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Pp - Tequilas Waterfront, Wilmington, NC

Tequilas Waterfront

3.8
3.8
81 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

9:00 PM


Booked 27 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 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Lively

  • Wilmington

    Hot spot

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Lively

81 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time there. Same poor experience both times. Wait staff overworked, food came out luke warm had to wait 15 minutes just to order a drink. Not impressed at all and to top it food is a little pricey.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bland and overall not good. Beans were so salty they were inedible. Service was good but there was no attempt to compensate us for the terrible food. We still paid full price. We will not be back.

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  3. MonicaP

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friends and I dined here last night. It's a lively and colorful place to dine. It is quite noisy. Service was very good and Tito, the manager took our drink orders. The food was average but we'd like to come back again to try other dishes.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and fresh! Service was excellent with a great view of the marina.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Despite reading previous reviews, we decided to check to check it out as the location is great and we love Mexican food. It was a Tuesday night, the outside tables were very busy, very few filled tables inside where we sat. Margaritas, chips, salsa were all good. Our waitress was very attentive, but we waited almost an hour for our food. We weren’t in a hurry but an hour wait for Mexican food is unusual. No one came over and apologized for the slow service, which is a small gesture that really doesn’t cost anything and would have been appreciated. The food, once it arrived, was good. It will probably be a while before we return, maybe the management can figure a few things out during that time.

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  6. DebiA

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    What a disappointment! We requested outside seating since they are on the river and we were bringing out of town guests. Forget that, the view from the patio is of 10 Porta-John’s and a parking lot that completely block the view of the River. We ventured inside. Our waitress was nice, but completely incapable…she got nothing correct. The food was bland. The margaritas were weak. The chairs inside were the most uncomfortable metal patio chairs, dirty dishes were never cleared. We were so embarrassed to have brought visitors here. Too bad, it could have been a great spot, but fails at every level. So much investment for such little return. Edit: some reviews mention the great view. Evidently the view from the upstairs balcony is of the river, but is only open on the weekend - we asked to sit upstairs and were told this. The downstairs balcony view is of the port-a-johns. The river view is blocked by the toilets.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on June 10, 2024
    I will be reaching out to you privately. We sincerely apologize for your experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Pro- Deck seating was wonderful for lunch on a hot June Sunday. Huge fans keep deck cool. Price for drinks and food wasn't outrageous. Cons- Service was spotty. Dirty silverware. My salad wasn't remarkable and delivered without an ingredient. Food okay nothing impressive. Some bar items were out. No rush to return.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on June 10, 2024
    Hello, thanks for taking the time to write this review! We apologize for your unsatisfactory visit. This is not the level of service or food quality we strive to deliver. We'd love to invite you back to give us another shot. I'll be privately messaging you to help enhance your next experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the food was good, but the service was very slow. It took over 45 minutes for the waitress to bring our drinks, and it took over an hour for our food. Otherwise, the food was very good.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on June 10, 2024
    I am very sorry for your poor experience. I will be reaching out to you privately to hopefully bring you back to visit us. Thank You

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  9. rick

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance in the upstairs lounge and deck with a view of the Marina. Food is mediocre. Service needs improvement.
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on June 10, 2024
    Rick thank you so much for your feedback we take everyones feedback seriously. We would like to talk to you personally about your experience if you would like. I will send you a private message to possibly connect.

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  10. Will

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tequila Waterfront at 14 Harnett Street, Wilmington, NC, is a gem. We enjoyed a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend dinner on Sunday night. The place was bustling yet comfortably uncrowded. The views are spectacular, with two floors of windows overlooking the Cape Fear River. Our server, Ana Clara, was outstanding--despite being busy, she checked in regularly and made excellent suggestions. We savored the La Paloma, Pescado a La Talla, Tacos De Pollo, and Pacificos with a Jamaica Margarita. While a little pricey, the location, views, and ambiance make it well worth it. Highly recommended!
    Tequilas WaterfrontResponded on May 29, 2024
    Thank s for coming in, Will! We appreciate your review and you! And, we agree, Ana Clara is fantastic! Come see us again on the waterfront!

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FAQs

Tequilas Waterfront is rated 3.8 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 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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