Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Margarita Match: Cantina Laredo vs. The Local Taco

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 6:54 AM

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The arrival of two high profile Mexican-ish eateries--Cantina Laredo and The Local Taco--is a boon for margarita drinkers and poses the inevitable question for hyper-competitive rankers-of-things: Which margarita is better?

Let's consider the frozen versions of both:

Both Cantina Laredo and The Local Taco produced a smooth, frosty texture, with none of those pesky ice pockets that invariably reduce the drinker to chasing the last bergs of frozen drink around the bottom of the glass with a straw and inevitably raising the glass thereby letting the bergs fall on her shirt.

Both drinks balanced sweetness and the zesty tang of fresh lime to subdue, but not necessarily mask, the alcoholic kick.

Tastewise, Local Taco had a slight edge, thanks to an unidentifiable tinge that we presume was a dose of beer. Our server referred to it as a secret ingredient. We also appreciated a generous glug of tequila used to finish the top of the frozen drink.

But here's the real kicker:

Local Taco's well margarita with Sauza Gold--$5.50

Cantina Laredo's Casa Rita with Sauza Blanco--$8

And we have a winner.

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