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Food & Drink

Best Margaritas In Atlanta

May 28, 2011 8:00 AM

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What’s sweet, sour and salty, and cheers people up like a glass full of sunshine? To find out for yourself, all you have to do is visit one of these locations and utter one magic word: margarita.

Pozole

1044 Greenwood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 892-0552
www.pozolerestaurant.com

With its trendy twist on standard Mexican food and a drink menu to die for, Pozole attracts a steady stream of twenty-somethings eager for a good time. Margarita choices include funky new flavors like the coconut margarita, jalapeño margarita and the el torro margarita, made with Red Bull.

Agave

242 Blvd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 588-0006
www.agaverestaurant.com

Named after the plant that provides the world with its finest tequila, Agave serves up upscale versions of popular Mexican dishes in a relaxed but refined setting. The margaritas — always made with fresh-squeezed lime juice — come in a dozen varieties, but instead of just adding fruit flavors to the same standard mix, Agave uses a different type of tequila for each of its creations.

Nuevo Laredo Cantina

1495 Chattahoochee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-9009
www.nuevolaredocantina.com

This longtime Atlanta favorite aims for authenticity and hits the mark every time. On most nights, you’ll find Nuevo Laredo Cantina packed with guests who can’t fight the craving for house specials like chicken mole and brisket barbacoa. The margarita menu contains only house, Texas and Cadillac varieties, but they’re all very good and famously strong.

Blue Frog Cantina

469 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 658-6108
www.bluefrogatl.com

A magnet for the young and the young at heart, Blue Frog Cantina always seems to be crowded, loud and filled with action. A simple but filling food menu gives guests the strength to keep partying, and the margarita menu offers nine different flavors including melon, berry and passion fruit.

Las Margaritas

1842 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 873-4464
www.lasmargaritasmidtown.com

A nice atmosphere, a huge food menu (including everything from standard Mexican fare to a long list of tapas and an enormous variety of tacos) and a casual, laid-back vibe makes Las Margaritas a favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike. The margarita list includes several unusual flavors like cranberry, kiwi, guava and the La Pina Surprise, which blends the fruitiness of a pina colada with the sweet-and-sour sting of a margarita.

– Ty Treadwell
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