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Best Margarita in Fairfield County?

stevel Aug 31, 2009 09:19 AM

I love Mexican food(which there is none in this area) but just as much I love a good margarita! The best I had was actually at The Elms in Ridgefield. What restaurant makes the best margarita in the area?

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    LW1 RE: stevel Aug 31, 2009 01:19 PM

    i actually think that tequila mockinbird in new canaan makes very good margaritas. their house marg is good. they have a huge assortment of tequilas for the more discerning drinker.

    1. ChefBoyAreMe RE: stevel Aug 31, 2009 02:03 PM

      Depends on what you mean by "good". some people's idea of good is akin to a slurpee, others want it more like a martini (that'd be me; see profile).

      In my experience, virtually no one makes good, straight up fresh lime juice margaritas in the area, at least not without a very specific and careful requests, and even some coaching.

      Having said that, I've had good ones at Boxcar Cantina in Greenwich, but the cost was outrageous...I seem to recall $16!!!!!

      The other place I've had excellent ones is at Sonora in Port Chester, but that was at the bar, talking the bartender thru it, at a time it was slow enough that he was willing to indulge me.

      Not that in both cases, I'm commenting strictly on the margarita's, not the food, though I recall both being good , and as above, Boxcar being expensive for what it was...New Mexico style Mexican for Boxcar, Nuevo Latino for Sonora.

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        LW1 RE: ChefBoyAreMe Sep 1, 2009 06:00 AM

        the house marg at tequila is made with fresh lime juice and is served on the rocks. i've seen them make it. you can also get it any which way you like.

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          ChefBoyAreMe RE: LW1 Sep 1, 2009 06:29 AM

          I've had theirs as well...they always try and upsell the "real, 'fuerte' margarita"...for whatever reason, it has always bee a disappointment, without the punch of fresh lime flavor, even when I was specifically told that's what they used. I suspect they supplement with sour mix or something.Plus, very small. On a 1-10 scale, I give it a gentleman's 5

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            stevel RE: ChefBoyAreMe Sep 1, 2009 07:23 AM

            I agree, I've had some decent one at Tequila Mockingbird. They always try and sell me their special as well. I haven't tried Lolitas yet and may not. I won't go to restaurants that don't take reservations.

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              cubanat RE: stevel Sep 2, 2009 02:07 PM

              the lolita margarita was not good in the least. strong but not tasty...food was good tho

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        Jadelise RE: stevel Sep 17, 2009 04:00 AM

        If you ever get up to Ridgefield, I really enjoy the Margarita on the Rocks at Southwest Cafe. No mixers, fresh lime juice, made to order. A small bar, friendly help, a casual atmosphere. Food is also quite good Southwestern (Americanized Mexican) but very fresh ingredients and tasty preparation.

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