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jettagirl Feb 9, 2008 06:18 AM

A bunch of us are going out for a friends birthday in a couple of weeks--can anyone recommend a place in Boston (downtown/back bay/south end) that serve great Mojitos? She's a big fan! Thanks!

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    lulu806 Feb 9, 2008 06:41 AM

    Radius! One word of caution: they make them very strong. have fun!

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      SSqwerty Feb 9, 2008 08:13 AM

      Eastern Standard. For my money, the "OLD CUBAN" is as good a mojito as you're ever going to get anywhere.

    2. MC Slim JB Feb 9, 2008 09:10 AM

      Masa not only makes good mojitos, but is a lively and not-too-expensive South End place that's good for a group; it seems to get a lot of big 20-something parties on weekends. The Southwestern food won't make a dent on anyone from AZ or NM, but it has gotten a lot better under the current kitchen regime.

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        catsmeow Feb 9, 2008 03:09 PM

        Legal Test Kitchen on the waterfront. In addition to the regular mojito, they have a "special" one that they change every month or two like watermelon mojito or blackberry mojito(with fresh blackberries crushed in it). Their food isn't anything to brag about, but there are a few things that are pretty good. I love their chicken/shrimp asian wok omelet dish(can't remember the name of it). We keep going back for the mojitos.

        1. franksnbeans Feb 9, 2008 03:41 PM

          On the other side of the river, the bar @ Chez Henri in Cambridge makes them nice.

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            Alcachofa Feb 10, 2008 10:29 AM

            I've always preferred the B-Side's mojitos to Chez Henri's, but I was never sure why.

            Then I saw Chez Henri's in progress: they used Rose's Lime Juice, while B-Side does not. Haven't ordered a mojito at Henri's since.

            joebelt: I've never had a mojito at Casablanca, but was impressed by their margaritas. Good ingredients.

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            LAinBoston Feb 9, 2008 04:22 PM

            In Harvard Square, Daedalus makes a surprisingly great, very fresh, Mojito. More specifically, the bartender downstairs does. Don't know his name, but it's sort of his specialty.

            1. rlh Feb 10, 2008 06:00 AM

              The Toro version with carmelized limes is memorable!

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                saltyair Feb 10, 2008 07:29 AM

                Suprisingly, I love the Mo's at BACCO in the NE

              2. pamalamb Feb 10, 2008 07:54 AM

                I had great cucumber mojitos at Oceanaire. They also had regular and mango...

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                  joebelt Feb 10, 2008 10:24 AM

                  Casablanca are probably the best. That's in Harvard Square.

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                    newhound Feb 10, 2008 10:29 AM

                    If you're going to come over to Cambridge/Harvard Square, you could do a two-fer at neighbors West Side Lounge and Chez Henri, both of which I've always enjoyed.

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                      jettagirl Feb 11, 2008 06:17 AM

                      All of these are so helpful (wonder if I should try them all?)--thanks everybody!!!

                  2. cassoulady Feb 11, 2008 09:41 AM

                    Tremont 647 makes a great mojito and in the summer you can sit outside. Masa also has good ones and an inexpensive tapas menu to nibble on while you drink.

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                      kica915 Feb 11, 2008 09:48 AM

                      I had a great mojito at zuzu on saturday night-the bartender looked busy chopping lots of limes and mint so they must go through quite a lot of them and a little while back I had some variation of one at the beehive that used cucumbers, mint, and vanilla vodka. It was delicious.

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                        steve999 Feb 11, 2008 10:27 AM

                        vodka in a mojito?

                      2. Sal Monella Feb 11, 2008 10:53 AM

                        No. 9 Park. Some of the best bartenders around. Can't go wrong...but pricey.

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                          heWho Feb 11, 2008 01:06 PM

                          You'd never expect it, but the best Mojito I've had in Boston was made at News (in the Leather District, just outside of Chinatown). I'm generally a Mojito purist, but this one was made with fresh, muddled raspberries along with the traditional mint and lime and it really put it over the top. To top it off, it's served with a stick of rock candy.

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                            Boston Scene Feb 12, 2008 10:00 AM

                            Well to start you can try Mojitos on Winter Street. Its a massive space (a night club/ lounge atmosphere) and they make great Mojitos. Other places to try are Eastern Standard and Tapeo.

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