Margarita Saloon Bar and Grill

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
A refined restaurant with Mexican flavors in the Big Apple. If you are missing Mexican cooking and a fun atmosphere, ever rarer in a great metropolis such as NYC, Margarita Bar is the ideal place where you can find them again.
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3.8
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caryc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was ok. The tables & chairs can use a make over

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MindyDC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service were good but not remarkable. We went for an early diner before the theatre. The ambience was fine but the music was too loud to talk over. We were very pleased that our server lowered the volume when we asked. It seemed a bit over priced for decent, but not extraordinary, Mexican food.

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vipbt10011
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Stopped in after a play and it was very convenient to the theater district, and at 10:00 very quiet and comfortable. The nachos had a lot of toppings on them and quickly filled us up. My only suggestion is that you get the hot sauce and add that as there was not much spice in the dish. This is a very reasonably priced place to know about in the theater district.

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BrynnenF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for a large group! Fajitas were very tasty. So close to the theater and hotel.

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vipFeliciaS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends and I have been to this location when it was a Mediterranean Restaurant, same owner, and liked it. So now with the Mexican theme, we also enjoyed it immensely. The food was fresh, plentiful and tasty. They even had a REALLY great hamburger and fries for my hubby who is not the Mexican food type. Definitely will be back.

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vipSueJ
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Margaritas is a fine place for pre-theatre meal. Food is good, tasty. I’ve had better Mexican food but I like this place enough to return. Reasonably priced and a happy hour. Drinks are just ok.

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vipNYCHaynes
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

how can you go wrong with fresh delisih Mex food and $7 margaritas. while i could recommend a lot on the menu - the Fajitas are my fav - skip the calamari it's just not up to par with the rest of the menu items

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vipCinderella
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nothing to look at from the outside. You would probably pass it right by, but surprisingly, we had a great experience and enjoyed the night. Great food and great wine. Our server was terrific and very accommodating.
Recommend it highly.

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sleddog
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looks like a hole in the wall and we were hesitant at first.
Glad we did go in. The half price margueritas until 8 PM are a great value especially for the City.
Service was quick and friendly, food was very good.
If you're in the area I definitely recommend.

JB
vipJenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is intimate and quiet which we really appreciated. The food was excellent BUT the drinks were a big disappointment. Margaritas are $18 and they were very weak, not just on alcohol but flavor. I would go back for the food but next time I'm drinking straight tequila!

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Gesualdo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite some shortcomings (e.g., the noise level), it was an enjoyable place with good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great staff, convenient to theatres! Will definitely go back!

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Cheerdancemom
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margarita Saloon Bar and Grill was delicious and a fun atmosphere. My friend and I had dinner before a recent Broadway show. The food was timely , service was great and the Happy Hour drinks were reasonable and good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time at Margarita’s. The staff was nice and food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was horrible. The food was ok.

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MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Bad Mexican food, untrimmed dark meat in Enchiladas and Quesadilla, server missed our appetizer. Bar is right near dining seating and loud. Decor is nice.

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vipNYCHaynes
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

FRESH - that's what everyone in my party commented, I will add well seasoned and authentic - I've now eaten here several times and can recommend these tasty items: Guacamole, Nachos w/chicken, Sizzling Fajitas both chicken & shrimp, Pollo Enchilada, Ensalada de Maiz w/chicken and a Hamburger. Happy Hour (4-7) gets you $7 Margaritas and it's just a great place for before or after theatre meal

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My date and I went there for a bite to eat before going to a play. It is conveniently located in the theater district. No wait for a table – good! Didn’t have any alcoholic beverages, but enjoyed appetizers and shrimp tacos. The guacamole is a definite winner.

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THOMASD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent, server not great. Ambiance was just ok for me . All in all I would come again for the food and hopefully a different server.

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Hopwoodc
London
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Over priced tourist trap.

Waitress didn’t know the menu (in fact had to ask US twice what 2 of the dishes were despite working there for some time)!

Didn’t know what a margarita serve was (it’s a margarita bar)?!

Food was average to say the least.

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pierrec
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, but overpriced Margaritas at $18 each!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced tourist trap. Avoid, unless you enjoy being jammed into tiny tables with people seated practically on top of you, and paying $18.00 for awful margaritas that wouldn’t give a buzz to a fly. They also charge $6.00 for chips and salsa. Huh????? Awful service too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and was served very quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Overpriced and bland food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too expensive for a regular place

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vipchris
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly great food; when you come in off of Eighth Avenue you might think otherwise. Soft shell tacos are delicious, specialty margaritas add a special option.

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vipHappy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food was very good and the setting is certainly bright and cheery. It was lunch and not more than a third of the tables were occupied plus some activity at the bar. The problem was in the staffing. It seems as though our server also handled the other tables and tended the bar as well. Not good planning as, once the order was taken she was occupied elsewhere. One other person brought out the food from the kitchen. Not sure I would return.

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vipMichaelD
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately not a great experience. Beef and sauce of enchiladas were metallic in flavor. I mentioned it to waitress who apologized but offered no alternative. No replacement of food. No discount of any kind. While friendly, she completely mishandled the situation. And visited our table infrequently. Maybe she was in the weeds. Not sure. And everything overpriced considering the quality of food, but understandable based on location.

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vipNYCfood
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The drinks are great but there are no pitcher options so we ended up ordering a bottle of wine.

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Greg
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour specials - not a bad midtown after work gathering place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service very average, as well as food. Not great.

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vipCarmelS
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was disappointed because their online menu through OpenTable indicated that they served Mediterranean food. However, they serve Mexican food now. Big difference. I told them to take down their old menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The menu was completely different than what was posted. Instead of Mediterranean Food it was uninspired, ordinary Mexican. That would have been ok if the food was good but it was awful.

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Bayman72
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the restaurant is closed/not there. What else can I say?

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS RESTAURANT NO LONGER EXISTS!!!!! We had no reservation for dinner last night. Very upsetting

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vipBevB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is CLOSED. It did not even exist at the location. You need to get your information up to date! Caused us to not have enough time to have a meal before our show!!!

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vipdoris
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This is no longer a Mediterranean restaurant

It is a mediocre Mexican restaurant named Margarita

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vipiras
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

L’ybane closed yesterday and opened under a different name today. Maybe they should have told us?

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vipgolfgurl
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Changing from Mediterranian to Mexican.

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vipkaygela
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The food was mediocre but the service was horrible. My meal arrived with the appetizers. The other main courses took forever to come out ( a good half hour after mine) and my husband's soup was served with his main course. He was told that they had to heat it up which sounded very strange. We asked for more water more than once and that was never served. The main courses only came out after my husband spoke to the manager who didn't even offer as much as an apology. The waitress was surly and unfriendly and also unapologetic. Will never return.

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Margarita Saloon Bar and Grill is rated 4 stars by 601 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.