With its long, storied history, the legendary Margarita Bar in Santa Monica has always been a destination for locals.
But this week, it became the place to order a Margaritas cocktail at the most expensive bar in the city.
The bar, which is located on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Third Avenue, was named “The World’s Best Margaritaville” by the Daily Mail in an article published on Thursday.
The article describes the bar’s menu as “dubious” but its prices, which start at around US$1.50 for a margaritas, can go up to US$4 for a 12-ounce bottle.
But what does this mean for the local residents?
The bar’s owner, Alejandro Villareal, told the Mail that his bar is a “special place” that he’s “always wanted to open a bar in”.
He said that he would “never” allow his bar to become “the next bar to be closed for business”.
“I have been in business for 50 years, so I know how it feels to have a great reputation, but I’m not going to change the way I run this business,” he said.
“We’re here to serve the people who love it and who love the bar, so they can get a drink.”
A margarito in the Margarite Bar, in Santa Monicas, California.
(Photo by Eric Risberg/AP)The bar is now officially a “Special Event”, with a “limited-time special” sign outside the bar.
Villareals “Special Events” menu also includes “The best margaritos in the world” and “The world’s best margaroons”.
It also has a “Super Specials” menu with “The most authentic Margarites”, “The absolute best margares in the universe” and a “secret menu”.
The bar has also been dubbed “The Biggest Margarito Bar in the World”, and it recently received the Best Margarets award at the 2013 Michelin Guide Awards.
The bar opened in 1986.