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Best non-frozen margarita in Manhattan?

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All in the title. I did a search and didn't find anything.


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  1. Centrico

    211 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    1. Mayahuel has a very good margarita. Friends like the grapefruit habanero one at Barrio Chino, but I assume you're looking for a classic one: high quality tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime (not sour mix), served up or on the rocks.


      Barrio Chino
      253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

      304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: kathryn

        Yep, classic on the rocks preferably. (Although grapefruit habanero does sound amazing.)

        1. re: kathryn

          3d this

        2. Maz Mezcal. I go there all the time. Their bar men have been working there for years and they have the margaritas down to an art. Delicious!

          Maz Mezcal
          316 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

          1. Second Mayahuel, though it'd be a shame to just order a classic with so many other creative cocktails on the menu.

            Barrio Chino makes a solid one as well, and their two spicy ones - lime/jalapeno and grapefruit/habanero - are very well balanced.

            Toloache and Crema both have good ones as well.

            251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

            Barrio Chino
            253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

            111 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

            304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

            1. TOLOACHE makes a great one. I've also had good ones at Suenos but not for some time.

              311 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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                1. re: kathryn

                  Yes! Thanks, Kathryn. (Today is National Margarita Day, but they've been on my mind for the past week, hence the post.)

                2. when the bar is not overly crowded and a bartender can take his/her time, Blue Smoke's blood orange margarita is great. Easy to duplicate at home, too.

                  Blue Smoke
                  116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016