Margarita Saloon Bar and Grill

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$30 and under
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Mexican
A refined restaurant with Mexican flavors in the Big Apple. If you are missing Mexican cooking and a fun atmosphere, ever rarer in a great metropolis such as NYC, Margarita Bar is the ideal place where you can find them again.
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1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad Mexican food, untrimmed dark meat in Enchiladas and Quesadilla, server missed our appetizer. Bar is right near dining seating and loud. Decor is nice.

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NY
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

FRESH - that's what everyone in my party commented, I will add well seasoned and authentic - I've now eaten here several times and can recommend these tasty items: Guacamole, Nachos w/chicken, Sizzling Fajitas both chicken & shrimp, Pollo Enchilada, Ensalada de Maiz w/chicken and a Hamburger. Happy Hour (4-7) gets you $7 Margaritas and it's just a great place for before or after theatre meal

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My date and I went there for a bite to eat before going to a play. It is conveniently located in the theater district. No wait for a table – good! Didn’t have any alcoholic beverages, but enjoyed appetizers and shrimp tacos. The guacamole is a definite winner.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent, server not great. Ambiance was just ok for me . All in all I would come again for the food and hopefully a different server.

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H
London
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Over priced tourist trap.

Waitress didn’t know the menu (in fact had to ask US twice what 2 of the dishes were despite working there for some time)!

Didn’t know what a margarita serve was (it’s a margarita bar)?!

Food was average to say the least.

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p
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, but overpriced Margaritas at $18 each!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced tourist trap. Avoid, unless you enjoy being jammed into tiny tables with people seated practically on top of you, and paying $18.00 for awful margaritas that wouldn’t give a buzz to a fly. They also charge $6.00 for chips and salsa. Huh????? Awful service too.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and was served very quickly.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Overpriced and bland food!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too expensive for a regular place

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c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly great food; when you come in off of Eighth Avenue you might think otherwise. Soft shell tacos are delicious, specialty margaritas add a special option.

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U
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good and the setting is certainly bright and cheery. It was lunch and not more than a third of the tables were occupied plus some activity at the bar. The problem was in the staffing. It seems as though our server also handled the other tables and tended the bar as well. Not good planning as, once the order was taken she was occupied elsewhere. One other person brought out the food from the kitchen. Not sure I would return.

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MD
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately not a great experience. Beef and sauce of enchiladas were metallic in flavor. I mentioned it to waitress who apologized but offered no alternative. No replacement of food. No discount of any kind. While friendly, she completely mishandled the situation. And visited our table infrequently. Maybe she was in the weeds. Not sure. And everything overpriced considering the quality of food, but understandable based on location.

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NY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The drinks are great but there are no pitcher options so we ended up ordering a bottle of wine.

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G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour specials - not a bad midtown after work gathering place.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Service very average, as well as food. Not great.

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CS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed because their online menu through OpenTable indicated that they served Mediterranean food. However, they serve Mexican food now. Big difference. I told them to take down their old menu.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The menu was completely different than what was posted. Instead of Mediterranean Food it was uninspired, ordinary Mexican. That would have been ok if the food was good but it was awful.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

the restaurant is closed/not there. What else can I say?

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

THIS RESTAURANT NO LONGER EXISTS!!!!! We had no reservation for dinner last night. Very upsetting

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BB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is CLOSED. It did not even exist at the location. You need to get your information up to date! Caused us to not have enough time to have a meal before our show!!!

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d
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This is no longer a Mediterranean restaurant

It is a mediocre Mexican restaurant named Margarita

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i
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

L’ybane closed yesterday and opened under a different name today. Maybe they should have told us?

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g
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Changing from Mediterranian to Mexican.

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k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was mediocre but the service was horrible. My meal arrived with the appetizers. The other main courses took forever to come out ( a good half hour after mine) and my husband's soup was served with his main course. He was told that they had to heat it up which sounded very strange. We asked for more water more than once and that was never served. The main courses only came out after my husband spoke to the manager who didn't even offer as much as an apology. The waitress was surly and unfriendly and also unapologetic. Will never return.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress outstanding. Made great suggestions. Food excellent

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DD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a great spot for a pre theatre dinner. We had cocktails and a lovely dinner. The menu is somewhat middle eastern and we enjoyed chicken and shrimp skewers as well as hummus and baba ghanouj. The flavors were very good. Our waiter was very sweet and accommodating.

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BG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal.
We had a wonderful plate of beans with tomatoes 🍅
I had the salmon burger, so big half went home
My husband had the talapia
Very convenient as it is near most of the theaters

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RH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We had difficulty getting a taxi to get to the restaurant, and they were very accommodating about holding onto our reservation when I called to let them know of the problem. When we finally arrive, we were seated quickly and had very quick service (complete with suggestions for items that wouldn't take much preparation time). We ordered only appetizers because we had theater tickets that imposed a deadline. . . the "lamb lollypop" (a single small chop) was well prepared and worth the price. Soups were also good.

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PP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific find! Love the venue, food imaginative and yummy! Wine selection excellent, and the server super helpful and friendly. Very attentive. We’ll be back many times

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KP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good for a pre-theater meal. Portions are good and taste was great.

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r
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food at reasonable prices.

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g
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at L'ybane many times now. It consistently surprises with its great service and food. On this occasion, 4/24, I was there earlier for an impromptu dinner with a musician-friend. Later, after "Evan Hansen" I came back for "dessert"... the 9:45P reservation... with another friend with whom I'd seen the show. Both visits (before and after the show) were wonderful in their own way. :-)

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fun, busy atmosphere of combo locals and visitors. I’d say stick to the Mediterranean fare. My daughter’s Mediterranean mixed platter and grape leaves were a lot better than my Penne Vodka, but I should have know better. The outside is deceivingly beat up. Inside you walk past the bar to get to the eating area. Can’t say I’d rush back.

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P
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there. Good food, nice ambience, good service and very convenient to theaters

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b
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As good as always. A little on the high end but delicious. Ambiance is enjoyable to dine in.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Booked a table here as it was close to the theatre. Food was nice but felt the waitress was always wanting us to move on or order something. Worst cup of coffee ever! Not relaxed. An hour after we’d arrived the waitress gave me the cheque and said the next reservation had arrived even though there was a free table beside us and I hadn’t finished. I’d never recommend a restaurant which only gives you an hour for dinner. Very disappointing.

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N
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good value for the area. Mediocre Middle Eastern food. Not bad, but needed more flavor. At the end of the meal I requested mint tea. Without a word of explanation they brought me green tea. When I called this to the waiter’s attention they said they were out of mint, and offered me a decaf cappuccino instead. Not what I wanted. The good news is they did not charge me for the tea I didn’t drink. Service was fine.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Middle Eastern food! We went before an matinee and had excellent print service.

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