November 19, 2009 3:59 am at 3:59 am #78964
OK there is probably already a thread some where regarding really good margaritas in the Columbus Ohio area but being new I don’t have the time to read through 33,456,000 threads to find it.
Anyone know of REALLY good margarita in a restaurant setting. I will need a few Friday night after moving here! lol
Your opinions will help me out!November 19, 2009 4:04 am at 4:04 am #317216
El VaqueroNovember 19, 2009 4:11 am at 4:11 am #317217
I enjoy the El Vaquero margaritas as well, plus they usually have special deals on them on the weekend.November 19, 2009 4:14 am at 4:14 am #317218
La Fogata, blood orange margaritas on the rocks. We generally order by the pitcher…usually about 3 or 4 pitchers at a time. :)November 19, 2009 4:18 am at 4:18 am #317219
osulew wrote >>
La Fogata, blood orange margaritas on the rocks. We generally order by the pitcher…usually about 3 or 4 pitchers at a time. :)
God that sounds good, where is this La Fogata?November 19, 2009 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm #317220
Barrio. On Tuesdays, all tapas are 1/2 price. Drink prices are pretty reasonable.November 19, 2009 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm #317221
Lakee911ParticipantNovember 19, 2009 1:23 pm at 1:23 pm #317222November 19, 2009 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #317223
La Fogata is on High near Hubbard.
Now I want a rainy day margarita too.November 19, 2009 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #317224
There’s a Mexican Restaurant on the North end named Fiesta Jalisco. Fresh baked chips (ask for the salsa burro as well as their house salsa), excellent entrees, huge booths to sink in, and great margaritas. Their margarita night is Thursday ($3.25), but I order mine with Cazadores Tequila. They have a variety of margaritas to choose from as well – like the Cadillac.November 19, 2009 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #317225
I’m not a huge fan of Fiesta Jalisco’s food (not better than el Vaquero to me to justify the drive) but their salsa and margaritas are exceptional.November 19, 2009 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #317226
Despite much effort I have yet to find a good Margarita in Columbus.
A good Margarita does NOT have:
fruit juice (except for lime)
Does not come in fruity flavors
Is not churning in some machine
THIS is a good simple margarita:
1 cup tequila, preferably a young silver or reposado 100% agave tequilaÃ¢â‚¬â€œlook for widely distributed ones like El Tesoro, Cuervo Tradicional, and Herradura, or search out the distinctive small production tequilas like Chamucos or Suave Patria
1/2 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur
1/3 cup fresh lime juice, plus a little extra for moistening the rim of the glasses
A little sugar if necessary
About 1/3 cup coarse (Kosher) salt for crusting the rim of the glasses
About 3 cups medium ice cubes
In a small pitcher, combine the tequila, orange liqueur and lime. Taste and decide if you think the mixture needs to be a little sweeter or a little tangier (keep in mind that it will taste a little tangier once itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been shaken). Add a bit more lime or a touch of sugar, if necessary.
Pour half of the margarita mixture into a cocktail shaker, add half of the ice cubes. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds (this is important to achieve the perfect strengthÃ¢â‚¬â€œsome of the ice needs to melt into the margaritaÃ¢â‚¬â€œand the right degree of frostiness). Strain into the prepared glasses, then repeat with the remaining margarita mixture. Relax and enjoy.
Is that so hard?November 19, 2009 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #317227
patient_zero wrote >>
There’s a Mexican Restaurant on the North end named Fiesta Jalisco. Fresh baked chips (ask for the salsa burro as well as their house salsa), excellent entrees, huge booths to sink in, and great margaritas. Their margarita night is Thursday ($3.25), but I order mine with Cazadores Tequila. They have a variety of margaritas to choose from as well – like the Cadillac.
Right under El Vaquero for me.
Jalisco = A
El Vaquero = A+November 19, 2009 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #317228
Sorry Tenzo, but margarita machines are awesome and always a catalyst to great parties. Especially when served by Mr. Barack-a-rita himself.
Just had to do it :)November 19, 2009 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #317229
I think Banana Bean served me the only margarita I’ve ever had in Columbus that used fresh, real lime juice instead of a mix.
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