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Best Margaritas....

A colleague of mine is graduating with her 2nd Masters this summer, and is eager to celebrate with her drink of choice-Margaritas. Im on the task of suggesting a place with excellent margaritas (im thinking fresh ingredients, not out of a bottle). The food should probably be decent, too.
Watertown, Belmont, Cambridge, Waltham, Lexington, Arlington....

thanks chowhounders.

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  1. somerville on that last also...

    1. I like the drinks at Rudy's in Teel Sq. in Somerville. The horny toad there is really nice and not too sweet. The food is not great, though, aside from the chips and salsa. So I usually get a drink or two there and then cross the street to eat at House of Tibet.

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      1. re: maillard

        I really dislike Rudy's.
        Ole is quite good. Really any good cocktail-oriented bar should be able to make you a good margarita.

      2. I like the margaritas at Lone Star Taco bar in Allston. Had some yesterday, in fact. Yummy! I also like the food there, especially the chili con queso, and corn.

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        1. re: kimfair1

          how have i missed this place??!!!

        2. While not a traditional margarita (or Mexican restaurant for that matter) I really like the blood orange margarita at Scampo in the Liberty Hotel. Right on the other side of the bridge from Cambridge.

          1. East Coast Grill; Boston Harbor Hotel "Cadillac" Margarita

            1. Camb- East Coast Grill >they were the first in the boston area to serve top notch margaritas -made w/ fresh lime juice, and they remain stellar. Also West Bridge.
              Boston: 647 Tremont, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Aquitaine, Sonsie.
              Belmont - Il Casale iirc.

              1. The house margarita at the Painted Burro in Davis Sq. is excellent. They offer a large selection of other margaritas as well but I haven't tried them. I've enjoyed the food there too.

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                1. re: katzzz

                  Heard really good things about PB, which foods have you enjoyed there? I have been wanting to return to Davis sooner than later

                  1. re: KeyConcierge

                    Both the pork belly app and the pork belly taco are stand outs. If you're in the mood, the nachos are a huge, indulgent portion, a kind of kitchen sink thing with chorizo, goes great with a couple of margaritas. I haven't tried them yet, but I saw a rave for the Oaxaca corn grits recently, probably on this board.

                2. Ole in Inman Square, Temezcal on the Seaport or Drink in Fort Point have never let me down

                  1. The Border cafe...? it is a southwestern restaurant/bar in Harvard Sq and a branch in Burlington with plenty of parking.

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                    1. re: hounda

                      I really dislike the Border. But it has a strong following among folks seeking a college party atmosphere.