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La Margarita Express

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515 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3731
+1 503-371-7960
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 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.

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Thank Ruth A
Newberg, Oregon
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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.

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Thank OregonRainGuy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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

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Thank Andi503
Salem OR
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 restaurant.

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Thank PatDSalemOR
salem, Oregon
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 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.

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Thank travelersalem_Oregon
Hubbard, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Service is always great just like their food. Good food at a good price. Have been going here for years. Never once has my family had a bad meal, or felt bad after.Never have we felt like maybe we should have gone somewhere else. This is the place to go!!!!! Can not say enough, our favorite place to eat!!👍❤️

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Thank _shannonschmidt5
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Innovative and traditional Mexican food. Great mesquite chicken dishes. Love the ribs, as well. Friendly staff and attractive restaurant.

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Thank Pam W
Keizer, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We love to eat here. The people are so friendly and the food is fresh, and hot. We find it a great place to be when dining with kids.

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Thank Dukesmom
Albany, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

The staff are friendly and the service is fairly quick. I love the fajita burrito and the flavors of the sauce. They have great flavors especially in the sauces.

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Thank Karlina C
Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

The express restaurant may be small but it has all the fantastic taste and care of the original. I've eaten here numerous times while working or downtown shopping and they are really quick, understanding that the people who come in are on a limited time schedule. It's convenient to the shopping areas and the state offices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?