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La Marginal

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Latin,
2447 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6044
+1 210-804-2242
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“mofongo” (16 reviews)
“roast pork” (8 reviews)
“flan” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2447 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6044
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and portions were extremely generous. It was so good we went back again for the lunch buffet. Thee mofongo is wonderful, but so was everything else we tried. At the lunch buffet we were able to end our meal with a...More

Thank swpr0f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday we were deciding where to have lunch when I suddenly remembered La Marginal, an inexpensive Puerto Rican restaurant that served fresh cane juice. Although I hadn't been there in at least 10 years I remembered it as a kind of lunch counter place, informal...More

Thank Chucumite
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Wow what a great place! This small restaurant packs in big flavor! The chicken was succulent and tender and the pork was moist and tasty. I cant wait to go back again!

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

At 6pm, we ordered the Cubano sandwich but were told the bread was not available -- so we had to order something more expensive. From the time we ordered to the time we got our meal was almost 45 minutes - on a Tuesday night....More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Best Puerto Rican food I've eaten so far in Texas. You kinda feel like your eating back in the island. The waitress which I don't remember her name she had short black hair, wear glasses and is Puerto Rican herself, was great, nice and very...More

Thank Marcelo R
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

After a long day of travel this place hit the spot! Sunday afternoon the place was not completely pack but with nice live music and service I could not asked for a better place for Puerto Rican food. The seafood mofongo was excellent and well...More

Thank Gerardo V
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We threw a surprise birthday party for my father here and we had a wonderful time. The food was terrific and authentic and my entire family (from Puerto Rico) really enjoyed it. Even though the reservation was written down for the wrong date, they gave...More

Thank Pixie835
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We found out about this place while visiting San Antonio, and being that I'm from Puerto Rico, we couldn't pass up checking it out. The place is quaint, if rather small, and it's easy to find. When we arrived, a party of nine was waiting...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

So is this isn't appealing long don't come... The buffet is a plus Puerto Rican foods are rich rices and plantains, pork and a form of jerk chicken rounded out my meal. The desserts from coconut flan, coconut jello, and chocolate flan Authentic Puerto Rican...More

Thank dannyg804
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The food was good however, we had a problem with gnats at the table. Service was good and food was good. I had the Chicken Pina Colada which was good. Nice atmosphere with live music. No mirror in the restroom which I found to be...More

Thank Oscar J
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2 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MsLillybud |
Look at the menu, sweetie. They have a sandwich that uses tostones (mashed fried plantains) instead of buns. Just opt for plantain dishes. Have salad, mofongo, and pernil and that is all gluten free (unless the salad has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2447 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6044
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northeast San Antonio
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-804-2242
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