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
La Marginal is a casual dining restaurant, offering Puerto Rican cuisine and warm hospitality in an Old San Juan decorated building.
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
Whether you want to enjoy a quick lunch with your friends or a wonderful leisurely dinner, La Marginal has you covered. From fresh mofongos to tasty Roasted Pork, our flavors, variety, and prices cover everyone’s palate. Join us today for the best authentic Puerto Rican food in town.
Our famous traditional Puertorican buffet!
Served everyday from 11:00pm till 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday till 3:00pm
Served from 11:00am till 4:00pm
Served from 4:00p till closing.
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.
We are so thankful for the amazing feedback we have received from our customers! Completing a review is a great way to let us know about your experience with La Marginal.
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2 WEEKS AGO
“The food at La Marginal is always superb. I am 74 years young, and my mother was born in Puerto Rico. I loved her cooking. I am reminded of her cooking when I eat at La Marginal. You must try it, you’ll agree.”
3 WEEKS AGO
A little hidden gem in San Antonio. Great food, great drinks, always a wonderful and delicious experience! Dim lighting makes for a wonderfully intimate dinner for date night and a nice relaxing setting for a family outing. My wife and I wanted to try a nice local spot with plantains and were not disappointed! Tonight she tried a passion fruit colada and it’s DEFINITELY our go to adult beverage. If you have not been here yet, GO! It’s definitely worth it.
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We Can’t Wait to See You!
Monday to Thursday
11am – 8pm
Friday and Saturday
11am – 10pm
11am – 8pm
2447 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX 78217