And the madness continues… It seems my search for Jackson’s best margarita is never-ending – not that I’m complaining! This Saturday, I headed over to Jaco’s Tacos in Ridgeland for day four of my taste testing adventures. (The Ridgeland location is fairly new. Some of you may be more familiar with their State Street location downtown.) I have never had a margarita at Jaco’s Tacos before and I have to say, I was not disappointed!
First up: The Gold Margarita
This tasty blend of Jose Cuervo, Grand Marnier, and a splash of orange juice was every bit as delicious as it sounds. With a side order of chips and guacamole, my taste buds were definitely satisfied.
Next up: The “Original Margarita” - not on the menu.
When I started talking to our waiter about their best margarita options, he insisted he get me a specialty drink, hand-crafted by the owner himself. Who was I to refuse? This drink was not a traditional margarita like we are all used to. In fact, it was really just tequila. In a glass. With fresh lime juice. Think I’m kidding? The only ingredients in this baby were Don Julio Repasado and fresh California lime juice.
Word to the wise: Don’t drink this one on an empty stomach!
My favorite drink of the day was definitely the Jaco’s Margarita. One of the more popular options on the menu, this premium margarita is made with 1800 Tequila, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, and fresh squeezed limes. Delicious to the last drop, it definitely would satisfy any margarita-lover’s craving. The only downside? At $9.25 a pop it carries a pretty hefty price tag.
So how does it stack up on the grading scale?
Quality of ingredients: A-
Happy Hour Specials: B+ (Swing by on Wednesday evenings for 2-for-1 margaritas!)
Another happy hour special at Jaco’s Tacos that rocks my socks is Saturday’s all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for just $10 (with the purchase of an entree)! I’ll definitely be back to enjoy that awesome deal another time!
Long story short: If you’re downtown or in Ridgeland, be sure to hit up Jaco’s Tacos for a margarita sometime – especially on a Wednesday during Happy Hour! You won’t be disappointed.
*Special shout out to Anthony at the Ridgeland location for taking such good care of us on Saturday!