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Good margaritas in Springfield, VA?

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wicked noodle Aug 20, 2008 09:50 AM

A good friend is coming into town and we're meeting in Springfield. We really want to go somewhere for margaritas - preferably with an outside deck. Am I dreaming, or is does this actually exist in Springfield?

I should add that we're willing to take the metro somewhere else...

  1. monavano Aug 20, 2008 10:37 AM

    Do you have a car? If so, check out Los Toltecos on Duke St.
    http://www.lostoltecosrestaurant.com/html/about_us.html

    www.houndstoothgourmet.com

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      wicked noodle Aug 20, 2008 01:56 PM

      I do have a car, but we're likely going to cab it wherever we go since we're hoping to drink LOTS of margaritas...lol! Thanks for the links - I'll definitely check them out.

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        weezycom Aug 20, 2008 02:22 PM

        No outdoor seating, but Mike's in Springfield makes a decent margarita.

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        sweth Aug 20, 2008 02:28 PM

        Do you know if Toltecos uses lime juice or mix for their 'ritas? I was there for dinner yesterday, and noticed that they have some sort of special on margaritas on Thursdays...

      3. BigEats Aug 20, 2008 02:34 PM

        Springfield foodie here. I hate the food at the Austin Grill, but they make a good margarita. Also, in Brookfield Plaza on Backlick Road, there is La Hacienda. Pretty good food and a very ethnic Hispanic crowd with loud Hispanic music at times, and a very good margarita.

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          wicked noodle Aug 20, 2008 05:42 PM

          La Hacienda sounds great. Do either of those places happen to have outside seating?

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            BigEats Aug 21, 2008 05:22 AM

            Outside seating is uncommon is Springfield for some reason. The Starbucks at Old Keene Mill and Rolling Road is about the only place around here that has outside seating. Maybe Chipotle farther down Old Keene Mill in the K-Mart plaza too.

            One place that does have outside seating is closer to Kingstowne. Paradiso is down Franconia Road (Old Keene Mill becomes Franconia after I-395). I've never had the margaritas there, but it has a good Italian-ish menu and outdoor seating.

            My favorite Middle Eastern place in all of northern Virginia is down that way, and it has outside seating too. But you won't find a margarita there. Mediterranean Gourmet Market is the name of the place.

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          Diallo Aug 27, 2008 08:32 AM

          Taqueria Poblano in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria has great fresh maragaritas (and good food too). They have a small outdoor patio. We've had a couple of fun dinners and drinks there.

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            cookie44 Aug 28, 2008 09:51 AM

            If you're still looking, consider Sweetwater in Centreville. Owned by the same company as Mike's (whom a pp said makes good margaritas - personally haven't tried them) and I know they have a patio. Not saying Centreville is the most happening place, but...

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