May 11, 2018
Offering a mix of Mexican and Mediterranean food (at pretty reasonable prices), tasty cocktails, live music and entertainment, this Barcelona bar and restaurant has a little something for everyone. Cocktails tend towards the classic (and strong) but are well-made, and the place gets bonus points for offering a range of alcohol free drinks so the teetotallers don’t feel left out. The food includes the usual Mexican fare, often with a bit of a twist try the hearty fajitas, enchiladas and nachos, though carnivores might like to note there are also burgers on offer (made with quality steak). There’s also a very tempting range of home-made desserts, so be sure to leave room. (If you’re just there for the cocktails, you can order some bar snacks to keep you going, and be sure to check out the offers, which change regularly). Margarita Blue also hosts regular entertainment: events include live theatre ‘a la carte’, performance poetry and music, so you can get your culture fix while you indulge your less cerebral appetites. Relaxed and unpretentious, Margarita Blue attracts a lively, fairly young crowd and plenty of tourists, and it’s a great place to catch up with a group of friends, though it might be a bit full on for a date destination, as it’s not really designed for romance. The décor is bright and cheerful, from the neon signage over the front door to the colourful wall murals, though we particularly like the range of funky mirrors behind the bar though after a few of their cocktails, you might not be keen to look at your own reflection.