About La Marginal
The name “La Marginal” has its roots on a short frontage road off Avenue Baldorioty de Castro in the Miramar sector of San Juan, Puerto Rico. With a spectacular view of the Condado Lagoon and its luminescent reflections of bright lights framing the upscale hotel and residential Condado area across the water, this tiny strip of road emerged as the weekend hangout spot “par excellence” for college students and other adolescents from the early 1960 to the mid 1970’s. First simply a relaxing gathering place to spend time with your “panas” (friends) or “jeva” (girlfriend), walking or in your car, it was soon transformed into a full blown party place, attracting food trucks and stands to offer fried foods, sandwiches, ice cream and beverages. Music and singing filled the air. Guitars, boom boxes, clanging empty cans and sticks, all contributed to the ensuing sonatas to which some ion the crowd would dance; a contrasting image to nightclub activities across the lagoon. Today, the strip has been converted into a picturesque pedestrian and bicycle riding track.
A Fresh Approach to Puerto Rico
We invite you to visit La Marginal, for the best authentic Puerto Rican food in San Antonio. Experience the taste of Puerto Rico without leaving the city. Our food is always cooked to order using only the freshest ingredients. Our professional cooks have years of experience giving your food the taste of perfection.
Make a Reservation
Online reservations are strongly encouraged. For parties greater than 10, please call (210)804-2242
Served everyday from 11:00pm till 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday till 3:00pm
What We’re Known For
Mofongo al Pilon
The most famous dish of Puerto Rico. Made with your choice of moist green plantains, yucca, or a mix (trifongo), mashed with crispy pork rinds and a homemade creme garlic.
Savory Puerto Rican pernil slowly cooked in its own juices, heavily marinated with fresh garlic and a blend of exotic spices.
Double pressed Puerto Rican roast pork and ham. Made with a homemade Cuban bread and served with mayonnaise, pickled and mustard.
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