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La Margarita Express

515 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3731
+1 503-371-7960
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great food” (5 reviews)
“quick service” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
515 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3731
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11 - 20 of 56 reviews

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Few weekends ago I was in a meeting downtown and had just a few minutes for lunch. I started walking and so as not to waste any time I just crossed where the lights were green and in that way came to La Margarita Express....More

Thank Agatha B
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Loved the menu items, quick service, friendliness of staff and cleanliness of the establishment. Always works great for a quick lunch.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been searching for Papusas ever since I had one at the Saturday market. These definitely did not disappoint. They were amazing!!! The service was great. I had the cheese and pork papusas and they were cooked perfectly

Thank LarrynDani
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The La Margarita has a fine menu with a large selection of entree's. The food itself is very well prepared with good portions. The environment is pleasant as are the staff. The prices are on par with other mexican restaurants in the area. The one...More

Thank B163IHdennisb
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Have partaken of the food here several times, once with a large group saying goodbye to old friends, The service was good for large group as well as either 2 or 5. Standard "Mexican" food with some Central American options. I haven't been adventuresome but...More

Thank Sam_Kinney
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We were a large group (12ish), sat in the back. Largely ignored, food too FOREVER. However, once it came, it was tasty. Might be faster for a smaller group.

Thank rutha165
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This place has great Mexican comfort food. I especially like their enchiladas. The staff is friendly (though not exceptionally fast) and the setting is ideal for a business meeting or quiet lunch outside on the sidewalk. The prices are very moderate and affordable.

Thank OregonRainGuy
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The outside seating is nice on warm days. Average Mexican menu, good portion sizes and fast service. Needs a little updating maybe?

Thank staytruenorthwest
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

They have a large selection of Mexican and Salvadorian dishes. Friendly owners & servers. Complimentary chips with bean dip & salsa while you wait for your food, which comes out quite quickly. In summer, there are also about 10 tables outside in front of the...More

Thank PatDSalemOR
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a down town stop in place. It is not fine dinning but good mexican good. The portions are excellent. My wife and I usually split a meal and get plenty. We have never had a bad meal.

Thank travelersalem_Oregon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3731
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-371-7960
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