Mezcal, Margaritas and Mariachi at Las Perlas
Las Perlas’s teal back bar of specialty mezcal and tequila glows behind Miguel, whose slicked-back hair and manicured mustache is as suave as his pouring, shaking, and stirring skills. He’ll wet the rim of your glass on half a grapefruit before salting, spicing, and serving you the tastiest mix of spicy, sweet, and smoky: for instance, the mezcal-based Poblano Escobar with pineapple, poblano, cumin, lime juice, and a slice of agave. Savor your drink by candlelight while you absorb the variety of traditional Mexican decorations like painted skulls and paper flowers. If you get hungry, make your way to the back patio taco pop-up. If you like music, the female mariachi band La Victoria performs regularly.
By Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
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