120 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820729.424923 -98.499068
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Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central San Antonio
First time in SA and thought this place might be good. It turns out that Taco Bell would have been better. This place has no concept of "Customer Service" If you try it make sure you get all the charges up front, because they charge for everything. My wife ordered a Taco Salad and did not want ranch, so asked for Pico de Gallo. When the bill came they charged me $2.50 for it. I asked the manager why this was put on the bill. He said that's the way it is and I had to pay no matter what. It would have been bad if the food was good, but it was not real Mexican food. The beans were dried out and the beef tacos tasted so bad. The salsa was not great, but it made the tacos passable. Never go to this place, not sure why people thing it is real Mexican. Just having Mexican waiters, does not make it Mexican. I should know.
RIP OFF! – Employees are running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Most of them barely speak english! Last time I went my card was over charged an amount of $56.00! Employees and cashiers would not admit to their mistake and did not apologize! The manager didnt even want to credit the money back to my account! It took two weeks and several phone calls before I got my money back. That was just pathetic. The moral of this is employees need to learn english and have no business handling money transactions!
What a disappointment. When we were seated the hostess handed us a smaller menu and said that all appetizers and beer etc. were half price for happy hour. We ordered a beer for 4.25 and Quesadillas for about 6.95. We were under the impression that this meant beer would be 2.00 or so and the quesadillas about 3.50. Nope. Supposedly these were the half price prices. Really? Our quesadillas were hardly worth 6.95 meaning they were almost 12.00 for full price. We got 6 chunks of tortilla with some cheese inside. They tried to tell me that this would cost 12.00 regularly. Really? So this meant the Corona at full price would be 8.50. This was very deceptive and should have been explained better when we were seated. My girls got shirley temples for 3.25 each and our chili rellenos were on the soggy side. Surely there is better Mexican food in San Antonio because this is not it.
A great place to eat mexican food. – Relatives and friends go there to have a good meal. But it seem that woman can not go by themselves without hearing comment that they are guys. What happen went men go there do they here the same thing. It was a comment that was made a mariachi guy. I do not thing I will take mom there anymore. Just because we go without a men does not make us lesbian.
Great fajitas and customer service – We first spotted this place from the riverwalk after we had dined at a less satisfying place. The food looked pleasant. We decided to tryit the next day. We are glad we did. We opted to sit outside to enjoy the music and scenery of the Market Square. I ordered the fajitas for one. Although they only come sizzling when you order for two, i was impressed. You can tell that they are a finer cut than the normal flank steak you find in grocery stores. The seasoning was also very good. The price is a little high but you"ll at least leave satisfied. There was also a waiter who was dedicated to the patio area. Our drinks were always filled and we were attended to enough but not to much. Great job to La Margarita
Great Food and Amazing Service! – For starters, the service was awesome. My girlfriend and I were clueless on what we should order. They were very helpful with suggestions. On top of the great service, the food was delicious. My girlfriend was cold and they brought a table cloth out to use as a blanket to keep her warm. Great atmosphere, I thought i was in Mexico! Will definitely go back any time I am in the area.
Fun, lively, and awesome chips & salsa – A friend and I tried to get into Mi Tierra at 7:00 on a Saturday night but opted for the slightly less busy La Margarita instead. Our table wait--which we were told would be 35 minutes--was about an hour, but the Pomegranite margaritas and people watching made up for it. The chips were hot and the salsa was authentic (soooo good). Our fajitas were yummy, although they only come with pico, guac, rice & charro beans, and some sour cream would have been a welcome addition. The only negative was the slow service, and I can't exactly fault the waitstaff. This is a tourist location and, in our section alone, we saw a softball team, business people in town for a conference, and a ton of vacationers with cameras and fanny packs. If you're in a rush or highly impatient, go somewhere else (out of El Mercado), if you like to people watch and kick back in a festive environment, try La Margarita.
GREAT FOOD – My fiance and I decided to eat here and it was the best mexican food I have had in a long time. I live in Houston and there is mexican food everywhere but this had a nice taste to it. We had the pork with a mango salsa and that was excellent, it had different taste that explode in your mouth. I normally do not like margaritas that are blended but this was very good and refreshing, I had their pomegranate margarita. Even their cheese enchiladas was very good. I didn't think much of San Antonio but if I was to go back it would to visit this restaurant again. The servers and host were very friendly and even the employees that were not in charge of our table they were very much offering to care for our needs. This is the second time I have ever been to this restaurant and highly recommend.
Customer service-NOT! – La Margarita is just a tourist attraction for no apparent reason. The food is average and the waiters are rude and super slow. Do not take out of town guests there. They will be disappointed!
Natives know better – Tourist fare at best. Slow service even when not that busy. Even the 'signature' dishes are bland and most ordinary. Presentation is poor and unatractive, portions are far from generous, obvious that the microwave is used to heat most dishes. Dry beans with a crust on top as if they were prepared and plated well in advance. Salsa is watery, tostada chips were oily and old tasting, tortillias are the grocery store package variety. Darned shame that visitors see La Margarita as an example of the best our town has, when in reality it is well below average compared to other places that are not as well-known amoung tourists. The only charm is the patio, a good venue for people-watching. Popular among tourists, but most natives know better.
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