BEST MARGARITA - 2005
Boca Chica Restaurante
Margarita purists are hard-pressed to find a more authentic margarita than la Señora at Boca Chica Restaurante ($6.75). Lime juice, tequila, and triple sec over ice in a salt-rimmed glass puts the Slurpee-sweet concoctions found at other restaurants to shame. The tequila selection is also fairly extensive. Sample a few, but remember the shortest way to drunkytown is a ride on the tequila highway. The tart Poco Loco Hornitos ($7.50) cuts the tequila flavor for those less concerned with puritanical drink recipes, but packs an equally tough punch. One will not knock you down, but two or three might. If that's your objective, save your pennies--equal parts limeade concentrate, tequila, and cheap beer blended with a few ice cubes gets the job done. If you actually enjoy the taste of tequila sweetened with lime juice and citrus liquor, Boca Chica will enable your habit.