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Margaritas Seafood & Steaks

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59 Milner Road | Bayswater, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 436 3729
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Bern, Switzerland
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259 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A bizarre upstairs atmosphere with thick velvet curtains - reminiscent of a speakeasy - was a bit strange, but the food and wine selection were stunning. Steaks, seafood, salad and more prepared a thousand ways. We were particularly impressed by the wine selection. Recommended.

1 Thank NovaOrbis
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

More confirmation of why this is my favourite restaurant in Bloemfontein. Not fast-food but every member of our party of 8 was delighted with their meal. Excellent ambience, service with a smile and a little bit of "Simply Red" playing subtly in the background. I may not be Arnold Swartzeneger but "I'll be back".

2 Thank Phil R
Colesberg, South Africa
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This was not our first visit to Margaritas, but we havn't been there for quite a while. The quality of the food has stayed the same (excellent), but our waitress was very slow with her service. They have such a long list of speciality sauces/steaks that it makes it very difficult to choose, as they all look lovely. Their choice... More 

1 Thank dorette441
Brackenfell, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We always visit Margaritas when in Bloemfontein. We always have the best waiters and the Owner is always there to greet us. The big variety of dished on the menu, makes this the best restaurant to visit. They cater for all needs. Thank you so much for having us.

1 Thank NR1234562014
specializing, Owner at Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the kind and wonderful review. George and all the staff at Margaritas would like to thank you for visiting us and we look forward to always providing you and your family or friends with the best service and quality food available. God bless More 

Lyndhurst, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The glossy pictures are not true indications of the meals. It took 2 hours before our main was served only to have everything covered in a white cheese sauce. I ordered the lobster- which equated to only 5 small pieces in the tail, again covered in sauce!!!! The spinach on all plates (6 in total) was so over cooked &... More 

1 Thank 907mandye
specializing, Owner at Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

We apologise with all our hearts and don't like to make excuses but we had a tragedy happen to one of our kitchen staff members and we were 3 altogether short from Friday morning before dinner service. Yes the restaurant was packed and we did suffer the consequences of which we didn't deserve to as a team. We are human... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Margarita's owner George welcomes us every time we go. The service is consistently excellent and the food perfectly prepared every time. The wine list and the menus are extensive and will surely more than satisfy any diner. Definitely our favourite in Bloemfontein.

Thank Jan B
specializing, Owner at Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

George and all the staff are extremely grateful, it is such a pleasure reading a positive review from an important customer, that makes our day and our jobs as restauranteurs so rewarding. More 

South Africa
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

So let me ask have you ever been so impressed with a restaurant that you went there three nights in succession ? Well we did! We just could not fault it. The food and the friendly service were just exceptional. On the fourth night we decided to test an alternative ... a mistake. Comprehensive menu with both meat and seafood... More 

1 Thank JTHZA
specializing, Owner at Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Hi We would like to thank you for making our restaurant a place that you can call home, we will strive to always serve you and your guests to the best that we can, thank you from George and all the staff at Margaritas. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A visit to Margaritas is a highlight in any visit to Bloemfontein. Their seafood is good, the steaks are great (there is also a Tuesday night special) and the restaurant itself is elegant and cosy. It is also well priced compared o similar restaurants in Cape Town. It is a safe bet when looking for a restaurant in Bloem.

2 Thank WGreyvenstein
specializing, Owner at Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much, it is a highlight for us to serve wonderful customers like you everyday and see that they are satisfied and always happy. Such an awesome review that goes straight to the heart of all of us at Margaritas from the kitchen to the bar and all the waiters. Thanks from George. More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best steak in Bloemfontein and an amazing atmosphere. The lady that served us knew all the specials and she could recommend a dish that we both enjoy.

3 Thank Dadadit
specializing, Owner at Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the time you've taken to bless our restaurant, it is taken to heart and we will continue to improve and await your next visit, and hopefully impress you again. Regards from George and all the staff at Margaritas More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best Food, Best Restaurant in Bloemfontein with most relaxing atmosphere and friendliest waitors. You will never get a better most mature steak anywhere in the world.

2 Thank Petro S
specializing, Owner at Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Hi It is moments like this that make life as a restaurateur wonderful, thank you for blessing us with such a great review, we will strive to improve and make sure we don't get sidetracked. Thank you from George and all the team at Margaritas. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
European, Seafood, Grill, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Takeout, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Milner Road | Bayswater, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Bloemfontein
  • Phone Number: +27 51 436 3729
Margaritas Seafood and Steak was opened in 1997 by George and Nicos Papadoulakis, they continue their parents legacy which started in 1969 with Derrick's Roadhouse and 1980 with The Mexican Restaurant. The Papadoulakis Family has over 45 years of restaurant experience and believe in great quality food, wine, service and family. Welcome and thank you, God bless.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?