phx: the best REAL margarita
After browsing through winedubar's "what CH faves do you not get" thread, I am in agreement that Barrio isn't all that. But they do make some tasty margaritas. So, where else might one go for a real margarita (I think you will all know what I mean-- no sweet&sour mix, please :) )? And maybe a bowl of gucamole to go with? Extra points for daytime hours... Sometimes I just can't wait until 5:00!!
Re: Via De Los Santos
You talkin' about the .99 babies?? We used to pound the small pitchers of those down for the sheer thrill of a $6 pitcher.
The margaritas up at El Encanto are pretty good on a nice warm day on the patio. Don't know if they're real, but the outdoor setting forces us to visit a couple of times a year (sans kids). Yeah, they're probably made from a mix. We just don't care.
I can't vouch for the food though.
In Phoenix, about the best commercial Margaritas, that I have had were at Via Delosantos, on Central in N. PHX. The food is pretty good, though I usually choose El Bravo (nearby) for the food. My friends still swear that mine are the best, but that doesn't count.
9120 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Why embarassed? Because Z'Tejas is a chain? If so, that's one thing I dislike about CH....it fosters a snobby attitude (not accusing you of this....I'm accusing the collective CH community for making you feel embarassed to admit you <gasp> like something from a Corporate entity).
In any case, you're right. Z'tejas makes a tasty margarita.
The margaritas at Z-Tejas may not be terribly authentic, but man they're tasty!!
The huckleberry margarita at the Roaring Fork happy hour is tart and tasty.
But the best damn margarita around is to be had at the Old Town Tortilla Factory in Scottsdale. More than one publication has called it the best margarita in the world (Travel Channel I believe? Southwest Magazine?) and after a serious attempt to fact-check it myself, I think I agree. ;-)