By Andrea Harward
Whether you like it sweet or tart, salted or unsalted, on the rocks or straight from the blender, La Comida has a margarita to satisfy even your choosiest amigo.
With seven house offerings, six ‘margaritas especiales’ and endless combinations available courtesy of the bartender, the selection at La Comida is a tequila lover’s dream.
The Verano de Jalisco ($13) is made with Karma Blanco, house made sour mix, mint, cilantro, and Tajin – a powder seasoning made from ground chile peppers, salt and dehydrated lime juice. A mixture of rock salt and Tajin powder rims the edge of the Mason jar it’s served in. Robust without being overpowering, the mint and cilantro rule this cocktail. Slightly tart and not too sweet, the Verano de Jalisco is a zesty twist on the classic margarita.
From the ‘Margaritas de la Casa’ menu, the Prickly Pear Margarita ($11) is bright, sweet, and full of punch. Tinted the bright fuchsia of the prickly pear cactus flower from which it gets its name, for those of you who love your margarita on the sweeter side, this is the one for you.
La Comida also offers its house margaritas in blood orange, tamarind, guava, passion fruit, and the Paloma, which is built with blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, and Squirt.
Nothing quenches the heat of a Las Vegas summer quite like the cool, sweet tanginess of a well-made margarita, and La Comida makes one of the best around.
La Comida also offers a happy hour Mondays through Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., featuring specially priced house margaritas and beer.
100 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101