Where to Find the Best Margaritas in NYC!

Where to Find the Best Margaritas in NYC!

by Samantha Sherlock
03.21.2011


When in Manhattan, you should try everything…at least once. Most city-goers like to try all the different alcoholic drinks the best bars, pubs, and restaurants have to offer. Beers, wines, martinis-you name and it's guaranteed to be available by the dozens. One drink that most people love to order is the famous margarita. Not only does it come in so many different flavors, but it's downright refreshing! So, here it is…the best places in New York to get a fantastic margarita!

In 1984, one Mexican restaurant opened in Midtown. Little did the creator know that it was going to be one of the biggest Mexican restaurants in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Rosa’s Mexicano has three locations in New York City alone: Union Square, Lincoln Center, and First Avenue. Today, Rosa’s depicts dramatic architectural details, creating a festive atmosphere that hard not to love. Patrons feel as though they stepped away from reality while dining at Rosa’s. The original location still has its rustic, hand crafted furnishings, which will make you feel as though you are in Mexico. Rosa’s likes to celebrate many of the traditional Mexican holidays, such as Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day, and the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos).

Although Rosa’s has wonderful food and fantastic service, they are mostly known for their outstanding margaritas. Rosa’s has five house margaritas and four tequila margaritas. Their signature cocktail, since 1984, is the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita. It is the perfect balance between sweet and tart. It's made with pomegranate juice, tequila blanco, and lime juice. This margarita is frozen to perfection! Rosa’s best tequila margarita is La Pinela. This concoction consists of pineapple and cinnamon combined to make one mean margarita. With its three different locations you are bound to run into Rosa’s Mexicano while strolling through Manhattan. So, when you do take a seat and order a margarita. You’ll be glad you did!

If you ever catch yourself on Seventh Avenue you may come across Agave Southwestern Restaurant. Never been there? Well, now’s your chance to try it out! Agave is an elegantly casual Mexican restaurant creatively lit by candles-making the atmosphere very warm and intimate. The bar is also made out of Mexican adobe and was voted one of the Top 10 Bars in the United States by Playboy. The bar has more than 150 varieties of liquor and a very powerful drink menu! Agave also has a sidewalk café, which is very enjoyable to patrons during spring and summer.

Agave has five excellent margaritas to choose from! Two margaritas that stand out on the list are the Seasonal Fresh Fruit Margarita and the Hot and Spicy Margarita. The Seasonal Fresh Fruit Margarita has tequila, fresh fruit of the day, triple sec, and lime juice. If you enjoy spicy things than the Hot and Spicy Margarita is for you. It has jalapeno infused tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and of course, more jalapenos. The margaritas at Agave are quite large, so make sure you bring your friends because you’re guaranteed to have a fun time! And trust us, you won’t be sharing your margarita!

Are you looking for more laid back hangout to have a margarita? No problem! The Heights Bar and Grill is the perfect place for that! Since 1996, The Heights has been a small, but unique restaurant that is located on the second floor of its building. It also has a four season roof deck with a retractable roof! Year round, this is a great party space for you and your friends. You can enjoy sipping on your margaritas while looking over Broadway!

The Heights has six delicious margaritas to choose from! Their most popular margarita is the Frozen Fruit Margarita. Its flavors include strawberry, raspberry, peach, banana, mango, and passion fruit. You can have your margarita frozen or on the rocks in a pint glass, martini glass, or a giant 10 oz. glass! During the week The Heights has two daily happy hours, as well as margarita brunches on Saturdays and Sundays. Be warned, you may need to take a cab home after a few hours at The Heights Bar and Grill!

Next time you’re craving a delicious margarita, keep these top three places in mind. You’ll definitely be glad that you did. Cheers!

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