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“Don't eat the food, drink the margaritas”

Southside Grille & Margarita Factory
Ranked #16 of 46 Restaurants in Gardner
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We thought we were going to a Mexican restaurant, but walked in and saw New Orleans street signs and wondered if we were in the right place. Then, I saw "Don't drink the water, drink the margaritas," and felt a rush of memories from Pipi's in Puerto Vallarta -- but when the food arrived, that impression vanished quickly.

The menu was a hodgepodge of anything south of Massachusetts -- Pulled Pork & Ribs, Jambalaya & Bourbon St. Bowls, Burgers & Pastrami sandwiches, and Mexican food. We ordered Dos Enchiladas and the ground beef Burrito. The beans were inedible and the rice was dry and tasteless. I ordered a chicken and a beef enchilada. The chicken tasted like chicken & salsa and the beef tasted like salt. The burrito was different than any burrito we had ever tasted -- even Taco Bell take-out is better.

Our waitress was nice and showed concern about the fact that we left more than half our meals and didn't want a take-home box. We left her a good tip, but I wanted to leave a Mexican Cookbook as a tip for the cook.

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Great margarits menu with a heavy pour. The food was good enough but we went for the drinks. There was live entertainment that night. It is a very casual place.

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Reviewed 11 June 2012

We used to go here regularly but haven't been back in a while as the quality of the food has dropped off significantly. It's too bad because we really like good mexican food. Go to the Gardner Ale House or Williams instead.

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