Margaritas In Midtown

By Melissa Villarin,

I’m slowly making my around Midtown, to explore all that it has to offer. This week I was in the mood for a margarita, so I decided to try Ernesto’s on 16th and S streets.

This place was highly recommended by a couple of girls I was with, and I’m happy to report, it did not disappoint.

The menu was full of different types of margaritas. From the classic margarita on the rocks to a pomegranate version, there seemed to be something for everyone. There was also a Cadillac Margarita on the menu that was voted “The Perfect Margarita in Midtown” by SN&R.

I was in the mood for a skinny margarita, which is made with lime juice instead of sweet and sour or margarita mix, both of which have a lot of sugar and calories. I didn’t see one on the menu, probably because I was looking for the word “skinny.” When I asked the server about it, he said they did have one and it was called the Julio Bermejo Margarita.

While we waited for the drinks to arrive, we snacked on chips, salsa and a house-made bean and cheese dip. The salsa was fabulous, it was fresh and full of flavor. And the bean dip was a tad spicy, which gave it an unexpected kick.

It didn’t take long for our drinks to arrive. We did a quick cheers, then tested our picks. I couldn’t believe how good my skinny margarita was. It was sweet and smooth.  Also, I couldn’t even taste the tequila. (I’ve been told that’s when you know it’s a good tequila, when you can’t taste it. I have no idea if it’s true, but it sounds good.)

The skinny margarita, or the Julio Bermejo, is made with 100% Agave Blanco Tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and agave nectar. It didn’t take long for me to finish the glass and I quickly ordered another.

One of my friends went with a strawberry margarita on the rocks, which she gave two thumbs up. Another tried the classic frozen margarita, and loved it.

The drink prices were moderate. The skinny margarita was around $9.50 and I think the other two were a little less. Ernesto’s also offers pitchers, if you’re looking to share.

Ernesto’s has easily become my new favorite spot for margaritas. I look forward to going back again and trying a different one. And maybe next time, I’ll save some room for an entrée.

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1 Comment for “Margaritas In Midtown”

  1. J.J.

    This is the most boring article I can ever remember reading.

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