Your first must-stop on your margarita and taco tour is at Cafe Noche as you come into town on Route 16. This restaurant is the OG of valley restaurants serving Tex-Mex classics and knock you off your feet margaritas. The owner fell in love with the country of Mexico years ago, and has been bringing a piece of it back with him each time he returns from a visit. Enjoy all of your favorites from burritos to quesadillas to tacos all piled high with guacamole and salsa. Pair it with a Corona in a Margarita if you dare!
If you’re looking for a fantastic, but lighter version of the Classic Margarita, Black Cap Grille in North Conway, makes a flavorful “Skinny Rita.” It will hit the spot and keep you refreshed, but it won’t leave you feeling uncomfortable. If you want the real thing, don’t worry, Black Cap has you covered there as well.
Speaking of the real thing, you’ll definitely want to bookmark Fiesta Jalisco’s as a must-stop. Located in North Conway, it offers indoor and outdoor seating. Mentioning seating is important, because Fiesta Jalisco’s margarita’s will knock you off your feet, they’re so delicious. An insider tip would be to order their “Skinny Margarita” in pitcher form. It has a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice, sliced lemon and lime and is bursting with flavor. A pitcher serves four, but no one says you have to share!
We might get a few odd looks at this next statement, but one of the best drinks you can have in the valley isn’t a margarita at all. It’s the Mexican Mule, served at The Oxford House Inn, in Fryeburg, Maine. The Oxford House Inn has a speakeasy in its basement that serves casual fine dining and every Tuesday, seasonally, it offers a Taco Trio night. While you can order the Mexican Mule on any night it’s open, why not line it up with unsung hero of the week; Taco Tuesday! The Mexican Mule is made with tequila, hand made chile liquor and spicy ginger beer. It’s served in a copper mug with a slice of crystallized ginger and a lime wedge. Trust us when we say it’s delicious!
On the other side of the state line, about thirty minutes north, Matty B’s is slinging some really good tacos. Like really, really good. Located at the base of Attitash Mountain, Matty B’s vibe is super chill, super relaxed and it serves up awesome food and ice cold beer. Plus any one of its bartenders can throw down a margarita worthy of the tacos it serves.
Plan your mountain fun vacation in Mt Washington Valley and find even more ways to get up and down the mountain for great stories by the water cooler when you return. Call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) to talk to a vacation planning concierge.