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best margarita in downtown cancun?

My wife loves a good margarita. Our current favorite is from el gato negro in new orleans. We would like to venture into town and try some favorites. Suggestions?

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1. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

Sorry to say, none to be had. The best Margarita is the one made from scratch, in your villa.

Places here use a mix. Just say no to Margs from mixes.

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2. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

Wow. No authentic margaritas in cancun? Playa del carmen? Even Tulum?

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3. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

First, what do you consider "authentic"?

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4. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

Playa del Carmen had a good margarita. Place is called Adela's, it's on 5th avenue/Quinta avenida. Guacamole and food is also very good, nice lil retaurant and very clean. we sat outside and hung out. I would definately recommend this place! Price range is average.

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5. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

I hope you get some good answers - I KNOW there are some! Yes, AI's are going to use a mix, but good restaurants are not. I had a good margarita at La Destilleria, but it was very expensive -- don't order anywhere without getting the price first! LOL. I think it was, like, a 17 dollar margarita -- it was good, but not that good!

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6. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

La Desteleria uses a mix.

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7. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

Authentic margarita would be tequila cointreau fresh lime juice and salt i would think. Thanks for the suggestions...

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8. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

I've heard Luna Blu in Playa makes a good Marg, although I've never had one. The Margarita is one drink that I prefer to make myself.

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9. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

I have had some really good Margarita's in Cancun at La Destileria and even better ones over on Isla mujeres at Bally Hoo and Tiny's Bar. However, I believe none follow the truly authentic recipe. Authentic Margaritas should really only have three ingredients, (if you don't count the ice and salt), 3 parts good tequila (I use Cazadores reposado or Don Julio Reposado) 2 parts orange liquor (for truly authentic it should be Pura vida Controy) and one part fresh lime juice. I actually prefer Citrónge which is Patron's version of Controy.For those that like things a little sweeter 1 part Agave syrup can also be added. I'm sure there will be those that disagree with my interpretation of the traditional Margarita, if so please share your version. I have put in a good many hours out in the field doing reasearch and i am not apposed to putting in some additional hours in the name of good research. :-)

Edited: 17 May 2013, 01:05
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10. Re: best margarita in downtown cancun?

When you say downtown, do you mean downtown Cancun or Punta Cancun in the hotel zone where all the clubs are?

My favorite margaritas on Isla Mujeres are at Monchis, Jax, and Bally-Hoo.