Mia Margarita

3.5
32 reviews
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$40 and under
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Mexican
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  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Our Henley Beach restaurant, located opposite Henley Square is a great place to stop for a margarita and a meal before or after a day at the beach. We have taco and tequila bar downstairs, a casual dining room upstairs and a private dining area to accommodate groups. Keep us in mind for private parties, corporate functions and other special occasions!
What 32 People Are Saying
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3.3
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3.6
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3.3
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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E
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Service was non existent and food tasteless. Drinks nice but won’t get me back

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SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Food average service good. Churros machine was broken and the only dessert available was at best bizarre

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HS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Food was excellent, service was just ok, noise level was out of control - we were there for an anniversary dinner and could hardly hear each other speak. Literally had to yell. It was awful so we got out of there as fast as we could. Also think it was overpriced for Mexican and the cocktails were also overpriced.

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AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, great prices! Menu is different to other Mexican restaurants with different variety of foods

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JD
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The service was not very good at Mia Margarita, we were left standing at the front waiting to be seated for quite a long time without being acknowledged at all. Same again when we came downstairs to pay - two staff were chatting and looking at a computer and did not even note that we were standing there or apologise for the wait when we finally were served.
We had sat down for about 1minute and someone came to take our drinks order but we had not had a chance to look at the menu yet & he seemed quite annoyed almost that we had not made up our mind yet.
The food was very bland, the flavours tasted like they had come from a pre made box and for what the food was, it was quite expensive. The sangria was definitely not your usual sangria & mostly just tasted like cinnamon water.
The restaurant itself is very funky. Awesome, bright colours and very spacious with the seating, so you don’t feel like your sitting on top of the table next to you - which is really nice.

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MQ
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and the cocktails are so fun, can’t wait to go back!

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A
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

The food was excellent however it was too loud to even have a conversation. I felt like I’d left a nightclub and my throat was so hoarse from yelling over the music.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I went in thinking i would be disappointed, much the opposite food was yummy and atmosphere was great.. the cocktails are a must!!! Will be back again..

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SP
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Booked table for 3 online - got to venue and the booking system had issues. Were offered a bench which was appropriate for dinner for 3. No apology for mix up.
Walked out and at at another venue.
Staff didn’t care about issue and was happy for us to leave.

Not good service to locals

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CH
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The service was very good and the atmosphere was unique and well done!
The food was very tasty and fresh and presented well we all enjoyed the taste and presentation and quality.
However we all felt that the volume of food was not good value for money as the serves were only small and only 3 per plate and there were 4 of us. We know it is tappas however the individual meals were very small so not good value for money.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Super tasty mexican food, very cool vibe, excellent cocktails. They however do not do any beef tacos/quesadillas/nachos etc. which I wish there was.

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ZK
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

I took my boyfriend here for dinner for his birthday and we were left so disappointed by the below average food and terrible service from unfriendly staff. Being a new establishment they were under the pump but it showed. Way too noisy to even have a conversation. Overheard the waitress rudely ask the group next to us “when they would be finished because they needed the table” when they were only half way through their meals.
Arrogant management do not care about customer service when given feedback and have disabled reviews on all social media platforms. So much potential, but unfortunately only great for an instagram photo. I wish I had never wasted my money here.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good service, nice food, good value, very loud upstairs but had a fun atmosphere...

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F
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointed. Wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great. Just meh.
So much hype but it just didn’t live up.

Service hit and miss. One good waiter the rest had no Idea and no personality

Food. Again hit and miss. Some things were good but the rest so so boring and mainstream. And don’t get me started on the dessert nachos. Why? Just why. At least get sweet chips. The corn chip and white chocolate combo was not good at all.
Crumbed cauliflower small plate was the stand out dish.

Venue was really slap dash, like done on the cheap and random finishes. Unisex toilets which I HATE. Not I’m a restaurant please. Women need their own space. The toilet seat was already half off.

Won’t be hurrying back sadly.

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j
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Food is very tasty, slightly pricey food e.g. $8 for one small fish taco. Drinks were very good and priced well.
Would definitely go back.

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Croquettes were amazing! The quesadilla was very tasty along with the nachos. Very reasonably priced. Go with a group and order lots of things to share!

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D
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Food was good but nothing amazing. A complete lack of bottled hot sauces on the tables defies explanation for a Mexican themed restaurant.

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F
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food wasn't as tasty as I thought it would be, expecting fresh and a taste sensation didn't get that !! Meatballs where very dry. Noise level high service just ok! Love the look and the vibe though!!

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LP
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Average Food
No Customer Service
Loud Music - Could not have a conversation

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CM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

A dirty space, dirty kitchen and inexperienced staff that have not been trained nor managed well. Not I Place we will ever return to. I hope the hygiene and service improve for the sake of those invested in this cafe.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a cool vibe and amazing quality food! Loved it - the nachos are the best

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S
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great new restaurant in Henley Beach. Amazing food, fantastic and thorough cocktail options, friendly staff, funky deco, authentic music and great atmosphere. I highly recommend the trash can nachos and the strawberry Mojitos! A great night had by all and the place was buzzing! We will definitely be back again to enjoy Mia Margarita!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food is the only good thing to write about unfortunately. We ordered 4 plates to share and all of them were tasty. The drinks were very over priced and arrived after our food. The service was terrible, it's like we were forgotten in the corner and had to call the waiters over all the time. We ended up leaving as it was too noisy to talk. I know there are normally teething problems when new restaurants open but there were way too many issues for me to recommend this place to others. I really hope they can turn this around to become a successful restaurant.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Great food good cocktails service ok

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LE
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We went on their second night in so expected a few hickups but the service needs a bit of work. We had to ask for someone to take our orders a few times. Also one of our group kept having staff walk into her chair and knocking her because the tables weren't configured in a service friendly manner.

Food and ambiance was great so am looking to try it again when the team have settled into their roles.

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l
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Found it very noisy. Food seemed overpriced for what you got. I ordered $38 and it was literally just that. A side of rice or something would have been nice.

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A
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Expensive for what you get, taco had two prawns and a bit of salsa for almost $10. House tequila in margaritas tasted cheap. We asked for the entrees to be brought out first but everything was brought out together. It was the first weekend opening so maybe there was a few issues as they figure service out

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LG
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

No wiping of table, spilled food on the table. Understand it was the first night so won't take it as an indication of future experience. We had a great time.

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SV
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I understand we went in openong week but 1/2 hr wait for a margarita is not ideal. Staff wetent overly helpful or friendly. Food ok nothing to hurry back for. Fit out looks great but thays about it

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E
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Delicious food, including the novelty nachos in a can. The upstairs decor was a bit cold and just felt like a room filled with tables and chairs. Some soft furnishings may help with the noise levels in the large open room. The staff were rushed off their feet and a little unorganised, however it was the opening night and I am sure it was just teething issues. Delicious food and cocktails I would be keen to visit again!

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Date night - new venue - awesome Margherita’s - friendly staff- meal portions were decent - great new local - return diners for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I understand it was the first day of opening but shouldn’t you be at the top of your game with plenty of staff and everything available on the menu? Wanted some margaritas from the special menu but only one type available. The corn was fantastic as were the tin can nachos but the tacos were underwhelming.

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