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Best Margarita

Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria

1032 Light St., (410) 576-3938,

Posted 9/18/2002

There are many, many margaritas in this world, and most of them are bad. Now, we are reasonable people. We don't ask for much when it comes to a margarita: just decent tequila and fresh lime to mix it with. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so, judging by the depressing number of nasty stomach-souring sour-mix 'ritas roaming around out there. Blue Agave may go just a tad overboard in its zeal--the bar features more than 75 different tequilas--but their margaritas are the real thing. Our fave is El Superior, made with aged, golden Herradura tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a splash of Cointreau. Rocks, salt, that's it. Simple. Perfect. Of course, the house margarita (young "silver" tequila, Triple Sec, lime) is OK by us too. And pretty much anything is OK by us after a couple of these babies. Anything, that is, except sour mix. (We also appreciate that there's a $1 blasphemy surcharge for those who want to ruin a perfectly good margarita by running it through a blender to create a "frozen drink." You want a Slurpee, go to 7-11--it's right next door).

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Other Awards for Best Margarita:

Nacho Mama's, 9/17/2008

Geckos, 9/19/2001

Geckos, 9/13/2000

Loco Hombre, 9/15/1999

All Awards for Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria:

Best Sangrķa, 9/19/2007

Best Serious Margarita, 9/17/2003

Best New Restaurant, 9/19/2001

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