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Margaritas in Calgary?

cffl526 Nov 8, 2010 11:22 AM

Hey guys!

Just wondering if anyone knew where to find the best Margaritas in Calgary?

Thanks in advance!

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    tex_in_yyc RE: cffl526 Nov 8, 2010 03:01 PM

    There are no good margaritas in Calgary.

    I wish I was being facetious, but what passes for a margarita in this town is bad tequila cut with bar lime mix.

    Having said that...if anyone else knows of a decent margarita , I'm in....

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      cdn RE: cffl526 Nov 8, 2010 05:29 PM

      I just bought the ready to drink "Kirkland Golden Margarita" from Costco and it was really tastey chilled and on the rocks. Made with gold tequila, triplesec and cane sugar, blended with lime and orange flavours. But Ive been busy with babies for a couple years...so anything might have tasted good! teehee...
      I know hubby said his margarita at Mi Tu Terra was good as well.

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        tex_in_yyc RE: cdn Nov 8, 2010 06:49 PM

        I thought the marg's at Tu Tierra were good by Calgary standards, but the bar really isn't that high here.

        When I'm at Tu Tierra, I usually order a Negra Modelo.

        Tu Tierra Restaurant
        8316 Fairmount Dr SE #30, Calgary, AB T2H 0Y8, CA

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          aktivistin RE: tex_in_yyc Nov 9, 2010 04:39 AM

          Adding a link for Tu Tierra

          Tu Tierra Restaurant
          8316 Fairmount Dr SE #30, Calgary, AB T2H 0Y8, CA

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        aktivistin RE: cffl526 Nov 9, 2010 04:39 AM

        I haven't tried the margaritas, but as a place that advertises itself as a "Taco & Tequila" joint, you would think Los Chilitos would have good margaritas. Can anyone comment on the margaritas? I have had very good carnitas tacos there.

        Los Chilitos Taco & Tequila House
        1309 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C4, CA

        1. nutellaluvr RE: cffl526 Nov 9, 2010 08:11 AM

          Whatever you do, don't waste your $$ on the margaritas at Salt & Pepper (any location). I've experimented with many recipes and generally regard theirs as nasty.

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            katidyd RE: nutellaluvr Nov 9, 2010 12:25 PM

            The Margaritas at Village Cantina in Inglewood are very good. They carry really good tequilas and use real, fresh lime juice.

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              vanderb RE: katidyd Nov 15, 2010 02:06 AM

              I concur with the Village Cantina rec. I really appreciated it when I went there for the first time and I ordered a lime margarita rocks, not slushy... I received a stare down followed by "that's the only way we make them here". That sold me and I was quite happy with the Calgary quality of it... but nothing I've had in Calgary will get close to any margaritas I had in Texas (Houston) when I used to travel there on a regular basis.

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