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Baja Grill Grapevine Texas

Baja Grill – Grapevine

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Address: 1119 William D Tate Ave. Grapevine, TX 76051

Baja Grill Grapevine Texas

Our Rating: 2halfritas

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?

Baja Grill

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Baja Grill 32.928123, -97.086078 Baja Grill Review

Barton Creek – Austin

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Address: 28212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735Barton Creek Margarita Texas Austin Review

Our Rating: 3halfritas

Type of Margarita TastedBig Texan Double Agave Margarita

Ingredients Listed on MenuSauza Conmemorativo, Agavero Agave liqueur and Patron Citronage orange liqueur and margarita mix

Review:  It’s called the Big Texas for a reason; this margarita combines a massive collection of flavorful ingredients into a jumbo glass.  This drink has a complex taste produced from their selection of liqueurs and tequila.   We found this margarita a tad too sweet for our palates, making it slightly harder to guzzle down the giant beverage. Using a less cloying margarita mix and one with a sour profile could make this drink phenomenal.

Bartons Lounge

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Bartons Lounge 30.289407, -97.855163 Barton\'s Lounge Review

 

Benihana Restaurant – Downtown Houston

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benihana-margaritaAddress: 1318 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

 

Our Rating: 2halfritas

Type of Margarita Tasted: Yuzu Margarita – “Patrón Silver Tequila and Combier Orange Liqueur with organic agave nectar and yuzu sour mix.”

Review: We’ve been to Behinana restaurant’s many times which is typically accompanied with a Japanese beer or fruity cocktail such as a Benihana punch or Mai Tai. One item missing from our experiences here is a margarita. We’ve never associated a Japanese restaurant with the cocktail so it went mostly unnoticed and not ordered during our visits. When our eyes finally made it to that side of the drink menu, we had to order the yuzu margarita to check it out.

The yuzu is a citrus fruit and plant that is rather popular in Japan. It is the size of a tangerine and very sour.  This sour taste carried through in the yuzu sour mix that was used but the sweetness from the agave nectar did balance out the tartness a tad.  Our main issue with the cocktail was that the sweet and sour overpowered the alcohol flavor. Towards the end, we picked up more of the tequila flavors so it’s possible it wasn’t mixed properly. The type of tequila could be a factor as Patron has a mellow flavor. Overall, this drink was a little better than average to average.

Have you tried the margaritas at Behinana? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.

Benihana Restaurant

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Benihana Restaurant 29.756087, -95.369744 Benihana Restaurant Review