Best Spicy Margarita

El Chile Cafe y Cantina

Austin is "loaded" with great margaritas! They are so ubiquitous and have become such a staple in our local cuisine that even fairly pedestrian versions can at least hit the spot on a hot summer night. But don't you ever wish for one with a bit more pizzazz? Aaahhhh, then whip out the lime and kosher salt, amigas, because your dreams to step outside the margarita box can come true at El Chile Cafe y Cantina! This San Antonio take on Tex-Mex cuisine came to Manor Rd. just last year. Now not only are the exotics of "puffy taco"-speak invading our victual vernacular, but the restaurant's cocktail concoctions have taken on a status of their own. Their “chilango” marg presents a seductive blend of the house frozen, orange juice, chili powder, with a dash of Tabasco to keep your taste buds yelping and begging for more. Within this last short year, El Chile has garnered quite a rep for slinging one of the finest gosh-darn spicy margaritas this side of the border. (You know... the one that crosses I-35 just south of New Braunfels.)

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