- Alan Divack Jul 27, 1999 10:12 PM
Where are there really good margaritas? Prefereably
not too expensive, and along with edible food.
One of the great faults of Gabriela's our local
mexican, is that its margaritas are so bad as to
qualify as acts of aggression. Sort of like limeade
with barely a kick.
L-Ray on West 10th st between 5th and 6th has
excellent margaritas. I was brought there for drinks
and we had some apps and then went back with a group
for dinner on my birthday. Gulf Rim food,Zarela's son
Aaron Sanchez is the chef. The food is great and the
place is fun. Great for drinks (long interesting bar)
re: Martha Gehan
Pagans! Margaritas with tropical fruit juices? There is no such thing. A great marg has only tequila (100% agave), cointreau, and lime, is never serves frozen and should have salt on the rim of the glass. Zarela in Manhattan does a credible job; the best are at the El Dorado bar in Nuevo Laredo, Mex.
by far, and we've had them all over the world, the best margaritas come right out of "tortilla flats' on the corner of washington st and w. 12th in nyc. first, they have herradurra tequila, the top of the best of the best tequilas, and the t.f. margaritas never ever separate!!!!! we hate when two minutes after you're served a frozen 'rita, that the head separates from the base... hate it. they have the best.
Not traditional, but Tabla has a yummy margarita with
some kind of tropical fruit pureed in it -
passionfruit, maybe? It's on their special cocktail
menu and costs a bracing $8.00. They have delicious
and pretty appetizers/bar snacks and the drinks are so
good there. (There's a $25 appetizer variety platter
that 5 of us shared. A few bites of lots of good
stuff for everyone.) They also set some tables outside
after about 6:00 and it's very pleasant because it's
set back off the street and under the monumental 3
story high entrance archway so it's protected in case
it sprinkles (we should be so lucky!) Pricy but nice.