazing but it met our expectations.

WoodDoc (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2014

La Margarita is a neiborhood gem and one that I return to frequently. The food is fresh and nicely presented, the service responsive and eclectic at times in a fun way, and the ambiance very nice. The outdoor area where we ate this past time is sheltered from the busy street and is quiet enough to enjoy a relaxing low volume conversation. One of my "return-to" places for sure. Also, with the Cultural Trail running right past the restaurant, biking for 10' from downtown is not only easy, but fun, safe and convenient.

vipQueenladyk (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2014

We go to La Margarita about once a month and we really enjoy the food and especially now that it's summertime the outdoor atmosphere. But on this occasion they had a new hostess who was completely clueless about open table and when we hit there she told us that it would be 30-40 min with our reservation as they just sat a party of 30. Thankfully I asked for the manager and she was able to sort it out but still too much aggravation for this. Apparently we weren't the only ones with issues, she forgot a couple that had been waiting for 30 min. Hopefully they will find someone that is better suited for this job.

vipGarlic (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2014

If you like Mexican food and a well run bar with lots of beers, La Margarita is a place to try in Indianapolis. It is located in an interesting, artsy part of the town, but easy to drive to with on street parking. You can choose from a wide menu of items or create your own tacos, burritos, etc. The portions are ample and the price is right. It is a fun energetic experience.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2014

the bacholerotte party was a a bit loud

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2014

From the food, to the service and the ambience, this restaurant is great! They have a great craft beer list, as well as an extensive selection of tequila. During the warmer months, there is a big patio for outdoor seating and garage door window to open the bar to the outside. Good place to stop for drinks and food before an art opening or show in Fountain Square.

kiwifuzz (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2014

Dinner itself was great. Excellent beer. Tasty food. Attentive server. Cool place to hang out and have drink.
However: Our Open Table reservation was not really honored. I arrived for my 6:30 reservation at 6:20 and was told they were unaware of my (confirmed) reservation. Somehow the hostess knew I was a group of four even though only two of us walked in together but that's a different issue. We were finally seated at 7:15. This very much delayed the rest of our night. Thankfully nothing we had planned for later was time sensitive. Needless to say the other couple we met for dinner returned home to Cincinnati very late that night.

Mike (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

Not your typical Indy Mexican restaurant. The grouper is really good as is the Carnitias. The margaritas are also very good, although the house margarita was somewhat on the sour side at our last visit. Great place for families with kids as the atmosphere is casual and the food very good for the adults. Can be a little slow if you have an impatient child

JBay (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2013

La Margarita blows the other two Mexican restaurants in Fountain Square out of the water. My wife and I have been here for dinner ~8 times since moving back to Indy last year. We've yet to try something we didn't love. The atmosphere is relaxed but energetic, margaritas are fantastic and we've never had a server we didn't like. This place is a nice OpenTable gem because they don't take weekend reservations over the phone, only via OpenTable!

My meal of choice: Burrito Azteca and a pitcher of Triple Citrus Margarita. If you're feeling experimental try the Napolitos.

vipdrwojo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2013

Excellent authentic mexican food. Super selection of tequila (try the Don Pablo family flight) and the margaritas made by Cruz are awesome. Definitely a great spot

vipChuck (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2013

All good! One of our favorite restaurants!

Hawkeye (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2013

First time diner. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and upon mentioning Open Table she seated us promptly. I had a note in the reservation for a romantic spot and we were seated in a nice table in a corner. Our waiter Josh greeted us and upon hearing it was our first time went over the delicious freshly made salsas. We were in the mood for a margarita and instead of just showing us the drink menu he asked us about our tastes and suggested two perfect options. The fajitas we had, which we split, were absolutely delicious and everything was SOOO fresh. The only negative comment, which was only because our preference for dinner, was that the restaurant was loud.