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Jun 2, 2011 04:55 PM

Best Michelada

I have a friend coming in from out of town that want's to go somewhere for good Micheladas. Any suggestions?

I found an old thread but it seemed more like a beer debate ;-)


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  1. El Take It Easy in North Park absolutely has Micheladas, and given the way Jay Porter obsesses about food, they're bound to be a good. I can't speak for them myself because I'm a beer snob and find the concept of a Michelada somewhat repugnant (let the flaming begin!).

    El Take It Easy
    3926 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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    1. re: jmtreg

      Depends upon how the michelada is made. I like the ones that are strictly lime with some salt. Not as enamored with the ones that are clamatto and lime based.

      1. re: DiningDiva

        dd, I also favor chiladas with just lime, beer, ice and salt. I'm in Dallas now, and I'm teaching every bartender what a chilada is. I gave up ordering micheladas long ago because they inevitably were overpowered with too much Worcestershire, hot sauce, mexican oregano and who knows what else.

        1. re: Veggo

          Third. Bohemia, lime and chili salt on the rim.

          1. re: Veggo

            Mexican oregano?!?!????? Um...eeewwwww, not in a michelada, major YUCK.

            I don't evny your task Veggo, I've yet to find a bartender that really "get" what a chelda really is. Don't gussy it up, just give me the lime juice and beer, a little salt and chile salt works great too.

        2. re: jmtreg

          I discovered micheladas on a surf trip to Costa Rica and there is nothing better on a hot day after a long surf session.

        3. El Camino, both the Juniper St and India locations, does a very nice Michelada and Chilada.

          1. I had the micheladas at Mariscos Godoy. Basically a glass rimmed with chile, beer and ice. Not all that interesting..........but different.

            Mariscos Godoy
            651 Palomar St 25A, Chula Vista, CA

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            1. re: ian langdon

              should have been some lime juice in that beer

              1. re: DiningDiva

                El Take it easy sounds like a place I would like to check out, although maybe, as much as I like Avery, a bit sacreligioius to use a microbrew in a Micheleda?

                El Camino it is!