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Air Margaritaville (San Juan)

October 21, 2019

  • Avenue Aeropuerto, San Luis Munoz Marin Airport
  • Terminal B
  • Carolina, PR 00979
  • (787) 791-0300
  • Website
  • Menu

Alright.  This is it.  Last of my blog posts from Puerto Rico.  If you’ve stuck around…thanks!  If I lost you as I drug this out over three weeks…sorry, but as I’ve said many, many times, I use this blog as a journal so that’s why I blog about our travels outside of Michigan.

Our final day in San Juan was Monday.  We got a late check-out at our hotel because our flight wasn’t until 2:30.  Our car to the airport picked us up about noon and it’s only a fifteen minute drive out to Luis Munoz Marin Airport in Carolina.

We were pretty early for the flight and getting through check-in, USDA inspection, and TSA went pretty quickly.  We still had over an hour and a half before our plane started boarding so we decided to eat at the airport.

There are not a ton of options at this airport but there was enough to choose from.  We pretty much went for the biggest place with the biggest menu of bar food…it was also pretty close to our gate.

Air Margaritaville is an extension of the Margaritaville chain of restaurants.  The Luis Munoz Marin location is in Terminal B not too far from the TSA check-point.  There aren’t any walls separating the restaurant from the rest of the concourse but it’s pretty obvious by the change of color in floor tiles.

The restaurant is pretty large.  There’s a bar, of course, and a couple of long dining areas on either side.  The host took us almost all of the way to the back of the space just to keep people spread out a little bit.  The restaurant uses a bit of a tropical paradise theme mixed with some airplanes but it’s not as over the top as I would have expected it to be.

The menu is pretty much what you’d expect at a place like this.  Lots of fried foods.  Lots of sandwiches.  Lots of fish.  Lots of alcohol.

We had been drinking pretty much all week and nothing jumped out so we both just stuck with Cokes.

I’ve never eaten at an actual Margaritaville so I have nothing to compare it too.  I always heard it was kind of a burger place and since I like burgers and pretty much always order burgers, I ordered a burger.

I picked the Cheddar BBQ Bacon Burger.  The pretty simple burger is topped with bacon, sharp cheddar, BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomato.  The sandwich was a pretty solid burger…cooked just past pink and with nice crispy bacon.  The BBQ sauce was applied pretty thinly so you didn’t have a mess on your hands but still had a great sweet, smokey flavor.  The sandwich came with some skin-on fries which were quite tasty.

J did what she usually does at these chain casual dining restaurants…ordered off the appetizer menu.  She picked the Rita Trio Sampler.  This plate has chicken tenders, Key West Chicken Quesadillas, and Chips & Queso.  There was a lot of food on the plate and way more than one person could eat.  She ate about half of the chicken tenders, half of the quesadilla and a few chips.  Everything on the plate was good but also had that food service quality to it.  I ate a little of what she didn’t and neither of us got on to the plane for our five our flight to ORD hungry.

The bill for our meal was a little over $55.  Yes, that’s expensive and no, it wasn’t worth that much, but it is at an airport so the prices are to be expected.  The meal was good and it was pretty quick.  It was on-par or better than any other meal I’ve eaten at an airport anywhere so I’m not going to complain at all about the price.


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