Margaritas Cafe - Port Jefferson Station

4.4
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
What you need to know about us is creating a good dining experience is personal to us. There are lots of good restaurant choices in New York.
It is a mecca for all types of food. We separate Margarita’s Cafe from the rest of the pack because of our attention to detail.
From the opening of our first restaurant, we worked to create an atmosphere that takes you away from the mundane.
We have spared no expense in acquiring one of a kind decor to surround our customers as they dine.
Every choice of silverware, item on the menu or drinks we create are designed to give our customers the illusion of dining while on vacation.
The only thing missing is the warm summer breezes & ocean waves.

Support Margaritas Cafe - Port Jefferson Station during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 people are saying
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DianeE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

We arrived and our (2) people were missing. No sooner we sat down we felt pushed to order an appetizer. So we did. Then before we even finished our appetizer we were pushed to order our entree which came with seconds of finishing our appetizer our entree was delivered. Very very rushed. Food was ok. The best thing about it was the band who were very authentic, and the decorations. Otherwise, spent over $300.00 for so so food and very rushed.

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RichB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertainment was great service and food were very good

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TomC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner after shopping all day. There was a great trio playing 70's-90's pop and rock and they were excellent. The service and food was awesome.

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JAckieP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and reasonable prices! Appetizers are the best! Service was good- it was very busy!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Margaritas were definitely the best I’ve ever had. Also had a Mexican alcohol infused coffee drink that was incredibly good. I got a seafood entree and my partner got a steak entree. Both excellent. The live music was fantastic. Most tables, including us, we jiving to the music in our streets. And don’t forget dessert! The ice cream was incredibly good as well. It was loud with the music but definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Both myself and four year old daughter had tacos and we were both sick afterwards for a whole day w bad stomach issues from food. My husband had a seafood dish and was ok. Wait staff was friendly but service was little slow - music was good. Just from the terrible issues from the food i wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , good drinks , good music tonight

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CherylK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner is always at margaritas great drinks great food great music

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and I do enjoy entertainment however the music was way to loud last night. It’s hard enough to understand the waitstaff wearing masks but the music was so loud we found ourselves yelling to try n hear each other. Just need to tone it down a bit. The waitstaff was very attentive and the drinks were delish also. Everything was great but I would of liked to enjoy the company I was with without the loud band.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Love the music

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience eating out with my wife!

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vipIndependance
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Awful experience this time. We have been regulars and returned first time since Covid restrictions were lifted.
It was Friday night. A ‘duo’ was playing some awful music at such a high volume that we were totally unable to talk with each other. The food was swimming in grease. My vegetarian choice was an awful creation with Poblano Peppers. The service was mediocre!!
We’ll definitely have to think twice about going back there.

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jamie
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, service and ambiance. The music was too loud but everything else was great!

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NicoleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service, food and entertainment were very good.
I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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vipMike
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, second time eating here and we were very satisfied-

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great service

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Meryl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This was my favorite Mexican Food Restaurant. I’m not sure if it is under new management. If it is, I believe they aren’t living up to the old standards. The service was just ok. The food wasn’t as good as I am used to at margaritas café. We were a bit disappointed and spending the amount we did, I expected more.

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vipNriverajr
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails was very enjoyable, good live music made the ambiance fun. I would highly recommend this place if you want authentic Mexican food and a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and drink were amazing. Definitely going back.

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Slotqueen50
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I ordered shrimp fajitas. They gave very nice size shrimp. When I said I can't have rice, beans or tortillas they offered me a salad. I thought that was very nice. My husband ordered chimichangas, which comes with rice & bean. He said it was just Luke warm, but he wouldn't send it back. The salsa was so bland, no chunks of anything and no flavor . I had an appetizer of avocado stuffed with shrimp. It was a half of an avocado stuffed with shrimp. Some pieces tasted like lobster. Seasoned nicely, but for $14 it should of been 2 halves.

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JeffreyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although the food was excellent - I am disappointed with this visit. We arrived on time and we’re promptly seated. It took over 15 minutes for someone to come to our table and and take a drink order. We sat for 15 minutes watching the waitstaff pass by…. It turns out our waitress looked our way and then helped tables that arrived AFTER us. Very sad. Second, advertising mariachi band is untrue when it is the “Melting Pot” band playing Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam….. very strange.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food is reliably good and service is attentive while giving you the space to dine peacefully.

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Chris
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, good food, great staff & cool ambience. Very highly recommended for a fun evening with friends or family

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DebbieP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! They made my mom’s birthday one for the books. Live music, the staff sang to her and she even got a shot of tequila to celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 2. We both ordered off the Specials menu.. I had skirt steak shrimp sweet plantains with rice. My mom had sea bass with scallops both dinners were AMAZING

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! My passion martini was outstanding! The duo singing were amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great live music!

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JocelynR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Fred guacamole was phenomenal!! Definitely will be back to try more!

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Joan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Margaritas Cafe is truly a diamond....my only complaint is that the waitress should have been a little more attentive. The bus staff was excellent! Food was priced right...great entertainment...restaurant was well organized.

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Lexie
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas was wonderful! A couple friends and I went to celebrate my birthday and all of the staff made it a wonderful experience! ❤️

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SandraA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

JJ
JoJo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Mexican, great staff and service too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Something weird is going on here. When making the reservations I noted the 2 previous reviews . I thought they were weird because this is not typical at this restaurant.
My experience was also a problem 7:00pm 4 people . 2 of us arrived and were sat at 7pm and greeted immediately an asked for drink and app order . We asked if we could wait a few minutes till the other 2 arrived , Our waiter reminded us we had 90 minutes . Our friends arrive 7:07 and asked immediate for our dinner order . We asked if we could have a few minutes. Again reminded we had 90 minutes . Our app arrived we ordered 2 but only given 1 . A 2nd round of drinks and main course all which is great as usual. At 8:10 the check was dropped . I asked if we could order another drink an or coffee and desert . The waitress said not enough time to have the table empty by 8:30 . That's down right terrible

I went to the manager and explained what was happening and he looked at me like yea 90 minutes from walk in to walk out. No other explanation

We understand its covid times. We never stopped eating out the whole last year . The funny thing they had nobody waiting for tables, The place had its tables for the night and that was it. Sorry but not ok

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vipMomma
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Waited over 1 1/2 hours for dinner that never arrived. Drinks and appetizers were great. We finally paid the check and left without getting our dinners. They took the dinners off the check. Been here many times before. This never happened in the past. Guess they just had a bad night.

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Amzi
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

What a terrible experience. Waited two in a half hours and received no food. Asked the server and manager kept saying the kitchen is backed up and it would be out in few minutes. Decided to leave. Never in my life have a terrible experience where the manager never resolves the problem or helps in anyways. People who sat after us received food and that just tips off the problem. Probably never but the food ticket in to begin with. So glad my anniversary was ruined.

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Sarai
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and beautiful ambiance. Can't recommend this place enough to anyone who enjoys great food, good music and fantastic service.

FAQs

Margaritas Cafe - Port Jefferson Station does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Margaritas Cafe - Port Jefferson Station also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 642-8555.

Margaritas Cafe - Port Jefferson Station is rated 4.4 stars by 69 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.