Tia Margarita Mexican Restaurant
300 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Take Out, Latin American, Bar & Grills
Price Range : Average
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06/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Ate here last night with my good friend. ?I had the chile relleno and he had a much better tasting combination of chicken and steak, both grilled-ish.
One thing I don't like about this place is their zealousness of pawning off more and more booze. ?My friend had a glass of margarita and when he barely finished that one, was offered another, which he managed to drink just halfway through, if not less. ?High pressure when someone's already drunk isn't my idea of graciousness, or good, cordial service.
06/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Tia Margarita regularly for over 20 years. The food is reliably good (though lately they've been incredibly heavy-handed with the salt shaker), with some dishes (beef tamales; chimichangas) being downright delicious. I don't drink so can't comment on the margs (though my friends all swear by them). Take a miss on the salads though--not good.
Parking is horrible on Clement, and I've spent upwards of 20 minutes circling for a space near the restaurant. But for me, it's worth it. But only when I have an extra few dollars in my pocket--this place is NOT cheap.
An old favorite.
03/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Their margaritas aren't bad. The old Spanish lady who always waits on us is always partial to the men on the table - ha, ha! There's never any parking.. ?The food is so-so.
Why come back time and again you say? It's better than Chevy's, plain and simple.
Being the Parkside dweller that we are, this is as good as it gets around here :(
01/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
haven't been here for a while, but i was pleasantly surprised thursday night when our food turned out quite excellent! they seem to be doing portion control now though, they've probably been watching gordon ramsay on tv, sad, but i am delighted to say that the food was very much upto par!
the drinks were a bit watered down, and waitress a little on the just serving the man of the table chauvanist style, but at least the food was good. hence the 4 stars.
10/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The unique bar and rooms beyond it felt a bit like eating in a home. The food was surprisingly delicious. They happily made the gambas to order, with some adjustments due to my food allergy. And my husband's steak fajitas were surprsingly good too. I have low expectations for the quality of fajitas because i love mexican food and when its all together its usually good. So i was pleased with the higher than average quality of foods, level of preparation, and authentic mexican taste. The service was prompt, responsive and excellent. The margaritas were a bit strong but good. We will definitely return and bring friends. I highly recommend it. Its a fun change of pace for mexican food!
08/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I found this place to have a nice atmosphere and one of the few mexican restaurants in the city that I didn't feel claustrophobic in. However, I found the food to be incredibly overpriced and very average in taste. It was more steaming hot than it was flavorful. The portions were also extremely small considering the price. Same goes for their margaritas, which I thought were good, but very small considering the price.
I also had an odd experience with my server who would stare at me awkwardly when I would ask questions about the menu items before answering me. She'd repeat this if I had to ask anything else of her the rest of my meal. (simple things like more napkins)