Although Margaritas is a chain unique only to New England, this refers to the recently opened Margaritas in Dover, NH. I’ve eaten there twice and both times the food was awful.
The place (being open for just under two weeks) was packed both times and I’ve heard that the wait to be seated can be over an hour. The atmosphere is good, lots of color and Mexican kitsch. The service is good (though they really do excel in getting your drinks to the table vs the food). It appears the drinks actually take priority over the food in this place as they have their own drink runners that do not deal with any aspect of the helping the customer other than delivering libations as quickly as possible.
The chips and salsa were good and guacamole tasty, but the rest of the meals (both times) tasted so mediocre that it was a joke. The refried beans were undercooked. The chicken taco had flavorless white, boiled chunks of breast meat. The “sizzling” fajita platter came with the rice and beans sticking to the hot iron skillet, the rice overcooked. I can forgive them for screwing up our orders, but that the food so lacked any semblance to Tex-Mex let alone Mexican, I would never go back a third time.
Can anyone please tell me why this chain is so popular?