When I was younger, my grandmother made me listen to the oldies. Eventually, as I got older, I started to like the oldies and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville was one of them. My French Club and I found the place wasn't crowded, so we went in.
We were really going to Cafe Maspero, but the colorful place caught my teacher's eye. There are brilliant colors with all of his songs. There is a beach house (Creole cottage is what it looks like) on the moon, a plane with spinning wings, and a margarita glass above pirates and sharks.
The menu ranges from $10 to at least $20 to cover one's meal. They offer hamburgers, the Cajun Pasta Alfredo, "Come Monday" Red Beans and Rice, quesadillas, a Caesar Salad, Volcano nachos, and huge po-boys to name a few. The portions are quite small, except for the po-boy and plate of gumbo.
The best spot was near the window, where you could see the French Market area. Also, the chairs and tables were beautiful. The tables had maps with pictures of him, and the chairs had sayings and songs. I sat in the "Treat Her Like A Lady" while across from me someone sat in the "Big Rig". Near my right was "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes".
Every night at 5 and later there is always some musician playing. If you want to waste away in Margaritaville, this is the place.
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August 22, 2007
From journal Weekend in New Orleans
by Amber Autumn
September 28, 2006
From journal The Big Easy
Blacksburg, South Carolina
February 19, 2005
From journal Pralines, Beignets, and Jazz: All In the Big Easy
NY, New York
January 23, 2005
From journal New Orleans the Big Easy
November 10, 2003
There were bars in NOLA I would be uncomfortable in, but this place was as family-oriented as you will find in the French Quarter. On occasion, Jimmy strolls in off the street and has a drink or sings with the musician who is performing, but we weren't lucky enough to see him there. If you don't want to spend your money there, at least check out the decor!
From journal Lagniappe in New Orleans
January 27, 2003
The food is a mixture of Mexican and American and doesn't really cater to the local foods very much. The portions are acceptable, but if you want another drink or your check and haven't a lot of time, it is not suggested you venture into this restaurant. The live band located in the bar side can be heard, but is not of the quality you would expect with the location of this restaurant in the French Quarter. The TV screen plays a snipet of the Mardi Gras scene over and over and over.
From journal Fun Time in New Orleans - No matter what your age!
August 20, 2002
From journal Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?