The Five Best Margaritas in St. Louis

And our Best Margarita is...

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Milagro Modern Mexican
Milagro's epic bar.
Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Ave. Webster Groves; 314-962-4300)

The margarita, like the martini, is a cocktail of simple, ineffable beauty that a generation of overeager and/or clueless bartenders (or, God help us, "mixologists") have either needlessly complicated with unnecessary extra ingredients -- remember the prickly-pear margarita boom? No? We blocked it out, too -- or dumbed down by cutting corners with sour mix and other such abominations. Not so at Milagro Modern Mexican, where the $10 top-shelf margarita returns the drink to its perfect roots: a reposado tequila of your choice (Don Julio, Patron, Tres Generaciones or Rio Azul) shaken with agave nectar and freshly squeezed lime juice. Atop this, for the final touch, the bartender floats Cointreau. The result is a gorgeous drink: sweet, tart, smoky, salty. You need nothing more or less for a great margarita -- except, perhaps, a second round.

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Location Info

Amigos Cantina

120 W. Jefferson St., Kirkwood, MO

Category: Restaurant

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

4030 Woodson Road, Woodson Terrace, MO

Category: Restaurant

Pueblo Solis

5127 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina - CLOSED

1137 St Louis Galleria, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Milagro Modern Mexican

20 Allen Ave., Webster Groves, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Milton McDaniel
Milton McDaniel

Lily’s off South Kingshighway concocts some of the best margarita’s in St. Louis. The first time I tried one of their margarita’s, I thought they had accidentally blended up a gleeful unicorn, because my mouth hole exploded with tasty magic and happy rainbows once that sweet nectar touched my lips. To my surprise, turns out it was their margarita, and they can sell you them shits every damn day.


@Milton McDaniel 

I swear I was about to post a comment about Lily's when I saw yours. Totes agree.
Their margaritas are the best, hands down. And it is always the owner who makes them, so they're guaranteed to taste just as delicious every time!

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