Margaritas Cafe - Port Jefferson Station

4.5
48 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.

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What 48 people are saying
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4.3
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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

DP
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

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

Great food! Great live music!

JR
JocelynR
1 review
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! ❤️

SA
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
48 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
11 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.

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DoreenG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and margaritas are always excellent there. They had dividers between the tables, so the dining was safe. The waitress and staff were very friendly. We enjoyed the live music, a singer with her guitar. Great night overall.

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Mike
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always very good. Had a new server tonight so I am sure things will get better. The meal did not come out all together and we had to wait for the last person to be served.

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TRIBAL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. Martina was bubbly, friendly and attentive. The food was good and the drinks were good. I prefer a strong drink, so I would’ve liked my cocktails better if they had a little more kick. The three piece band was awesome, though they- and the music playing during their breaks- were loud. The guacamole was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, great food, great friends

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MIchelle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went here under the auspice that a Mariachi band would be playing. Unfortunately due to COVID that wasn’t the case. Glad we went and found a new place to enjoy Mexican cuisine. Food was good, a bit pricey but would go back.

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Tonyh08
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Everything was what we expected except for the drinks . We ordered frozen margaritas and it just tasted like flavored ice. We couldn't tell if they put tequila in them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The menu on open table is 100% different from what the menu is in person. We did not care, but someone who wanted what was on the menu could be really disappointed. The waiter gave us the check without even asking us about dessert. Other than that, it was good.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good service was good. Would definitely gk again.

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Meryl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Margaritas Cafe often. They never disappoint! The food is excellent, the service is great! I highly recommend!

MM
MariaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner Thursday for my birthday, everything was great. Food was delicious, service was great and the place is bright and clean. I would definitely recommend this place.

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vipIndependance
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allen, Anna and the rest of the team were excellent in every way. The food was perfect. Thank you.

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vipDates
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, the two piece band was a bit loud during dinner with friends

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lisap
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

it was hard to get attention of staff to be seated, they were very inattentive once we got our service, food took forever to come out - we got the fajitas and they were cold, ive never have cold fajitas before, but none of the staff had any idea what tables they had and who was doing what - very poor service and terrible food

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emvee
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfied. Left a large tip!

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vipMSReid
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Margaritas has excellent Mexican food! I particularly like the skirt steak tacos. They usually have live performers on Saturday night and that is always pleasant. My only complaint and suggestion would be to order a pitcher of margaritas because the drinks don’t come out fast. But they are good!

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vipMSReid
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is very good. Service is a bit slow, but not otherwise bad. They could sell more drinks if they were faster. But the staff is nice and the food quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The host was great. We reserved a high top table and they didn’t have one. It wasn’t a big deal until they stuck us right in front of the entrance/exit. It wasn’t the end of the world but would have fathered a different table. I spoke to the host and he was a complete gentleman. As soon as the next person left he sat my wife and I at a nicer location. Service was great, the food was good. We eat here often, but was the first time using open table to book reservations.

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ELTON
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service ,food was great,prices very good.Manager was very nice.he keep on checking on us
making sure everything was ine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went with a Mexican friend who said the food was authentic and yummy. But the band played billy Joel! Very good but not what we expected

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vipIndependance
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The live music tends to be too loud!!! The stage is very close to the tables therefore volume should be adjusted. One is not able to converse.

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 4.5 stars by 48 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.