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“More Diverse Menu Than Expected”

Southside Grille & Margarita Factory
Ranked #10 of 46 Restaurants in Gardner
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Having not looked at the on line menu in advance, we expected a straight Mexican bill o'fare. To our surprise, in addition to Mexican favorites, the offerings included items such as prime rib, French Dip, burgers and muffuletta.

We wondered whether it would be possible to excel in so wide variety of selections remembering that bonafide east coast diners to seem to manage it and on an even grander scale.

We ordered a Chimichanga and a muffuletta and both were very generous in size. The Chimi was pretty authentic but the muffuletta, while very tasty, was not consistent with the Louisiana original i that the meats were different and the olive salad, which was more of a Medical than Italian flavor (as is the original), was served on the side as opposed to on the sandwich leaving the sandwich drier than it could have been. In addition, although generous in size, as mentioned, the filling did not teach the ends of the bread leaving two of the four quarters fairly bare.

The armadillo egg app was good as were the house margaritas and the ice cold beers.

The service (Chelsea) was excellent and the graciousness of the hosts (owners?) was evident and very refreshing.

Parking is ample and we'd recommend a reservation on weekend evenings.

If you are attending a performance at the Mount Wachusett Community College Theater, a 15% discount on your check may be available with your ticket stubs. Unfortunately, we were unaware of this when we visited.

We will return and will try other offerings.

Thank OG1010
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This place knows how to cook vegetables - they are abundant and crisp and well-spiced. We were disappointed in how rundown the facility has become - the women's restroom was very shabby, and the outside looks dumpy. The Mexican food is still excellent. I had the jambalaya, which featured spicy sausage, tender shrimp, and blackened chicken. My husband had the spinach and mushroom enchiladas and both the spinach and the mushrooms were abundant and superb.

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Thank Lindaqvx195
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Nice, friendly staff. Some of the food was good - fish tacos for example - the rest of what we had was barely acceptable, soggy baked potatoes and "ketchupy" reheated ribs... Don't think I'll be going back anytime soon!

Thank Cata C
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The Mexican food here is excellent the restaurant is rather large and can hold a lot of people more than it can park cars which can be a problem. Authentic food very good homemade nachos and salsa are excellent. And they have a very nice bar area.

Thank rickdonati
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offered a very cozy atmosphere . Had a very large separated bar area . Menu was original. Food was ok- not true ethnic but it did the job - satisfying the appetite. Had the habanero spiced wings . They weren't as painful to digest as it seemed .

Thank Phoebus001
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