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Rio Grande/Uncle Julio’s

April 19, 2009

My favorite summer drink of all time is a frozen swirl margarita/sangria. And they are good at Rio Grande in Ballston. A couple of these during Friday happy hour and you’re good to go 😉


The drink is good, but not the reason for this post. Behold. El Plato Gordo:


Serves 3-4. Ribs, steak, chicken, bacon wrapped shrimp, & fresh flour tortillas. Yummmmmmmm.

Rio Grande
4301 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203


Tortilla Flats

October 21, 2008
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Remember the Sex and the City episode where Miranda and Carrie have an awkward dinner with their exes Steve and Aidan? Tortilla Flats is in New York’s West Village and I had the chance to stop in for margaritas and chips & salsa/queso/guacamole. I sat outside during the daytime, but from the looks of the place it’s probably really fun at night when they have bingo, trivia nights, and hula hooping! Fun atmosphere, great food & drinks at very reasonable price – what more can you ask for? 🙂

Here’s what Shana Liebman from New York Mag has to say about it:

“Tortilla Flats belongs to that species of cantina where you can scream “whoo-hoo!,” make a lasso out of your Brooks Brothers belt and still find a date. Kitschy Elvis regalia and shiny streamers are tacked around the small one-room restaurant, which is always crowded with post-work young folks looking for a good loud time. On Wednesdays—or hula-hoop contest night—revelers are shoehorned into the space, and every night the bar goes through giant vats of sweet pre-mixed margaritas. Expect to finish several before your surprisingly good food arrives, although the host does guarantee “same day service.”

Tortilla Flats
767 Washington St
New York, NY 10014