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Best Margarita in SD

gator28 Jul 13, 2011 09:33 AM

I am interested in tasting some of the BEST margs in San Diego. I am partial to Tony Jacal's Cadillac, but also enjoy the Old Fashioned. I am always hesitant to order a regular margarita at a restaurant because I fear the super sugary sweet-and-sour...and when it's too sweet, I simply cannot stomach it.

So, what are some of your favorite places in San Diego County?

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    wanker RE: gator28 Jul 13, 2011 10:35 AM

    El Callejon in Encinitas has a good rep for margartias.

    Personally, I'm partial to the Brig's day-glo margaritas. I certainly wouldn't call them the best, but they pair nicely with the Brig's fish tacos and the view from the Brig's Del Mar patio.

    1. scottca075 RE: gator28 Jul 13, 2011 04:15 PM

      Real men drink Banderas, not Margaritas.

      Banderas Recipe

      1 shot Tequila (White)
      1 shot Lime Juice (Green)
      1 shot Tomato Juice (Red)

      El Tri

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        DiningDiva RE: scottca075 Jul 13, 2011 05:07 PM

        Real men drink mezcal...straight up...no chasers...no sangrita...no ice...just mescal

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          bizzwriter RE: DiningDiva Jul 14, 2011 07:46 AM

          Con gusano!

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            DiningDiva RE: bizzwriter Jul 14, 2011 09:42 AM

            sin gusano. El gusano es por (para?) los gringos

            1. re: DiningDiva
              Fake Name RE: DiningDiva Jul 14, 2011 09:51 AM

              Hey! Who you callin gringo?

      2. notjustastomach RE: gator28 Jul 13, 2011 05:12 PM

        If you want a margarita made with specifically identifiable ingredients as opposed to "sweet and sour" then I would recommend Cantina Mayhuel. The tequila of your choice, lime, triple sec, agave nectar, all in an excellent proportion. After your margarita, for a second drink try a sipping shot of an aƱejo mezcal. "Ilegal mezcal" is an excellent choice.

        1. Fake Name RE: gator28 Jul 13, 2011 07:25 PM

          Very fond of Alchemy's.

          <poster understands he knows nothing of authentic Mexican food nor drink, nor any other authentic food. Comment reflects only on poster's enjoyment of said beverage. Poster stipulates better margaritas can be found in Berlin>

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            notjustastomach RE: Fake Name Jul 13, 2011 10:50 PM

            Re. Berlin. White wine, yes. Margaritas, no.

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              scottca075 RE: notjustastomach Jul 14, 2011 09:48 AM

              Beer yes, white wine, nooooooooooo.

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