After our lunch stop at Scoma’s, my wife and I decided to search out another Margarita in the city of San Francisco. Well, it was more me deciding that, but my wife happily went along. Unfortunately, we had no idea where to go. Let’s hear it for my iPhone, because a quick search found a restaurant called Las Margaritas nearby Scoma’s, so that’s where we went.
The restaurant looked and smelled great. I was somewhat disappointed that I had just eaten and couldn’t sample the menu. So much food, so little time! But at least I could sample a Margarita! Just to start, the bar at Las Margaritas was amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many tequilas in one spot! The menu listed a “Millionaire Margarita” and at $28, I certainly hoped it tasted like a million bucks!
The ingredients in the Millionaire Margarita was Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia, 100 Years Grand Marnier, and fresh lime juice. Obviously the top-shelf liquors were probably the main cost in the drink. I really hoped this Margarita would blow my mind. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to its name. My first concern was that I saw no sweet ingredient listed in the Margarita. Predictably, the Margarita lacked any real sweetness. On the plus side, the remaining flavors were well-balanced with a nice citrus component. But without any sweet flavoring, the Margarita had too much “bite” to it. It was more of a tequila with lime flavor than what I consider a true Margarita. But it least it was high quality tequila and fresh lime juice. So I give the Millionaire Margarita from Las Margaritas only a 7, and that might be a little on the high side.
My wife chose to order a “top shelf” Margarita. She asked the bartender what his favorite tequila was and to make it with that. So her Margarita was made with Herradura silver along with Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, as Las Margaritas mix. Overall, it had a much more balanced flavor than the Millionaire Margarita. It wasn’t overly sweet and was smooth to drink. It was a little bit on the a bitter side, however. So ironically, I thought the regular top shelf Margarita at Las Margaritas was better than their Millionaire Margarita, giving it a 7.5.
Still, if you’re in San Francisco and want to see a shire to tequila, make sure to stop by Las Margaritas and check out their bar!