Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant #MargsMex

I recently had the opportunity to attend a (delicious) preview event of Margaritas new fall menu which will hit the stage September 30, 2014. Not familiar with Margaritas? Well read on then!

Founded in 1986 by John Pelletier, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant Group has 25 locations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. From colorful authentic décor to a commitment to community relations through charitable events, student field trips and visiting artist demonstrations, Margaritas provides an atmosphere rich with the culture and flavors of Mexico. 

Now let me tell you, I sampled A LOT of food (and drink). Like so much food that I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to eat again after I left there. I just couldn't help myself. It was all so good! And this is coming from a girl who only really started eating Mexican food last year.

We started the night off with their new PUMPKIN Sangria and guacamole with bacon. Yup, BACON! The sangria comes in both white and red which were both great but I enjoyed the white (pictured below) more. 
One of the other new fall drinks is an Apple Cinnamon Margarita which was my favorite of the night. I was surprised too since I'm not a huge Tequila fan. The cinnamon/sugar on the rim knocked my socks off. 

Luckily, I was not too distracted from the delicious libations to notice the fun and interesting decor. All decorations at Margaritas are made and purchased in Mexico to give the restaurant a true authentic feel.

I loved the light above us
One of the highlights of the evening was getting to see (and tackle) the Taco Gigante. 

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 and weighs in at over TWO POUNDS! The Taco Gigante is making it's return debut in order to help celebrate National Taco Day on October 4, 2014. Also, don't forget to try out the Dessert Gigante which includes frozen ice cream (it was so good!) and cinnamon/sugar Sopapillas. I DARE YOU to eat both Gigantes. Actually, no I don't, I don't want to be held responsible for that kind of craziness!

We sampled so many great meals that night including the Habanero Honey Chicken Fajita but my favorite item was the Mexican Corn Cakes. It was slow-braised beef served with two Mexican corn cakes in a sweet tomatillo sauce topped with salsa fresca, diced avocado, poblano crema and queso fresco.

Feeling hungry yet? You can check to see if there's a Margaritas near you HERE and also follow them on Twitter HERE!

*I attended a private, complimentary media dinner where I was able to sample the new menu. As always, all opinions are my own.*
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