Marix + Margaritas = Summer

Something about Summer just screams, “Mexican Food.”  It wasn’t that long ago that I got my taco on at El Toro, but now that the days are longer and I have a new wardrobe of summer dresses to show off, getting spicy for happy hour seems like the best way to go.  Marix is a hidden open air Tex-Mex refuge, that the locals are quite aware of.  Known for their strong margaritas, it is the perfect place to relax and start the weekend early…like on a Thursday at 5.

My roommate Emily and I put on some summer dresses, sandals and care free attitudes and headed to Marix.  Mirele had warned about these margaritas, so my enthusiasm to try one was very high.  There was one table left outside and just as we were about to sit down a young man came over and said he was actually saving the table, his friends would be arriving shortly.  Bummer.  We took the next best option, sitting at the bar over looking the restaurant.  The people watching was really good until the hostess’ pants started to annoy Emily.

“Can I get you ladies somethi–” we cut our server off.  “Two margaritas please, one on the rocks, one blended.” Me rocks, Emily blended.  He knew we meant business.  Next, we got a good look at the menu.  What was it going to be? Nachos? Quesadilla? Street Tacos? Taquitos? Crunchy Tacos?  The final decision was Quesadilla, Street Tacos (Chicken and Steak), Chicken Taquitos and an order of Guac for the huge basket of chips we would obviously be consuming in addition to everything else.

I wasn’t even halfway done with my margarita when I started feeling it.  Mirele doesn’t lie!  It didn’t matter how much I continued to stuff my stomach with greasy delicious taco bites, the buzz had arrived and wasn’t going anywhere.  Unlike my margarita at El Toro, that was too big too handle, I was doing quite well with this one.

Those greasy bites were just what we were craving.  The taquitos in particular really wowed us.  We had both expected skinny sticks, frozen-food-aisle style, on a plate.  That’s not what we got at all!  We got an impressive presentation of thick chicken filled rolls cut in half and arranged like pillars, on a bed of lettuce and tomato, drizzled with sour cream and sprinkled with shreds of white and yellow cheddar cheese.  Epic taquitos!

Our server tried clearing our plates several times before we actually let him, we couldn’t help ourselves from eating every last bite.  Our buzzes were in full effect and we turned into our alter egos, Romy and Michelle, just two cute girls having a lot of fun without making a lot of sense. It only took one Marix Margarita to make it happen! This was an excellent start to what proved to be the best summer weekend yet.

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Author:The Food Pervert

Tara Redfield, The Food Pervert, is an actress, writer, host and obviously food lover. She started her blog and website, "The Food Pervert," in 2010 after an incredible visit to New York City. Her soul acknowledged a genuine passion for food and a desire to share her experiences with friends and family. She’s been sharing ever since. One of her most exciting experiences living in Los Angeles has been working on the TLC reality cooking show, “The Take Home Chef” with the charming and talented Curtis Stone. Redfield has a true love for cooking, dining, travel and story telling. She continues to spread the food love by visiting restaurants, markets, and food festivals as often as possible and sharing her finds through photos and stories. TV Host Representation: Paul Barrutia Commercial Talent 9255 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 505 West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.247.1431

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