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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
+1 207-874-6444
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Augusta, Maine
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Made reservations in advance for 25 people on a Friday night. The Margaritas staff made it look easy. Every order came out well timed and without a hitch. The waiters were excellent and had a sense of humor. The feedback from the diners was that the food was very good. We probably sampled a good third of the menu. I... More 

Thank TallPyne
MargsMex, Public Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a good time at Margaritas! We love hosting fiestas and get-togethers and we're happy to hear yours went off without a hitch! See you again soon, have a great week. More 

Portland, Maine
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this place and I was not impressed with the food pricing nor the odor. My service was however prompt and polite. I however would recommend going elsewhere do to the over powering stinch of I don't know what you may not be able to enjoy your meal.

Thank summerblisscc
Whiteland, IN
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221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place was pretty good. I will admit that the taco meat on the nachos was not very tasty but loved everything else that came on them and it was enough for two. Chips and salsa were good. Located in a neat building with ample parking out back. Friendly staff.

Thank missqueenie
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I love Mexican food and have been going to Margaritas in NH for years and now this one in Portland. I give it 4 star's as it has very good food, I always had taco's with ground beef... You think you can find a Mexican restaurant with ground beef, try! Great Chipotle sauce... Also, only a handful of places that... More 

Thank Swdumont
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been traveling in the northeast for two weeks, and we were craving authentic Mexican food like we can find at home. This was bland. Tacos were served in pre-made shells, and the meat was not spicy at all. However their all-you-can-eat taco special did fill my hungry husband's belly. Guess we'll have to wait until... More 

Thank Rachel J
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Has this restaurant gotten complacent (or worse) due to their length of time in Portland? Most bland Mexican food I've ever had. And, shredded lettuce on Nachos??? Mmm, no. Friend asked if she could just order a Chicken Chimichanga (no beans or rice) as a take home for her husband. Was told no, and even if they could do it,... More 

Thank Samsmom T
KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Sorry you did not enjoy. Our kitchen tries to get our food out as fast as it can. You must have caught us on a night where things backed up. We know that getting food out fast is important, so our apologies for any wait. We do have an extensive menu with lots of different flavors.... More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Before I ventured out west, I thought this to be a decent place to eat, and then I ate authentic Mexican food, and I just can't recommend this place to anyone seeking a good Mexican dish, the margaritas are decent, but outside of that, the chips and salsa may be the most palatable thing.

Thank Gregory A
KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy. We take a lot of pride in our food. We hope if you return you may find something that more suits your tastes. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

Winslow, Maine
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Decent food at this Margarita's, and the Chips & Salsa were especially good!! Fast & Friendly service, & a good-sized restaurant. This food was very decent. Open late night which was very nice.

Thank Scott S
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We frequent 2 of the NH margaritas so thought this location would be just as nice. As soon as we sat down I looked around and should have left without ordering. The dungeon like dark bar high tables are over exposed heating pipes vents and duck work that is covered with dust an inch thick. If the fans had ever... More 

Thank Bonnie G
Portland, Maine, United States
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Even with all the fancy and new Mexican offerings in Portland we keep coming back to good ole Margaritas at St. John. Cold tasty margaritas, fast hot great Mexican food and a fantastic staff.

Thank JayTeaBee
KidTaco, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Hope we see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Saint John St, Portland, ME 04102-3019
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-6444
Authentically delicious food and drinks made fresh to order daily. Art and furnishings handcrafted in Mexico. For family, friends and community, the fiesta starts here. It's like being in Mexico without getting on a plane.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?