3555 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Las Vegas, NV | Directions 8910936.1165046691895 -115.170722961426
M-Th 11am-1am, F-Sa 11am-2am, Su 11am-1am
Our server ruined a good night – I need to voice my thoughts because our server was all wrong and treated us badly. We treated our girls, all now over twenty-one ,to a trip to Las Vegas on memorial weekend. That Saturday, 5/29, the girls and I went to Margaritaville on the strip to enjoy some music, drinks, and food. All went pretty well, and I would say our server "Adam" in the beginning was doing okay. Just before I was finalizing my tab, a group came and was seated right behind us, making it almost impossible for myself or the girls to get up, they were hitting as couple of us in the back. This group consisted of all girls and one guy that was holding a check stating he won $341,000.00 from the Palms. Our server immediately jumped to their attention and forgot all about us...I guess those $$ signs were twinkling in his eyes. Well, to make a long story short, this group was not being adults and our server was catering right into their needs. Basically our server was blaming us for the problems this group was causing. He acted like a child with his swift marched walk like a child does when they do not get their way, basically telling us to leave. At this point, I had already signed my slip, even left a decent tip, which now I wished I had left him a big fat zero. This was our first time at Margaritaville, and to be honest after what happened, I cannot see myself coming back anytime soon.
Highly recommended during off peak hours – The Perfect Margarita is indeed the perfect margarita. Those complaining of poor tasting margaritas didn't bother tasting anything other than the simplest one. I travel to Vegas at least twice a year and always stop by here at least once.
I recommend the blackend mahi mahi(catch of the day) with island rice and jamaican bbq sauce, the cheeseburger, the fish sandwich, the nachos, the blue crab dip(EXCELLENT), the conch fritters, the nachos of course, and the jambalaya. Come to think of it, I haven't had anything here that I do not like...
Old, crowded, fights – If you come to Vegas (as in your drove a long distance or flew in) and this is the type of place that you find to be fun, then Vegas is simply not for you...or at least not The Strip. You can find a place like this in an suburban shopping mall. If you like the Casino Royale or the Gold Nugget, then this place is for you. If you like downtown Vegas, then you might like this place. Full of old and ugly people. There is always some sort of drunk idiot in this place that is mad at life and who wants to stare at chicks he can't get. Often, these guys/women are outside on the patio facing The Strip. They think they are living it up. Never, I repeat, never pay to get into this place. The food is no good and the drinks are better and cheaper in any of the casinos.
Good food, disappointing service and dishonest customers – We were in Las Vegas over the past week and a half and ate at Margaritaville twice. The first time, we were seated within 10 minutes and had a fabulous meal and great service. The second visit, we had to wait almost 40 minutes for a table... another couple apparently sick of waiting even tried to steal our reservation by claiming it was their name that was called (fortunately we were right there to prevent it). The service this time was marginal at best, as our server took our order but we didn't get our food until almost 45 minutes after we were seated (nothing difficult, a cheeseburger and nachos). People seated after us were being served and/or paying their tab to leave prior to our meal arriving. The music was deafeningly LOUD and painful for the ears.
We visit Vegas frequently, and I'm not sure we will be back to Margaritaville.
Like it but LOVE the one in New Orleans! – To be fair, I visited the one in New Orleans 2 weeks before Katrina and had a blast there on a Monday night when it was totally deserted and got a tour from the staff. It was kickin'. Cheeseburger in paradise really was paradise!
The one in Vegas is cavernous compared to NOLA. Sat at the tables made of fishing boats but had to sit in front instead of the preferred spot in back. Cheeseburger was good but not as good as NOLA.
Still, it was coool and we spent a ton of coin in the gift shop.
Two words: Volcano Nachos – We love Margaritaville in Vegas. I think we stop in at least 2-3 times during our trip. Things that are a must:
1) Volcano Nachos: Best Nachos you will ever have and enough to feed 8 people
2) Perfect Margarita: They have the best margarita hands down. On the rocks----with salt. It doesnt get any better than that
3) Loaded Coronas: Coronas topped with tequila
Margaritaville must be on your to do list. Best to sit on the rooftop patio over looking the strip. Even if its hot, they have the misters on which will cool you down. And if that doesnt work, try one of their mixed drinks. Their Pina Coladas are awesome.
Great Margaritas! – We are definitely coming back to Margaritaville when we go back to Vegas. Got the Top Shelf Margarita on the rocks with salt, very smooth and perfectly mixed. BF liked the Shark Lager and for an extra dollar you can ask them to put a shot of some lime liquor in. Definitely order the conch fritters, they were so delicious we came back the next day to order just those. Peel and eat shrimp was disappointing. Their fries are tasty too. Mostly burger and fries/onion rings here, nothing fancy. I've seen the place crowded before but we went early and avoided all that.
Very fun atmosphere, Laid-back but high energy at the same time. – This place is great. Eventhough it's on the strip, it has this colorful, laid-back atmosphere. Yes, it certainly attracts a lot of tourists, but as a local I felt totally at ease there, not at all annoyed. I had a great time with my best-friend who was visiting me. I had two absolutely delicious drinks and these Jamaican chicken wings that were phenomenal! Margaritaville is the perfect place to chill out on a weekend afternoon and it has a good energy at night as well. The bartenders are very friendly and attentive.The only thing is that it is very crowded, as you can imagine. Be prepared to wait for 30 mins to 1 hour to be seated.
Best Rita on the Strip – Let me start by saying Im a Houstonian and with the amount of great Mexican restaurants in Houston I think I know a good margarita. Very disappointed trying to find a good rita while playing around on the strip. DO NOT buy the Yards of Margs that the various venders sell. Little to no alcohol, more like a limeade. Finally stopped into Margaritaville and was not disappointed by their drinks. Had a Perfect Margarita on the Rocks and it was very strong, stiff, tasty, and great. Also had the Uptown Rita frozen and again, wasnt let down. Good people watching, friendly bartenders, and ended up being one of my favorite afternoons there. Give it a try!
Average Spot - Not really a Jimmy Buffet feel. – Not a great place but not a bad place... let's just call it "a place."
Nothing stands out on either side - so it's average.
It's right off the Strip - like a few feet, so that's convenient, but be careful.. if you have to many cocktails, you could accidentally fall into traffic.
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