Remember that Cheers theme song about “everybody knows your name?” Change that to “donde la gente se divierte” and you have Margaritas at Mercer Village in a nutshell.
No matter what mood I’m in when I get there, by the time I say hello to everyone I know and get a few chips and salsa immediately in my tummy, I’m good to go. The restaurant has recently had a facelift as well, so the surroundings are cheerful and fresh. Add a bowl of chunky guacamole and a large cheese dip and there’s no way you won’t feel happy.
Monday night is the best night to save money: Three small but filling tacos will set you back $3. Choose either stewed or grilled chicken or beef, mix and match. Tuesday is music trivia night around 7:30 and almost every Saturday brings a Mercer game on the giant televisions.
Saturday and Sunday also bring out the new Mexi-brunch menus. In addition to the traditional huevos rancheros, you can get the Breakfast Stack of eggs, potato wedges, cheese, grilled onions and peppers, mushrooms, bacon and steak for $10 or stewed chicken chilaquiles (the funnest word to say in Spanish) topped with fried egg and Monterey Jack for $7.50.
Neighborhood favorites include Bradfordito’s Favorite with a bed of rice instead of a tortilla, covered in melted cheese and the Volcano Stack that’s like an eggless Breakfast Stack. There’s also a taquitos meal named for Mercer’s Coach Hoffman and a Village Spicy dinner seasoned with chipotle peppers. When we’re feeling fancy, we get the Corridor Dip, a giant bowl of melted white cheese filled with grilled shrimp, steak, and chicken for $10.
When we’re feeling ill, we bring home the large bowl of chicken soup with rice and avocado for $6. When we’re pretending to be healthy, we get the Margarita’s Salad with grilled shrimp, steak, and chicken covered in avocados and melted white cheese for $10.50.
No matter how we’re feeling when we come in, we feel happy and satisfied when we leave. Margarita’s at Mercer Village is “muy deliciosa.”
Margaritas at Mercer Village
Address: 1602 Montpelier Ave, Macon
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-9 p.m. Sunday
Payment: credit card, cash
Kids menu: yes
Noise level: low
Health rating: 90
Delivery service: Waitr, KNG
Price range: $7-$15
Rating: 3 stars