Fresh, Potent Margaritas
- Rmis32 May 24, 2009 09:08 AM
I'm dating a woman who loves a good Margarita. So far, I've found the real goods at Barrio Chino & Toloache. Agave & Centrico were OK, but not outstanding. Any thoughts on the following:
Los Dos Molinos
El Rio Grande
Food comments also welcome.
I'm on the same page here with the margaritas. IMO, you won't find a better one than Barrio Chino. But, of that list, I know know that Los Dos Molinos does a solid margarita, and Rosa does a nice job as well.
El Rio Grande is different. Comparatively, they are the worst on the list. However they are extraordinarily POTENT. Drink two and you're in the bag. I'm convinced they use grain alcohol or something...seriously.
Agreed - Rio Grande margaritas taste terrible, are super small, and insanely strong. Two of those is a recipe for disaster.
My favorite on that list is Zarela. They are really really potent, but fresh and delicious. I always get them on the rocks. After 2 you are quite drunk, but not like Rio Grande-style.
I will add Paladar - same margs as Zarela with a great happy hour special of half price.
It may be bizarre to recommend a sushi restaurant for a margarita but there is a bartender named Keith who works at the Blue ribbon restaurant in the 6 Columbus hotel and he makes the best margarita!! I stayed at this hotel quite a few times and when I go back, I sit down at the bar and he makes my margarita without even asking! It is not the frozen kind, but the traditional one.