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La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar

120 Produce Row (S. Leona St.) Send to Phone
210-227-7140 | Menu
La Margarita pours plenty of the popular drink and focuses on seafood, but fajitas rule regardless.
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La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar Restaurant Review

: Local lore and legend have it that La Margarita, the powerhouse, Produce Row sibling to Mi Tierra, introduced the fajita into the American mainstream, and for many, this is still the iconic restaurant’s best offering. However, seafood plays an equally important role in principle with such choices as the garlicky camarones al mojo de ajo and the seafood-stuffed chile relleno Mazatlan. Lobster tail, oysters, stuffed crab, frogs’ legs and more mound the family-style platter, a surf version of the unrelentingly meaty parrillada. We tend to avoid the fresh Gulf oysters, but baked kid goat, emblematic of the border, is another good option, as is the marinated pollo al carbon. The New Orleans-style porch suggests sittin’ and sippin’ any of the multiple margaritas which give the restaurant its name. But we suggest avoiding cranberry, passion fruit, raspberry and mango models in favor of La Magnifica---as pure as the original fajita but much more potent.

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