Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
For those with a big commitment to Cinco de Mayo, the question is this: Do you wait for Sunday, the actual holiday, to start the celebration, or should you begin Saturday, the cuatro de Mayo?
Tough question that you’ll have to answer yourself. What I’ve got are seven places around the country where you can find a phenomenal margarita and plenty of tequila to toast the holiday, whenever you start the party.
Mercadito (Chicago, with locations in New York and Miami)
Anvil (Houston, Texas)
Bar Centro at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel (Beverly Hills, California)
Jimmy’s (Aspen, Colorado)
Masa 14 (Washington, D.C.)
Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant (San Francisco, California)
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