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The best margaritas??

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shannn1243 Jan 30, 2013 08:46 AM

Where can I find amazing margaritas in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, or Pleasanton areas? Planning dinner for a large group, food can be mediocre but we need the best margaritas!!

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    sundeck sue RE: shannn1243 Jan 30, 2013 08:49 AM

    So I'm just going to lurk on this one--but add a p.s. to the OP--when you name your best margaritas, I'd love to hear what makes them the best.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: shannn1243 Jan 30, 2013 08:51 AM

      Mediocre food + great margaritas = Picante.

      1. Glencora RE: shannn1243 Jan 30, 2013 09:12 AM

        Comal, Fonda -- but most enthusiastically, Cafe Rouge. During the holidays we stopped by for a late-afternoon snack of their bar meatballs, olives and fries. The margarita was great and they have some sophisticated sodas for non-drinkers. The friendly server didn't mind us hogging a table and not eating much. The worst margarita I've ever had was at Skates.

        1. chefj RE: shannn1243 Jan 30, 2013 02:41 PM

          Tamarindo, Rumbo Al Sur, Bocanova and Camino in Oakland all make very good Margaritas as well as other Tequilla and Mezcal based Cocktails.

          1. escargot3 RE: shannn1243 Jan 30, 2013 09:37 PM

            Haven't been in a while, but Dona Tomas used to make a fab Margarita.

            I also love the margaritas at A Cote.

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