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Margaret's Cantina

1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Ste I, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1541
+1 919-942-4745
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Ste I, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1541
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Have been reading a lot of average to negative reviews lately about Margaret's. In our dinner with my two college age daughters the other night we had no problems and the food was like it's always been - very good. Margaret's is a nice place...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The atmosphere is still pleasant enough but the food is not as good as it was. Our entrees were somewhat ordinary. My burrito was fairly bland. Even the salsa was unexciting. I hope this restaurant--an old Chapel Hill favorite--can revive its former flavorful menu.

Thank NCSue67
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We used to visit Margaret's Cantina and forgot about it. Glad we remembered! White sangria. Crisp and refreshing, not overly sweet like most places. Solid guac, enchiladas, and burritos. Awesome tamales. Home-made sauces. Glad we rediscovered this place.

Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We went for tacos. The regular $5 tacos on the menu were just okay. They tasted fine but were quite skimpy. They have tacos on the specials but were full meals. They allowed me to have just the tacos at about the same price per...More

Thank Cayman408
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Margaret's Cantina, should not be listed under Mexican food. there is nothing Mexican about it Not even close. I can't be sure but I think the sause they put over some of the food was marinara sauce with spices in it. We have the Friday...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Margaret's has a take on Southwest / Mexican food that is completely and totally their own. I have loved their tempeh burritos for as long as I've lived in Chapel Hill, and have never found another place that offers anything similar. Great people, great atmosphere,...More

Thank Zemo T
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you haven't been to Margaret's in the past year, some things have changed. The name is the same, some of the same friendly staff remains, and the menu item names are largely the same, but the food and the service are oh-so-different. My favorite...More

Thank Cronenc
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Margarets Cantina is our favorite "comfort" restaurant. It is close to our home and we love the food choices. We came in Saturday night and had our first ever disappointment. The food was to our liking as usual, but the service was inattentive and the...More

Thank Ned M
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in based on Trip Advisor reviews - was not disappointed! Don't be fooled by the location. Once you pass through the doors you'll find a laid-back, cool, Mexico-meets-Jimmy-Buffet kind of vibe. Mild din throughout the room - enough without feeling noisy. Interesting, fresh and...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife and I went last night. We have gone several times. I always prefer their vegetarian dishes such as the quesadillas although I have had chicken and beef. Last night was the Nachos Grande without any added meat. Fresh ingredients and a salsa sauce...More

Thank Vaughn G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Ste I, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1541
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-4745
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