Best Margaritas in the Sun
Looking for a Mexican or Latin restaurant with a sunny, attractive outside patio that makes outstanding margaritas (Herradura or better for house tequila, fresh-squeezed lime and orange juice, perhaps a drop of Cointreau...) They might offer some interesting variations on the cocktail and some good comida to go with it. West-side preferred.
Muchas gracias y salud!
If you don't mind the drive up the coast to Malibu, I'd recommend the Beach Cafe on Pacific Coast Highway.
Not only can you get a nice margarita (although they don't specialize in Mexican food I believe they have quesadillas and the like) you can drink it *on* the sand.
They have quite a few tables and chairs right on the beach... A great place to spend an afternoon or watch the sunset.
re: Malibu Pete
Thanks for the reminder of this place -- it is perfect for being right there in the sand and sun. Checked it out a few weeks ago, and just had a diet coke, so don't know about the quality of their drinks. And talking about gazpacho (above thread), had one of the worst ones there -- they obviously used canned tomatoes!!! Will certainly return if just for a drink and the view.
A bit of a drive, but well worth it for its quality and reputation:
Las Brisas -- 361 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach.
I had a girlfriend visiting from Germany who heard about this restaurant and asked to eat there. Outstanding with exquisite margaritas. A special occasion event, obviously.