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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 07:25 AM


If you want an overly-strong margarita, you will want to include those made at El Palomar Bar in Santo Tomás and Mike's Sky Rancho!



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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 08:22 AM


What? Fake News! There is no such thing as
"an overly-strong margarita" ! Ban that writer!

El Palomar Bar? Is that in the building at the petrol station or where in that small town?




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 09:36 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by TedZark  
What? Fake News! There is no such thing as
"an overly-strong margarita" ! Ban that writer!

El Palomar Bar? Is that in the building at the petrol station or where in that small town?


Last year when we drove through the El Palomar is the town
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 09:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TedZark  
What? Fake News! There is no such thing as
"an overly-strong margarita" ! Ban that writer!

El Palomar Bar? Is that in the building at the petrol station or where in that small town?


Yes, in the restaurant is where you find the bar. Km. 50, same building as the curio store.

When a margarita is almost pure tequila, it shouldn't be called a margarita... just a giant shot with lime and salt! Roy, The Squarecircle, raved about it and it is he who took Elizabeth and me there in 2007.




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 10:12 AM


IMHO, the El Palomar bar margs are not made with good quality alcohol.
The best margs I've had in Baja were served at the Costa del Sol (Bay of LA). Veronica serves up a quality marg. Even Herman Hill agreed with that statement!!
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 10:53 AM


La Fonda in La Mision deserves credit for some good margs (Matteo can confirm). Only problem is that you have to get back out on the highway afterwards. I have some friends who'd stop there on their way to my place, and they'd walk in my door yelling "comin' in hot!" :o

[Edited on 7-6-2020 by DanO]




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 11:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
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The best margs I've had in Baja were served at the Costa del Sol (Bay of LA). Veronica serves up a quality marg. Even Herman Hill agreed with that statement!!


Costa del Sol uses a commercial lime mix for their margs ( or did over 20 years of staying there) .... :o
Never saw a real lime used except for garnish.

One 6-week Baja ride required a local marg happy hour tour of each town.... THE winner was in Mulege at the small restaurant/hotel down the street from La Hacienda ... the La Casitas.

Simple but proven:

- Juice of 3 small limes
- Shot of tequila with equal shot of Controy (size of shot is your
discretion...real Cointreau or Grand Marnier if you prefer)
- shot of sugar water (bar recipe .... or a bit of Squirt/Fresca....but
not too much....some folks use more Controy for sweetness)
- amount of ice shouldn't be too much....

Tested and approved by TMW and SquareCircle in Bahia Asuncion with no complaints (that I heard).:coolup:




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 04:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
I've spent more than a few years owing a hotel with a busy bar...
So did you eventually pay up, or they finally kick you out of the bar? :cool:


Running a bar isn't as easy as it looks... we paid our dues, trust me on that!!
We knew it was time to get out of the business when we sold :lol:
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 05:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
I've spent more than a few years owing a hotel with a busy bar...
So did you eventually pay up, or they finally kick you out of the bar? :cool:


Running a bar isn't as easy as it looks... we paid our dues, trust me on that!!
We knew it was time to get out of the business when we sold :lol:


Watched plenty of John Taffer doing Bar Rescues to see that!




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 05:22 PM


Some times just the lack of an "n" can make the difference between owing the bar, and owning the bar!



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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 07:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
Quote: Originally posted by KasloKid  
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The best margs I've had in Baja were served at the Costa del Sol (Bay of LA). Veronica serves up a quality marg. Even Herman Hill agreed with that statement!!


Costa del Sol uses a commercial lime mix for their margs ( or did over 20 years of staying there) .... :o
Never saw a real lime used except for garnish.

One 6-week Baja ride required a local marg happy hour tour of each town.... THE winner was in Mulege at the small restaurant/hotel down the street from La Hacienda ... the La Casitas.:coolup:


Ged,
Way back in the day, 1970's and 80's, Las Casitas was owned by a great lady named Cuca Woodworth. A native Mulegena whose family, the Gorosaves, were the long time owners of the place. The house drink back then was the Mangorita, a wonderful and refreshing and quite potent concoction that I sometimes enjoyed to excess. Fortunately my house, which I rented from Cuca's brother Alan Gorosave, was only about 50 yards away on the street behind the Las Casitas. Good times. At The Hacienda Alfonso Cuesta made a VERY good Margarita.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 10:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by DanO  
La Fonda in La Mision deserves credit for some good margs (Matteo can confirm). Only problem is that you have to get back out on the highway afterwards. I have some friends who'd stop there on their way to my place, and they'd walk in my door yelling "comin' in hot!" :o

[Edited on 7-6-2020 by DanO]


If I had a nickle for every La Fonda margarita I have enjoyed...........the food was sometimes hit or miss over the decades but the bartenders were always spectacular. :saint:

My very first margarita was at Medio Camino when I was 16. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was hooked from the start.




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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 11:27 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Some times just the lack of an "n" can make the difference between owing the bar, and owning the bar!


Oops..... sorry for the misspell.
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Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  

Ged,
Way back in the day, 1970's and 80's, Las Casitas was owned by a great lady named Cuca Woodworth. A native Mulegena whose family, the Gorosaves, were the long time owners of the place. The house drink back then was the Mangorita, a wonderful and refreshing and quite potent concoction that I sometimes enjoyed to excess. Fortunately my house, which I rented from Cuca's brother Alan Gorosave, was only about 50 yards away on the street behind the Las Casitas. Good times. At The Hacienda Alfonso Cuesta made a VERY good Margarita.


Kurt,
My first time in Mulege was 1999.....Hacienda had a pig roast event for cave painting aficionados and scholars...

I love Mulege....favourite Baja town :saint:

[Edited on 7-7-2020 by motoged]




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[*] posted on 7-8-2020 at 06:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
San Quintín.

It has been called these names:

Hotel El Presidente, opened in 1974 just after the Transpeninsular Highway did.

La Pinta

Desert Inn

Misión Santa María



Was the Desert Inn in Loreto part of the El Presidente chain?
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[*] posted on 7-8-2020 at 07:48 AM


yes



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yes


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[*] posted on 7-8-2020 at 09:45 AM


Stayed at El Presidenté in 1987. Was nice place but very quiet. When we started heading to Baja again in 2003, we would stay the night at Cielito Lindo. Rusty water showers and strongest margueritas ever. Good food if I remember. Once Baja Cactus opened it was out go-to stop-over.
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