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Margaritas Bar and Grill

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21 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5802
+1 219-242-8160
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

My boyfriend and I had stopped in at Margaritas for drinks and snacks a couple of times, and finally got around to going for dinner. It did not disappoint. They serve some of the tastiest Mexican food I've ever had. Everything was sizzling hot and a riot of flavors. The whole place has a friendly atmosphere and service is very... More 

Thank ValpoPam
Valparaiso, Indiana
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Let's get the good out of the way first - great location on the Valpo square. The good ends there. Service is awlful, the food is okay but only when it's hot.... a cold burrito tastes terrible, believe me. I gave it three tries over the last 12 months or so and each time they failed. Last time I didn't... More 

Thank swellsreds
Merrillville, Indiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I came here for lunch. They have awesome lunch specials. Love the salsa and chips that are served before the meal. I enjoyed a relax atmosphere and music. Servers are attentive and great. I recommend the Lunch Specials.

Thank HappySunsets
Kankakee, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Staff was very attentive always there making sure we're okay the food was very good unique flavors and I definitely would try it again a great taste of Mexico

Thank Teri O
Valparaiso, Indiana
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Margaritas is one of two "go-to" Mexican joints in a town with many options (Serrano's being the other). The Margarita Special and the Gorditas are really great options. The vibe in the little shotgun restaurant is neat, clean, and inviting.

Thank Mark R
Lima, OH
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Overnight stay in Valpo and we found our way downtown. There is a cluster of small restaurants on Lincolnway (old US 30), and the town has maintained its charm from the days before interstate highways. We tried Margarita's on a Wednesday night and had a pleasant experience. We ordered the fish tacos and taco dinner w/ground beef and enjoyed the... More 

Thank SeenEnough2Know
Valparaiso, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

food is ok, typical Mexican type fare, but the drinks are great! Service was very good also. We were there for dinner. Both of us were happy with our choices.

Thank mimi987654321
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

My family does a lot of Mexican cuisine and i have spent time in a non-tourist, rural area in Mexico where I had home cooked food made for me....so I am a Mexican food snob, lol. Margaritas has all your basics...and I can't say it the "best" but it is pretty good as far as Americanized Mexican food goes. The... More 

Thank Ashley Z
Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

Saturday afternoon, was looking for a quick lunch with family. 1. Off to a bad start- took 10 minutes to be seated in a 75% empty restaurant. 2. Poor service overall and my beer arrived 20 minutes after being seated. Food took another 40 mts to arrive. Was a point to walk away after the beer. 3. The chicken in... More 

Thank ss642014
Northwest Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

The food was below average for Mexican. Much better options in Valpo... Casa del Mar, La Cabana, El Salto's all have the food beat. Service was OK. The only pluses are that it's downtown and sometime has live music.

Thank philandjanet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5802
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-242-8160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?