A name like Salud Tequila Lounge suggests a killer margarita. And this Wicker Park spot doesn't disappoint. The margarita is made with just three ingredients: 100 percent agave blanco tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and agave nectar — no triple sec, no sour mix. "It really allows the natural flavors of the tequila to come through in the cocktail," says Adam Geenan, Salud's general manager and resident tequila expert. While Salud has one of the largest selections of tequila in Chicago, it's not just about cocktails but about offering an awesome menu of Latin fare as well. And now you can get the whole Salud experience with our exclusive offer for dinner for two, including two appetizers, entrees, and desserts plus two margaritas and two tequila tastings (a $160 value) for just $69.
Start with an authentic dish like ceviche, guacamole, or an arepa, and then move on to fajitas or the wonderful arrachera (skirt steak). While you dine, Geenan will stop by your table to lead you through a tequila tasting, teaching you about oak aging, different brands, and the spirit in general. "Tequila is such an important part of Mexican history and culture," Geenan says. "It is our job to educate people about this beloved spirit."