Best Margaritas In Sacramento

November 15, 2010 5:30 PM


There are dozens if not hundreds of ways to make a margarita. You can have them with salt, without salt, on the rock or blended. If you’re into fruit, you can have everything from apricot to watermelon margaritas. And it seems every tequila maker has their own special recipe. Of course, everyone has differing opinions on what makes a good margarita, so for the purposes of this “Best of”, we’re going with your traditional margarita which usually means tequila, lime juice and some sort of orange liqueur like Triple Sec or Grand Marnier.
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1801 Capitol Ave.

Delicioso! Zocalo uses fresh lime juice to make their margaritas and instead of Triple Sec they use agave nectar to sweeten them. If you’re watching your weight, the Zocalo house margarita is even skinnier (only 210 calories) than the “Skinny Girl Margarita” (230 calories) made famous from the Real Housewives of New York.

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Centro Cocina Mexicana

2730 J St.

Centro’s house margarita is a no fuss margarita made from Sauza Blanco, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice. But they also have six more traditional margaritas made with differing grades of tequila. Of course, you can also have your margarita made with any of the 150 or more types of tequila offered at the bar.

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Ernesto’s Mexican Food

1901 16th St.

Ernesto’s is known for its food, but its margaritas also make the mark. They have more than 10 different margarita recipes on the menu but are best known for their Cadillac Margarita which was voted “The Perfect Margarita in Midtown” by Sacramento News and Review.

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Tres Hermanas

2416 K St.

Tres Hermanas has a menu just for their margaritas and more than 40 different tequilas to choose from. From the Tres Hermanas Original Margarita to the Amor Margarita, most of their recipes include Sweet and Sour except the Top Shelf which is your traditional. They’ve got an outside dining area to enjoy your margarita and a wide variety of food.