1069 N Collier Blvd, Marco
There are secrets inside Marco’s Margaritas that make this south of the border sensation more than just a cocktail with a Mexican flair. Let’s start with its namesake:
A classic Margarita is made with tequila, and the very best tequila is made from the blue agave plant. The margaritas at Marco’s Margaritas are made with the original Los Cabos Agave Especial that is a premium agave wine.
A 20-percent alcohol by volume wine, which is made from the same blue agave plant as tequila, but a wine that was the forerunner of all tequilas and margaritas today. The blue agave plant is now world famous for making the finest tequila, but few realize the grandmother of tequila was agave wine.
For $5.95 Margaritas guacamole is absolutely the reason that guacamole became so popular. To have the classic and authentic Mexican appetizer however, a perfect blend of avocados, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, and lime juice must be perfectly blended and at Margaritas, the guacamole recipe is a real success.
After delving into the freshly made salsa, chips, and guacamole, and with the agave wine margarita, tempting the taste buds, it’s on to the entrées.
Classic tostados and the taco combo
Vicki Lynn chose the classic tostados for $ 8.95 and I opted for the taco combo also for $8.95.
Without a doubt, Margaritas meal presentations are beautiful. With double soft tortillas holding shredded beef, chicken, and pulled pork, and with a bed of Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream, lime slices, and a jalapeño pepper as a garnish, the entrees when they emerge form Chef Ismael’s kitchen are truly remarkable.
Vicki Lynn announced that her tostados were excellent, the refried beans perfect, and the additional Margarita’s hot sauces extra special. For me, the taco combo was wonderful and full of the robust flavors that make Mexican cuisine classic.
A new Margaritas evening and dinner menu is featuring Chef Ismael’s flair with seafood, steaks, and South American specialties.
Cozumel shrimp for $ 15.95 features a taste from the Yucatan and is fresh gulf shrimp sautéed in onions, cilantro, capers, and green onions. Grouper ala Veracruzana for $14.95 is a pan-seared filet topped with a specialty Veracruzana salsa. Shrimp de Golfo for $16.95 is bacon wrapped shrimp with a spicy signature sauce. Chicken Azteca for $12.95 is grilled chicken strips sautéed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and green olives served over a bed of rice and drizzled with a warm salsa Verde and garnished with hot homemade tortilla chips.
If you go
Margarita’s has a festive, bright atmosphere with just enough flavor of Old Mexico in the wood and wicker furnishings to create an authentic and exceptional experience. For a south of the border adventure where the margaritas are original, visit our very Margaritas of Marco Island.
Located at 1069 North Collier in the Marco Island Town Center Mall, this little gem of a Mexican cantina has a great experience guarantee. According to Margaritas owner Diana Perez, “If our food is not the best on Marco, we don’t charge for the meal!”
The restaurant is open 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Margaritas take out is only a phone call away at (239) 394-6555, and a Web site is ready to tantalize at margaritasontheisland.com
Tom Williams writing has been published in Amsco School Publications; he is a local sailboat Captain and Marriott associate for 28 years. His debut action adventure novel is now under contract and will be published by ArcheBooks in the upcoming year. Tom is available at email@example.com.