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Jul 20, 2006 04:23 PM

Looking for best Margarita in Houston

Needless to say, this is very, very important. I know of some decent places, but most of the people I know are more foodies than drink aficionados and it has been hard to get recs. I feel like there has got to be a place out there that is known for their ritas. Any suggestions?

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  1. Looking for the best margarita in Houston, are you? Go to Hugo's on Westheimer at Mandel. Interior mexican food, really, really good, outstanding unusual Sunday brunch for about $25/person, and a big selection of tequilas and really great margaritas. My daughter-in-law from San Francisco demands to be taken to Hugos as a condition of coming to Houston to visit. Love this place, check it out.

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      1. Ditto the props for Hugo's. Even if you don't go for brunch, go for the prickly pear margaritas and the duck empanadas.
        Divine place.

        1. You should also try Marie Selma on Richmond between Woodhead and Dunlavy. They have an excellent selection of unusual tequillas, use only fresh squeezed lime juice and will make a margarita to "order." Friendly staff, nice appetizers...outside seating if Houston weather is cooperating.

          1. I'll add a vote for Marie Selma for a very good margarita and good food. I am no fan of Hugo's, though, because it's pretentious and overpriced for the flavor of the food. There are so many better places for Mexican food or Tex-Mex that care more about your meal than "atmosphere."

            Frankly, I could care less about prickly pear margaritas. I want a real one made with fresh lime juice and decent tequila, and if you are very lucky, a bar with Paula's Texas Orange instead of triple sec or cointreau. It's distilled in Austin and awesome.

            I would say the best margaritas are probably lovingly made in someone's kitchen.