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Opinions on a $11.00 House Margarita at El Sarape in Blue Bell

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Opinions on a $11.00 House Margarita at El Sarape in Blue Bell

greggorylane | Jun 5, 2010 06:09 PM

Let me start by saying I have no problem paying $11.00 for a nice glass of wine or an oversized dirty martini with plenty of olives. However, I did not feel compelled to qualify the price of a house margarita from a restaurant decorated with butcher paper table tops located in a strip mall in Blue Bell.

Don't get me wrong the atmosphere was very nice and my food was very good but my two house margaritas cost just $4 less than than my center cut filet mignon entree. I know the old saying about if you have to ask you probably cannot afford it but I did specifically ask for a basic margarita because I did not want top shell. After a discussion with the waiter who apologized for the pricing I spoke with the manager. The manager said they they do not believe in cheap tequila, that they have a margarita menu which I should have asked to see it and that Blue Bell does command the same price as downtown.

I am curious about what other people think? Perhaps I have the wrong idea about what mixed drinks should cost in the burbs. There was nothing special about my drinks and if I was told the house drinks were $11 dollars I would have ordered a differently. I will never go back there again and I hope to give others a heads up.

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