Ten Best Margaritas in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
It's time to pull out those sombreros, maracas, and ponchos next week -- or don't, that's called cultural appropriation, actually.
Photo by Christina Mendenhall
But you can still stock up on tequilas and Mexican brews in preparation.
America's favorite Mexican holiday is coming back around on Monday. And it's time to honor our southern neighbors for the day. That's right, it's about to be the fifth of May.
Although there are plenty of Cinco de Mayo festivities taking place, we figured it was about time to look into one of the most-beloved Mexican-spirit-infused drinks, margaritas.
We sipped and sampled our way through the drinking establishments and taco joints around South Florida to bring you a list of the ten best margaritas in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Remember: Drink responsibly.
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10. Tequila Sunrise
One of the longest Mexican go-tos in Broward County, this Oakland Park eatery is nothing special from the outside. But once you step through those strip-mall doors, something magical happens. The comfortable spot offers homey fare and some of the best margaritas in the 954 -- one of which received our pick for as one of the best in 2007. Everything is available in supersized 46-ounce portions (and regular-sized) drinks. But our favorite is the Ultimate Golden Margarita, with 100 percent agave Exotico Reposado Tequila shaken with Gran Gala (a brandy-based orange liqueur) and house-made, fresh-squeezed margarita mix. It's crisp and will get you drunk in a jiffy.
9. Tap 42's Te-Kill-Ya
Although one would think anyone could mix together a decent margarita -- liquor store shelves are stocked with plenty of mixes, obviously -- everything is better when it's part of the craft movement. (Think of the beers you're drinking these days.) The preeminent cocktail hangout in Broward County, it's no surprise that this place would make a creative version of one of the world's most popular drinks. The Te-Kill-Ya mingles Maestro Dobel Diamond tequila with spiced agave, fresh lime, hand-squeezed orange juice, and just a dash of chipotle bitters for the ultimate craft margarita.
4711 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, FL
1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
501 Silks Run, Hallandale, FL
204 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL
15 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL
1818 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL