Address: 1119 William D Tate Ave. Grapevine, TX 76051
Type of Margarita Tasted: Cucumber Jalapeno margarita & Perfect Bajarita
Review: We recently visited the Dallas area for a few days and as usual, we had to stop for margaritas. The first place that caught our eye and was recommended by locals was Baja Grill in Grapevine. This restaurant was nearby where we were staying so we decided to drop in for a few adult beverages.
The drink menu contained several variations and we eventually ordered what appeared to be their signature drink. The Perfect Bajarita contained Silver Patron Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur and Patron Citronage and appeared to have potential. Lime was the pronounced flavor with sweetness just behind. Overall it was a balanced drink and just above average.
When the waiter came back, we asked if they had any spicy cocktails. The waiter suggested a cucumber jalapeno margarita which was not on the menu. The drink arrived with floating pieces of jalapeno peppers among the ice. This drink was more refreshing mostly because of the presence of cucumber. We wished the spiciness came through more but were able to achieve this by mashing the jalapeno bits a little more with our straw. We preferred this drink over the Perfect Bajarita.
Overall, we enjoyed the drinks at Baja Grill. The bartenders excelled at maintaining a balance between sweet and sour and lime and spice. If you have tried their margaritas, let us know in the comments below. Did you have any off menu drinks?
Address: 9825 S Mason Rd, Richmond, TX 77406
Type of Margarita Tasted: Herradura Anejo
Review: Las Mananita’s has three restaurants in Texas and we were finally able to make it out for the first time to their Richmond location (They also have businesses in Katy and Cypress) . When ordering our margarita, the server immediately asked what type of tequila we would like to use and named off about six different choices including popular brands like Herradura, Don Julio and Patron. He said there was no difference in price so we went for the Herradura anejo, what we generally consider a sipping tequila and costs more per bottle when purchasing at a liquor store. Might as well, right?
The drinks were delivered in generous sized glasses with salt lining the rim with a lime wedge for garnish. The contents looked a tad thick but the color had a nice visual appeal. On first sip, our taste buds were greeted with sweetness followed by a subtle tequila flavor. While the cocktail possessed a pleasant flavor, we wished that the tequila popped a little more to balance out the drink. We could definitely taste the tequila so that was a plus over some restaurants we have visited in the past. Overall, the margaritas at Las Mananitas were above average. It is possible that the typically bolder flavors of a reposado might have steered this drink to a higher rating so we may have to make another visit to experiment.
Las Mananitas Mexican Restaurant
Address: 2800 Kirby Dr, Ste A132, Houston, TX 77098
Type of Margarita Tasted: Pomegranate Margarita – Camarena Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, Pom Juice, Splash of Fresh Lime Sour
Review: This was our first trip to Del Frico’s Grille, located on Kirby Drive. We had heard the food is excellent so tasting out their food and drink offerings seemed like a perfect addition to our website. We have a delicious pomegranate margarita recipe on our website but figuring we have never done a side by side, we would’t immediately not know know how it compares to Del Friscos version.
The ingredients offered on the menu have the making of a delicious drink. Camarena, while on the lower cost wise of a blanco tequila made our 5 Best Cheap Tequila for Margarita list back in April. This is one of our go to blanco tequilas for margaritas due to flavor and cost. The other ingredients featured on their menu had the potential to compliment this margarita perfectly.
We only ordered one but had all four at our table sample the pomegranate creation. The consensus was that the drink had an extremely smooth taste and reminded each of being somewhere tropical sipping on a beach worthy cocktail. Each flavor was well represented and none dominated the easy drinking beverage which had the perfect balance of tequila and mild sweetness from the pomegranate.
If you have tried the pomegranate margarita at Del Frisco’s Grille, leave us a comment below. Also, check out the pomegranate margarita recipe on our website if you want to make something similar at home. Please let us know how it compares.