May 11, 2018
Forget cosmopolitans and caiparinhas: in Mexico tequila is king and the most salubrious location for its consumption is the upscale surrounds of El Estribo. Translated as ‘The Stirrup’, it’s a legendary lounge bar in the magnificent grounds of the 16th century Hacienda de los Morales. Los Morales houses a gourmet restaurant, 12 private dining rooms and two other bars, but Estribo is mui bien. It’s like entering the private room of some 16th century conquistador: carved wooden walls, red carpets, teak antiques, gorgeous half-moon leather lounge chairs. Sombreros hang on walls, chandeliers from ceilings. And then there’s the bar, with over 300 varieties of tequila on the shelves, the largest selection anywhere in the world. Mexicans drink good tequila like the French drink wine. We suggest you order a shot on the rocks and find out why.