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La Margarita

3.8
3.8
440 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar is proud to be a part of Market Square, “The Heartbeat of Mexico,” where locals and visitors alike enjoy spectacular fiestas, shopping as diverse as produce and piñatas, and the romantic music of strolling Mexican troubadours.

In San Antonio, “The Mecca of Mexican Cuisine,” the Cortez Family and the entire staff of La Margarita welcomes you to the “Home of the Sizzling Fajitas.” Here, the most exciting dishes from across the border are presented to the most discriminating tastes.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3;00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 227-7140

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Cruz Lizardi

  • Catering

    La Margarita can cater off-premise functions at locations throughout San Antonio. Our staff will gladly assist you in creating a menu appropriate for your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Margarita can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Department : (844) 574-8197

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Santa Rosa

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking lot behind the restaurant on Dolorosa, we validate parking for $2.00 off your time here. There is also valet on right on Dolorosa Street in front of Market Square, Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday which is $5.00.

  • Entertainment

    Market Square is well-known for the century old tradition of strolling mariachis. Although Trio and Mariachi groups are independent musicians and charge a fee per song, for private parties our staff will gladly arrange to hire them for your entertainment, and include these charges in your bill.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 440 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Office meeting /dinner

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was prompt and the food came out quickly. The food was delicious and fresh.

  3. C

    Chasearch

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Food was not good, service was just okay. We were a party of 8 and each of us was very disappointed.

  4. HG

    HeathG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. Recommended by local resident. Did not disappoint.

  5. FO

    FromOhiotoTexas

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    In historic market...so good place to bring folks from out of town to see the area. Food choices are limited. Margaritas are hit or miss. Had energy and the atmosphere was fun, but would probably pass on the food.

  6. A

    Arlington

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Showed up for confirmed reservation Monday at 12.30pm. Restaurant was closed. No one answered phone. Update your hours.

  7. MK

    MyronK

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Food was only ok. Needed high press hose taken to the place. Service was spotty at best - Server nice but never Brough eating utensils and constantly had to be reminded to bring ordered items. Eat here as last resort- not worth waiting on table!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    I had wanted to revisit given how much my family enjoyed it when I was a child. Unfortunately, the food was really not very good and the drinks watery. I know how much everyone is struggling right now but this is one to miss.

  9. VK

    ValerieK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We almost had trouble because they gave our table away, but worked us in and we were able to have outside seating as we reserved. Food was wonderful as always! Love this place!

  10. PW

    PamWin

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited San Antonio and this was a place we definitely wanted to visit and we were not disappointed. Service was excellent.

  11. G

    Ggeorgie

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s always a nice dining experience

  12. MO

    MikeO

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    2nd order of cocktails were either wrong or we received someone else’s order. Fun place. Things happen and probably 6th visit. Disappointed but will be back again for another try

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Fast and delicious.

  14. A

    Allie

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was wonderful and the food was very good. We are in the heat of the summer so we ate inside and it was a bit loud but we still enjoyed it. We had to leave our stroller outside which was a bit of an inconvenience as the tables were somewhat crammed in the dining area. Overall, a great experience.

  15. MC

    MarissaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! Very attentive and we got our food quickly!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food!

  17. BJ

    BrendaJ

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are on spring break. We loved the prompt courteous service. The food was outstanding and the margarita was delightful. Highly recommend this place.

  18. PF

    PamFam

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious as always. Great queso and chicken fajitas

  19. p

    parttimegent

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Service was decent, food was OK. Charged me $0.95 for black beans instead of refried, and $2.25 for a side of sour cream. A tub of sour cream does not cost that much. I will never go back to this restaurant.

  20. c

    christinec

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The food needed a bit more flavor.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Christmas Day

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Been going there for 30+ years and still an awesome place to enjoy a dinner with family and friends at a big table.

  23. NL

    NancyL

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Slow service, carnitas was fatty, chicken enchiladas had simply a weird taste. Chips seemed stale.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made reservations two days in advance. We walked all the way to the restaurant from our hotel and the restaurant looked as if it has been closed for months. This restaurant should not be allowing reservations. We missed having dinner at another restaurant that was open and to say that we were put out and disappointed is an understatement. -Butt

  25. SA

    SofiaA

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Restaurant was technically not open again yet. But the app let me book the dinner. I don't any of the staff there where even aware that the system was allowing. However my friends and I were still able to get some yummy food from their simplified menu and the parking lot had a cool setup. I'll be back to try their enchiladas someday.

  26. M

    Maria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was okay. Not something to brag about. Service was good, drinks were very good.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great place - liked the food and the drinks!

  28. r

    rivet

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, delicious food and excellent service makes for a fun visit to this historic restaurant I’ve frequented for decades. Highly recommend pomegranate margarita.

  29. B

    willieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time i come here it doesn't disappoint. Great food, margaritas and atmosphere.

  30. KS

    KimberlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were told to eat here while in san antonio and we were not disappointed! Delicious food, fast and friendly service. We will go back next time we are in town!

  31. K

    Kc09er

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great, tourist-y restaurant. Too expensive but still fun to visit.

  32. K

    Kanga

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside and were lucky to have live music on the stage in the square. Food and drinks were great, wonderful service.

  33. JP

    JoieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    i Was attending a conference and needed a quiet place to take a group of ten. The Riverwalk restaurants are alway so noisy and crowded, this location provide both great food and service.

  34. T

    Tenpinktoes

    Greensboro

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was good but service was a bit slow (even though the place was pretty empty).

  35. LA

    LindaAA

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    New Year’s Eve

  36. TB

    ToddB

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    It was just “ ok” Nothing special. Limited menu for traditional Mexican . Excellent service Food was fine But no fireworks , bells or whistles. Just “OK”

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Can't share good reviews. Walked in 8.15 pm and restaurant was about to close. Rushed us with drinks and menu. Food was under average, not good seasoned and tastes like it was in a pot for days. Restaurant was dirty. No recommendation.

  38. MI

    MarinaItaly

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The oysters were horrible. Shrimps were ok. The mexican food and the meat were also ok. The frozen margarita cocktail was too sweet. It is a cheap restaurant, do not expect much more.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    La Margarita was good! Nice outdoor seating - and the weather was pleasant. Good cheese enchiladas and margaritas.

  40. SC

    SylviaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful to arrive on time and our table was ready for our special occasion! Prime area provided! No rush! Great service with good food! Always a winner here!

FAQs

La Margarita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 227-7140.

La Margarita is rated 3.8 stars by 440 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for La Margarita

120 Produce Row San Antonio, TX 78207

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Rosa

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3;00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a public parking lot behind the restaurant on Dolorosa, we validate parking for $2.00 off your time here. There is also valet on right on Dolorosa Street in front of Market Square, Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday which is $5.00.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Cruz Lizardi

  • Entertainment

    Market Square is well-known for the century old tradition of strolling mariachis. Although Trio and Mariachi groups are independent musicians and charge a fee per song, for private parties our staff will gladly arrange to hire them for your entertainment, and include these charges in your bill.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (210) 227-7140

  • Catering

    La Margarita can cater off-premise functions at locations throughout San Antonio. Our staff will gladly assist you in creating a menu appropriate for your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Margarita can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Department : (844) 574-8197

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