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Best Margaritas in Los Angeles

mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 10:45 AM

I have several favorites Margaritas in Los Angeles, but am always looking for new favorites. Old school is always preferred over new school, and patios are always a plus. Can anyone suggest some favorites? Thanks.

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  1. Dommy RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 10:47 AM

    I LOVE the Margies at La Huasteca... smooth and flavorful


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      mattpanaj RE: Dommy Jun 13, 2008 10:51 AM

      Where is La Huasteca?

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        Servorg RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 10:57 AM

        La Huasteca

        3150 E Imperial Hwy # 100
        Lynwood, CA 90262
        (310) 537-8800

    2. DanaB RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 10:54 AM

      While waiting for other responses, this thread on "The Best Margaritas in Los Angeles" from a couple of weeks ago might help get you started:


      1. Emme RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 11:33 AM

        La Cabana - ONLY for margaritas and maybe some nachos

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          mattpanaj RE: Emme Jun 13, 2008 11:36 AM

          The food is actually pretty good if, and only if, you stick to the entrees (carne adobada, chile colorado, camarones eduardo, etc.). Must avoid the combo plates.

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          vinosnob RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 04:01 PM

          Tlapazola is my favorite. Casablanca is pretty good too...

          220 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

          Tlapazola Grill
          11676 Gateway Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

          1. DeePocketChopra RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 04:48 PM

            Sonora Cafe on LaBrea;
            Lares on Pico;
            La Fonda (re-opened) on Wilshire;

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              Pesky_Humans RE: DeePocketChopra Jun 14, 2008 04:25 AM

              Looks like I need to sample La Fonda, because your recs are on point.

              The Grand Tradicional at Sonora Cafe is my favorite margarita in LA. Lares margaritas are also excellent. Both are dangerous during the lunch hour (R.I.P. Sonora lunch hours).

            2. Kate is always hungry RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 06:56 PM

              My favorite plain Margarita: Lucy's El Adobe in Los Angeles

              1. Woolsey RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 07:20 PM

                I know it's not very exotic, but I absolutely love the margaritas at El Cholo. They serve a simply rendered, really satisfying version.

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                  dithernot RE: mattpanaj Jun 13, 2008 08:02 PM

                  What Woolsey said: El Cholo margaritas, they pack a punch, and then you can sway there in your seat while looking at the florescent sombreros on the ceiling!

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                    heckonwheels RE: mattpanaj Jun 14, 2008 06:50 AM

                    Rudy's in Monrovia. Get the Rudy's Margarita which is Sauza, Grand Marnier, and Cognac as a base. Comes with the shaker on the side so you get to refill you glass a couple of times.

                    Good food too, on the corner of Myrtle and Colorado.

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