Review: Tequila’s Town

Everyone loves affordable, straightforward Mexican food. A quick stop in pretty much any Mexican joint gets a hungry family fed with some form of protein and a hearty heap of rice and beans. With over twenty different Mexican restaurants in Savannah alone, the cantina craze has given our fair city a much wider selection of establishments than any Savannahian needs. But when I think about going out to get some south-of-the-border chow, the decision on where to eat begs one question: Where can I get the best chips and salsa? After years of sitting at tables and waiting expectantly on the familiar (and free) appetizer, I have found the best: Tequila’s Town.

In 2013, Tequila’s Town opened the doors to it first location in the historic district of Savannah, instantly becoming a popular destination for both the lunch and dinner crowd.  A short three years later, Tequila’s Town welcomed customers at a second location in the ever-growing Sandfly neighborhood. Tequila’s Town’s quick success is attributable to the entire menu being quality, modern Tex-Mex creations alongside exquisite classics like thick and airy chips that serve as the perfect vessel for a smooth, slightly sweet salsa that finishes with a nip of cilantro — all of which are made fresh daily.

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After the initial feeding frenzy of chips has passed, a much more important question arises: What should I get to drink? We both know that I do not mean tea or Coke — I am talking frozen or on the rocks. Tequila’s Town is the only Mexican restaurant in Savannah that boasts 80 different brands of tequila including its own label, Tequila Blanco. Tequila Blanco is made from 100% premium agave and distilled in Jalisco, Mexico. This direct and crisp white tequila finishes smooth and tastes just as incredible served in a shot glass with lime and salt as it does accompanying a house-made margarita. If margaritas are your thing, but you like them with a little pop,  consider one of Tequila’s Town’s tropical tequila touches such as its blackberry margarita. The sharp bite of of blackberry puree immediately hits your tongue upon the first sip before warming your buds with the familiar tinge of tequila. If you are feeling a bit adventurous try the Paloma, a favorite of Mexico. This delicatessen stars hand squeezed lime juice and tangy grapefruit soda. The Paloma is reminiscent of a traditional margarita that has a lighter feel thanks to the bubbly grapefruit soda.

Everyone loves affordable, straightforward Mexican food. A quick stop in pretty much any Mexican joint gets a hungry family fed with some form of protein and a hearty heap of rice and beans. With over twenty different Mexican restaurants in Savannah alone, the cantina craze has given our fair city a much wider selection of establishments than any Savannahian needs. But when I think about going out to get some south-of-the-border chow, the decision on where to eat begs one question: Where can I get the best chips and salsa? After years of sitting at tables and waiting expectantly on the familiar (and free) appetizer, I have found the best: Tequila’s Town.

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In 2013, Tequila’s Town opened the doors to it first location in the historic district of Savannah, instantly becoming a popular destination for both the lunch and dinner crowd.  A short three years later, Tequila’s Town welcomed customers at a second location in the ever-growing Sandfly neighborhood. Tequila’s Town’s quick success is attributable to the entire menu being quality, modern Tex-Mex creations alongside exquisite classics like thick and airy chips that serve as the perfect vessel for a smooth, slightly sweet salsa that finishes with a nip of cilantro — all of which are made fresh daily.

After the initial feeding frenzy of chips has passed, a much more important question arises: What should I get to drink? We both know that I do not mean tea or Coke — I am talking frozen or on the rocks. Tequila’s Town is the only Mexican restaurant in Savannah that boasts 80 different brands of tequila including its own label, Tequila Blanco. Tequila Blanco is made from 100% premium agave and distilled in Jalisco, Mexico. This direct and crisp white tequila finishes smooth and tastes just as incredible served in a shot glass with lime and salt as it does accompanying a house-made margarita. If margaritas are your thing, but you like them with a little pop,  consider one of Tequila’s Town’s tropical tequila touches such as its blackberry margarita. The sharp bite of of blackberry puree immediately hits your tongue upon the first sip before warming your buds with the familiar tinge of tequila. If you are feeling a bit adventurous try the Paloma, a favorite of Mexico. This delicatessen stars hand squeezed lime juice and tangy grapefruit soda. The Paloma is reminiscent of a traditional margarita that has a lighter feel thanks to the bubbly grapefruit soda.

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Everyone loves affordable, straightforward Mexican food. A quick stop in pretty much any Mexican joint gets a hungry family fed with some form of protein and a hearty heap of rice and beans. With over twenty different Mexican restaurants in Savannah alone, the cantina craze has given our fair city a much wider selection of establishments than any Savannahian needs. But when I think about going out to get some south-of-the-border chow, the decision on where to eat begs one question: Where can I get the best chips and salsa? After years of sitting at tables and waiting expectantly on the familiar (and free) appetizer, I have found the best: Tequila’s Town.

In 2013, Tequila’s Town opened the doors to it first location in the historic district of Savannah, instantly becoming a popular destination for both the lunch and dinner crowd.  A short three years later, Tequila’s Town welcomed customers at a second location in the ever-growing Sandfly neighborhood. Tequila’s Town’s quick success is attributable to the entire menu being quality, modern Tex-Mex creations alongside exquisite classics like thick and airy chips that serve as the perfect vessel for a smooth, slightly sweet salsa that finishes with a nip of cilantro — all of which are made fresh daily.

After the initial feeding frenzy of chips has passed, a much more important question arises: What should I get to drink? We both know that I do not mean tea or Coke — I am talking frozen or on the rocks. Tequila’s Town is the only Mexican restaurant in Savannah that boasts 80 different brands of tequila including its own label, Tequila Blanco. Tequila Blanco is made from 100% premium agave and distilled in Jalisco, Mexico. This direct and crisp white tequila finishes smooth and tastes just as incredible served in a shot glass with lime and salt as it does accompanying a house-made margarita. If margaritas are your thing, but you like them with a little pop,  consider one of Tequila’s Town’s tropical tequila touches such as its blackberry margarita. The sharp bite of of blackberry puree immediately hits your tongue upon the first sip before warming your buds with the familiar tinge of tequila. If you are feeling a bit adventurous try the Paloma, a favorite of Mexico. This delicatessen stars hand squeezed lime juice and tangy grapefruit soda. The Paloma is reminiscent of a traditional margarita that has a lighter feel thanks to the bubbly grapefruit soda.

Finishing your meal with a piping hot round of Churros and Abuelita hot chocolate for dipping should be mandatory. Abuelita chocolate is used specifically for Mexican-style hot chocolate because it makes the concoction more frothy and creamy. As the waiter approaches, the scent of cinnamon invades your nose. The Chef takes the time to arrange the churros perfectly on the dish, tempting you to devour the Churros as quickly as possible. After you take a cinnamon sugar-encrusted Churro, dip it into the velvety chocolate, and crunch through the perfectly crisp cinnamon sugar coating, you find the best kept secret in the history of secrets: caramel. As if these Churros could not get anymore perfect, they went and filled them with smooth melty caramel. My only critique for the dish is how it made me look as I slurped the remaining hot chocolate out of the bowl as to not leave a single drop. This is the type of dish that makes you wish dessert was actually served as a first course, but next time, I’ll stick with those chips and salsa.

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