Pasadena >Food & Dining > Margarita Jones
541 Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110534.136435 -118.147701
Neighborhoods: South Pasadena
Horrible service! – My friends and I decided to have one of our girls night out there because I drove down Arroyo Parkway one time and wanted to try this place out. There was no wait and we were seated promptly. The service from our waittress, Clarissa, was horrible from the start. She was impatient while we were ordering. When we asked for more tortillas, she made a face and rolled her eyes. She would not want to clear the table of our salad plates because we ordered a lot of food. We then asked for extra plates because we didn't want to eat our fajitas with the salad plates because there was dressing all over. Speaking of salad, I asked for vinagrette dressing and she brought us a bottle of vinegar and a bottle of oil. I don't think this is Souplantation where I can mix my own salad dressing. The fajitas tastes great, but a bit dried and burnt. We enjoyed the tamales too. The waittress was also hard to get a hold of. She only came back to our area because she had to seat some new customers in the area. Finally when she did show up, she would constantly ask us if we were done, as if she wants to kick us out. Although she was rude to us, we spoke to her with a smile whenever we request something. (We don't tend to complain after we get all of our food because we don't want any extra surprises in our food.) We only left her a $4 tip off of a $50 dinner. We were not going to tip her; however, she did bring us all the stuff we asked for, but with an attitude. So we decided that she only deserved less than 10%. I also wrote them a note on the receipt informing them of the bad service and I will be sure to write a review of their restaurant.
Margaritas and Mexican food anyone? – If you are looking for a good place to eat and have a margaritaand some good Mexican food- then Margarita Jones is the place to go. The service is really good and you are always greeted with a smile. The strawberry margarita is one of the best drinks they have, the mexican food is awesome. So take drive down Pasadena and enjoy the good food from Margarita Jones.
Didn't Quite Measure Up – I thought it was rather surprising that this restaurant ran out of guacamole at 7:45pm on a Thursday night. We were disappointed that our waiter didn't even offer another appetizer to substitute our choice. Instead he rushed off. We tried to get butter and had to ask two people for it. After a long wait, yes we got it but the tortillas we wanted it for were cold by then not to mention we got flour tortillas instead of the corn tortillas which we ordered. I am sorry to say the service needs to be a lot more polished than it is. It is too bad since I liked my food but my friend didn't. By the way, skip the sangria! It was horrible!
Good food, nice ambinace – We recently dined at this restaurant as part of a meeting and were delighted with the food and service. We had the sampler platter of appetizers and a carne asada quesdilla, both were delicious and sumptuous. We did not go away hungry. The table's chips and salsas were replenished regularly and our drinks were serviced in a timely manner. We will definitely dine there again.
Editorial Review by Kim Cooper – Premium tequila margaritas wash down favorites including fajitas, chimichangas, tostadas and old-family-recipe chili rellenos.
skyblue – We used to go to the Marg Jones close to USC and were sorry to see it torn down. We just found this new location. We have found them to be just at tasty at this new location but in a much nicer area and building. I highly rec. the chile colorado and chile rellenos.
Good Food & Cheap – We have been to Margarita Jones 3 times now.
Always a pleasant experience.
Even though the atmosphere seems lower end on the inside, the food is excellent -- good portions. There is a valet service outside to take care of the car to expedite your way to sit so you can get started on your first margarita for the night.
Try the chile reano as an ala carte item if you would like something authentic from the manager's family recipe. If you like them, you will not soon forget this one.
Never again! – Worst service ever! Went there twice, the first time I thought the service was bad because it was a busy Friday evening. Second time I went at lunchtime during the week and the service was even worse!
Hits the spot – This place hasn't been open for long, but the attention to detail doesn't escape your notice. The building is newly constructed(watched it in its various stages as I rode the Metro Gold Line) and is very nicely decorated. The service wasn't over the top, but wasn't neglectful either. The margaritas are delicious and they say they use a top-shelf tequila, which explains the price for a rather modest drink size. The fajitas are highly recommended and the salsas and chips are fresh and highly addictive. Overall, this place gets added to my high rotation list. This was my first time, so I will update if I have conflicting experiences in the future.
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