I recently had the opportunity to visit Margaritas Mexican Restaurant with some other fabulous bloggers to preview their 2014 Fall Specials that will be on the Menu beginning September 30th.
I had never been to a Margaritas restaurant prior to this event, and didn’t know much about the restaurant chain. I was shocked to learn that Margaritas is not your average run of the mill chain restaurant. It was obvious from listening to the staff of the Restaurant we visited in Waltham, Ma that this franchise has a passion and a heart for not only the business, but also their customers, and the people of Mexico.
The restaurant is beautiful inside and uniquely decorated, but most visitors don’t realize everything is imported from Mexico. The chairs are made there, the tile comes for there, and the framed photographs you see around the restaurant are taken in the cities of Mexico.
These lights were on top of where we were sitting and they were amazing! I want them in my kitchen so bad!
This fall Margaritas will be offering three delicious seasonal cocktails. White Pumpkin Sangria, Red Pumpkin Sangria, and the Apple Cinnamon Margarita. All the glasses were rimmed with cinnamon and sugar which added to the sweetness and fall feeling.
All 3 drinks are great and if I had a driver that night I could have drank multiples of all of them! They each had a unique fall taste. My favorite was the Apple Cinnamon Margarita, I usually don’t have a lot of luck when I try different flavors of margarita’s however this one was amazing. It wasn’t to bitter or sour, it wasn’t to sweet, it really was perfect! My aunt and I were making plans to be back at a Margaritas for some of these at the end of the month before I even left the restaurant.
Along with the great drinks came great food. I am a chicken fingers off the kids meal kind of girl. I just recently at the age of 30 started eating seafood. My husband has to push my to try different types of Brazilian food, and I remember getting yelled at my entire life by my Nana to start trying foods before she heard I didn’t like something. So Mexican food isn’t something I’ve had a lot of experience with beyond what I can make with a box of taco mix from the grocery store.
However now I know what I have been missing out on!
I regretted wearing jeans to this event all night. Each time a new entrée would be presented I knew I was full and told myself just one bite, but as I kept finishing off plates I knew I should wore some nice yoga pants to this event!
The food was beyond amazing. We started with Bacon Guacamole, Yum! I have never heard of guacamole with bacon it, but everyone should start putting bacon in theirs, now!
Then came the Habanero Honey Camarones, battered and fried shrimp with habanero honey sauce. The sauce was spicy but it was a unique type of spicy, I could feel the heat and it definitely had a kick to it but it wasn’t over whelming and you could still taste the flavors.
Next came the center piece of the night, Taco Gigante!
This two pound goliath is hand crafted, and made to order. The Taco Gigante is made with a crispy 12-inch tortilla shell and comes stuffed with lettuce, refried beans, Mexican rice, seasoned chicken, taco beef, pork carnitas, bacon, salsa fresca, cheese and queso sauce. Topped with crema, pickled jalapenos, picante and hacienda sauce.
This was amazing, it tasted awesome, but its such a unique menu item that every person I have come in contact with sense putting a picture of the Taco Gigante on instagram has brought up “that huge taco”
Friday October 4th is National Taco Day! Seems like a perfect day to visit your local Margaritas and attempt to take on the Taco Gigante!
Once we finished our Taco fun, we tried the Habanero Honey Chicken Fajita’s and the Mexican Corn Cakes. The fajita’s were great but the corn cakes stand out in my mind because I had never heard of them before and was nervous to try something so new, however once I had my first bite I couldn’t stop and finished my entire serving. When I bring the hubby back next month for his Taco Gigante that he is dying to see, I will be ordering myself the Mexican Corn Cakes for sure!
Then to top off a night of complete indulgence, it was time for dessert! So what does one have for dessert that could complement a 2lb taco? The Dessert Gigante of course!
It is Margaritas’ classic Fried Ice Cream with an entourage of Sopapillas tossed in cinnamon and sugar. Then, the whole concoction is drizzled with chocolate and honey, topped with a giant dollop of whipped cream and finished with a cherry on top. Yup that was also delicious!
I was beyond impressed with the food as you can tell. However what really won Margaritas for me was their dedication to the community through charitable events, field trips for local students, artist demonstrations, and more. The food was superb, the drinks were great, the employees were friendly and passionate, but best of all this is a company that seems to be staying involved with the community they serve and that earns respect much greater than a fantastic meal, so I will surely be visiting Margaritas more often.
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*This was a complementary media tasting, as always all opinions are 100% my own*