I was planning on going by the farmers market yesterday to pick up some produce for dinner, but with just a little while left in the workday bf e-mailed me saying that he had a crappy day at work and could really use some Las Margs. Las Margaritas is one of the few restaurants in town that we both enjoy, and we eat there at least once a week, sometimes more. BF is Mexican and grew up in California eating authentic cuisine, and Las Margs is about as close as you can get here in central Florida.
Shortly after sitting down they greet you with chips and salsa. Their salsa is good, with fresh cilantro and a little bit of heat. Last night it was particularly spicy.
We usually order beers, which you can get in a 32-ounce mug. See my hand for perspective. I don’t come near to finishing this, but the smaller size is only 10 ounces so even if I can’t finish it’s a better deal.
I wouldn’t dare to call Las Margs vegan friendly. It’s vegetarian friendly for sure, but so far there are only two things I can order consistently by asking for no cheese. Don’t get me wrong though, two options are enough to keep me happy. Last night I ordered what I like to get when I’m trying to be less of a piggy. Although with those chips and salsa in front of me I inevitably leave overstuffed.
I get a bean burrito and a guacamole salad, both minus the cheese.
Then I transport the salad onto the burrito and get a nice little meal. I suppose I could probably order it this way, but I try to keep it easier for the staff.
Bonus: On Wednesday nights there is a live mariachi band! The place gets a little raucous, but as long as you’re in the mood to have a good time it’s okay. BF requested a song he likes and they played it for us, with a little trepidation about the lyrics. I don’t think it’s one of their standards. They do a rendition of the Happy Birthday song, which you’re bound to hear at least twice. They’ll even dance with you if you’re lucky.
We’ll probably be back within the week, I’ll try to remember to take my camera again to document my standard Las Margs fare.