Margaritas Cafe - Port Washington

3.9
63 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.

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 63 people are saying
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3.9
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Stuart
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, friendly staff, Enjoyed the Mariachi band.

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JohnW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food quality seems to be slipping at this location, sorry. Our tortilla chips were stale tasting (I should have said something), my combination platter had a taquito that was so greasy it fell apart. My other two combo items were beef and I was surprised it was not beef slices in the burrito, it was ground beef. My husband's lobster quesadilla was very messy and not in a round, crispy quesadilla like you expect. Flies and gnats buzzing around inside by us were annoying.

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viprgbrody
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food prepared nicely, service terrific and attentive, they did a great job creating their outside dining area (in rear)

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MauriceF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the mariachi!

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Bernie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Slow service, food was very salty

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kat2
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a huge fan of Mexican but this was really good. Loved the Margaritas by the pitcher.

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vipcoreyman97
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Chicken Jalisco and fajitas combo were both delicious. The food is always good but they’re understaffed so the service wasn’t very good.

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YvetteJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have been to Margaritas Cafe in Port Jefferson a few times and the food, service, and drinks are always good! I would recommend this restaurant. The staff are very pleasant and attentive.

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viprgbrody
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food and friendly service

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ErictheRedCdn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant is good and we have been before. The food is always good but it seems as if the prices and service could use a little rethink. Prices seem steep for what you are getting. For instance $7 for churros (it is really 1 churro cut in 3 pcs) with 1 scoop of ice cream. Also the service, while friendly, seemed slow and they always seem to get Fajitas orders wrong (multiple people over multiple times at the restaurant)

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Lorena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and energy of the place. Mariachis were a bit loud, but we enjoyed the real joyful Mexican feel of the place. We loved our server and service in general was very good. Food was fair. My husbands chicken was overcooked , dry and not a lot of flavor. Vegetable fajitas for me.. vegetables overcooked and not much flavor... not very generous on the corn tortillas which didn't seem fresh. Portion of guacamole appetizer was small.
I would love this place if they would improve their cooking!
I would possibly go back to try some other simpler dishes or just go for sangria/margaritas or other drinks and appetizers.

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LisaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Okay, overall I love Margaritas Café. But each location is very different when it comes to food, service and ambiance. This was our 2nd time at the Port Washington location, and I maybe or maybe not go back, not sure. Service was very slow, perhaps they were short on help, or it was just our server. Food took forever, and my order was wrong. The food overall was tasty, yet looked thrown on the plate, and the portions skimpy.

We sat outside, on the street, and though this is not the restaurants fault the road is SO NOISY and the people trying to park and practically running over the people who were seated at the curb was very scary and unsettling. So maybe the restaurant shouldn't be seating people so close to the curb, or allow parking right next to tables, not sure what the answer is, but that was distracting and as I said scary.

So yes I recommend Margarita's Café , and if you live in Port, give it a try and see for yourself.

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Shivaarc
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think the food is pretty good but the noise level inside is very high. I prefer sitting outside so I can hear what my dinner companions are saying. Also they have pretty extensive high end tequila list but there are no prices and the staff does not seem to know much about them.

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WifeyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Frozen guava margarita was great. We enjoyed the tostones rellenos, especially the shrimp-filled one, and the empanadas. The sauce over the empanadas was delicious. The skirt steak strips were cooked perfectly and very tasty. Rice and beans were flavorful but portion size was a bit small. My daughter loved her virgin pina colada but was not crazy about the beef empanada from the kid's menu. She really liked my skirt steak so we shared. Overall we enjoyed the food and drinks and would recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Very clean!

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YvetteJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fajitas were scrumptious and plentiful. The raspberry margaritas were very good, ordered 2 pitchers.

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vipEricaA
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was terrible. Drinks ok. Waitress was very nice and attentive. Sorry to leave such a bad review.

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KennL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent and the food was great! Glad we came here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was super friendly and such a great fun atmosphere! Drinks and food were also amazing. Love coming here!!

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Barbara
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Love the decor and the mariachi band

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vipConsistent
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and excellent food

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GeorgeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time customer.. everything was fantastic..service... food and ambiance.. we will surely be back.

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vipAndreaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

we made a reservation and still waited almost an hour to be seated. then took another 20 to even get a drink order in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but didn’t get seated until 35 mins past our reservation time.

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vipbruceC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We loved the atmosphere! The service and food was fantastic and the margaritas - amazing!

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vipRobynC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to this restaurant many times and love it. The food is consistently good, and the courtyard ambiance (especially when they have the Mariacci players) is unbeatable. You feel like you are on vacation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was really disappointing. It started with a jar tasting salsa, cold tortillas. Margarita, so so and everything else went down hill from there. Service was very good. Too loud fir my taste.

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vipbruceC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Amazing food and drinks and the mariachi two man show was a blast!

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LittleMoon
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent!

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HarryUES
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cafe had been a mexican restaurant in an earlier incarnation, and this bears little resemblence. The food and service much greatly improved. The menu and drink list are extensive. Few patrons now due to pandemic, but lots of space between tables for an extra sense of security. Very affordable, tasty, a nice find.

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juang
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice space. Liked the mariachis and the margarita. Food was ok

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vipSteakman01
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Menu is extensive - plenty to choose from. Great specialty margaritas. Mariachi band comes around and plays request. A lot of fun was had by all. Try the arroz con pollo, chimichangas, empanadas and lamb chops. All. Very tasty.

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vipLoveMeSomeGoodMargaritas
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a good meal at Margaritas, nice ambiance, food is tasty, staff is friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and served quickly! Definitely going back to this one or their many other chains throughout Long Island!

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KristinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, Margaritas were excellent, they didn’t rush you, very consistent, 6th time I’ve been

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Michael
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was as expected, not great but in-line with atmosphere. live musicians are a little annoying given that they come around playing and of course looking for tips.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday

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vipMart
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly people with good food and service. Best fun drinks!

FAQs

Margaritas Cafe - Port Washington does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Margaritas Cafe - Port Washington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 570-2949.

Margaritas Cafe - Port Washington is rated 3.9 stars by 63 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.