Good margaritas in New Orleans

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We crave margaritas and chips and salsa on May 5. How about you? Lucky for us New Orleans has plenty of watering holes. Check out these recommendations from various New Orleans sources:

GoNOLA recommends eight specific margaritas around town. Of course, Felipe’s house margarita is on the list. The options also include classic margaritas and craft cocktails inspired by margaritas.

One of the recommendations is a margarita from Rum House. This is what the house margarita looks like (on the right):

margarita and sangria from Rum House (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, New in NOLA)

margarita and sangria from Rum House (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, New in NOLA)

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Where to eat in New Orleans 10/14/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. For the week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, we filled up our bellies at:

crawfish bread at the Louisiana Seafood Festival (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

crawfish bread at the Louisiana Seafood Festival (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • the Louisiana Seafood Festival
  • Baie Rouge
  • Rouses

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Where to eat in New Orleans 10/7/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7:

This is the vegetarian grape leaf plate from Mona's on Magazine. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

This is the vegetarian grape leaf plate from Mona’s on Magazine. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • Hansen’s in Uptown
  • Hollygrove Market & Farm
  • Taj Mahal in Old Metairie
  • Mona’s on Magazine Street
  • McClure’s Barbecue on Magazine Street
  • Cafe du Monde in the quarter
  • Mister Apple in the quarter

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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/2/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Here’s where we spent the last week of September (time flies, right?!):

s'mores pie from the American Sector (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/NewinNOLA.com)

s’mores pie from the American Sector (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/NewinNOLA.com)

  • Tan Dinh
  • Pho Bistreaux
  • Lola’s
  • Lee’s Hamburgers
  • Creole Creamery
  • Croissant d’Or
  • The American Sector

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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/23/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 16 to Sept. 23:

a peanut butter and jelly macaron from Sucre (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

a peanut butter and jelly macaron from Sucre (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • SoBou
  • Crabby Jack’s
  • Pierre Maspero’s
  • Cafe NOMA
  • Sucre

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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/16/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16:

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shrimp at the Westwego seafood market (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • Hansen’s Snobliz
  • Commander’s Palace
  • Westwego seafood market
  • Martin Wine Cellar
  • Coffee Call (in Baton Rouge)

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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/2/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Aug. 26 – Sept. 2:

charbroiled oysters from Drago's restaurant in the French Quarter

charbroiled oysters from Drago’s restaurant in the French Quarter

  • Cafe du Monde
  • Antoine’s
  • Sucre
  • La Boulangerie
  • Drago’s
  • GW Fins
  • Organic Banana
  • Domilise’s
  • Midway
  • St. James Cheese Co.
  • Creole Creamery

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Where to eat in New Orleans 8/26/13

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Aug. 19 – 26:

chicken tinga quesadilla from Felipe's in the French Quarter (via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

chicken tinga quesadilla from Felipe’s in the French Quarter (via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

  • Felipe’s
  • Pierre Maspero’s
  • St. Lawrence
  • Bar Tonique
  • Bravo!
  • Hollygrove

See the yummy food photos here.

Follow our food adventures throughout the week on Instagram (@NewinNOLA).

What to see other great New Orleans restaurants we’ve visited? Check them out here.

New Orleans restaurants running lunch/dinner specials this week

Hope you’ve had a chance to take advantage of the “coolinary” restaurant specials this month in New Orleans. We have one week left for you to cram in a few more meals.

Coquette, at 2800 Magazine Street, is offering a $35 dinner special on weeknights. (image via http://www.coolinaryneworleans.com)

Coquette, at 2800 Magazine Street, is offering a $35 dinner special on weeknights. (image via http://www.coolinaryneworleans.com)

Reminder via CoolinaryNewOrleans.com:

During the month of August, enjoy mouth-watering 2-3 course lunch menus for $20 or less and 3 course dinner menus at $35 or less at over 50 award winning restaurants. Experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans.

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