Every single time one of our friends comes into Las Vegas and we pick them up at McCarran Airport the first stop before we bring them to the house is to El Segundo, for the Best Margarita’s on The Las Vegas Strip. El Segundo is owned by a restaurant Group out of Chicago, called Lettuce Entertain You. The own a bunch of Restaurant concepts in Vegas and Chicago.
We met Mark, the manager and Chris, the day time bartender when we first got here. We were, again… shopping at Fashion Show Mall and saw the perfect perch to people watch and drink. El Segundo has an outside bar that overlooks Las Vegas Blvd across the street from the Wynn and Encore, as well as all the Fashion Show Mall traffic. The initial attraction to be able to view what was going on and have a Margarita sounded way to enticing. So we walked and took a seat at the outside bar. The bartender Chris greeted us like we were family and when we asked what he recommended, it was Happy Hour, so he said; ” A Sol Margarita. So we ordered 2.
As I was watching him make the Margarita’s I noticed something that I hadn’t noticed in a while… no prepackaged store bought ingredients. Everything that he put in there was fresh except for the Tequila. From the handmade sour mix, and the hand squeezed lime as a finisher. One thing they do there is use Kosher salt to rim the glasses and it tastes 100 times better than the usual “Margarita” salt most places use. I think it also brings out the taste of the Margarita, but that’s my opinion… I don’t really know if it’s true or not but it seems that way to me. These Margarita’s are absolutely insane.
It’s not just my taste bud’s that love them all my friends that I bring there literally tell me they can’t wait to come back to Vegas to get some more Margarita’s at El Segundo. Every once in a while some will pop up on Facebook or Twitter telling me they’re craving some El Segundo. It’s funny and amazing that these Margarita’s have that much of an impact on us and our friends
So when your in town make sure you stop by the Fashion Show Mall and before you do any shopping, because we all know that shopping with a couple of Margarita’s in your belly is always a good shopping day, stop by El Segundo and ask for Chris, or Mark. Before you come to Vegas sign up for the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Card. For Every $140 bucks you spend on it they give you back “on the card” $10 bucks. You can use it at a bunch of different places in vegas