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Pp - Tequilas Waterfront, Wilmington, NC

Tequilas Waterfront

3.7
3.7
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
A culinary collaboration between Tequila Comida & Cantina and Marina Grill, infusing the vibrant flavors of Mexico into the heart of Wilmington’s waterfront. Established in 2018 by Chef Ramon Villasenor and Miguel Villasenor, Tequila Comida & Cantina has teamed up with Marina Grill to create an exceptional dining experience.

Nestled beside the Riverfront Park and boasting an extraordinary view of the Riverfront Marina, Tequila’s Waterfront offers a unique setting. Our spacious outdoor area is the perfect spot to enjoy live music during the summer months. Located next door to the Riverfront Park, home to the Live Oak Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater hosting open-air concerts and entertainment, we invite you to savor the magic of Mexican cuisine amid cultural warmth and breathtaking views.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Traditional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 408-4805
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Next to Marina Grill, at the roundabout of Harnett St. & Nutt St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Additional Parking Information:<br />Park on our waterfront pier, located behind Tequila's Waterfront &amp; Marina Grill (around the roundabout and behind both restaurants) for easy access to delicious dining. Additional parking available on the second and third floors of the Metropolitan Garage, just a stone's throw away at 41 Harnett St. <br /><br />Public Transit Stops:<br />Route 203 stop at Harnett St. /Pavilion: 4-minute walk.<br />Route 101 stop at MedNorth Health Center: 8-minute walk.<br />Padgett Station Transit: 12-minute walk.

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Lively

  • Wilmington

    Hot spot

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Lively

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

67 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Just not a good experience. First, we were greeted by two different waiters because there was confusion about which section we were technically in. One took our drinks, but never delivered them. The food was overcooked and then the waitress who ended up taking our table, put our check down without us asking for it while we were halfway through our meal without asking if we wanted more drinks or dessert. 
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded 3 days ago
    Very sorry to hear about your experience. Please ask to speak with one of our managers. We are constantly teaching and would love to have had a chance to make your experience last night a better one. Thank you for sharing and for your review. Please give us a try again.

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  2. ScotC

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was AMAZING and the weather was perfect for an enjoyable mothers day dinner outside overlooking the water! Margaritas were huge and delicious. We enjoyed all 3 of our meals as well as the guacamole and the salsa (incredible). We arrived early for 6pm reservation and the restaurant surprisingly wasn't busy. But, the parking behind the restaurant was full. The lady in the golf cart said to go to the parking garage to floor 2 and "it may be pay parking". No problem. The "paid parking" was a $25 flat fee for about an hour dinner. My meal was $99 before tip, I paid an additional 1/4 of that in parking. Don't highlight your parking behind building and then parking deck parking in your restaurant bio. It is misleading and the parking is a rip-off. I asked the waitress if you validate parking or provide something on a meal credit and she said no. Definitely, something to think about.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you for coming in and sharing your Mother's Day with us! We are glad you had a great experience here at Tequila Waterfront! We are, also, sorry you had difficulties with parking. Mother's Day did provide some parking challenges for both ourselves and our sister-restaurant next door, Marina Grill. We both share the pier parking. We are always looking to find ways to solve this issue. We apologize for your inconvenience. We appreciate you and your feedback, ScotC! Free pier parking is available on most days depending on holidays and events. We encourage you to come have another experience along the Cape Fear!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was spectacular and flavorful! We enjoyed celebrating Mother's Day here.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for choosing us to celebrate Mother's Day! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience dining with us. See you back soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress went above and beyond to take care of my family on Mother’s Day. She really made it a fantastic experience for us. She also had the coolest eyeliner!
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks so much for your kind review, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us on Mother's Day! Come back to visit any time.

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  5. ACEUNO

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome time... Great Food, Great Service, will be returning next year on our yearly Vacation to Topsail Beach!
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks so much for this lovely review, we're pleased you enjoyed your meal and the service! Can't wait to have you back on your next vacation!

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  6. MamaB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Mother’s Day lunch was fabulous. Great food, great service, & great outdoor seating.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on May 13, 2024
    Happy Mother's Day, MamaB! Thanks for spending it with us! We appreciate you and your review!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was staying at the Cove. It is a perfect spot for good food, drinks and view of the river. I look forward to returning soon.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on May 13, 2024
    So glad you came by during your visit! Thanks for your review!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    715p reservation told table was not ready. 745p table still not ready, 755 sat at a table that was available when we came in at 715. Dinner took 45 minutes to be delivered to table and all our food was cold. Never been served cold fajitas before, usually still sizzling.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded 3 days ago
    Very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Friday nights does cause some timing issues for RSVPs sometimes. Please consider coming in again.

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  9. Brandywine

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting on the waterfront. Reasonably priced Mexican food.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on May 4, 2024
    Thanks so much for the review, Brandywine! We'd be happy to have you back any time!

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  10. DrewM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was terrible (way understaffed). Food was just OK and overpriced. Drinks average. Only highlight was the location and interior
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on April 29, 2024
    Hey Drew - we appreciate the time you've taken to write this review. We are sincerely sorry to hear you didn't have the best service experience here at Tequila's, but we want to let you know that we take this feedback into account and aim to do better both in service as well as food and drink value. Hope you give us another chance in the future!

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FAQs

Tequilas Waterfront is rated 3.7 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Tequilas Waterfront

14 Harnett St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Next to Marina Grill, at the roundabout of Harnett St. &amp; Nutt St.
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Traditional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Additional Parking Information:Park on our waterfront pier, located behind Tequila's Waterfront & Marina Grill (around the roundabout and behind both restaurants) for easy access to delicious dining. Additional parking available on the second and third floors of the Metropolitan Garage, just a stone's throw away at 41 Harnett St. Public Transit Stops:Route 203 stop at Harnett St. /Pavilion: 4-minute walk.Route 101 stop at MedNorth Health Center: 8-minute walk.Padgett Station Transit: 12-minute walk.
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