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Margaritas Informative - Nice Atmosphere But More New England than Southwest

Review by adsicks on 2011-04-02
PORTLAND, MAINE -- We went out to eat at Margaritas this weekend. The atmosphere was nice and the service was friendly. However, the food was not as authentic as the Mexican food served in the Southwest.

The meal began with chips and picante sauce. Only one bowl of sauce was served for the whole table. We asked about the tortillas and caso, but were informed that the only caso was melted cheese with bacon in it, an odd thing for a Mexican Restaurant. My date had chicken casedillas and I had the fajitas. The chicken in the casadillas was only boiled and not grilled. The fajita meat seemed to be medium rare prime rib with a more burned that smoked flavor on the outside. I have never encountered fajita meat that was pink in the center. The refried beans and rice were less than average. The rice had peas and carrots but no diced tomatoes. The flavor was more like Chinese rice. The refried beans were not mashed. The pintos were still whole. There was also no sopapeas available for dessert.

Considering this is a Mexican restaurant in New England, I would say this is about the best one can get. However, I do not think there cuisine would make it in the Southwest.

Overall, dining at Margaritas as a good experience and I would recommend it.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-07-23
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-04-02:
Sorry you didn't like the queso and quesadillas.
Posted by Skye on 2011-04-02:
At least you enjoyed eachother's company.

Good review.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-04-03:
from what i have seen, ethnic restaurants change up their menus to satisfy the locals.

very helpful review.
Posted by eddievisitor on 2012-07-23:
This review doesn't surprise me at all. I've given Margaritas many chances and they have always failed miserable. I'm going to post a review of my last 2 visits, they should show you that this review is pretty much a regular visit to Margaritas.

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