Cinco de Mayo is here. Do you know where you drink margaritas today?
There’s no shortage of spots serving everyone’s favorite sour and salty drink in Miami, especially Wynwood. But only one restaurant serves the best margarita in Florida, according to Eat This, Not That.
The website, which offers advice on nutrition, healthy eating, wellness and what tastes good even if it’s not as virtuous as a kale smoothie, says Florida’s best margarita is at Le Chick in Wynwood.
Eat This, Not That recommends ordering the frozen margarita, which will cost you $14 most days but only $7 during happy hour. They come in classic flavor or passion fruit, strawberry, mango or guava.
If you’re a traditionalist, don’t worry, you can go old school. Drinks also come on the rocks.
What makes The Chick’s margaritas so good is “respecting the main spirit, tequila,” says bar manager Vincent “Vinny” Updyke.
“Tequila is strictly made from agave,” he says. “So we create our own agave syrup in-house as a sweetening agent. We also use only the freshest cold-pressed lime juice available for the perfect balance. And it creates the perfect margarita.
And let’s talk about the attention to detail: Le Chick, which serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, also makes its own salt. Customers can choose between homemade spicy togarashi or dehydrated citrus salt, Updyke says.
The restaurant, which Coco Coig and Jorge Sanchez opened in 2017, has already won recognition for its menu. In 2021, Big 7 Travel chose Le Chick’s burger as one of the 50 best burgers in the country.
Or: 310 NW 24th St., Miami
Hours: Kitchen hours 12pm-10pm Sunday to Thursday; 12pm-11pm Friday and Saturday; late night with bottle service from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
More information: 786-216-7086 or www.lechickmiami.com
This story was originally published May 5, 2022 6:00 a.m.