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Best Margarita Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - El Camino

El Camino

El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-265-5093

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Everyone has a version of the perfect margarita. Some say it's as simple as fresh lime juice, a touch of agave, and a shot or two of good tequila. Others prefer fruit-infused simple syrups and bold flavors to make a high-end, sophisticated drink. For us, the real secret to a good margarita is balance. If the proportions are right, it can be one of the most seductively delicious cocktails you'll ever taste. And the newly opened El Camino in Delray Beach has the margarita mastered. If you're split between old-fashioned or fancy — or if you desire variety — you'll get it all here. The bar features more than 200 tequilas, everything from small-batch boutique labels to big-name favorites. When it comes to margaritas, the menu offers several takes, from the 50/50 (a smoky mescal and blanco tequila paired in one) to a spicy little chili-rubbed mango number (served with a dried chili pepper). The strawberry and guava takes are just as good, but the best remains the tried-and-true original. The classic is bar manager and co-owner Brian Albe's secret weapon, equal parts agave nectar, fresh lime juice, house lime bitters, and blanco tequila. When happy hour strikes, there's one — or three — calling your name at just $5 a pop.

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