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Best Serious Margarita

Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria

1032 Light St., (410) 576-3938

Posted 9/17/2003

Eighty kinds of tequila. Seven different margaritas. A buck blender surcharge if you're barbarian enough to ask for your 'rita frozen instead of on the rocks with salt. Now this is a place that gives oft-abused margaritas the respect and caring attention they deserve. It's always fun to try authentic oddities like the margarita Blue Agave makes with prickly pear juice--a deep purple potion that's become a sort of unofficial cocktail of the Ravens football team--but we're solid fans of what we've come to regard as the gold standard of local margaritas, El Superior. It's simply perfect: Herradura Anejo tequila with freshly squeezed lime juice plus just the right amount of Cointreau, though purists may prefer the house 'rita using El Jimador Bianco and Triple Sec.

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All Awards for Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria:

Best Sangrķa, 9/19/2007

Best Margarita, 9/18/2002

Best New Restaurant, 9/19/2001

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