Portsmouth, NH

Situated at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth is a coastal town about an hour north of Boston, MA and an hour south of Portland, ME. Frequently making “the best places to live” lists, Portsmouth has been booming in recent years, as more and more people discover the secret of this well located, well loved, artsy, foodie, outdoorsy town. Our restaurant has been a staple of Lafayette Plaza on Lafayette Road since 1990 alongside great local shopping like Madeline’s Daughter Dress Shop, Abode and Philbrick’s Fresh Market. We love Portsmouth and couldn’t think of a better place to call home, which is why our headquarters are also located here a short mile away from the restaurant.

Portsmouth and the surrounding communities make up what is called the Seacoast region. While many people are lucky enough to live on the Seacoast year round, it is also an extremely popular tourist destination. And it isn’t a surprise as to why, with so much to do and see in this historic vibrant town.

In the summer, Prescott Park, located downtown on Portsmouth Harbor, hosts plays, concerts, movies and festivals free of charge (donations appreciated). Simply pull out your blanket and stroll down to the park where kids, adults, teens, and families all gather for truly exceptional entertainment, in what is arguably one of the traditions that makes Portsmouth so special. Directly across from Prescott Park is Strawbery Banke, a historic attraction with preserved historical homes open for touring. Strawbery Banke hosts events throughout the year such as the NH Fall Festival and Vintage & Vine among others, and sets up a skating rink in the winter, called Puddle Duck Pond. In addition to the park, Strawberry Banke and the many unique downtown shops, there is also The Music Hall, the Albacore Museum, the Seacoast Repertory Theater, the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, and Water Country. Plus, every June Portsmouth hosts Market Square Day and come October the city’s center is transformed for the annual Portsmouth Halloween Parade. The University of New Hampshire is located 15 minutes away in Durham and there are numerous beaches, bike trails and nature preserves throughout the Seacoast—all of which are only a short ride from Margaritas Portsmouth.

No doubt, this town is full of life and offers a little something for everyone. So when you need a break from the shopping, sightseeing and exploring, come into Margaritas where we will have a cold beverage waiting and a full Mexican-inspired menu ready for your choosing.